The Worship Experience: Five Essential Ways A Pastor Leads A Congregation to Respond to God

Changhwan Choi

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Today many churches do not take time in worship service for their congregations to respond to God’s Word proclaimed through sermons. They also may be unaware of biblical reasons for the response. This project will suggest five essential ways that a pastor can lead a congregation to respond to God’s Word at the end of each sermon. This project will lay a foundation for the understanding and development of the congregational response through examination of biblical and theological backgrounds. Furthermore, an approach utilizing these five strategies will be developed specifically for worship services in Korean churches by surveying 30 or more Korean ministers and 50 or more believers. This project will be a tool for approaching biblical worship, fostering an awareness of the necessity for the human response to God, and encouraging people to respond in their daily lives.