The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality
This unit covers three main areas of content:
Corporate Christian worship—exploring the biblical foundation of worship, the understanding of worship from a Lutheran perspective, the Trinitarian and Christological nature of worship, worship as divine service, the work of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, and the purpose of the liturgy;
Personal spiritual formation—exploring Christian spirituality both as a form of practice and as a field of theological inquiry. Luther’s catechetical framework serves as a resource for meditation and prayer as students learn to pray the catechism;
The relationship between corporate worship and personal spirituality, including the church’s tradition of public prayer as a resource for personal spirituality.
Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Study level: Postgraduate Foundational
Current scheduling information is available at The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality (DP8040L).
- Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
- Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.
Dr Andrew Pfeiffer