This thesis follows the guidelines of fundamental practical theology, and goes from practice to
theory and back again. The thesis discovers, examines and evaluates patterns and dynamics of
a Christian community in Serbia, namely the SJUJ Youth Movement. In doing so, it seeks to in-
vestigate the ordinary theology of the movement, to delimit its practical implications and to derive
some pastoral suggestions for that particular context. Using a qualitative study as the theoretical
framework, the researcher, as practical theologian makes use of other frameworks and methods,
such as ethnography, participant observations, ordinary theology, and method of mutual critical
conversation. Thus this thesis argues for a genuine indigenized, reflexive theology and worship,
with respect for the context and culture.
The first and the second chapter of the thesis belong to the descriptive part of the thesis. The first
chapter follows the historical development of the movement, discovering its patterns and dynamics
through participatory observations and ethnographic research. The second chapter presents the
ordinary theology of the participants in the movement. This section ends with six questions that
will further develop into six interpretive sections of mutual critical conversation between the ac-
ademic and ordinary theology.
The third and the fourth chapter belong to the interpretive and thus practical section, as the pro-
cess of mutual critical conversation. This theological conversation was done from three distinctive
perspectives affirmative, persuasive and informative. Such conversations bring forth new and fresh
concepts and definitions, indigenous and specific for the context, that allow the researches to argue
for a so called indigenized reflexive theology, which in Evangelical circles of Serbia should be socially
responsive, culturally relevant and denominationally irresolute.