Dr. Mapson’s concern is – what are the people of God singing in the contemporary black church and is the music relevant to their theology? In this study he questions whether theology is shaping music in the traditional sense or whether music is now shaping theology. Mapson’s objective is to help today’s pastor take the leadership in improving the worship experience through the use of music that meets the biblical norm and serves theology as a legitimate response to God. Specific helps are provided for organizing a music committee, setting qualifications for choir director and musicians, and developing a music education program for the choir and for young untrained musicians.
Textbook: The Ministry of Music in the Black Church, J. Wendell Mapson
Teacher: Dr. Hattie Wade