Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century

Course

DS522—Worship: Reflections and Traditions in the United Church of Canada


View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Brenda Fawkes

One of the most powerful ways a community of faith understands itself is through our spiritual practices and our articulation of the work and vision of God in our liturgy. The United Church of Canada finds its identity in the reformed tradition and in the contextually relevant ways it expresses praise and relationship to the divine. Evident in United Church worship and spiritual practice is both a respect for the tradition that has formed us and a commitment to open up that tradition with creative expression that is inclusive and accessible.

In this course we will supplement students’ understanding of foundations in liturgy across the traditions by deepening students’ familiarity with the worship traditions and practices of the United Church of Canada. The purpose of the course is to stimulate reflection on the nature and practice of United Church worship, including congregational leadership in worship, and to develops skills and knowledge regarding planning and practice of worship leadership.



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