OPEN JAN 08, 2021 – MAR 14, 2021 550 $
Liturgy and Worship Services
The worship service expresses and signifies the heart of a Christian congregation’s existence. For this reason, one of the central tasks of a church leader is the design and celebration of the worship service. The pastor bears the responsibility of creating a worship service that is attractive and inviting, in order that the intended blessings of the service may unfold in the lives of the congregants. In addition to the regular Sunday worship service, congregational leaders also have to lead the congregation during special events, e.g. weddings and funerals/memorial services, as well as celebrating the special feasts of the Christian church year. This course is designed to prepare the student to lead the church congregation in these expressions of public worship.
In addition to introducing the skills for preparation and celebration of various worship service events, this course also provides an overview of various liturgical traditions and their theological significance.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSKILLS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS2
TOTAL TIME40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Liturgy and Worship Services: Task, purpose, and development of liturgy
The worship service expresses and signifies the heart of a Christian congregation’s existence. For this reason, one of the central tasks of a church leader is the design and celebration of the worship service. The pastor bears the responsibility of creating a worship service that is attractive and inviting, in order that the intended blessings of the service may unfold in the lives of the congregants. In addition to the regular Sunday worship service, congregational leaders also have to lead the congregation during special events, e.g. weddings and funerals/memorial services, as well as celebrating the special feasts of the Christian church year. This course is designed to prepare the student to lead the church congregation in these expressions of public worship.
In addition to introducing the skills for preparation and celebration of various worship service events, this course also provides an overview of various liturgical traditions and their theological significance.

Course Goals

  • The student describes different forms and traditions of Christian liturgy.
  • The student articulates the significance of the worship service for Christian faith and for the Christian life.
  • The student expresses the interaction between theology and liturgy

Acquired Skills

  • Describing and designing the foundational elements of liturgy.
  • Designing and celebrating congregational worship services.
  • Articulating one’s own practical theology of liturgy
OPEN JAN 08, 2021 – MAR 14, 2021
550 $

Contents of the course in detail

Liturgy and Worship Services: Task, purpose, and development of liturgy
  • Purpose and significance of the worship service
  • Various worship service forms
  • Special worship events (weddings, funerals/memorial services, church holidays)
  • Practical exercises in worship service design and celebration

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Written reflection: the importance of one aspect of liturgy for the life of the church congregation. (30%)
Written essay: the development and/or theology of one aspect of Christian liturgy. (30%)
Term paper: original design of a worship service. (40%)

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (20 hours)

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.