Session Description

Each local congregation has its own unique history, geographical and social location, demographic makeup, and mission. As worship leaders, we need to understand each of these aspects of our local church’s “worship culture” in order to choose and adapt worship resources that engage the mind, heart, and spirit of our congregation members. This workshop introduces models and methods from the social sciences, including ethnography, interviewing, and structured observation, that we can use to explore these dynamics within our congregations. It then highlights practical ways how we can use the insights we glean from these methods to more deeply understand and engage our congregations.

Conference Title

2016 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-29-2016

Event Type

Workshop/Seminar

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Worship

Topic

Culturally-Contextual Worship

Keywords:

Resources, Methods, Unique History

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Understanding Your Congregation's Unique Worship Culture

Each local congregation has its own unique history, geographical and social location, demographic makeup, and mission. As worship leaders, we need to understand each of these aspects of our local church’s “worship culture” in order to choose and adapt worship resources that engage the mind, heart, and spirit of our congregation members. This workshop introduces models and methods from the social sciences, including ethnography, interviewing, and structured observation, that we can use to explore these dynamics within our congregations. It then highlights practical ways how we can use the insights we glean from these methods to more deeply understand and engage our congregations.

 

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