Being together in youth worship : an empirical study in Protestant Dutch contexts

Show simple item record Sonnenberg, Ronelle Nel, Malan De Kock, Jos Marcel, Barnard, 1957- 2015-11-25T10:08:01Z 2015-11-25T10:08:01Z 2015-08-31
dc.description This article is based on a part of Ronelle Sonnenberg’s PhD thesis ‘Youth worship in protestant contexts. A practical theological theory of participation of adolescents’ (2015). Her supervisors were Prof. M. Barnard, Prof. M. Nel and Dr A. de Kock. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In a qualitative empirical research project on youth worship, we discovered that ‘being together’ is primary quality of youth worship. This primary quality consists of at least four aspects. Firstly, community is celebrated through physical presence. More specifically, the physical presence of siblings plays an important part in the participation of youth in worship. Secondly, an empathetic and emotional aspect is essential for adolescents. ‘Being together’ in youth worship means being together in unity and trust and in equality, as kindred spirits. Thirdly, ‘being together’ in youth worship yields possibilities to cross social and ecclesiological boundaries. Fourthly, there is a theological aspect in ‘being together’ that could be described as ‘sharing faith and being in God’s presence’. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Sonnenberg, P.M., Nel, M., De Kock, A. & Barnard, M., 2015, ‘Being together in youth worship: An empirical study in Protestant Dutch contexts’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(2), Art. #2832, 10 pages. 10.4102/hts.v71i2.2832. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i2.2832
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Youth worship en_ZA
dc.subject Being together en_ZA
dc.subject Physical presence en_ZA
dc.subject Empathy en_ZA
dc.subject Emotions en_ZA
dc.subject Unity and trust en_ZA
dc.subject Equality en_ZA
dc.subject Sharing faith en_ZA
dc.subject Being in God’s presence en_ZA
dc.subject Cross social boundaries en_ZA
dc.subject Ecclesiological boundaries en_ZA
dc.title Being together in youth worship : an empirical study in Protestant Dutch contexts en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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