Service Planning: What are Your Favorite Tools for Syncing Sunday?

When we come together for a Service of Worship, we come as one body, and I think the body is better served when the various parts are involved and aware of the direction.

Service Planning: What are Your Favorite Tools for Syncing Sunday?
When it comes to growth among Service of Worship participants, you should see more enthusiasm, more commitment, less grumbling. Greater enjoyment serving. More smiles. You may even see new people.
Service Planning: What are Your Favorite Tools for Syncing Sunday?
When it comes to growth among Service of Worship participants, you should see more enthusiasm, more commitment, less grumbling. Greater enjoyment serving. More smiles. You may even see new people.

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The Bible is my primary tool kit, particularly the pastor’s source scripture.

The motto at Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries is, “The best script is Scripture.”™ Besides the sermon passage, inspiration comes from regular scripture reading, whether a long section or a single “Verse of the Day.”

Everyone is part of the Service of Worship, not just the singers and speakers.

Many of the scenes I’ve written, songs my wife has composed, or workshop exercises we’ve created, were sparked by listening to a sermon or reading related passages.

The pastor’s source scripture and vision are my devotional safety check. They allow me to connect with God for personal study, which not only sparks creative ideas, but more importantly, elevates my sense of worship when I’m serving on Sundays. When I don’t have that previous Scripture connection, the “busyness” of Sunday – the tyranny of the urgent, my pastor calls it – can leave the corporate time empty for me, because work supersedes worship.

So, this personal discovery is a reason I recommend that the leaders of all teams involved in the Service of Worship – not just the creative, upfront people, but the tech, support and family ministries—be involved in a pastor’s initial planning when a new series is being prepared, and read the sermon outline (scripture at least) before the day of corporate celebration.

How to improve the advanced planning process for the weekend

We all have different spiritual gifts, but we serve One Body.

When we come together for a Service of Worship, we come as one body, and I think the body is better served when the various parts are involved and aware of the direction.

When all the workers are pursuing their tasks from a stated common vision and allowed to participate in conversations anchored from a Scriptural perspective, they are more willing to engage in the work, and they will grow spiritually. They’re more invested in the week-to-week acts of service, and there’s an opportunity for the pastor to learn as well, especially if the leaders represent a cross-section of demographics in the congregation.

Everyone is part of the Service of Worship, not just the singers and speakers.

Here are some ideas.

1) Brainstorm content. Whenever a sermon series is being outlined, the senior teaching pastor should schedule regular devotional sessions with leaders of all ministry teams involved in the Service of Worship – platform presenters, tech teams, ushers, marketing, family ministries, facilities support, etc. It’s creative brainstorming and spiritual discipling where the pastor can introduce the vision God has given, outline the themes and passages and then let the members of the body toss around ideas.


More About Michael Edgar Myers
Michael Edgar Myers has been serving in performance ministry for more than 25 years. He is the founding director of Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries which uses music, theater, and multi-media to inspire Christ-followers in their walk with Jesus Christ, and those who are curious about Christ to embrace a relationship with Him.
Get in Touch: mem@kit-ministries.com    More by Michael Edgar Myers

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Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.


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