Worship and Mission
Courses

Worship and Mission shieldPractice and forms of public and private worship, music in the Christian experience, the church’s mission in a global context, and the formative disciplines of Christian character and devotion.

 

Course NumberNameDescriptionCredits
1099897WMEVA5111Christian WitnessAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian witness. Emphasis will be given to developing creative methods to share Christ and transform the church and surrounding community.2
1482793WMEVA5112Christian Witness to Roman CatholicsThis course guides students to gain an understanding of the history, teachings, and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, to develop a commitment to sharing the Gospel of Christ with Roman Catholics and to master a detailed plan for delivering an effective witness to Roman Catholics.2
1099921WMEVA5211Narrative in Biblical and Cultural ContextsUnderstanding the role narrative plays in shaping cultures, worldview, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Particular attention is given to the way the overarching biblical narrative and individual biblical stories can interact with various cultures to bring transformation in individuals, churches, and communities.2
1099927WMEVA5212Using Biblical Storytelling in Church and CommunityDeveloping skill in selecting, preparing, and telling biblical stories to communicate Scriptural truth effectively in a particular church, cultural group, or other ministry context. Prerequisite: WMEVA 5211 Narrative in Biblical and Cultural Contexts.2
1099939WMMIS5111MissiologyAn introductory study that seeks to stimulate concern about, commitment to, and involvement in the Christian World Mission. The study considers a definition and explanation of the study of missions, the biblical and theological foundations of the mission, and the history of the expansion of the Faith from the New Testament times to the present.2
1099963WMMIS5112Issues in Contemporary MissiologyAn introduction to the cultural, religious, and strategic elements in Christian missions. The study includes the cultural milieu for, the strategies of, and relationship with other religions involved in the mission. The study presents the teaching of Jesus as the only Savior.2
1099969WMMIS5121Growing Healthy ChurchesA study of traditional teachings, innovative strategies, and effective methods that cause churches to grow and strengthen in health.2
1099981WMMIS5122Christian Community DevelopmentA study of the theological foundations, biblical principles, practical issues, and best practices of Christian community development to help the student and practitioner positively impact blight and systemic decay of urban neighborhoods.2
1099993WMMIS5123Music in MissionsA study of the role and functions of music in missions and evangelism. Emphasis will be given to biblical and theological foundations, communication methods, indigenous music, and developing strategies for using music in missions and evangelism.2
1100005WMMIS5124Introduction to Church PlantingIntroduction to Church Planting Introduction to Church Planting consists of an examination of the various methods for discovering places where new congregations are needed and strategies for starting these.2
1100011WMMIS5125New Paradigm ChurchThe course will identify and analyze New Paradigm churches. The study will look at the influence these churches have on music, preaching, church structure, evangelism, discipleship, finances, and other church characteristics. The course will help students to understand the place of church growth principles and the reaction of the Emergent Church movement against such a market-place mentality.2
1100017WMMIS5131The Gospel and IslamThe course introduces students to the religion of Islam and guides to understanding of the comparison of the teachings of Islam and Christianity on the subjects of God, Jesus Christ, and salvation. Students will do extensive reading and research on these subjects as well as noting some of the ways of presenting the truth of Jesus Christ to followers of Islam. Students will develop their own approaches to sharing the Good News with Muslims.2
1100029WMMIS5132Directed Study in Missions IA study of Christian missions in a specific region or people group.2
1100035WMMIS5133Directed Study in Missions IIA study of Christian missions in a specific region or people group.2
1100041WMMIS5214Ethnodoxology in Christian MinistryA foundational course introducing theoretical and practical tools for church planters and worship facilitators to serve more effectively.2
1100047WMMIS5215Introduction to World ReligionsIntroduction to World Religions considers the origin and meaning of religion among humankind before turning to an introduction to many of the religious expressions various peoples currently observe. The study seeks understanding of the religions that are based on traditional worldview (Traditional Religion, animism), religions based on a cyclical worldview (Hinduism Buddhism and, New Age), religions based on linear worldview (Judaism and Islam), religions based on secular worldviews (Materialism, Atheism, Secularism). Students will study Christian approaches to followers of these religions and write a paper on ways to share the Gospel with followers of one of the religions.2
1100077WMPRC5201Worship and Mission Practicum IThis practicum is a guided, independent study that integrates theoretical knowledge with the praxis of worship or missions in local or international settings. Field supervision may be required as well as sponsorship of a sending church or religious entity.2
1100083WMPRC5202Worship and Mission Practicum IIThis practicum is a guided, independent study that integrates theoretical knowledge with the praxis of worship or missions in local or international settings. Field supervision may be required as well as sponsorship of a sending church or religious entity.2
1100089WMSEM7201Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar I2
1100095WMSEM7202Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar II2
1100101WMSEM7203Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar III2
1100125WMWOR5111Christian WorshipAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian worship. Emphasis will be given to the nature, purpose, forms, planning, and leading of corporate worship.2
1100167WMWOR5112Foundations of Christian WorshipA study of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of Christian worship.2
1100173WMWOR5113Worship Planning and DesignA study of the principles of worship planning and design with an emphasis on developing services for the church year that are adaptable to various cultural contexts.2
1100179WMWOR5114Worship and MissionsA study of the intrinsic and cyclical relationship of worship and missions. Attention will be given to the use of music and worship in evangelism, the understanding of communication theory and its application in worship within a global community. The course will also focus on issues related to the use of indigenous music in Christian worship.2
1100185WMWOR5115Worship Leadership and TechnologyA study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of the use of technology in corporate worship. The course will prepare leaders and ministers of music to lead and communicate the Gospel through sound, lighting, visuals, and multi-media forms. The course includes hands on planning and developing of worship services using technology.2
1100191WMWOR5116Worship, Context, and the Witness of Christian CommunityA study of diverse considerations for nurturing the church's full, conscious, and active participation in corporate worship. Emphasis will be given to the interrelationship between the church's worship, its context, and the impact of its communal witness.2
1100203WMWOR5211Christian DisciplinesAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian disciplines. Students will be encouraged to enrich their own spiritual lives and to mentor others in the disciplines of the Christian life.2
1100221WMWOR5214Ethnodoxology in Christian MinistryA foundational course introducing theoretical and practical tools for church planters and worship facilitators to serve more effectively.2
1100227WMWOR5611Liturgy and CeremonyA study of liturgies and ceremonies employed in settings beyond Baptist congregational life. Attention will be given to the liturgical beliefs and practices of Protestant denominations, Roman and Orthodox Catholicism, and other major world religions. Students will learn how to develop and lead worship in interdenominational and ecumenical settings, religious programs in interfaith settings, and ceremonies in public, secular, and religiously diverse settings.2
1100233WMWOR7202Worship and Missions2
1100239WMWOR7203Worship Seminarcourse description2

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Carroll Theological Institute is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.