Presentation on theme: "Evangelical Worship Leading, The Liturgy, and me. Aaron Niequist."— Presentation transcript:
Evangelical Worship Leading, The Liturgy, and me. Aaron Niequist
Why are the principles of The Liturgy (low and high) so important for the modern church?
Expression & Formation.
John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Jo
Expression & Formation. John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship James KA Smith, Desiring The Kingdom Jo
If the mall and its parachurch extensions in television and advertising offer a daily liturgy for the formation of the heart, what might be the churchs counter-measures? What if the church unwittingly adopts the same liturgical practices as the market and the mall? Will it then really be a site of counter-formation? What would the churchs practices have to look like if theyre going to form us as the kind of people who desire something entirely differentwho desire the kingdom? What would be the shape of an alternative pedagogy of desire?
Three-Legged Stool. Fr Richard Rohr, The Immortal Diamond
Three-Legged Stool. Fr Richard Rohr, The Immortal Diamond Scripture / Prayer / Church history
Grounds us in The Bigger Story.
-Our history -THE STORY
Leitourgia (li-toorg-ee'-ah) the work of the people
Im Way More Compelled by a Church OF the People than a Church FOR the People
Ian Morgan Cron.
Worship set as a journey.
Tuning our hearts.
A Corporate Prayer.
We have come together as the family of God in our Fathers presence to offer Him praise and thanksgiving, to hear His holy word, to bring before Him the needs of the world, to ask His forgiveness of our sins, and to seek His grace, that through His Son Jesus Christ we may give ourselves to His service. Amen.
Learning from different traditions.
Lord, Hear Our Prayer.
Band in the room.
A New Liturgy.
WHAT? A few discoveries…
Change is possible.
Those who dont believe in change should get out of the way of people who are busy changing it. To Change the World by James Hunter
Change is only possible to a point.
Change is only possible to a point. DNA What SHOULD my church be?
Change is slow.
The Framework and Culture.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Many movements built in truth failed because the energy powering them was ugly. Fr Ronald Rolheiser, The Holy Longing
Both pastor and worship leader.
"When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure."
"...those who endure are those who are not attached to outcomes. They don't seek security in plans or accomplishments. They exchange certainty for curiosity, fear for generosity. They plunge into the problem, treat their attempts as experiments, and learn as they go. This kind of insecurity is energizing; people become engaged in figuring out what works instead of needing to be right or worrying about how to avoid failure. Whenever they discover something that does work, there's a huge rush of energy, often accompanied by laughter. Margaret Wheatley
The way we worship becomes the way we believe, which becomes the way we live.
All notes, slides, and examples are at aaronniequist.com/blog. anewliturgy.com