In recent decades, many evangelical Christian churches and their leader have explored innovative ways to grow, engage, and revitalize their congregational worship life in the face of 21st century challenges. Some have determined that a study and review of their corporate worship service structures might well be an important aspect of that effort to grow and revitalize their churches. The current study was a qualitative case study analysis of the process of worship change and transition undertaken by several Baptist churches in Dallas County, Texas. The purpose of the current study was to identify an effective process of worship style change and transition through a case study and cross-case analysis of four Baptist churches that had completed the transitional process. Positive outcomes resulting from the changes, as well as problems encountered throughout the process of worship transition were noted in current study. The findings provided helpful information and served as a helpful resource to churches and church leadership considering a change in the style of their own corporate worship experiences.
|Advisor:||Ingram, Osmond C., Spooner, Bernard M.|
|Commitee:||MacMillan, Daniel G., Rose, Royce A.|
|School:||Dallas Baptist University|
|Department:||Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Blended worship, Contemporary worship, Worship change, Worship style, Worship transition, Worship wars|
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