MIN418 Practical Studies in Liturgy and Worship (8)

This subject establishes Christian liturgical practice within a range of theological and theoretical foundations. In this it enables the worship leader to explore the integration of worship with context, including pastoral practice, the imperative for justice, culture, and critical events that affect the credibility of the church. A vital part of the subject is the opportunity for an extended review of the leader's own worship style and practice.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MIN418. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to student enrolled in Master of Ministry Articulated Set

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the interrelationship between theology, context and liturgical practice;
  • demonstrate a critical appreciation of the implications of the ritual nature of worship;
  • be able to integrate the celebration of liturgy with leadership in the areas of pastoral practice and social justice;
  • be proficient in the development and application of tools for the evaluation of ethical worship; and
  • be able to critically reflect upon the student's own practice of creating and leading worship within the current context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Liturgical theology
  • The ecclesial nature of liturgy
  • Worship and contemporary context
  • Ritual theory and liturgical practice: rite, symbol, culture, leadership, participation
  • The pastoral and justice dimensions of worship
  • Ethical worship
  • Liturgical preaching as ritual enactment
  • The evaluation of practice
  • The praxis of self-evaluation
  • A spirituality of liturgical leadership

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MIN418 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assignment one

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.