2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PAS 425 Worship and Devotion in Christian Practice

This course surveys the liturgical function of pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. Launching a biblical theology of worship from Paul’s instructions in 1 Corinthians, students will consider the pastoral vocation of leading God’s people from a doxological perspective, valuing the liturgical calling of pastoral ministry as the communal reenactment of the kerygmatic drama which refreshes, enlivens, and establishes the people of God. Specifically, this course aids emerging church leaders to explore the biblical basis of worship, trace various expressions of worship throughout church history, and evaluate contemporary innovations. (3 credits)