Church Beyond: Special Clergy Session
posted on July 20
Church Beyond: Worship Beyond
A Day for Pastors with Chuck Bell
Asbury UMC - Highland Heights
Register at kyumc.org- 0.5 CEU credit available
Chuck Bell, our worship leader at Annual Conference this past June, will lead us in an honest and open exploration into the ways God-honoring worship can reach out to our broader communities, as well as our long-time church folks.
Our day will include times of teaching, small group discussion and sharing practical, take away practices with others. This event is free of charge to participants and includes lunch. Continuing education credit is 0.5 units.
Our time will be practical, not theoretical. Chuck will address everything that happens in worship - from the opening call to worship to the benediction. Ideas will be doable by small churches without a music staff.
Our whole focus will be to address our goal as pastors to attract people to services so as to make disciples of Jesus Christ who are then part of our worshiping communities.
Topics will include:
• Defining and exploring styles of worship
• Exploring the music of worship, from current tunes to ancient hymns.
• Developing or expanding a music ministry in the churches of varying sizes
• Fine tuning existing worship teams/volunteers to broaden their knowledge and increase volunteer involvement
• Deciphering the language barrier between music folks and pastors
• Exploring various ways to plan a worship service that uses words and music, Scripture and preaching, with attention to the way order can increase involvement