Date

5-1999

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Ron Giese

Primary Subject Area

Music; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Theology

Abstract

A review of current literature indicates that little has been written with respect to the development of a systematic program of study for those desiring to lead worship in the contemporary church. The purpose of this project is to identify the necessary elements of a worship studies program geared toward ministry in the contemporary church. Incorporating Biblical research, field studies, and surveys, the project reviews Biblical principles as well as personal perspectives on worship from individuals in the United States and other parts of the world. Based on this information, recommendations are made regarding principles of worship for the contemporary church. In addition, learning outcome goals for a worship studies program are suggested.

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