Worship Ministry

This degree allows students of our worship school the flexibility to mix and match courses together to create a customized pathway of study. Students can either choose the comprehensive degree plan shown below or narrow their focus with a concentration. Regardless of your skill level, beginner or advanced, you will get to shape your learning journey according to your passion and calling.

“I never thought that I could lead worship with a full band and use my second language to do it or that I would write sixty worship songs after I took songwriting classes. My instructors in guitar, piano, music theory, Ableton, drums, and voice are the best in the world because of their sincere hearts and their excellence in teaching. My life has been transformed by the theology/bible courses; it’s beyond expression. I love FSW!”

—Misa Chenshi Zhang
IHOPU Alumnus, China


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

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


Concentration Specific

  • 13 Electives
  • Intro to Prophetic Worship


  • Psalms
  • Beauty of God
  • Life of David

*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.