Worship in the Reformed Tradition
Worship is a vital and essential part of the Christian life. In the Reformed tradition, a great deal of prayerful preparation and thought has gone into cultivating and nourishing worship which is both biblical and reformed in its practice while being intentional in its focus, accessible in style, and engaging in its content. This class will look at creating a community of worshippers through developing the essential nature and role of worship. This will include consideration of the essential elements within each service while highlighting the importance of Word and Sacrament. It will also explore a variety of worship styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary. We will also review what we are seeking to achieve when preparing and conducting services for Easter, Advent, baptisms, funerals, weddings and other special services. Each class will equip participants with skills for developing a strong, diverse, and relational community of worshipers.