’n Ondersoek na ’n gemeente se aanbiddingsvoorkeure om lidmaatdeelname ten opsigte van sang en musiek te bevorder binne die raamwerk van ses aanbiddingsmodelle

Hans J Brits


Examining the worship preference of a congregation in order to enhance worshippers’ participation in song and music within the framework of six worship models
The important role of music and singing within the dialogue of the liturgy should never be underestimated. It is imperative for any congregation to understand its members’ preference to liturgical song and music. Knowledge gained from this understanding can assist congregations to make informed decisions with regard to the different forms and genres of church music and hymns which may enhance worshippers’ participation. This article reflects on a study that was conducted at a Dutch Reformed congregation to investigate the worship preferences with specific reference to church music and hymns, based on six worship models. The study is performed from a reformed perspective and can be used as a conceptual framework by congregations that have a similar need to ensure improved worship participation.


Formal liturgical worship; traditional hymn-based worship; charismatic worship; emerging worship; blended worship; liturgical singing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2016.v2n2.a08


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