Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
McFarland, Philip R., "Today’s Challenges and Resolutions regarding Church Music" (2006). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 382.
The purpose of this thesis is to first affirm the fact that music is one of the most powerful mediums that can control and influence people today. By emphasizing music’s impact, the objective for churches and pastors is to understand that although music plays a major part within church worship, it is only one of many functions of the church. This thesis will serve the purpose of helping pastors, church leaders, and Christians to understand the influence of music that can lead to potential challenges and problems, and to give biblically based, historical, and practical resolutions. Christians must not let music in the church hinder true worship but rather must allow it to be a means of honoring and praising God.