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Principles and Practice
of Christian Worship

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Course Summary

This course unit introduces students to fundamental principles and practices that equip them for constructing and leading Christian worship services.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Explain the pastoral and theological significance of the various elements of Christian worship

  2. Identify the pastoral needs of the congregation that influence the shape of Christian worship

  3. Analyse the key issues of current debates concerning Christian worship

  4. Assess the usefulness of a range of worship resources

  5. Construct a range of worship services suited to a variety of diverse Christian settings.


Course Content

  1. Historical development of Christian worship traditions

  2. Biblical and theological bases of Christian worship

  3. The role of culture in the development of Christian worship

  4. Diversity in Christian worship

  5. Current issues in Christian worship

  6. Pastoral purpose in Christian worship

  7. Resourcing Christian worship

  8. Preparing Christian worship services

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