M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

CHMN 523 Worship: Word and Music










Professor: David Williams
Date: July 26-30, 2015
Location: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 (Chan Shun Building

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 (This class is currently full and is no longer accepting reservervations. This course will be available again summer 2016 at Andrews University).

Course Syllabus
Location Information

Pre-Intensive Articles:
Harold Best: Authentic Worship and Faithful Music Making.”
Fernand Canale: Principles of Worship and Liturgy.” Journalof the Adventist Theological Society."
Denis Fortin: “Ellen G. White’s Theology of Worship and Liturgy.”

Pre-Intensive Materials: Please download the syllabus to view the pre-intensive requirements and access the weblinks for the pre-session guest lectures and worship service videos that correspond with the assignments due on the first day of class.  

Viewing Log

Student Attendee List:

  1. Isaac Abd
  2. Wirmin Alcantara
  3. Rob Alfalah
  4. Don Ball
  5. Claudya Barrientos (MAYYA)
  6. Virgo Belizaire 
  7. Shelina Bonjour
  8. Diego Boquer
  9. Enock Bouzy 
  10. Marie Bouzy 
  11. DeeAnna Bragaw
  12. Steven Brownell
  13. Edward Bryan
  14. Elina N. Camarena
  15. Stephen Carlile
  16. Emmanuel Charles
  17. James Coleman Jr.
  18. Michael Dyson
  19. Richard Figueredo
  20. Jacob Gibbs
  21. Lisa Green
  22. Lucious Hall
  23. Barbara Harris (MDiv.E)
  24. Paulette Heinlein (MDiv.E)
  25. Abraham Henry ( MDiv)
  26. Jon Holland
  27. Elwyn Hyde
  28. Orville Anthony James
  29. Bonnie Jordan
  30. Dariel Jordan
  31. Elis Joseph
  32. Kelly Kessinger
  33. Bledir Larivaux
  34. Jacqueline Mack
  35. Mark Magnusson
  36. Frida Marson
  37. Victor Martinez-Ortega
  38. Daniel McGrath
  39. Carissa McSherry
  40. Bradley Mills
  41. Scott Moore
  42. Elbert Moralde
  43. Kent Nichols
  44. Elisabeth Parent
  45. Victoriano Parilla
  46. David Pikop
  47. Quentin Purvis
  48. William Richardson
  49. Matthew Rosenboom
  50. Ashley Reddy (MA)
  51. Brenda Rhyne
  52. Gladys Romero
  53. Jay Rosario 
  54. Matthew Rosenboom
  55. Elizer Sacay
  56. Jeff Scoggins
  57. Marilyn Scott
  58. Jean-Faddy Semerzier
  59. Barry St Clair
  60. Aleksandra Tanurdzic 
  61. Jesse Tennison
  62. Rodney Thompson
  63. Edward Urbina
  64. Cirilo W. Vazquez
  65. Don West
  66. Jasmin Wildman(CEU)
  67. Ernest Wolf
  68. Jennifer Woody
  69. Jason Worf
  70. Joelle Worf
  71. Jorge Zelaya