L PT 1320.CR01: Feeding the Fire of Sung Prayer in Christian Communities
This course is for clergy, professional musicians, and laypeople. It will address these questions: What will we sing on Sunday morning? Why does it matter? How will we choose? Who are the stakeholders in the decision-making process? The goal is growth toward competency in: 1) Building an intellectual scaffolding (includes theological, historical, cultural, ritual, and musical considerations) for the study of christian sacred music to support lifelong learning; 2) Using relevant research tools; 3) Learning a packet of representative songs well enough to be able to teach them to a congregation; 4) Developing best practices for creative and rewarding collaborative ministry among musicians, clergy, and the communities they serve.