Author(s)

Sun KimFollow

Date

7-2017

Department

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Yoojung Lee

Keywords

Blended Worship, Small Church, Worship Renewal

Disciplines

Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

The topic of this study is to research and discuss the potential of worship renewal through blended worship in small churches. Renewal to inspirational worship is a powerful demand from all churches. This researcher proves whether the researcher’s experience can be applied to the worship renewal of other small churches in the same way. For this purpose, this study first provides a Biblical discussion about the concept of praise, the significance and potential capability of praise in worship, and prepare a theoretical basis by reviewing related books and preceding research materials. Along with this, this researcher obtains statistical data by selecting the church that the researcher serves, plus 30 other churches with members fewer than 100 in the neighboring areas. As a result, this study presents the possibility of worship renewal through blended worship in small churches, which comprises 80% of all Korean churches, and the potential of a change for these entities into inspirational worship communities.