COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a course of study covering the theology and practice of Christian worship. The course is designed to help students deepen their understanding of worship and examines how to strengthen contemporary worship in its various cultural settings.
RELATION TO THE COLLEGE STATEMENT OF MISSION: JCM students are preparing to spread the Gospel to the “network generation” through music. The local church and the world-wide Christian community continue to use music as a vital expression of their worship of God. Advanced studies in worship will help students be better witnesses to the “network generation” around the world.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: To gain an understanding of the theology and practice of Christian worship.
Required Textbooks: Learning to Worship with All Your Heart: A Study in the Biblical
Foundations of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, 1996
Enter His Courts with Praise: A Study of the Role of Music and the Arts in Worship, Robert E. Webber, 1997
Rediscovering the Christian Feasts: A Study in the Services of the Christian Year, Robert E. Webber, 1998
Recommended Reading: Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation, Allen P. Ross, 2006
Entering His Courts with Praise! Old Testament Worship for the New Testament Church, Andrew E. Hill, 1993
Understanding, Preparing for, and Practicing Christian Worship,
Second Edition, Franklin M. Segler, Revised by Randall Bradley, 1996
Diverse Worship: African-American, Caribbean & Hispanic Perspectives, Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid, 2000
The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations: Dan Kimball, 2003