Presentation on theme: "Part 6 The Ministry of Worship. Planning for Worship Themes in Worship Outlines for Worship Creativity in Worship Balance in Worship Songs in Worship."— Presentation transcript:
Part 6 The Ministry of Worship
Planning for Worship Themes in Worship Outlines for Worship Creativity in Worship Balance in Worship Songs in Worship Change in Worship SECTION OUTLINE
Design a worship experience that lasts for 30 minutes - without singing.
What elements did you use? How did the exercise challenge your thinking about corporate worship? Do you think a worship experience could work without singing? REFLECTION
Five Guiding Principles Planning for Worship 1. Determine the Focal Point
Five Guiding Principles Planning for Worship 2. Select Relevant Resource Select content Songs Readings Etc.
Five Guiding Principles Planning for Worship 3. Design a Sequence of Events Flesh out outline Order the outline Schedule elements Unfolding drama
Five Guiding Principles Planning for Worship 4. Check the Content and Flow Suitability Movement Quantity New vs Old Sequence Emotional Shifts
Five Guiding Principles Planning for Worship 5. Evaluate for Participation Ask with each item: How can people be most involved?
Sources: 1. Felt Need 2. Special Events 3. Church Experiences 4. Sermon Topic 5. Gods Heart Themes in Worship
Guidelines: 1. Ask God to reveal it to you 2. Introduce it naturally 3. Link your content to it 4. Dont overplay it Themes in Worship
Von Ogden Vogt Presentation Penitence Exaltation Illumination Dedication Outlines for Worship Developing a Pattern Isaiah 6 Praise Confession Pardon Commission
Vineyard Invitation Engagement Exaltation Adoration Intimacy Outlines for Worship Developing a Pattern Seidenspinner Adoration Communion Dedication
Outlines for Worship Developing the Outline Its 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?
Outlines for Worship Developing the Outline Prepare a worship outline on: A current event A characteristic of God A passage of Scripture A calendar event A felt need
Five Guiding Principles Planning Worship 1. Determine the Focal Point 2. Select Relevant Resource 3. Design a Sequence of Events 4. Check the Content and Flow 5. Evaluate for Participation
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. Creativity in Worship
Say YES to: Enabling diverse people to experience a sense of Gods presence in the company of other believers and to respond appropriately. Incorporating variety and freshness regularly Creativity in Worship
/Participatory Responses /Visual Creativity /Singing Creatively /Praying Creatively /Drama and Poetry /Overhead Fill-ins /Multimedia Presentations Creativity in Worship
Adding creativity without losing the congregation Creativity in Worship How to change your worship services without being asked to change churches How???
* Bring meaningful change * Respect your context * Dont assume objections * Make changes slowly * Educate and inform people * Give reasons for the change Creativity in Worship
* Encourage dialogue * Involve people * Take a survey * Mix the old and the new * Be sensitive to responses * Get affirmation from peers Creativity in Worship
Tangible Communicable Achievable Definitive Flexible Setting Goals in Worship
Relational Balance in Worship Reverential
Immanence Balance in Worship Transcendence
Anthropocentric Balance in Worship Theocentric
Love Balance in Worship Holiness
Edification Balance in Worship Exaltation
Teaching New Songs: How? * Explain the song * Use visual aids * Teach the band * Learn the melody * Involve the choir * Limit new songs Songs in Worship
Teaching New Songs: When? * Not during intimate worship * During early stages of service * Teach to small groups first * Follow with a well known song Songs in Worship
Teaching New Songs: Then? * Dont repeat too much * Do it a few times and move on * Come back to it next week * Some take longer to take off * Repeat but dont kill songs Songs in Worship
Using Medleys: Criteria * Theme * Direction * Rhythm * Key Songs in Worship
Leading Songs * Before Songs * During Songs * Between Songs Songs in Worship