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dc.contributor.advisorSmall, Kyle J. A.
dc.contributor.authorDeWit, Stephen A.B.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-16T19:14:39Z
dc.date.available2019-09-16T19:14:39Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.description.abstract<p>After some unexpected shifts in my own faith journey, and in the faith journeys of some people I deeply love, I found myself wondering how I, and my friends and neighbors who have left or never known the church, might meet God together at the same time, and in the same place. I wondered about how Alger Park Church might become an outpost of mission in our neighborhood. I wondered if there were new ways to communicate God’s goodness to people who aren’t yet familiar.</p> <p>The result of my wondering is this project, which is comprised of a literature review and a Narrative Inquiry qualitative study of ten post-Christian people in order to explore the ways their narratives can inform the way worship leaders design and host worship events.</p> <p>The thesis of my project is that listening to the narratives of post-Christian people can inform the way pastors and worship leaders craft and lead worship in order to create an atmosphere where Christians and post-Christian people can be formed side-by-side in worship together. Listening to the stories of post-Christian people gives voice to a growing population of people who find themselves unaffected by the voice of the church and find little or no connection to the Christian message. Pastors and worship leaders listening to the stories of these people can better draw out themes in the liturgy that will communicate not just to Christian, but post-Christian people as well.</p> <p>The purpose of my project is to help worship leaders and designers consider how they can speak to and be heard by both Christian and post-Christian people in worship. The findings of my project will illustrate the ways post-Christian people might best engage in the liturgy and offer insights to worship leaders and designers on how to enable this engagement.</p>en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityStephen A.B. DeWiten_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titlePost-Christian narratives for liturgical formation: formation, worship, and mission at Alger Park Churchen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dcterms.accessRightsUnrestricted online access.en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018
dcterms.extent129 leaves ; 29 cmen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Ministryen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorWestern Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.)en_US
thesis.degree.date2018
dc.type.dspaceThesisen_US

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