New Worship Service

A group of 15 or more that meets at least twice monthly to experience the Living God and reach persons not currently involved in a worshiping community.

A Pathway for Starting a New Worship Service

  1. Begin with a dangerous prayer: Lord, use me.
  2. Use a demographic study to determine who is in your mission field and identify who you want this worship experience to connect to. Don’t be afraid to be specific. This will inform every decision you make concerning the new worship service. “Worship Ways” by Tom Bandy will help you identify specific ways to connect to specific mosaics groups in your mission field.
  3. Develop a team with a strong representation of the people you are trying to connect with.
  4. Use the team to determine worship style, use of technology, direction of sermon designs, hospitality, childcare; the structure of ongoing worship planning, and other practical concerns.
  5. Use team to design a strategy for launching the new worship service.

 

 

Building Worship Bridges by Cathy Townley

Together with the workbook, this practical resource help you and your team create a competent, compelling worship service called forth by God.

Building Worship Bridges Workbook by Cathy Townley

Together with the book, this practical resource help you and your team create a competent, compelling worship service called forth by God.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Why and How to Start a New Worship Service

Brad Kalajainen of Cornerstone UMC, a popular multi-site church of three campuses in Michigan, offers practical advice on why and how to start a new worship experience.

The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services by Constance M. Cherry

Worship professor and practitioner, Constance M. Cherry provides worship leaders with credible blueprint plans for designing powerful worship services. This resource also works well as a guide for worship-planning teams in local churches.

Worship Ways by Tom Bandy

This practical and deeply theological book explains why people worship and guides leaders to design relevant worship services that address people’s sense of urgency.