Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2024


School of Music


Music: Worship Studies


Worship, Music Therapy, Lectio Divina, Church Service Plan


Music Therapy


In a world in which loud and energetic distractions prevail, even pervading the modern Christian worship service, there is little research published concerning the issue of keeping the attention of the congregation member from beginning to end of the weekly church gathering in a manner that is calming, productive, and promotes the overall health of the individual. Included in this research project is a presentation of current issues in modern worship that necessitate change, the benefits of music itself, an overview of the types of music therapy, and an implementation of music therapy techniques into the worship service. This is structured according to the ancient practice of Lectio Divina to best engage the individual intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Included in

Music Therapy Commons