Teresa Stewart: Worship Planning for Small Congregations
Attendees receive a CEU certificate representing 60-minutes of CEU credit. Registrants who can’t attend the live session will receive a recording of the session later on the same date.
Maybe you’ve heard it said that for lavish worship, congregations must have a “Worship Design Team.” With a group of experts gathered to design, script, rehearse and coordinate the event. In detail. Every. Single. Week.
But what if small congregations have a more powerful option—one that expands participation, emphasizes lay leadership, ends the burnout of meetings, invites local gifts, and heightens anticipation because something is up for grabs with each worshiper treated as a co-creator?
They do. It’s called Stone Soup Worship Planning.
- What if the liturgy (the work of the people) could be the work of the people?
- Recognizing the difference between participation-potlucks and expert-performances.
- The Happy Birthday Effect and your small congregation superpower.
- Rewriting the job descriptions and going local.
- The Stone Soup method of worship planning: diagnosing, recruiting, curating.
- Includes forms and sample Stone Soup plans by actual small congregation pastors.