Welcome to this research guide for Introduction to Church Music. This guide will help you find resources that you can use for your CRA paper.
Introduction to Church Music begins with a study of the basic purposes of church music, forming the foundation of a biblical philosophy that can guide its proper use. Much of the course material deals with the function of music in church practice and outreach, as well as the organization of instrumental and choral ensembles. The goal of church music is to minister—to communicate, to touch people’s hearts, to instruct, to enrich and edify, and to enhance Christian worship and godly living. The course discusses the challenge of evaluating church music and considers the responsibilities and concerns of church music leadership. It is intended to provide an improved comprehension of church music ministries, broad and clear insight of the spiritual objectives of church music, and practical help in reaching these objectives.
Global University does not necessarily agree with all the views represented in the resources in this guide. These are provided for the student to contrast and compare with the Biblical text and ideas presented in the Global University IST.
Hi! My name is Brad Ausbury. I am the course manager for the Introduction to Church Music course. Feel free to ask any question you might have about the course. This short document explains the theory and practices behind the Global University Instructional Design that seeks to approximate the interaction of a classroom professor with students.