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Worship and Preaching that Renews Vintage (traditional) Churches (AM-627)

This course will take a look at what has been traditionally taught about preaching and worship for mainline churches and examine what is working in churches that are bucking trends of decline.  How do “vintage churches” retain their practices and traditions, while at the same time find ways to connect with the “Nones” the “Dones” “and the “Reruns”? Millennials often shop in vintage clothing stores, so what kind of preaching and worship might make them take a second look at our churches? What might we learn from the culture, from other traditions, or even our own history that has been forgotten?  How might we more effectively communicate our message and craft the transformational experience the “spiritual but not religious” are really seeking?

If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.

Instructor(s)

Michael Piazza

Semester

Summer 2016

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