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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 preaching.

Commences

Enrolment

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe and explain different worship traditions.
  • 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.
  • Apply appropriate methods for sermon design.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective sermon.

Lecturers

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.

Major Dr Grant Sandercock-Brown has served for 17 years as corps officer. His writing have appeared in Salvation Army publications around the world. His firs book, From a Middle Aged Dad to a Teenage Daughter was published by IHQ and his second, 21 Questions for a 21st Century Army was published by Booth College in 2014.

Mode of Delivery

This unit is delivered face-to-face for the first week and then one hour Zoom coaching for assessments for the rest of the semester. Course materials are available 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. 

Textbooks

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. $1,764, 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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