I made up my mind recently that there was no magical degree I could get that would give me all of the knowledge I'm looking for about pastoral musicianship. I then recalled my major professor from my choral conducting degree. We were talking to one of the other graduate students in my cohort who mentioned leaving a very highly-paid church job (we're talking AMAZING) in a city in Oklahoma. He left to do his masters degree, and he said it was a decision whether to stay and get paid well or further himself. To this, our professor said, "BLANK, you can buy a lot of books with that kind of money!"
So no I've just decided to create my own reading lists on the topics I find interesting in the field. Here's what I'm reading now and what I've read in the recent past.