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HTS Theological Studies

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SMIT, Guillaume H.. Worship and preaching in missional congregations: homiletic-liturgical perspectives on missionary congregational ministry. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2010, vol.66, n.1, pp. 01-06. ISSN 2072-8050.

In the context of changes in society, and the resulting paradigm shifts in theological thinking, this article explores the development of a missional ministry praxis for church services in the reformed theological tradition. This is done through a basic overview of recent theological developments in missional ecclesiology, homiletics and liturgy, and a case study of a congregation who shifted to missional ministry praxis by renewing its church services. Opportunities for further research are identified, and the conclusion is reached that churches who make the theological paradigm shift to missional ministry should inherently change the character and planning of their church services to reflect and enhance this shift.

Keywords : missionale gemeente; ekklesiologie; homiletiek; liturgie; bediening.

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