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DL8798B - Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • Unit Code & NameDL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials
  • Description

    This 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, 2021
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Major Dr Grant Sandercock-Brown | Major Dr Laithe Greenaway
  • Prerequisites


  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, group work, online forums, videos *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 1,500 word book review - 25% 1 x 1,500 word sermon outline - 25% 1 x 3,000 word essay - 50%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon 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 Books

    Texts 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.