School of Music
Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)
Worship, Role of Worship Leading, Worship in the African Church, Spiritual Formation, Worship Discipleship, Worship Leadership
Christianity | Liturgy and Worship | Music | Religion
Adu, Emmanuel Olugbenga, "The Role of Leading Worship in the African Church" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2375.
Despite the surge in worship leadership, some African evangelical churches have historically placed little emphasis on the role of leading worship. A review of worship on worship leadership in the African evangelical church reveals little information specifically useful for the training and mentoring of African congregational worship leaders. Therefore, this project researched and presents a primary argument for the practical training of worship leaders in the African evangelical congregation and brings attention to the lack of emphasis on worship leadership. Moreover, the thesis investigates the proposition not only for the role of worship leading in the African church to target this need, but also provides the rationale for proper church leadership and congregational training on the implication of having a professionally and theologically trained worship leader to facilitate worship leading in the local church. Furthermore, this study will encourage African church ministries to embrace and incorporate a biblical method of worship leading.
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