L3.11 Special Occasions

L3.11 Special Occasions

L3.11 Special Occasions

$295.00$305.00

Church leaders who are responsible for worship leadership and preaching at scheduled worship services are often called upon to provide worship and preaching leadership for funerals, weddings, and other special occasion events in a community. This course offers participants the opportunity to prepare liturgies and sermons for such occasions using contemporary resources.

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Course Description

Church leaders who are responsible for worship leadership and preaching at scheduled worship services are often called upon to provide worship and preaching leadership for funerals, weddings, and other special occasion events in a community. This course offers participants the opportunity to prepare liturgies and sermons for such occasions using contemporary resources.

Learning Objectives

In addition to the objectives the learners identify for themselves, participants who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to prepare a funeral service for two separate circumstances that provides comfort and hope to those in attendance.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare a marriage ceremony for two separate circumstances that ground the couple and their families and guests in Christ’s love.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare a worship service for an ecumenical worship experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare a sermon for an interfaith worship experience.

Required Textbooks

  • Schlafer, David L. What Makes This Day Different? Preaching Grace on Special Occasions.
    Cambridge, MA: Crowley Publications, 1998.
  • McFarlane, Doreen M. Funerals with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors.
    Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2008.
  • The United Church of Christ Book of Worship (1995) or the approved general worship
    resource of your denomination, e.g., The Book of Common Prayer.

Recommended:

  • Hedahl, Susan K. Preaching the Wedding Sermon. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999.