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Youth Worship Services
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[German Version]

include a wide variety of worship services, all with young people as the intended congregation; they are often ecumenical.

The first such services were held in connection with the Jugendbewegung; they were hailed as beneficial to both young people (Youth/Adolescence) and the community because of their focus on real life, but were also criticized as impeding the familiarization of young people with congregational worship on Sunday morning. This controversy is still alive in the debate over designing worship for particul…

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Wiggermann, Karl-Friedrich, “Youth Worship Services”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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