29 August 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.
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.