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Start Date

3-5-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2022 9:45 AM

Description

The Lutheran—Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the United States has a significant, extensive and winsome history of work with migrant communities. This work includes various parachurch organizations designed for resourcing, social care and evangelistic witness, aligning with the LCMS mission of “Witness, Mercy and Life Together.” Nevertheless, migrant influence on worship practices within LCMS congregations can be very minimal. There are a few examples of congregations that have achieved a kind of acculturation or juxtaposition of migrant and local worship practices, and even fewer that are cultivating a kind of inculturation of worship rituals and practices. Using the framework of inculturation and intercultural hermeneutics, this sectional will seek to highlight the opportunities of congregations within the LCMS to cultivate a new sense of worship and community. This new sense of communal worship recognizes the migrant not just as welcome guest but as full participant in “Witness, Mercy and Life Together,” sharing the stewardship and leadership of rituals, practices, songs and other ceremonies.

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep

Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

Submission Cost

Free

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May 3rd, 9:30 AM May 3rd, 9:45 AM

From Welcome Guest to Full Participant: The Influence of Migrant Worship Practices in The Lutheran—Church Missouri Synod

The Lutheran—Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the United States has a significant, extensive and winsome history of work with migrant communities. This work includes various parachurch organizations designed for resourcing, social care and evangelistic witness, aligning with the LCMS mission of “Witness, Mercy and Life Together.” Nevertheless, migrant influence on worship practices within LCMS congregations can be very minimal. There are a few examples of congregations that have achieved a kind of acculturation or juxtaposition of migrant and local worship practices, and even fewer that are cultivating a kind of inculturation of worship rituals and practices. Using the framework of inculturation and intercultural hermeneutics, this sectional will seek to highlight the opportunities of congregations within the LCMS to cultivate a new sense of worship and community. This new sense of communal worship recognizes the migrant not just as welcome guest but as full participant in “Witness, Mercy and Life Together,” sharing the stewardship and leadership of rituals, practices, songs and other ceremonies.