Earn your certificate in Music Ministry from an ATS-accredited institution of higher learning. The Floyd and Elaine Flake Music Ministry Certificate at United Theological Seminary is a six-course program feared to enhance one’s ability to provide outstanding leadership of music ministry in the 21st century Christian Church.
Courses cover a wide range of relevant topics including bible, theology, spiritual formation, leadership, songs and hymns, organizational management, recording, music technology, voice teaching, and more.
Some courses are offered online, while the others are taught in intensive, hybrid, retreats.
Workshops and Concerts
A week-long session of workshops, networking, and concerts will be featured at United’s Dayton campus.
Cost for The Floyd and Elaine Flake Certificate in Music Ministry is $1,800 ($300/course), plus meals, housing and course materials.
Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake and Rev. Dr. Margaret Elaine Flake
Former U.S. Congressman, the Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake and wife Rev. Dr. Margaret Elaine Flake are pastors of the more than 20,000 member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens. Greater Allen Cathedral’s operations are a national paradigm of church-centered, faith based, public/private community educational and economic development. Both Rev. Dr. Floyd and Elaine Flake earned their doctor of ministry (D.Min.) degrees from United Theological Seminary and are products of two historically black universities. Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake holds a B.A. from Wilberforce University and Rev. Dr. Margaret Flake earned a B.A. Degree from Fisk University.
23-Week Online Program January – July 2014
Teaching Biblical Faith and Ministry
Jan. 27 – March 7, 2014
Students will deepen their understanding of the Bible as foundational for Music Ministry.
Theology in Music: An Introduction
March 17 – May 2, 2014
This course is an exploration of the roles theology plays in the church and its music programs.
Spiritual and Music Ministry Formation
May 12 – June 20, 2014
Students will study various understandings of Christian spirituality and how it may be nurtured in music and contemporary life.
Students will be required to perform a S.W.O.T. analysis of their music ministry context and will, through careful consideration of the congregational, pastoral, and communal needs, build an effective strategic plan to grow and enhance their music ministry. Upon completion of this course students will have a working document outlining the process to lead and implement their strategic plan.
1 Week Residency Music Intensive/Workshop
July 21 – 25, 2014
Students will explore songs and hymns in the Christian church tradition. It will also include basic composition and arrangement techniques for ministers creating songs for congregations.
Technology in Music Ministry
Students will learn about recent advancements in music technology that can benefit the development of their music ministry.
Students will be given tools to develop vocal and instrumental ensembles for worship services. Students will deepen their knowledge in vocal pedagogy for singers (i.e. soloists, praise teams, choirs, etc.) and budding musicians.