Lutheran Colloquium: Introduction to Lutheran Worship

REL3795
Fall 2016
T 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

Students will learn about the basis for current Lutheran worship practices, centered on Evangelical Lutheran Worship and its constellation of resources.  Tools for planning and execution of worship will be introduced.  Consideration will be given to community settings, the liturgical year, and guiding principles.  Special attention will be given the practical and pastoral implications of the ELCA practice of Word and sacrament as described in The Use of the Means of Grace. Classes will include learning about the shifts in liturgical practice in the 21st century, discussion of assigned readings, and student presentations

Background Expected: 

This course is designed for YDS students seeking rostered ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but would be appropriate for any student seeking deeper understanding of the liturgical practices of the ELCA

Course Requirements: 

Each student is expected to attend and participate in class discussions, study the assigned readings, and present a liturgy project.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Students will receive credit by attendance, participation in class discussions and completion of the liturgy project.