WORSHIP AND THEOLOGY:
How worship shapes our view of God and ourselves.
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30PM | LL1
September 12 – November 28
Rev. Dr. James Bryan Smith
Many Christians are confused about the meaning of worship, or worse, have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. Worship is not just about styles and preferences. Worship is not about entertaining an audience. How we engage in worship matters. Worship produces theology. It shapes our understanding of God. According to theologian Simon Chan, “Bad worship produces bad theology, and bad theology produces an unhealthy church. Our own teaching pastor, James Bryan Smith, a best-selling author and nationally recognized teacher, will lead a 10-week course on WORSHIP AND THEOLOGY: How worship shapes our view of God and ourselves.
Dr. Smith will unpack the significance of worship, not only on our theology, but our spirituality and our mission. Beginning in the season of Advent (Dec. 2) Chapel Hill will begin a new style of worship, and this class will help you understand what those changes are and why we are doing them. Join us Wednesday evenings, beginning Sept. 12, from 6:30-7:30 PM.
In addition to teaching this Wednesday evening class at Chapel Hill, Dr. Smith begins preaching regularly at Chapel Hill beginning September 23, returning on the second Sunday of the month thereafter. His early book, Embracing the Love of God, is the subject of Chapel Hill’s fall sermon series. Learn more here.