There is nothing I enjoy more as a service programming director than preparing an entire service that focuses on the beauty of the Cross of Christ. This week, we had the opportunity to do this with a more "free-form" approach to our corporate worship experience.
One of my MANY favorite things about having a new facility is the ability for people to easily move around the Worship Center. We provided three worship experience stations in our service: Commuion, Prayer, and Giving. After some corporate time of focused music and prayer, we gave the congregation the freedom to "create" their worship experience by choosing which stations to visit and in whatever order they chose. We sang, offered prayers, and Scripture during this time as people moved about the room.
From a musical standpoint, having just two vocals, keys, acoustic, and upright bass was very refreshing. It was twice the amount of music we normally prepare, but it was a nice change to be off click and just play together and worship.
Here was our setlist:
Worship Station Set-up
We plan to do these types of services on a quarterly basis and I can't wait...
"The cross is God's truth about us, and therefore it is the only power that can make us truthful. When we know the cross, we are no longer afraid of the truth." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer