Mission Theology of Worship: A Framework in Reaching The Postmodern Generation in Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Yoanes Sinaga Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies



post-modern generation, attitude towards worship, mission theology of worship


The rise of postmodern influence in Jakarta triggers a change of perspective
among the younger generation which is contrary to the core values of older
generations. However, the Adventist church members in Indonesia adopted a
rigid form of worship theology that hindered a more flexible evangelistic
approach in reaching postmodern generation. This attitude toward worship
signifies a perplexing theological and practical problem that need to be addressed
to make the gospel more relevant to the current generations. In order to address
this issue, it is necessary to develop a mission theology of worship that enables
the church to reach more effectively the younger generation who has been
influenced by postmodern worldview. There were three purposes that served as
the foundation of the research. First, to explore the biblical understanding of
worship; second, to observe the impact of post modernistic worldview upon the
people in Jakarta; and third, to establish a mission theology of worship which will
give the church the needed framework in ministering to the younger generations
who seem apathetical toward the Adventist gospel. After an extensive analysis of
both Old and New Testament, the author developed seven statements which form
a theological framework of worship in reaching postmodern generations in

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Sinaga, Y. (2018). Mission Theology of Worship: A Framework in Reaching The Postmodern Generation in Jakarta, Indonesia. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 6(1), 164. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v6i1.1132