This course is a survey of Christian theology for persons involved in music ministry. Learners will discern the key theological issues at stake in theology’s engagement with music, especially with respect to the doctrines of the Apostles’ Creed. They will explore how theology and music can be informed by the liturgy and practices of the body of Christ with special attention to hymn analysis and anthem/contemporary music choices. This study encourages learners to articulate their theology as worship leaders and practitioners.
Learners will need to obtain these books for this class:
Creed: What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton
Hymnal (The United Methodist Hymnal is preferred but not required)
Live optional session will be set with learners input.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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About the Instructor
Dr. 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 in church music from Emory University. Dr. Seeley, an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, has held positions as pastor, professor, and church musician for almost 50 years.