This first course in the Certification in Worship Leadership studies the theology, institutions, and practice of worship in Scripture, exploring the ways in which biblical models inform and inspire worship renewal today. Learners will look at the history and practice of worship in the Old and New Testaments, including Hebrew roots and the place of the Psalms in the Jewish and Christian traditions. The course will also explore the vocabulary of worship, introduce theological themes, and study various biblical descriptions of worship. This course seeks to provide the biblical tools, knowledge, and resources through which worship may be designed and experienced at a deeper level.
The course will include weekly readings, writing assignments, video lectures, discussion forums, and optional Zoom meetings, the days/times for which will to be determined with the learners’ input.
Learners are required to have this book for this class: Worship Old and New (Revised Edition) by Robert E. Webber
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Jeffery Seeley recently retired as the associate professor of church music at the Mercer University Townsend School of Music and as the director of music at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia. He holds degrees in music and theology from Lycoming College, Drew University, and Mansfield University, and a D.Min. degree from Emory University. An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Jeff has held positions as pastor, professor, and church musician for almost 50 years. He has a heart for strengthening pastor and church musician relationships and training for the sake of the assembly’s worship.