Tongan-American Free Wesleyan Church (TAFWC), Siasi Uesiliana Tau'ataina 'o Tonga-'Amelika *SUTTA): becoming vital US churches
Viliami A Vakalahi
This thesis presents an examination of the Tongan-American Free Wesleyan Church as it seeks to become a vital presence in the US. There are several considerations: rooted in Tongan Wesleyan heritage, have a contemporary youth worship in the English language, "coconut theology" and effects, the non-trained preachers and the loss of skills to sing the Tongan musical notes. This dissertation responds to the challenges above and presents ideas and practices in the areas of leadership, worship, preaching, singing, theology and multicultural education. These ideas and practices were presented in a workshop to train leaders. The workshop is discussed and analyzed.
Degree Granting Institution
Lincoln E Galloway
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