Author Whaley, Rodney D
Title Developing a strategy of worship for evangelical believers born from 1945 to 1955
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Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-05, Section: A, page:
Advisers: David Wheeler; Vernon M. Whaley
Thesis (D.Min.)--Liberty University, 2010
This project will research the need for developing a worship ministry strategically designed to meet the cultural, spiritual, musical, and emotional demands of early senior adults, those born from 1945 to 1955. This will involve identifying need, developing strategy, and designing programming specific for the senior adult worship experience. The research question is, " How can the evangelical church meet the worship needs of her members born from 1945 to 1955?"
The basic observation is that the baby-boomer generation is moving into the senior adult age group. Their concept of worship is identified with musical preferences, preaching style, and regional demographic. They communicate through expressions of worship more identified with their own life experiences: (a) Rock-n-roll associated with the music style of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Temptations, the Supremes, the Mommas and the Papas, Three Dog Night, and Chicago. While they have accepted and even embraced the modern contemporary rock-style music in their worship experience, they still have a yearning and a hunger in their hearts for the worship music of their younger days; (b) Meaningful non-music worship experiences such as Bible study, fellowship groups, discipleship training, and accountability ministries; (c) Worship expressions that are biblical and intellectually stimulating; (d) A worship environment that is highly relational in its orientation; and, (e) A worship experience that will transform the heart of the 55 to 65 year old believer, hence proving that which is the "perfect and acceptable will of God."
This thesis title will be "Developing a Strategy of Worship for Evangelical Believers born from 1945 to 1955."
School code: 1052
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-05A
Subject Religion, General
Alt Author Liberty University. School of Religion