Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation
Study mode: Face to face
This unit covers three main areas of content:
- corporate Christian worship—exploring the biblical foundation of worship, its development, the understanding of worship from a Lutheran perspective, the Trinitarian and Christological nature of worship, worship as divine service, and the role of the means of grace and 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, serving as a resource for meditation and prayer, provides the areas to be covered: the commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, baptism, holy communion, confession and absolution.
- 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: Undergraduate Level 1
- Current scheduling information is available at DP1236L - Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation (Face to face).
- Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
- Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.
Dr Andrew Pfeiffer