Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

James Brauer

Scripture References in this Resource

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.

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