Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: I love the passion, wisdom and commitment of our worship leaders. But, in analyzing worship services as well as polling congregants, I have found that speaking between worship songs can have three unintended consequences.
- It can interrupt the flow between the songs.
- These mini-sermons often head in a different direction that the eventual sermon.
- The mini-sermons can make listeners weary of listening to a speaker before the sermon begins.
by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 5/2020.
We are entering “age of the eReformation,” an electronic re-formation of the way the Church shares the Good News.
Yet I have noticed that some churches regard online worship as a “stop-gap” measure required by a pandemic that prevents face-to-face encounter. But, as I noted in a recent article titled, St. Paul’s guide to leading remotely, Paul faced similar challenges of guiding and discipling the far-flung churches he led.
So, use this time of forced online worship as an opportunity to begin to offer both onsite and online worship that is anointed, powerful and life-changing.
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For more ideas see another article I wrote for Biblical Leadership Magazine …