Practics of Worship

Course number: DEPS1204 • Credit hours: 1.5 hrs


Distance Education Course: At the heart of Christian public worship is a skilled leader who can lead people from the mundane to the sacred in collective expressions of worship.

Students will be introduced worship preparation skills such as the creative and context-sensitive culmination of multitasking, coordination of many people’s efforts and as a support of the preaching of the Word of God. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in leading public worship in their own context.

Course Textbooks:
Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations. Kimball, Dan. ISBN: 0310256445
The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church. Liesch, Barry. ISBN: 0801063566
The Complete Worship Leader. Navarro, Kevin J. ISBN: 0801091160

    Instructor:  Jay Dyrland

Biography: Jay and his wife Kathy-Sue, along with their three children (Jacob, Katie, and Holly) live in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Jay serves as the Worship Director of Heartland Alliance Church. Jay looks forward to skiing with his family in the mountains, and his passions include teaching people towards a greater theological understanding of who/why/how we worship.

On a hot summer day Jay likes to make a pilgrimage to Starbucks for a nice cool Iced Mocha!

Bachelor of Religious Education from Vanguard College
MA in Worship Studies at Briercrest Seminary, Caronport Saskatchewan
Certificate in Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio Arts from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary Alberta