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The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality

Code: DP1040L
Points: 18
Study mode: Online | Blended | Face to face (hybrid) weekly seminars

This unit covers three main areas of content:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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


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Further information

  • 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