M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

CHMN 523 Worship: Word and Music (CRN 29)










Professor: David Williams
Date: July 17-21, 2016
Location: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 (Chan Shun Building - Garber Auditorium)

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:

Course Registration (The MAPM course registration is now online, please click on >> Registration instructions for more information).
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. 

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Student List:

  1. Nancy Allen (MDiv.E)
  2. Christopher Atkinson
  3. Therezinha Barbalho (MA)
  4. DeeAnna Bragaw
  5. Gregory Bullion
  6. Gene Clapp
  7. Oladipupo Dada (MDiv)
  8. Adedolapo Dada (MA)
  9. Jorge Diaz
  10. Dennis Farley
  11. Rodney Garcia
  12. Cheri Gatton
  13. Nathaniel Gibbs
  14. Jimmie Gibson
  15. Eugene Hamilton
  16. Daniel Hoover
  17. Mark Jagitsch 
  18. Michael Johnson
  19. Gregory Jones
  20. William Koomson
  21. Richard Kurtz
  22. Derick Logan
  23. Robert McAlpine
  24. Olin McGraw
  25. Sterling McNeil (MDiv)
  26. Elvis Mogere
  27. Eduardo Monteiro
  28. Ramon Morgan
  29. Abel Morrobel
  30. Antoinette Moultrie-Dorsett 
  31. Alan Newbold
  32. Richard Norris
  33. Gabriel Perea
  34. Stephen Po
  35. Marilyn Scott
  36. Pierre Seide
  37. Travis Smith
  38. John Stanton
  39. Charity Stone
  40. Tom Stone
  41. Peter Thomas
  42. Melody Wallace
  43. Melvyn Warfield
  44. Tony Yang