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Unity Christian Music Festival to be Held Aug 7-10

Unity Christian Music Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, Michigan.

The 3-day event will feature world-renowned Christian musicians such as Crowder, Hillsong LIVE, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, and Matthew West. 

“Many families tell us the Unity is their vacation – they’re not just coming here after work on those days,” said festival Director Kevin Newton. “So we wanted to give people more time inside – for children’s activities, seminar tents and booths, as well as allowing more time for music, he added.

Starting in 2001, the festival has been held annually during the month of August, bringing people together for Christian worship and fellowship.

Introduction to Worship Course Outline

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