Music has accompained the worship of God ever since there has been corporate worship.
The book makes an attempt to merge two loggerheads, i.e., contemporary music and
traditional music, for a meaningful worship in the church. The purpose of the research is
to find: What type of music and musical instruments are appropriate for church music and
spiritual growth? How and in what ways both traditional and contemporary music can be
merged; be effectively used for spiritual attainment and radical transformation; and be a
supportive hand to the submerged life?
The book details on the historical development of `Houbung la', `Tonic sol-fa' and
`Lathah bu' which are valuable resources for those who would like to study music of the
Kukis. The author with the backing of Questionnaires (attached as appendices) has also
given a few suggestions for the improvement of music and asserts the usefulness of new
musical forms, so as to amplify God's glory.
In addition, a brief synopsis of the working of Kuki Worship Service Delhi (KWSD) has
been provided in the attached appendices. The musical journey covered in the present work
is logical and carefully written so as to allow everyone to grip its message. It's a must
for every Christian who really wants to know the best way of performing a meaningful
worship and is really concerned about pleasing God.
2. History of Music
3. Music in Kuki Society
4. Analysis of the Study : Impact of Contemporary on Christian Worship
Appendix A: Music and Spirituality
Appendix B: Importance of Music in Church Worship
Appendix C: Worship and Music in the Liturgy of Church of North India
Appendix D: KWSD A Brief Overview
Appendix E: KWSD Church Building Project
Appendix F: KWSD Missionary Project
Appendix G: KWSD Sunday School Department
Appendix H: KWSD Women Fellowship
Appendix I: KWSD Youth Department
Appendix J: KWSD Men Fellowship
Appendix K: Questionnaire
Appendix L: Letter
Revd Paolen Haokip, also known as Paul Paolen, is an ordained minister
of the Kuki Baptist Convention. He obtained his Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) from Union
Biblical Seminary (2005) and Masters in Christian Theology from NIIPGTS, Serampore College
(2009). He has given leadership for KSO Pune, as General Secretary (1997-1998), President
(2002-2003), and Chairman of KWS Pune (2004-2005). He has served KWS Delhi, as Sunday
School Teacher (1999-2001), Outreach Secretary (1999-2001), Asst. Pastor (2005-2007); and
Pastor of KWS, Kolkata (2009-2010). At present, he is pursuing his Doctoral study at the
Aizawl Theological College in the Department of Christian Theology.