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Sunday's Structure, Style & Content

Adventist Churches

The sabbatarian worship of the Seventh-day Adventist churches follows in the free church tradition of worship and, aside from its distinctive Sabbath observance, is similar to that of many other evangelical churches. The church is likewise undergoing efforts at renewal that has grown out of the work of several Adventist professors in the 1970s and 1980s.

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WORSHIP RENEWAL AMONG THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCHES

This section explores worship renewal in the major denominations and Christian fellowships in North America. While there is a considerable amount of diversity from one denomination to the next, these entries reveal a surprising consensus on worship that is emerging in many Western churches. First, there is a remarkable agreement among churches on the need for renewal. Even the most liturgically conservative denominations see the need for reviving worship in a contemporary cultural context. Second, in many cases, churches that study their roots—either denominational or early Christian or both—often rediscover traditions that bring fullness and integrity to worship. Ancient liturgical forms are being adapted and used in very different settings. Third, the praise-and-worship movement is supplying material for renewal in just as many churches. Some are even finding that denominational traditions and more contemporary forms of worship are not necessarily incompatible.

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African Methodist Episcopal Churches

African Methodist Episcopal worship is grounded in the traditions of John Wesley and Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1797. Worship is African, liturgical, kerygmatic, charismatic, and democratic. Its special emphases are on preaching and participation, with focus on the altar call.

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches

Zion Methodism adheres to the traditional American Methodist liturgy adapted by Francis Asbury. Although its basic ritual pattern has remained unchanged, renewal is having an effect on observance of the Christian year and on music and spirituality.

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American Baptist Churches in the USA

Worship in the Baptist groups organized just after the American Revolutionary War was subsequently shaped by the revivalist tradition. More recently, the pedagogical model of worship has prevailed. In the future, American Baptist worship will likely be influenced by liturgical and inclusive styles as well as by charismatic worship practices.

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Anglican / Episcopal Churches

Anglican/Episcopal worship has always been guided by The Book of Common Prayer. The Revised Rites of 1976 introduced the liturgical forms and styles of renewal. Many churches have also incorporated charismatic elements of worship.

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Assemblies of God Churches

The activity of the Holy Spirit is central to worship in Assemblies of God churches. The presence of the Spirit is experienced in prayer, praise, singing, and the operation of the gifts of the Spirit. The praise-and-worship style appeals to many who are dissatisfied with traditional forms of worship.

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Baptist (Evangelical Denominations & Independent Baptist Churches)

The worship of the Independent and Evangelical Baptist groups traditionally features strong preaching, gospel music, and invitations. New emphases include thematic planning, a wide variety of music styles, and greater congregational participation in prayer and in the use of the senses.

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Baptist General Conference Churches

Worship in the Baptist General Conference follows the historic free church tradition, with, however, a contemporary flair. While there is no particular pattern evident among all the churches, there is a strong influence from the praise-and-worship style and a concern to establish seekers services. Some churches are finding ways to enhance the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

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Brethren (Plymouth) Assemblies

Brethren worship does not rely on clerical leadership. Rather, persons from within the assembled group, spontaneously moved by the Holy Spirit, lead worshipers through an experience of both Word and Table.

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