The Worship Services – Variety

The Worship Services Download

There is room for a lot of variety,

but also for careful wisdom and reverence.

 

  • It is the main billboard for the church.

  • Worship is commanded for everyone and modeled for groups.

  • With the sermon, the service should be the highest priority for the pastor.

  •  The mood and ingredients will determine the favor with people; our hearts will determine the favor with God.
  • Some parts of the service are prescribed or exemplified:

 

    Praise-worship music                           –  Prayers

    Preaching of the Word                         –  Scripture reading

    Encouragement

 

 

 

  • Other segments can have a part:

 

    Drama                                                  –  Greetings

    Testimony                                           –  Promotions

    Announcements

  • What happens before and after the service is important.

 

    The average                                         –  The goal

 

 

 

  • Welcoming and connecting with guests must be carefully planned.

  •  Cards, recognition, receptions, gifts, calls

  • Support ministries for services can be excellent in all size churches.

 

    Ushers                                                   –  Greeters

    Tech for sound, lights                          –  Nursery

    Parking

 

 

 

  • Technology has made possible the multiplication of church services calling for a clear philosophy.

 

    venues in the same building

    sites elsewhere

 

 

  • Timing of worship relates to goals and culture.

  • Schedule and number of services calls for wisdom.

 

    The 80% rule                                        –  The advantage of more

    “Changes and surprises”                     –  Simultaneous (flip-flop) vs. “sandwich”

    Saturday hours, Sunday p.m., other

  • The “target” person may be general or specific.

 

    Christian              –  Interested                  –  Pagan

    Age or taste target

 

  • The gospel must be declared.  The cross must be central.

  • Everyone can at least keep in mind the needs and concerns and prejudices of the unchurched.

  • The goals and results of the worship service should be embraced.

 

    Edification                                            –  Exaltation

    Evangelism                                          –  Conversions

    School spirit

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