Worship

The impact of multimedia technology in worship

Author
Steven C Trewartha
Abstract
Finally, this project studies the way that the church has attempted to communicate this good news to a world that changes. In this project, a methodology will be formulated to examine the best ways to use the expanding technologies to communicate the gospel today. Focus groups will be used to measure the effects of multi-sensory stimulants in worship. A secondary post-test will help determine the degree of response on three levels: cognitive, emotional and responsorial.

New visions and voices for small vessels: the experience of multimedia art in small church worship

Author
Jana Lynn Almeida
Abstract
The author researched art, culture, and worship in a small church ethos. Though small member congregations are challenged by lack of resources, meaningful multimedia worship using art is possible. She found it challenging to balance technology with tradition, and to separate the secular from the sacred. Attending to the awareness of the variety of art forms, learning styles, ages, and cultures allows people to worship in meaningful ways. Current and historical controversies continue concerning images, icons, and idolatry. Worship using art involves preparation, presentation, and processing. Included are DVD, CD and images of PowerPoint presentations.

The worship of God as the goal, the motivation and the means of missions

Author
Werner Klaus Kemp
Abstract
The goal of this project was to explore the unity of the worship of God and missions in the Bible, in relevant literature and in four case studies, under the perspective that worship is the goal, the motivation and the means of missions. The project addressed the need that many if not most churches in sending countries and those in mission fields call for true spiritual, holistic and contextualized worship to facilitate missions. Further, contemporary worship and praise movements pose a challenge in the examination of relevance for missions. The author represented the results in a workbook, which was evaluated by twelve missionaries. The appendices contain the workbook.

Crafting Eucharistic friendship across cultures

Author
Bart William Milleson
Abstract
The author concludes that this approach to multi-cultural ministry facilitated reflection upon Eucharist and helped participants learn more about the importance of forming friendships with Christians of diverse ethnicity and economic class based upon practices of holy communion that shape the formation of Christ-like friendships.

Team designed indigenous Generation X worship in a new church plant

Author
Vance C Rains
Abstract
This project used a worship team/internal focus group and an external focus group to identify the primary components of indigenous Generation X worship, to discern their cultural and theological significance, and to employ and evaluate those components in a new church plant setting. A qualitative research model was employed, primarily utilizing focus group interview sessions, as well as private interviews. The major findings of this study state that indigenous worship is most effectively planned and implemented by an indigenous worship team and no single model for indigenous Generation X worship exists, but it must be specific for the culture that is being reached.

Costly worship: a seminar to help members of the Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia to pursue a better worship life

Author
David K Chiu
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to understand the worship situation and needs among members of Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia (CMinBC) and to develop a seminar to help them pursue a better worship life. A descriptive research was used to understand their worship situation and the correlation between personality types and worship preferences. A questionnaire and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test were used as instrument. The study showed that, in general, members of CMinBC churches lack understanding of biblical worship. It also showed that there was a significant correlation between certain personality types and worship preferences.
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