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THL324 Worship 2 (The Extemporary Tradition) (8)


Centres on the less formal styles of worship (e.g. Uniting Church, Pentecostal, Churches of Christ, Baptists). Leadership, prayer and praise, Bible, preaching/teaching and music will provide a framework for discussion.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Theology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to lead a variety of forms of public worship within non-liturgical traditions;
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of music in public worship;
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the different forms of praise and prayer styles of worship in the contemporary church.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- The nature of worship. The Reformation and Post-Reformation traditions in England, America and Australia. - Architecture and worship—the structure of the church building and impact on the style and focus of worship. - The role of the Bible in public worship, especially public reading and preaching. - The purpose, structure and conduct of worship in non-liturgical traditions. - Relationship between public and private prayer with reference to the impact of the holiness movement. - The shape of the sacrmental and pastoral services and their meaning. The debate over Christian inititation and sacramentalism. - Leading public worship in mixed traditions eg charismatic, traditional, evangelical, liberal. - Music, drama, the arts in worship. - The ‘church band’, formation, leadership, management. - Small groups in formal and informal worship settings.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.