Worship for the Next Generation: Finding Community in a Virtual World Open Access

Martin, Chad (Spring 2021)

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Many liturgical scholars believe that today’s teenagers do not want to attend a worship service where everything is done by the “professionals,” in which they simply observe and absorb the work of others. They don’t want to be entertained; they want to participate. They want to be involved in something larger than themselves. This longing for connection goes beyond forming relationships solely within a single peer group. This project focuses on creating a virtual contemporary intergenerational worship service in the midst of a pandemic that embraces both ancient and modern practices that are meaningful and responsive to today’s adolescents enabling them to connect and engage within the Universal Church of all believers. 

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