About Concentration

The Worship Studies Concentration affords students the flexibility to mix and match courses together to create a customized pathway of study. This is for those who really want to gain knowledge that specific courses afford them. Most of our students that wish to take many bible courses or a combination of bible/media/music courses choose this concentration.

“I never thought that I could lead worship with a full band and use my second language to do it. If you would have asked me, I wouldn’t have believed that I would write around 60 worship songs after I took songwriting classes. Also, I think 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 from China


Core Curriculum

First Year

  • 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

Second Year

  • Theology of Night & Day Prayer & Worship
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Encounter God Series (Founder’s courses)
  • IHOPU Foundations (All-School Gatherings)

FSW Core Curriculum

Prayer Room Practicum (PRP)

  • Fundamentals of Worship Ministry
  • PRM 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

Worship Studies Concentration

Concentration Specific

  • 13 Electives
  • Intro to Prophetic Music
  • Externship


  • 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.