7 3. Design a Sequence of Events Planning for WorshipFive Guiding Principles3. Design a Sequence of EventsFlesh out outlineOrder the outlineSchedule elementsUnfolding drama
8 4. Check the Content and Flow Planning for WorshipFive Guiding Principles4. Check the Content and FlowSuitabilityMovementQuantityNew vs OldSequenceEmotional Shifts
9 5. Evaluate for Participation Planning for WorshipFive Guiding Principles5. Evaluate for ParticipationAsk with each item:How can people be most involved?
10 Themes in Worship Sources: 1. Felt Need 2. Special Events 3. Church Experiences4. Sermon Topic5. God’s Heart
11 Themes in Worship Guidelines: 1. Ask God to reveal it to you 2. Introduce it naturally3. Link your content to it4. Don’t overplay it
12 Outlines for Worship Developing a Pattern Isaiah 6 Praise Confession PardonCommissionVon Ogden VogtPresentationPenitenceExaltationIlluminationDedication
13 Outlines for Worship Developing a Pattern Seidenspinner Vineyard AdorationCommunionDedicationVineyardInvitationEngagementExaltationAdorationIntimacy
14 Developing the Outline Outlines for WorshipDeveloping the OutlineIt’s like preparing to preach:* Select a theme/text* Analyse the theme/text- What is the message?- What is the natural outline?- What is the flow of thought?
15 Prepare a worship outline on: Outlines for WorshipDeveloping the OutlinePrepare a worship outline on:A current eventA characteristic of GodA passage of ScriptureA calendar eventA felt need
16 Five Guiding Principles Planning WorshipFive Guiding Principles1. Determine the Focal Point2. Select Relevant Resource3. Design a Sequence of Events4. Check the Content and Flow5. Evaluate for Participation
17 Creativity in Worship Say NO to: Gimmicks to coerce something from worshippers.Pumping life into a dying institution.Change just for the sake of change - without a purpose.
18 Creativity in Worship Say YES to: Enabling diverse people to experience a sense of God’s presence in the company of other believers and to respond appropriately.Incorporating variety and freshness regularly
19 Creativity in Worship Participatory Responses Visual Creativity Singing CreativelyPraying CreativelyDrama and PoetryOverhead Fill-insMultimedia Presentations
20 Adding creativity without losing the congregation Creativity in WorshipAdding creativity without losing the congregationHow to change your worship services without being asked to change churchesHow???
21 Creativity in Worship * Bring meaningful change * Respect your context * Don’t assume objections* Make changes slowly* Educate and inform people* Give reasons for the change
22 Creativity in Worship * Encourage dialogue * Involve people * Take a survey* Mix the old and the new* Be sensitive to responses* Get affirmation from peers
23 Setting Goals in Worship TangibleCommunicableAchievableDefinitiveFlexible