The who, what, when, where, why, and how of worship.
Preaching, fellowship, sacraments, and prayer continue to serve as the model of worship. The forms have changed, but these four elements, worship’s basic grammar, remain constant despite the richly diverse practices of Christian communities.
Grounded and beginning with Scripture and the priesthood of all believers, Bruns introduces students to the theological and practical fundamentals of planning and leading worship. Although the perspective is broad, this introduction draws heavily from the Wesleyan/Methodist perspective.
Topics include: theology of ordination; theology of sacred space; the order of worship; the church year; sacraments; music; and the practicalities of leading and planning worship.