L1.6 The Art of Worship

June 13, 2017 in PATHWAYS Courses

This course explores worship in an overview that highlights but is not limited to the “Sunday morning worship service”.  It examines the theological, biblical and historical underpinnings of Christian worship, the significance of the integration of “intensive” and “extensive” worship as well as individual and corporate worship, the sacraments and current worship issues and trends.  The format of the course further seeks to “open the arts” in the art of worship in appreciation and celebration of our Creator-God.




This course is designed to address the following Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers:

Spiritual Formation for Ministry
1. A lived faith showing love of God, trust in Jesus and openness to the Holy Spirit  
3. Commitment to life-long spiritual growth and practice individually and in community.

UCC Identity
14. To use and promote the informational and educational resources available through the UCC publications and websites. (Weeks 2 &3)

Personal and Professional Formation for Ministry
6. A commitment to continuing education, professional development and life-long learning.
7. To engage in self-reflection and to seek and use the feedback from others appropriately.
8. To engage productively in public discourse, expecting to grow and be transformed through the exchange of viewpoints.

Knowledge and Skills for Ministry-General
11. To communicate clearly and effectively with appropriate media and technologies.

Knowledge and skills for Ministry-Specific
12. To appreciate practice and pass on traditions of faith while interrupting them in light of the context of a diverse and changing world (as it relates to Christian worship issues and trends)
13. To adapt the practices of ministry to the unique social, cultural, environmental and ecclesiastical aspects of particular settings (Weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6).
15. To preach the good news, lead worship and participate in the sacraments in a manner faithful to the broader Christian heritage and appropriate to the characteristics of a specific culture and setting 
19. To lead and encourage ministries of evangelism, service, stewardship and social transformation (Weeks 2, 5 and 6).


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