Exercising the royal priesthood: involving laity in the worship service of Emmanuel Korean Evangelical Church
This project began when the author realized that members of Emmanuel Mission Church were only "believers," not "worshippers". The author felt that Christians should understand the meaning of worship and also experience it first-hand. The author first researched the Bible, looking for passages that would help him to understand the ways of worship further. The history of worship from the Old Testament was compared with that of the New Testament, and the duties of worship were researched. The members of Emmanuel Mission Church were given a series of seminars and questionnaires every two weeks. As the author charted these seminars and questionnaires, he saw growing progress. The thesis indicates that the church members have grown in their understanding of worship and they now participate more fully in worship, with love and respect for God.