Course Preview


What You Will Learn

What you can expect to know and be able to do at the end of this course

  • Analyse a contemporary worship practice's cultural context to determine its most natural forms of expression

  • Assess a contemporary worship practice through a historical, cultural and theological framework

  • Apply critical and evaluative thinking to develop alternative approaches to worship that more effectively address a context’s cultural and theological needs

  • Test and evaluate alternative approaches in a contemporary ministry context

Requirements

  • Passion for understanding the nature of worship as outlined in the Scriptures

  • Be able to appreciate how the Biblical testimony concerning worship affects the way we worship in a particular context

  • Be aware that this course is a foundational course. It is suitable for people who want to lay a strong foundation for deepening their understanding of Christian theology

Instructor(s)

Tex Houston

Tex (Gary) became a successful pub musician in 1980's, from there began working with large church & community organisations in media and music production. He has travelled to many places in the world, usually with a video camera and tripod, either doing documentaries on Australians working in other lands, or filming his own works on Anzac history in the First World War. In addition to being an avid steam engine enthusiast with YouTube channel 'symphony of steam', Tex is an authority on Christian worship.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Course - Questions, questions?

    • Introduction to Course - Questions, questions?

  • 2

    Words of Praise & Thanksgiving

    • Words of Praise & Thanksgiving

  • 3

    Words of Worship

    • Words of Worship

  • 4

    Creation, Abraham & Beyond

    • Creation, Abraham & Beyond

  • 5

    The Tabernacle, Levites & Law

    • The Tabernacle, Levites & Law

  • 6

    David's Tabernacle (Is it all About Music?)

    • David's Tabernacle (Is it all About Music?)

  • 7

    Jesus' Life, Ministry & Worship

    • Jesus' Life, Ministry & Worship

  • 8

    Jesus Our High Priest

    • Jesus Our High Priest

  • 9

    Once for All - the Holy Spirit Given

    • Once for All - the Holy Spirit Given

  • 10

    Romans 12: 'A Living Sacrifice'

    • Romans 12: 'A Living Sacrifice'

  • 11

    The 'Law of Christ' (Matthew 5, 6 & 7)

    • The 'Law of Christ' (Matthew 5, 6 & 7)

  • 12

    John 4: In the Spirit & In Truth

    • John 4: In the Spirit & In Truth

  • 13

    Corinth & Spirit- Filled Worship

    • Corinth & Spirit- Filled Worship

  • 14

    Worship, Communion & Baptism

    • Worship, Communion & Baptism

  • 15

    The Development of Liturgy

    • The Development of Liturgy

  • 16

    Church Service: First 500 Years

    • Church Service: First 500 Years

  • 17

    Worship & The Reformation

    • Worship & The Reformation

  • 18

    Pentecostalism & the Mega-Church

    • Pentecostalism & the Mega-Church

  • 19

    Powerful & Prophetic Praise

    • Powerful & Prophetic Praise

  • 20

    Spiritual Warfare & Music

    • Spiritual Warfare & Music

  • 21

    Spiritual Disciplines & Worship

    • Spiritual Disciplines & Worship

  • 22

    Worship Lifestyle & Evangelism

    • Worship Lifestyle & Evangelism

  • 23

    'The Art of Give'

    • 'The Art of Give'

  • 24

    Worship & the Future

    • Worship & the Future