MA in Pastoral Ministry

CHMN523 Worship: Word and Music








Professor: David Williams
Date: July 13-17, 2014
Location: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (College of Arts and Science Building - Buller Hall  Room 149)

Course Description

Explores the theology of worship and the interrelatedness of preaching, music, worship environment and other elements of corporate worship. Various worship styles and practices are considered and principles are presented that guide worship within local contexts.

This course is an introduction to the theological principles and practices of Christian worship and worship music. It establishes a biblical foundation for a theology of worship and liturgy, and the relationship between God’s Word and music in the worship experience. The history of Christian worship and music provides the student with a broad perspective when planning worship and dealing with conflict when it arises. The course focuses on pastoral leadership in worship ministry and the central issues involved in effective worship leading and planning. Within the broader context of worship ministry, special emphasis is placed on music’s role in diverse worship contexts.

The  student should be able to:

1. Explain a theology of worship and music from Scripture.
2. Possess principles and methods for planning corporate worship.
3. Plan a meaningful worship experience for a diverse congregation.
4. Experience and reflect upon worship outside of the Adventist context.
5. Develop greater personal biblical and spiritual growth in personal and corporate worship.
6. Know how to evaluate and derive the theology explicit and implicit in worship practices.

Class Resources:

Reservation Form (The reservation period is now closed).
Location Information
Pre-Intensive Articles: Canale, Doukhan, FortinReid and Stout


Attendee List:

  1. Jeffrey Abatayo
  2. Ira Barksdale, Jr.
  3. Stephen Brooks
  4. Virgo Belizaire
  5. Gary Brady
  6. Craig Fish (MDIV)
  7. Gemedi Geleto
  8. André R. S. Gonçalves 
  9. Fredrick L. Grant
  10. Thomas Hubbard
  11. James M. John
  12. Jonathan McCottry
  13. Bellamy McKenzie
  14. Otavio Mckenzie
  15. Dustin Pestlin
  16. Wesley (Wes) Peppers
  17. Samuel Reyes
  18. Samuel Riemersma
  19. Jose Rojas
  20. Dan Ross
  21. Philip Tse
  22. Paul Wilmot