Mission and Worship explores the relationship between mission and worship, taking up the challenges and changes facing the contemporary church. Special attention will be given to the engagement between cultural contexts and missional challenges. The unit proposes understandings of the missional dimensions of worship in terms of (i) invitation and (ii) formation—that is, both how worship attracts persons into gathering and how it then shapes persons as participants in God’s mission beyond the liturgical assembly. Among a range of perspectives, a feature of this unit will be critical appreciation of the influence of increasingly diverse emerging forms of worship on inherited forms of worship.
Unit Code: DA3309T
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Articulate a range of models of the intersection between worship and mission
Interpret the literature of contemporary missiology—particularly the Anglican and ecumenical investment in "mission-shaped church"/"fresh expressions of church", and liturgical theology.
Critique their own inherited/tradition-specific traditions of worship with resources from this unit
Construct missionally appropriate resources for worship.
Critically evaluate the missional appropriateness of contemporary worship practice.
lecture, discussion (small group, plenary, on-line forum), online resources, tutorial forums
literature review of 1,000 words
paper of 1,000 words critiquing liturgical events
essay of 1,500 words
constructive resources with commentary of 1,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-30 14:42:06 +1000