The Mission and Mandate for Worship – WRSP 410

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/02/2022

Course Description

This is a study of the biblical purposes and mandate for worship according to the principles of Romans 12:1-21. The study of worship is viewed in light of a lifestyle of worship.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Over the past 20 years, there have been significant changes in "the way" evangelicals practice worship. Many changes are driven by shifts and modifications in communication, technology, and cultural influences. Too often, worshipers tend to compartmentalize the study of worship from the living of worship. What is needed is a cognitive understanding about the role of worship in daily living—the renewing of our minds. Worshipers need to know how everything in life, in one way or another, is a reflection of our love for the Lord and becomes part of our own lifestyle.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are a collaborative experience.Therefore, the student will participate in 4 Discussions. In each Discussion, the student will post a thread of at least 300 words. The student must then reply to a minimum of three peers’ threads in at least 200 words.

Summary and Analysis Book Review: Tozer Assignment

The student will read and review The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer. The review must be a chapter-by-chapter summary/analysis, using the template provided in the course. This assignment must be a total 10 pages.

Final Project: Lesson Plans Assignment

The student will develop a series of 6 lessons that will articulate and apply the biblical purpose and mandate for daily lifestyle worship. The lessons will be designed for a Bible study group on an age-defined level (adult, youth, children, etc.), and will incorporate materials, ideas, concepts, and principles studied throughout the course. The project will be written in “lesson plan format” but will be documented with footnotes and a complete bibliography.

Quiz: Final Exam

The student will complete an open-book/open-notes exam covering the material from the first seven modules. The exam must be completed in a two-hour period and will consist of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions.

Quizzes (4)

Quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and will cover the module readings. The student will be given one hour to complete each quiz, which will be comprised of multiple-choice, true/false, or short answer/essay questions.