This class will step back from conflicts over worship styles and resources, and examine closely some fundamental issues that shape how we plan and lead worship. For example, what do we think is good worship? Where do worshipers come from on Sunday morning, and what expectations do they bring? How can worship leaders help people and congregations mature in their spiritual journeys? After we wrestle with some of these questions, we will return to issues of style, conflict, and strategies for fashioning worship for and with our congregations.