Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Worship 1: Ministry Focus 2010

Toward the end of 2008, our Session decided that we would select a "Ministry Focus" for each year: one aspect of spiritual formation, and/or one spiritual discipline, that we would focus on for the coming year. Last year's Ministry Focus was Prayer.

This year (2010) our Ministry Focus will be Worship. Specifically, we'll focus on corporate worship.

As I think about the topics under this category that I want to consider, some of them are:
  • How does God meet with us in worship? And how do we meet with Him in worship?
  • Why do we use the different elements of worship that we do?
  • What is the importance of the different seasons of the church's calendar (e.g., Advent, Lent, Easter, etc.)?
  • How does our cumulative experience of worship (week by week, season by season, year by year) shape our spiritual lives?
  • What are some ways that we can engage more fully in corporate worship?
  • How can congregations involve whole families in worship (especially children)?

I'm looking forward to this focus on Worship. Like last year, I will post reflections, links, suggested resources, and other things related to our Ministry Focus throughout the year.

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