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Sundays and Seasons: Vibrant Worship Planning

A 90-minute webinar presented by Michael Waschevski
Recorded Tuesday, August 25 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)

Click here to purchase the on-demand replay – $29.95 (1-6 participants)
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Worship is the church’s essential and primary spiritual practice.  When worship works in us and among us we know it.  Something connects.  Something speaks powerfully within us.  A divine contact is made at the center of our lives.  Diverse things link up for us.  We are stirred, perhaps moved to tears or filled with joy.  We are motivated to action.  We want to talk about it and to share what has touched us deeply.

Excellent worship is key for a spiritually alive and healthy congregation and for each member’s spiritual growth and effectiveness as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Congregations have much at stake in planning and providing such worship.  In this webinar we will engage in focused exploration and practice in planning for both weekly and seasonally significant worship.

Participants will:

  • Appreciate the interrelatedness of various elements and movements within a typical Lord’s Day service.
  • Understand different musical styles and genres and their significance in worship.
  • Consider opportunities and obstacles encountered in planning engaging, educational worship.
  • Plan a Lord’s Day service using lectionary texts for a typical Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 11, 2015).
  • Explore several ideas for deepening congregational worship in the upcoming cycle of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

Who should participate? Pastors, musicians, worship committee members, educators, seminary students, and ruling elders will find this helpful – and anyone interested in cultivating vibrant worship!

Click here to purchase the on-demand replay – $29.95 (1-6 participants)
Click here to order the DVD – $43.95 (free shipping)

If you have a group larger than 6, please contact Jana Blazek for group pricing.

Waschevsi, Michael photoMICHAEL WASCHEVSKI is associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Texas.  He is the co-author, with John G. Stevens, of “Rhythms of Worship: The Planning and Purpose of Liturgy.” Michael serves as adjunct faculty at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a frequent lecturer, workshop leader and preacher for a variety of conferences and gatherings throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Recently he served on the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, which produced the new hymnal “Glory to God” in 2013.