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DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • Unit Code & NameDL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials
  • DescriptionThis unit is designed to give the student an introduction to the theology and practice of public ministry in a local church setting.

    Attention is given, in particular, to the development of skills and conceptual understanding that will support the development of effective worship leading and biblical communication.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDL - Liturgy
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Foundational
  • Semester1, 2020
  • Delivery ModeBlended
  • DateClasses will be held on three consecutive days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 to 13 February 9.00am to 3.00pm
    Online content will be delivered from 14 February to 29 May.
    Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Major Adam Couchman | Major Dr Laithe Greenaway
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning Activities*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • Assessments1 x 1,500 word book review - 25%
    1 x 1,500 word annotated worship or preaching outline - 25%
    1 x 3,000 Word integrative essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Analyse a number of worship "styles" and preaching methods, assessing their distinctives, and their strengths and weaknesses.
    2. Identify key components of a worship service and the relationship of these components to the overall structure.
    3. Develop and articulate a theology of worship and preaching.
    4. Outline and employ principles of worship planning and leadership and evaluate their effectiveness.
    5. Design appropriate resources for biblical communication, using hermeneutical principles and homiletical skills for use in a congregational setting.
    6. Evaluate preaching and worship methods in light of societal change.
  • Text BooksTexts for purchase

    Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.

    Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.