A new online course for lay and clergy about liturgy and worship is now open for enrollment to United Methodists around the country. The course will be hosted on BeADisciple.com in April and is taught be Rev. Daniel Benedict, who served as worship resources director in the Center for Worship Resourcing for The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church from 1993 to 2005.
BeADisciple is an online learning platform for Christian education courses, and is a ministry of the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College (a United-Methodist affiliated college in the Great Plains Conference). We host about 150 classes for over 2000 individual students each year. You can learn more here: http://www.beadisciple.com/about/
The new course is entitled “Patterned by Grace: How Liturgy Shapes Us” and will be taught by Rev. Daniel Benedict. The course starts April 17, 2017, and costs $55 per participant. In six three-day segments, students in the course will explore liturgy with short assignments around provocative questions and share in online discussions with each other and the author. The aim will be to create a groove in students’ heart and brain where worship and liturgy catch fire in our souls and daily life. The course will help laity, pastors, and church musicians who want to discover the formational and transformational power of the Spirit at work in the Church’s historic worship. It will be especially helpful to Lay Servants, Lay Speakers, Certified Lay Ministers and a strong refresher for pastors. More information can be found at: http://www.beadisciple.com/online-christian-courses/ifd375-patterned-by-grace-how-liturgy-shapes-us/