Introduction to Christian Worship - TPM6001



Constance SimonAssistant Professor of Christian Education

Based on the premise that leading worship is a minister’s primary responsibility, this course provides an overview of Christian worship from historical, cultural, and pastoral perspectives. It incorporates the various denominational emphases and pastoral challenges found in the contemporary American church. After establishing the basic notions of symbol, ritual, and sacred time and space, you focus particularly on the ministry of the word and on the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist. Assignments enable you to appropriate the basic concepts in ways consistent with your own interests.