24 Aug 2022  |

Everything we do in congregational worship is a communal embodiment of what we believe, and a rehearsal of who we are becoming. Christian worship not only communicates meaning but facilitates meeting—an encounter with the Divine and one another. Our discussion will consider central priorities for worship planning and leading that can help us design and facilitate participatory, inclusive, wholistic, and transformative gatherings. Such gatherings are an opportunity to rehearse postures and practices of hospitality, humility, grace, and justice that change how we live, love, celebrate, and serve.

Teacher:

Nicholas Zork is minister for worship and the arts at Church of the Advent Hope in New York City, where he also works as a songwriter and musical director. He is also an adjunct professor for worship and music at Andrews University.

Moderator:

 

How to join:

This presentation is past. Watch the presentation here.

ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM.

Times around the world:

    • Reykjavík: 5:30 PM
    • College Place: 10:30 AM
    • Lincoln: 12:30 PM
    • Denver: 11:30 AM
    • Bracknell: 6:30 PM
    • Loma Linda: 10:30 AM
    • Nairobi: 8:30 PM
    • Gackle: 12:30 PM
    • Hosur: 11:00 PM
    • Waco: 12:30 PM
    • Keene: 12:30 PM
    • Kaarina: 8:30 PM
    • Stockholm: 7:30 PM
    • Möckern: 7:30 PM
    • Cape Town: 7:30 PM
    • Madrid: 7:30 PM
    • Paris: 7:30 PM
    • Honolulu: 7:30 AM
    • Cooranbong: 3:30 AM (Sunday)
    • Perth: 1:30 AM (Sunday)
    • Manila: 1:30 AM (Sunday)
    • Tokyo: 2:30 AM (Sunday)
    • Auckland: 5:30 AM (Sunday)

The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).

About our class:

  • The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, or put people down.
  • Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
  • Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
  • Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
  • Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
  • Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
  • If it should happen that we are attacked so that we have to stop the meeting, we’ll quickly post a new meeting link on our AT Facebook page.

We look forward to getting acquainted with you!

Coming up:

  • Gerald Winslow
  • Jon Paulien
  • Sigve Tonstad

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