The Worship course is intended to help Certified Lay Ministry (CLM) students accomplish the following:

  1. Understand that designing and leading corporate worship is to be guided by the Holy Spirit.
  2. Gain knowledge of the elements and order of worship outlined in The United Methodist Book of Worship.
  3. Understand the importance of spiritual disciplines used in designing Spirit-led worship through Scripture, prayer, contemplation, other texts, singing.
  4. Develop practical applications for designing and leading thematic worship.

Required Texts

Hickman, Hoyt L. Worshiping With United Methodists: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780687335268

The United Methodist Book of Worship. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1992.

Bible, multiple translations suggested.

The United Methodist Hymnal. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989.

The Faith We Sing. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Worship & Song, Leader's Edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-426- 70994-4

Dates

TBA 2022

Online meetings: Class meets online each Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Central time. A high-speed internet connection and a webcam are highly recommended.