A Biblical Model for 21st Century Worship – WRSP 420

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This is a worship methods course that makes application of formational, transformational, relational, missional, and reproducible worship to daily living. Using materials and research from this study, students will be required to design a six-week discipleship-Bible study manual for worship leaders.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

At times, there seems to be confusion as to how worship leaders are to provide engaging leadership in a post-modern culture and society. Perhaps this confusion exists because worship leaders are sometime slow to establish biblical models for worship. Worship leaders need to exercise commitment to a biblical model for worship that may be applied to every culture, location, people group, and daily living. This course makes the case that a biblical Model for worship will be formational, transformational, relational, missional, and reproducible.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate the need for a worship model in the 21st century ministry.
  2. Define a biblical worship model for worship.
  3. Articulate the scope and application of formational, transformational, relational, missional, and reproducible worship for daily ministry.
  4. Apply principles for organization to the worship model.
  5. Develop a Bible study manual for worship leaders.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

There will be 4 Discussion Board Forums in this course. The student will discuss each Discussion Board prompt in 2 parts. First, the student will post a 250-word thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday that directly addresses the topic. Secondly, the student will reply to 3 classmates’ threads by submitting a 100-word reply to each of them. These replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.

Book Review

The student will review The Heart of Worship by Matt Redman. The student will also interact with the core thesis of the book, highlighting the strengths and the weakness of the author’s presentation. Finally, the student should conclude with the practical applications of this text. The Book Review should be 3–5 pages and is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 6.

Final Project

The student will develop a Bible study manual for worship leaders that applies the worship model for 21st century ministry. The project will be 10–15 pages and will be written in a chapter-by-chapter format. It should have a title page, a table of contents, and be documented with footnotes and a complete bibliography. The Final Project is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

Quizzes (4)

Quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and will cover the weekly readings. The student will be given an hour to complete each quiz. Quizzes will be comprised of true/false, multiple-choice, or essay questions. Each quiz is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week.

Exam

The student will complete an open-book/open-notes exam covering the material of the first 7 modules/weeks. The exam must be completed in a 2-hour period and will consist of 50 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The Exam will be due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.