The Church at Worship Today

This graduate course unit investigates the practice of community worship today in the light of biblical, theological and cultural principles. It looks at pastoral purpose in creative worship and developing worship services in a postmodern, post-Christian, multicultural society

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



P8528 Foundations of Christian Worship

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Establish principles for developing authentic Christian worship that are theologically sound and culturally relevant
  2. Analyse major challenges to and pressures on Christian worship arising from contemporary society
  3. Evaluate theologically the responses of contemporary Christian worship practices to emerging cultural pressures
  4. Evaluate the role of contemporary resources and media in the performance of Christian worship
  5. Construct creative worship times incorporating variations in style and structure that are faithful to their theological tradition while engaging the pastoral needs of the congregation.
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