A comprehensive survey of the Biblical texts that lay the foundation for Christian Worship. Special attention is given to the integration of Biblical worship models within present-day worship practice for both evaluation and alignment.
Christ followers are responsible for developing a theological base and biblical understanding of worship. The themes of kingdom, covenant, temple, redemption, and the overarching concept of worship are displayed throughout the seamless biblical narrative. God’s plan to worship him is articulated, explained, illustrated, documented, and applied throughout the pages of his Word. Principles of worship are drawn from Old and New Testaments to include practical integration into present day living.
Course Requirements Checklist
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. At least 2 citations in current Turabian format are required for each thread. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words and include at least 1 citation in current Turabian format. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)
Reflection Journal Assignments (4)
The student will write a two part reflection journal. In part 1, the student will summarize the foundational principles of worship discussed. The summary should be at least 2 pages in length. In part 2, the student will reflect and apply the worship principles to his/her present day activities and circumstances. Part 2 will be at least 1 page in length. (CLO: C, D)
Research Project Assignments (3)
Research Project: Locating Sources Assignment
The student will compile 10 scholarly sources pertaining to theological investigation and justify the material for use in the outline and final paper. (CLO: C, E)
Research Project: Outline and Introduction Assignment
The student will present an outline of required elements for the research project and an introductory paragraph which concludes with the thesis statement. (CLO: C, E)
Research Project: Final Paper Submission Assignment
The student will present a 10-page research paper which presents the topic, analyzes the material, and defends the thesis. (CLO: C, E)
Mind Map Assignment
The student will develop a Mind Map on the topic of the worship of Jesus. The map will be used to illustrate the concepts and themes of worship related to the main topic. Additionally, the student will include a 1-page summary and explanation of his/her Mind Map. (CLO: C, E)
Turabian formatting is the standard format for professional and academic writing in the fields of music, worship, and music education. This formatting will be used throughout the class and in the student's doctoral thesis or dissertation. Therefore, the student will review current Turabian formatting and complete this quiz. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. This quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 6 multiple-choice, true/false, and Word document upload, and will have no time limit. (CLO: A)