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Center for Worship named 'Best of the Best'

October 7, 2011 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University’s Center for Worship has been selected as one of the top worship training programs in the United States by Worship Leader magazine.

Liberty is featured as an Editor’s Pick in the magazine’s “Best of the Best” issue, released on Friday.

“We picked Liberty University based upon several hundred programs worldwide as the number one,” said Dr. Charles Fromm, publisher and Editor in Chief.

Fromm, former owner of the first major church-based Christian record label, Maranatha! Music, was a guest lecturer at the Center for Worship last week.

Worship Leader surveys worship leaders and media teams around the world for the annual issue, which includes the top picks in music, software, books, and other worship resources.

“I think it’s a terrific honor for Liberty University and for our alumni. It ensures for the students that we are offering them quality,” said Dr. Vernon Whaley, Director of the Center for Worship.

Dr. Charles Fromm, Editor in Chief of Worship Leader magazine, speaks at the Center for Worship on Oct. 4.

Liberty’s Center for Worship was launched in 2005. There are currently 550 undergraduate students and 349 graduate students and 38 doctoral students enrolled, making Liberty’s worship program the largest and most comprehensive in the country.

Liberty’s graduates are meeting a growing need nationwide for music ministers and worship leaders who have broad experience in worship teaching, worship training, team management and discipleship, worship evangelism, the principles of marketing and technology and drama and music.

Students are offered unique opportunities to study with famous songwriters and performing artists, work with leading producers and lead worship while pursuing their degrees.

Liberty offers a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Studies with specializations in Biblical Studies, Business Studies, Inter-Cultural Studies, Pastoral Leadership, Theatre Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Worship Leadership and Worship Technology. Graduate students can earn a Master of Arts in Worship Studies with specializations in leadership, church planting and ethnomusicology, and a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology. Residential and online courses are available.


Worship Leader is available by subscription, at newsstands, and for downloadable purchase online.