Thanks to Rob Still for sharing this post with TWC. Originally publisthed at: http://www.robstill.com/planning-powerful-worship-sets/
I was recently inspired by this David Santistevan post on crafting powerful worship sets.
His very fine article presented four key ideas:
1. Teach – sing songs that declare who God is.
2. Engage – make it as easy as possible for people to sing, clap, and participate with the music.
3. Inspire - lift their vision higher, help move people’s eyes off their circumstances onto the greatness of God.
4. Convict – turn our hearts away from self and towards God, that is repentance which leads to change.
My experience is that planning worship is a mixture of practicing theology, musical artistry, and understanding human dynamics.
I’d like to add these morsels to the buffet of ideas. Bon appetite! [Read more...]