Essentials In Worship History reminds us that everything has a story â€“ and worship has a powerful one. Consider the influence of just one worship song â€“Â Amazing Graceâ€“ in reshaping history. Consider how communion, a symbolic action in worship, has shaped lives for 2000 years! Consider how the art and music has led people of all ethnic groups in worship â€“ across centuries. Consider the power of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany. Lent, Easter, Pentecost â€“ in keeping the worship story alive across millennia. Great for all worshipers, leaders and worship ministry members. For Premium Members, this course is available in multiple formats for you and your worship team.
Ways To Take This Course
- As a Scheduled Online Worship Class ( Feb. 8 – Mar. 8; June 7 – July 5; Oct. 11 – Nov. 8 )
- As aÂ Self-Directed Online Worship Class
- As a Downloadable Worship Retreat
- As a Downloadable Media Training Course
- As a Downloadable eBook Curriculum
- As part ofÂ The WorshipTraining Program
- As part of aÂ Certificate for University Credit
- AsÂ Individual Sessions (choose from the list below)
- Downloadable eBook Curriculum
- Welcome To The Essentials In Worship Course (3:00) – FREE
- How To Do An Essentials In Worship Course (1:55) – FREE
Sessions & Media
- How Does Time Affect Worship? – (12.44) FREE
- How Does Space Affect Worship? (10:27)
- Does Scripture Reading Have A Place In Worship? (08:08)
- Does Public Prayer Have A Place In Worship? (4:57)
- What Are Communion And Baptism Really All About? (9:59)
- What Role Does Visual Art Play In Worship History? (7:47)
- What Is The Role Of Music In Worship History? (06.44)
- What Is A Worship Artisan? (7:54)
- Essentials In Worship History eBook
Additional University Level Media
- Welcome To The Certificate In Worship Leadership Studies (2:53) – FREE
- How To Do The Certificate In Worship Leadership Studies (4:35) – FREE
- History Of Worship â€“ Prehistory To New Testament
- History Of Worship â€“ Early Church To Reformation
- History Of Worship â€“ Modern To Emerging
- Discuss worship terms such as worship history, liturgy, sacraments, new creation, holidays, eucharist, baptism and sacred time.
- Identify the holiday expressions of worship in Easter, Lent, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Pentecost.
- Begin to think about what ancient worship expressions, or other ethnic expressions, could be applied in worship today.
The Languages Of Time And Space
How have Christians used the language of time (daily, weekly, yearly and lifetime) to order their worship around Jesus over the millenia? What roles have holidays such as Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter played in the worship life of the Church? How have life journeys and passages such as birth, death, marriage, adolescence and other common human experiences played in the historic worship of the Church? What roles have landscapes, architecture, atmosphere and each ageâ€™s cultural experience played in cultivating a living worship expression in each age?
The Languages Of Prayer And Scripture
From the early Church through to the 21st century, the importance of Godâ€™s people praying together, and hearing the Scriptures read aloud have played a vital role in engaging the Church in her mission with God in the world. What creative approaches to these forms of worship could strengthen us today?
The Languages Of Baptism And The Eucharist
The language of sacraments and symbols may be unusual for many contemporary Christians growing up outside of liturgical churches. What are the real meanings, biblically and historically, behind the worship acts of Baptism and the Eucharist (communion)? In what ways could we reclaim their vitality in our worship expression today?
The Languages Of Art And Music
The role of the creative leader expressing worship through the media of art and music has been diverse across the history of the Church â€“ from early church symbols, to Michelangeloâ€™s Pieta, to Isaac Wattâ€™s hymns, to Newtonâ€™s stunningÂ Amazing Grace. Snapshots of worship history give us insight into how the Church has utilized art to further the missional worship story of every generation.
Our final week of the module will also involve the creative reflection of our learning into a final project that will serve oneâ€™s local worshipping community â€“ and others in our program.