Celebrating God's Grace: An Adult Information Course which Teaches the Doctrine of the Church as it is Expressed in the Worship of the Church

James Heining, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis


The writer did a thorough study of the ongoing relationship of worship and doctrine as an influence in the formation of Lutheran worship practices.

He developed a class entitled "Celebrating God's Grace," which summarized the basic teachings of the church as they are expressed in the worship of the church. This was part of a revamped adult education program in his congregation.

In addition to the obvious benefits for those attending the class, the writer came to better understand the centrality of grace in the Christian faith and is now better able to plan and lead worship.