COS 413 - Worship and Sacraments
July 10 - 18, 2014
Instructor: Faith J. Conklin
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / (760) 745-5100
This course is designed to explore orthodox and contemporary understandings of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. It’s also designed to examine the place of sacraments within the preaching, worship and community life of the congregation and to enhance the congregation’s understanding and appreciation of them in the life of faith.
- Examine biblical and theological meanings of Baptism and Holy Communion.
- Explore ways to ways to integrate preaching and the sacraments within the worship both as teaching and transformational experiences.
- Examine and critique our own theology and practice of the sacraments.
- Critique and evaluate traditional and contemporary ways and forms of presenting the sacraments in worship and the life of the congregation.
- Assist one another in identifying resources, needs and opportunities to enrich and extend our understanding of worship and the sacraments.
- Explore the rhythms and themes of the Church’s liturgical year as related to the sacraments
United Methodist Book of Worship/United Methodist Hymnal
Gayle C. Felton, United Methodists and the Sacraments, Abingdon, 2007
Laurence Hull Stookey, Baptism: Christ’s Act in the Church, Abingdon, 1982
Laurence Hull Stookey, Eucharist: Christ’s Feast With the Church, Abingdon, 1993
Laurence Hull Stookey, Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church
Mark W. Stamm, Sacraments and Discipleship, Discipleship Resources, 2001
William H. Willimon, Word, Water, Wine and Bread, Judson Press 1980
William H. Willimon, Sunday Dinner, Upper Room Books, 1981
William H. Willimon, Remember Who You Are, Upper Room Books
William H. Willimon, Peculiar Speech, Eerdmans, 1992
Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life, Cowley Publications, 1993
Mark W. Stamm, Let Every Soul Be Jesus’ Guest, Abingdon, 2006
This class requires homework to be turned in before the class starts:
Download class syllabus & pre-class assignments