Introduction to Christian Worship: An Online Academic Course

June 1, 2020 - July 24, 2020
Audit credit: $843 Academic credit: $1,626
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand RapidSMI49546-4402

Join John D. Witvliet as he teaches this online course through Calvin University for three academic or audit credit hours. High school and university students and life-long learners are invited to register.


virtual event (attend online)

Introduction to Christian Worship (3 Credit Hours)

OnlineCourses_180x120A study of the history, theology, and practice of Christian worship. This online course examines the relationship between theology and worship by considering the biblical basis for worship, the history of Christian liturgy, and contemporary worship. Examples of sermons, baptismal, and Lord’s Supper practices, hymnody, prayers, dance, art, and architecture from both traditional and contemporary worship are studied.


John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, and congregational and ministry studies at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary.

How to Apply for Guest Enrollment

Note: Calvin University students register for this course as they would for any other Calvin University courses.

  1. Non-Calvin students: When you click on the “Register Now” button, you will be taken to a brief Calvin University application page.
  2. For “course title and level,” enter: REL 237 – Christian Worship.
  3. Submit application.

In one or two days, you will receive a confirmation email indicating your confirmed enrollment and steps for how to pay for the course.