This study is the liturgical research based on the role of liturgy in the process of unification focusing on the union of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa.
The study will look into the cultural questions that are at play and critically evaluate the liturgy that is currently being used in the UPCSA. Does it enhance unity? The study will address the question, “What would the Worship Service Book look like in order to enhance unity in the UPCSA?” If this question is answered in the affirmative, the next question would be, “How can it be improved?” But if the answer to the question is in the negative, “What can be done to improve its content to assist with the process of unification that can be celebrated in liturgy?” “How can this study help the UPCSA in the process of ‘liturgia condenda’ develop a theory for praxis which will serve the unification process rather than hinder it? Finally, this study will then present recommendations for the UPCSA to develop or take alternative action.