Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 2:16,17; Deuteronomy 11:18-21; Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:7-11; Isaiah 45; John 4:23,24; Matthew 18:1-11; Nehemiah 13:31; Nehemiah 5:19; Numbers 24; Proverb 22:6; Psalm 50:1; Romans 4:20;
The goal of this project is to teach the preliterate child to worship. To reach this goal it is necessary to assist and to reinvigorate spiritually delinquent baptized member parents so they can be nourished with Word and Sacrament. I believe adjusting an existing order of worship into a preliterate child's liturgy can do this. This would lead parents to engage regularly with the Word in the congregation's worship, as well as become the primary education provider for their children by assisting them with learning the actions, gestures and spoken words at church. I need to research the viability of offering a specific child's worship service that attracts members who are parents of preliterate children, and uses worship tools designed for parents of preliterate children. In this kind of service, no age group is ignored; all are united in the same worship.
Lemmerman, Scott, "The Use of Children's Liturgy in Teaching Worship to the Preliterate" (2006). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 106.
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