Mission and Worship explores the relationship between mission and worship, taking up the challenges and changes facing the contemporary church. Special attention will be given to the engagement between cultural contexts and missional challenges. The unit proposes understandings of the missional dimensions of worship in terms of (i) invitation and (ii) formation—that is, both how worship attracts persons into gathering and how it then shapes persons as participants in God’s mission beyond the liturgical assembly. Among a range of perspectives, a feature of this unit will be critical appreciation of the influence of increasingly diverse emerging forms of worship on inherited forms of worship.

Unit Code: DA3309T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a range of models of the intersection between worship and mission


Interpret the literature of contemporary missiology—particularly the Anglican and ecumenical investment in "mission-shaped church"/"fresh expressions of church", and liturgical theology.


Critique their own inherited/tradition-specific traditions of worship with resources from this unit


Construct missionally appropriate resources for worship.


Critically evaluate the missional appropriateness of contemporary worship practice.


lecture, discussion (small group, plenary, on-line forum), online resources, tutorial forums


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

literature review of 1,000 words

1000 20.0

paper of 1,000 words critiquing liturgical events

1000 20.0

essay of 1,500 words

1500 30.0

constructive resources with commentary of 1,500 words

1500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-30 14:42:06 +1000