Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 10:23; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Corinthians 14:1; 1 Corinthians 14:40; 1 Corinthians 16:14; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 1 Corinthians 8:4-13; 1 Samuel 9:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Kings 18:4; Colossians 2:5; Ephesians 4:5; Galatians 2:5; Galatians 5:11; Isaiah 8:20; John 5:18; Luke 13:15; Luke 6:5; Mark 2:27-28; Romans 14:1-8; Romans 15:2;
Change affects people, which is also evident in worship. Helping them to assimilate change in worship is this project’s purpose.
Two examples of change were considered. The first was quality improvement. This addressed those responsible for the conduct of worship. While significant changes did not result, it did prove that people are more responsive when interest is shown in them.
The second was introducing a new setting of the Divine Service. The results indicated that, with proper planning, change can be introduced positively.
Change does not have to be disruptive. It can be spiritually beneficial if handled sensitively.
Borgman, Paul, "Principles to Assist the Introduction of Change in Congregational Worship" (1995). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 75.
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