Worship Studies

This degree empowers students seeking to strengthen their music skill for the worship ministry. In addition to the excellent bible and theology courses that are offered in our core curriculum, students will complete the intermediate worship curriculum. Beginners will gain fluency in the language of music through learning music theory and agility on an instrument through specific instrument training. Intermediate and advanced musicians may have early access to our many specialized courses depending on what level they place.

“After spending a year overseas in missions I decided to transition out of a career in digital marketing to pursue my passion for worship and missions. I already had years of classical violin training and experience serving on church worship teams, but I was able to learn so much more. I got equipped and trained in music theory and learned different instruments to further my calling.”

—Connie Kao
IHOPU Alumnus, Texas


Core Curriculum

  • Growing in Prayer
  • Introduction to the Global Prayer Movement
  • Song of Solomon
  • Foundations of Grace
  • Excellencies of Christ
  • God’s Plan for Redemption
  • How to Study the Bible
  • Theology of Night & Day Prayer
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Encounter God Series
  • IHOPU Foundations (Chapel)


Two Electives

Worship Curriculum

Prayer Room Practicum

  • Fundamentals of Worship Ministry
  • Worship Teams

Primary Instrument

  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 1
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 2
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 3

Music Theory

  • Music Theory 1
  • Music Theory 2
  • Music Theory 3

*In the event that the student does not assess into Level 1 of Music Theory and/or Instrument, they will be placed in our Fundamentals entry-level course to help onboard the student.

**If you come at a higher level of music theory and/or instrument proficiency, you can assess out of some or all of these core courses which provides you with access to our specialized courses.

Important Update

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that the Spring 2024 semester was the final expression of IHOPU.