Music Leadership



Program Overview

This major prepares and equips students for worship ministry in local church contexts to provide effective pastoral leadership. Together with the foundational study of Bible and Theology [39 credits], Practics [21 credits], General Studies [30 credits], the student is provided with important foundations in corporate worship ministry training [33 credits].

Meet The Program Director

Dr. Brent Gibson
Music Leadership Program Director

Phone: (604) 851-7218 or 1-800-976-8388

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Director: Brent Gibson

Education: B.A., Northwest University, M.A., ACTS Seminary, D. Min., Robert E. Webber's Institute of Worship Studies, Diploma in Audio Engineering & Music Production, Harbourside Institute of Technology.

Bio: Brent has been leading the Music Leadership and Sound Production and Media programs since 2015. He graduated with his Doctor of Ministry degree from Robert E. Webber’s Institute of Worship Studies in 2009. Brent is passionate about worship ministry and desires to see his students develop the musical, spiritual and leadership skills in order to be effective worship pastors.

Experience: Worship leader and Instructor for 18 years. Associate Professor.

Music Leadership Courses 

  • Instrumental Methods & Music Arranging for Worship
  • Private Lessons 
  • Chapel Ministry Group
  • Church Audio & Media
  • Keyboard 
  • Vocal Methods for Leading & Coaching
  • Musicianship I
  • Musicianship II
  • Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Issues of Worship
  • History of Music
  • Corporate Worship Leadership and Administration
  • Music Internship 

Electives: Since 3 required credits are Bible and 3 are General Studies credits, the student can take 6 additional Music elective credits.

  • Song Writing and Arranging
  • Grad Choir/Band
  • Recording & Mixing I & II
  • Production in Ministry


Upon completion of this 4 year program the student shall be able to:

  • understand and assimilate the Scriptural purposes and uses of music in corporate worship, discipleship, education, and evangelism;
  • demonstrate the musical, spiritual and leadership skills necessary to plan and lead worship services based on Biblical principles with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit;
  • serve in respect of unique local church cultural contexts;
  • show evidence of appreciation for church music in its various historical and contemporary forms;
  • knowledgeably interact with and apply various musical genres;
  • effectively supervise, direct and mentor a variety of music groups, sound /audio teams, media / tech personnel as team members;
  • effectively carry out administrative tasks relating to church ministries or other work contexts;
  • exhibit an acceptable level of musical, technological and leadership competency;
  • recognize the importance of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in personal and corporate worship, as well as in community outreach.