Liturgy


Let’s shake it up in church… …because the same things every Sunday become a boring routine. Sometimes we hear this sentiment, with some ministers responding by being creative, yet without rocking the boat. People like change, and often we hear comments...

What type is your church…?


What kind of church? In December I received promotional email of a sheet music, classifying music by denomination, based of the type of worship service (with plenty of choice in each category). • Liturgical: e.g. Lutheran, Anglican, Catholic, Russian Orthodox...

Understanding Liturgy


Sometimes I hear the complaints of monotonous elements of the worship service, and a desire to shake it up and change. But often people don’t have much of an idea about the background of what happens in church. If adults...

Mentoring


“A mentor important in mastery. Literally, physically observe and absorb their energy and spirit. You are not just watching them, you are experiencing them inside yourself. It is a very powerful way of learning. It’s an emotional relationship with someone...

Singing more Hymns than Psalms?


Singing Hymns and Psalms When churches add more hymns to their ‘repertoire’, often the assurance is given that more hymns will not replace the Psalms. Yet, practically this does not work out. Going to church as a teenager, I remember...