2018 study options for worship and preaching

Learning and formation for worship leaders and preachers

Leading God’s people in worship and preaching good news are the key tasks of Lay Preachers, and others who share in local and regional leadership in lay worship teams, to enrich personal discipleship and faithful communities at mission in the world

Listed below are recommended study units for Lay Preacher candidates, those in Ministry of Pastor roles with a focus on leading worship and preaching, and local worship team leaders. Consult with the CTM’s Lay Leadership Educator and with your presbytery contact person to confirm the suitability of any particular unit for your personal learning goals and your stage of discernment and training.

A wide range of other engaging study units can be found in the 2018 timetable for Pilgrim Theological College.

Semester 1: 26 February – 1 June 2018

An introduction to the Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures, with Rev Dr Monica Melanchthon, Tuesday evenings in-class, or online. See page 31: BA1/2/8010P Life, History and the People of God in the Hebrew Scriptures.

An introduction to Theology, with Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, Thursday afternoons in-class only. See page 44: CT1/8000P Christianity’s Big Ideas.

An introduction to liturgy and worship, with Rev Dr Stephen Burns, Thursday afternoons in-class only. Held at Trinity College but enrol through Pilgrim, see DL0200T/1200T/8200T Introduction to Liturgical Thought and Practice.

Semester 2: 30 July – 2 November 2018

An introduction to the New Testament / Christian Scriptures, with Rev Dr Sean Winter, Tuesday afternoons in-class, or online. See page 35: BN1/2/8010P Earliest Christianity.

An introduction to Christology, with Rev Dr Sally Douglas, Thursday mornings in-class only. See page 45: CT2/8020P Jesus, Discipleship, and Justice.



Common Questions & Answers:

To register/enrol for any of these Pilgrim courses, and for details about FEE-HELP, please contact Pilgrim’s Registrar, Erlinda Loverseed: erlinda.loverseed@pilgrim.edu.au or (03) 9340 8800.