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Worship and Preaching Essentials

This foundational unit is an introduction to the theology and practice of public ministry in a local church setting. It will assist students in the development of skills and conceptual understanding that will support the development of effective worship leading and biblical communication.

Commences

Enrolment

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Describe a number of worship "styles" and preaching methods, assessing their distinctive.
  • Identify key components of a worship service and the relationship of these components to the overall structure.
  • Develop and articulate a theology of worship and preaching.
  • Outline and employ the principles of worship planning and leadership, and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Design appropriate resources for biblical communication, using introductory hermeneutical principals and homiletical skills for use in a congregational setting.

Lecturers

Major Adam Couchman has been teaching since 2008. He has held various appointments at Eva Burrows College in both the School for Officer Training and School for Christian Studies. He is both a lecturer and alumni of Eva Burrows College; having completed his undergraduate degree through the college in 2005. Adam is currently working towards his PhD through the University of Divinity where his research is engaged in the theological interpretation of Scripture; specifically, Jesus Christ as a worshipper.

Major Dr Laithe Greenaway has been a Salvation Army officer for 17 years and is currently serving as a Corps Officer of the Bundamba Corps, Qld. Laithe has been involved in the one-on-one coaching of preaching and teaching of preaching since 2013. In 2016, Laithe was awarded a Beeson International Scholarship into the Preaching and Leadership Doctor of Ministry program at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has written a research paper entitled: Divine Humility and its Implications for Prayer.

Mode of Delivery

This unit is delivered online on ARK, the Learning Management System for all our higher education study. Login details for this unit will be accessible to students on confirmation of enrolment into an award or the unit.

Requirements

To study online, you will need to find around 3 to 4 hours per week for readings, activities and assessments for each unit. To learn more visit our Online Campus page. 

Textbook

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

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. 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.

Unit Costs

This undergraduate unit cost is approx. $1,704, which is determined by the University of Divinity and reviewed annually. You could also study this unit as a non-award student (audit) at the cost of $500. Non-credit study is for students who wish to study a unit but not participate in formal assessments. Fees are consistent for domestic and international students. International students are charged a separate application fee of $300 (plus GST) upon enrolment. Students who meet eligibility criteria may be eligible for AUSTUDY and FEE-HELP assistance. 

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