MWS6310 Leading Multicultural Worship

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Garfield Harvey

Course Description:

This course studies biblical worship that provides principles for individual and corporate worship. Emphasis is on building a theological framework that promotes cultural diversity but challenges the worship leader to make a decision to assimilate or integrate cultures in worship leading.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will evaluate cultural worship elements and determine if those elements make the worship true, false or vain. Students will be able to describe both theological and cultural issues when leading worship. Students will plan a worship service that reflects local, national and world culture. Students will also formulate a biblical/theological position paper on cultural worship that could be used in a worship seminar.

Why This Course Is Important:

This is a graduate level course that challenges the students to take action. The primary purpose of this course is to establish biblical principles for worship with an appreciation for diverse local, national and world cultures that are demographic. Students will create a worship model that reflects biblical theology and foster cultural sensitivity. The idea is to contextualize worship leading in the student’s cultural context.