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L7100 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • Unit Code & NameL7100 Introduction to Christian Worship
  • DescriptionThis course unit introduces students to concepts that provide a foundation for the study of Christian worship.

    We will consider the biblical, theological and historical foundations of worship. Students will also be shown how to prepare a worship event and also be given the opportunity to lead a short time of worship during the course of the intensive.

    Over the course of the week there is a good blend of theory and practice making this a helpful unit for students with a variety of interests across a number of disciplines.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester2, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Intensive
  • Date17-21 July, 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Lecturer(s) Adam Couchman
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, Tutorials, Student Presentations, Church Visitation
  • AssessmentsAssessments for this course include a book review, preparation of two worship services and reflective essays
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the biblical, theological, cultural and historical foundations for the practice of Christian worship within a particular tradition
    2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the current issues within Christian worship
    3. Use a wide range of liturgical resources
    4. Prepare and conduct a range of liturgical services
    5. Differentiate the riches of the Christian liturgical traditions
  • Text BooksCherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Relevant Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2010

    O'Brien, Glen. Christian Worship: A Theological and Historical Introduction, Melbourne: Uniting Academic Press, 2013