Small Church Worship and Education During the Pandemic

Small Church Worship and Education During the Pandemic

Ministry in small towns and rural settings requires a special skill set. The congregations tend to be family-sized congregations with a long history but a shrinking impact. At the same time, the role they occupy in the community is more important than ever. Especially throughout the pandemic.

When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

Christians believe that out of death comes resurrection. Even Christians have been hard-pressed to believe that new life could arise out of this pandemic. Yet that’s what’s happened. Take church buildings, for example. Their size, shape, and cost have...

Worship and Power

Let’s say you have recently arrived at your new pastoral appointment. You’re wondering just what sort of people you are serving. Worship services can give you a strong indication of how people perceive their power in relation to the world. This sense of personal power...

Crowd-Sourced Worship: Perks and Perils

Agree or disagree: people have to be told how to connect to God or what to say to God, God speaks only to the few and the well-placed. If you disagreed with the above, then you are ready to experiment with crowd-sourced worship. I discovered crowd-sourced worship the...

3 Ways to Mess Up Worship

My husband is Latino. Whenever we go out to eat, he wants to eat Mexican food. Yes, we’ve got great WyoMex food in our part of the country. And I like Mexican, too. But every time?! To Jerry, though, it’s “mother’s milk.” It nourishes him and feeds him, it touches his...