Faith and Worship Course

Students will need:

Tool Kit
  • Bible (New Revised Standard Version - NRSV or New International Version - NIV)
  • Methodist Worship Book
  • Hymns & Psalms (the music edition has details of psalms and an index of biblical texts)
  • A one-volume Bible Commentary
  • The hymn book Singing the Faith

Also recommended are:

Faith and Worship Course

The Faith and Worship course includes studies in the Old and New Testaments, theology and church history all in the context of leading people in worship.

The course has four sections which are assessed by assignment.

Edgehill College offers the course as a part-time two year course, meeting on Thursday evenings from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm. You will need course folders for each of the sections which are available from Connexional Local Preachers Committee. The cost of the folders for all four sections is approximately £99 or they can be bought separately. If you are accepted by your Circuit Executive as a Local Preacher 'on trial', your Circuit will bear the cost of your folders.

Section A

  • The teaching of Jesus
  • Exploring the Bible
  • Picturing God

Section B

  • Origins of Christian worship
  • Praising God
  • Picturing Jesus
  • The Holy Spirit

Section C

  • Being Human
  • The Work of Christ
  • Alive in Christ

Section D

  • The Prophets
  • The Kingdom of God and the Church
  • The Bright Succession
  • Enduring Conviction

The introductory units (Faith & Worship - Introductory Section) which include:

  • Starting Out
  • Introduction to Worship and Preaching
  • Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark

contain materials that are useful for starting the course and for preaching, but are not assessed.