THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EUCHARISTIC PREACHING FOR FACILITATING EXPERIENCES OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN WORSHIP

Full Title
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EUCHARISTIC PREACHING FOR FACILITATING EXPERIENCES OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN WORSHIP
Author
Miles Anson Hanbury D.Min.
Abstract
This project seeks to address the problem of a lack of experiencing the presence of God in church services by exploring the history and theology of God’s presence in worship and constructing a four-week sermon series at Christ Church, Lake Forest, IL aimed at helping people invite, expect, and experience the presence of God in worship. Drawing on data from eighteen research participants, several key lessons were learned about ways church leaders can modify worship services to engage congregants more deeply. Among them are creating quiet space for reflection, giving explicit permission to engage God, and giving various opportunities to engage God.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Pastoral Ministries
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Steven Roy Ph.D.
Steve Mathewson D.Min.
William Donahue Ph.D.
Jonathan Y Kim Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2022
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