Barbara Newman & LaTonya Penny – Renovate Church: Participation in Children’s and Youth Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)

Barbara Newman & LaTonya Penny – Renovate Church: Participation in Children’s and Youth Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)

Can we include kids with varied abilities in our Children and Youth ministries? Yes! Boldly go where others have seen success in Children’s settings using Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning

The relational ethics of church music – Nathan Myrick

The relational ethics of church music – Nathan Myrick

Music is an “indispensable” aspect of Protestant Christian worship, to use Brian Wren’s term (2000, 48). Yet it is also perceived as one of the most divisive aspects of that activity, with scholars, practitioners, and congregants alike contributing to this perspective. As scholars such as Donald Hustad (1993), Harold Best (1993, 2003), J. Nathan Corbitt (1998), Brian Wren (2000), James K. A. Smith (2009) and Jeremy S. Begbie…

Liturgical inculturation among Baptists in the United States – Stephen Cowden

Liturgical inculturation among Baptists in the United States – Stephen Cowden

Liturgical inculturation seeks to cultivate worship that is meaningful in the church’s context by joining texts and rites with the cultural pattern surrounding the church. This study begins with a brief investigation of historical influences on Baptist liturgical theology and music. It then introduces the study of liturgical inculturation, describing principles and methods developed by Catholic and Protestant liturgists. These principles and methods serve as a basis for application of liturgical inculturation among Baptists in the United States…

The public invitation and “Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6” – Emily Snider

The public invitation and “Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6” – Emily Snider

Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of traditional evangelical worship is the widespread practice of the “invitation” near the close of the worship service. A significant element of that invitation is the accompanying hymn, one that emphasizes the need for conversion and spiritual renewal. This thesis addresses the origin and early evolution of the public invitation, and more specifically, the hymns that have been used by evangelicals for this part of their worship. Hymns from Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6, the most popular hymnal among evangelicals in the…