The Use of Children's Liturgy in Teaching Worship to the Preliterate

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Lemmermann, Scott
worship; faith; children; spiritual; education; baptized; christian; theological
project description
The goal of this project is to teach the preliterate child to worship. To reach this goal it is necessary to assist and to reinvigorate spiritually delinquent baptized member parents so they can be nourished with Word and Sacrament. I believe adjusting an existing order of worship into a preliterate child's liturgy can do this. This would lead parents to engage regularly with the Word in the congregation's worship, as well as become the primary education provider for their children by assisting them with learning the actions, gestures and spoken words at church. I need to research the viability of offering a specific child's worship service that attracts members who are parents of preliterate children, and uses worship tools designed for parents of preliterate children. In this kind of service, no age group is ignored; all are united in the same worship.