Foundations in Worship


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For Ages 12-18

Foundations in Worship is a unique homeschool Bible curriculum created to expand your junior high and high school student’s understanding of God and the Gospel through the study of hymns. This engaging, full-color Bible elective reveals scriptural truths expressed in these long-cherished anthems of the Christian faith. As they study the hymn writer and their faith, your student will learn to better articulate their own faith in God. Lessons can be completed in 20-40 minutes over five days a week in this one-year course.

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SKU M305-6
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.00
Title Foundations in Worship
ISBN 13 9781683443056
Contributors Dr. John Morris
Binding Paperback
Page Count 396
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Activate a deeper understanding of worship and love for God with Foundations in Worship, Master Books’ homeschool Bible curriculum for junior high and high school students. This full-color course uses exceptional, traditional hymns to guide your student in a biblical exploration of what worship is and why it matters. Also used as a music appreciation elective, this one-year course has an easy-to-follow schedule allowing students to complete their lessons in 20-40 minutes over five days a week.

Foundations in Worship provides an in-depth discipleship experience through a study of hymns, the hymn writers, and the biblical messages within the songs. 7th – 12th grade students will learn to worship God in word and song using doctrinally sound hymns of faith.

Using Master Books’ celebrated method of education, this workbook-style hymnology course will lead your students to:

  • Recognize and seek the connections between hymns and Scripture
  • Discover how the hymns reflect the hymn writer’s personal faith journey
  • Learn to apply biblical concepts from the hymns to their own faith
  • Develop creative and engaging presentation skills
  • Learn to clearly articulate their thoughts and faith

Use Foundations in Worship to further develop your student’s biblical worldview and help them discern the biblical basis for modern worship songs. As devoted worshippers and students of the Word, your children will be learning to personally fulfill the Ephesians 5:19 instruction to “speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.”

Recommended for: Grades 7-12 / 1 Year / 1 Credit

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • How to Use this Book
  • Schedule
  • 1. What is Worship?
  • 2. How Firm a Foundation
  • 3. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  • 4. Hallelujah, What a Savior!
  • 5. It is Well with my Soul
  • 6. Faith Is the Victory!
  • 7. And Can It Be
  • 8. I am His, and He is Mine
  • 9. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  • 10. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
  • 11. My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
  • 12. The Old Rugged Cross
  • 13. Arise, My Soul, Arise
  • 14. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • 15. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
  • 16. According to Thy Gracious Word
  • 17. Deeper and Deeper
  • 18. He Ransomed Me
  • 19. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • 20. No Blood, No Altar Now
  • 21. The Solid Rock
  • 22. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  • 23. Joy to the World
  • 24. All My Sins Have Been Forgiven
  • 25. Complete in Thee
  • 26. A Child of the King
  • 27. Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  • 28. Once for All!
  • Glossary
  • Engagement Ideas
  • Hymn Presentation
  • Answer Key
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Foundations in Worship: A Bible Curriculum for Homeschool Teens and Preteens

Introducing Foundations in Worship, a unique homeschool Bible curriculum created to expand your junior high and high school student’s understanding of God and the Gospel through the study of hymns. This Bible elective reveals scriptural truths expressed in these long-cherished anthems of the Christian faith. Through a study of doctrinally sound hymns, the hymn writers, and the biblical messages within the songs, 7th – 12th grade students will learn to worship God in word and song.

Another MasterBooks win!
Review by Nereida
And that’s a wrap for Foundations in Worship. We had some great presentations last night. We did this as a group class. All of the students enjoyed this course and grew so much! They said this course was fun, engaging, enriching to their faith, and they pay more attention to what they’re singing in church, and the strength of the theology in worship songs. I call this a win and a life skilled earned. It’s been a beautiful year of growth! We are incredibly blessed and thankful for MB! Highly, highly recommend this course for middle or high school, Sunday school or family devotions! Also, seeing kids grow in their faith, defend it, and public speaking skills to share their testimonies and the gospel is beyond words! Buy this treasure and enjoy the journey!
My music lover really likes this curriculum.
Review by Gina
My son is a music lover and has enjoyed this curriculum. I feel that there could be a little more to each day’s work. I also wish there was some sort of quiz/assessment available along with the project/presentation based assignments.
Love this!!
Review by Elizabeth
Thanks Master Books, my daughter has so enjoyed this curriculum, please expand on this format, and make more like this for four years worth of upcoming high school (she’s currently in 7).
Beautifully done
Review by LC
My 7th grade daughter says this is her favorite course this year. She saves it for last so she can really immerse herself into it. I love that it is educational yet a wonderful devotional for her as well. We have enjoyed talking about what she is reading and learning in this course. She has grown so much closer in her walk with God.
Multi Purpose
Review by Mary Clare
While I purchased this for our family to use, I also shared it with the school board of our new Christian School. Lessons can easily be adapted for a group setting. I'm so grateful that our rich history of hymns will be preserved for future generations, and not just preserved but taken to heart and made their own.
Worship as a Foundation
Review by Rachael

Oral presentations-Public speaking

Music appreciation

Scriptural study

Poetry Unit

These are just some of the ways one could utilize Foundations in Worship. I went through a few weeks for myself and found it engaging and interesting. The lessons are just enough to add as an elective, but not too much that it will overwhelm your students.
Review by deon
This course is so unique. I appreciate that hymns are still desired and that there are those who are still wanting to teach and pass on to the next generation. This course is for ages 12+. There are just enough activities each day to be engaging, but not too many that one gets bored.
Rather than a quiz there is an opportunity to present to family. This is great for intro to public speaking.
This course is a must have addition to your homeschool.
A Wonderful Resource
Review by Catherine
We incorporated Foundations in Worship to our morning group time and it has been such a great addition to our bible study!

I have a 12yr and 4yr old who both enjoy listening to each hymn introduced and learning what/how biblical truths are incorporated as well. I love the Bible verses at each start of the lesson; it give us a moment to think about what it means and how each child interprets it. The lessons don't take a lot of time to go over - which makes it a great addition to anyone's morning routine or rotation.

(I received this product for free in exchange for this post)
Looking forward to using
Review by Elizabeth
Foundations in Worship By John Morris

At the first announcement of the title of this book, I have been eagerly anticipating its release for my children’s benefit and my own. We sing most, if not all, of these songs on a regular basis at our church.
Often times myself and my children, even though we know some of these by heart, don’t often think about or have studied the rich and timeless stories behind these beautiful words and compositions.
This book weaves the rich history of the lives of the writers of a variety of hymns and their meanings and makes it relevant to today. I particularly like the way the author highlights vocabulary to know in order that the reader or listener can understand the meaning of the words and phrases used in the songs. By studying the faith of these musicians, my own faith and my children’s faith can grow and flourish.

This is a book that I think middle school to adults would enjoy. My 7th grader is looking forward to using it and I appreciate the balance of “fun” graphics and the use of emojis in the lessons throughout the book.
I did receive a PDF copy for free in exchange for my honest review.
Love It!
Review by Crystal
Foundations in Worship is a great curriculum designed for 7th-12th grade students. The student will learn the purpose of worship and will learn the history and background of 26 different hymns.

I especially love how the curriculum teaches the student to compare hymns to scripture. This is such an important skill to develop to discern whether Christian music (or other content) is in agreement with scripture.

In lieu of tests/quizzes, there are opportunities throughout for the student to create an oral presentation about the hymns (history, about the author, ties to scripture), etc. This offers great practice in independent research and with public speaking.

Overall, our family found the topic very interesting, the content engaging, and the lessons to be quick, yet valuable.

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