What would happen if everyone on your team — everyone in your congregation — really understood worship from a biblical perspective? Not music. Worship.
· Do you think you might hear less, “I don’t like that song,” and more, “I love Jesus!”?
· Do you suppose there could be fewer negative comments about musical styles, and more positive comments about the content of worship?
· Might there be fewer people looking at their watch or checking their Facebook posts, and more people actively engaging with God during the worship?
For many churches, a scenario like this one would be like someone switched on the light. So, the big question is, “How do you get that picture to become a reality?”
We are VERY excited that Tom Kraeuter is presenting a worship seminar addressing the topic of genuine worship at YOUR church on March 29th from 9 am – noon. The non-discounted cost is $39 for one, $29 per person for a group of 4 or more and $19 for a spouse and/or youth. I will be collecting the registration forms for our church and will send them in as a group, therefore, the cost will only be $29. However, any member wishing to attend, Friendship will contribute $19 per each person registering. This makes the cost per family only $10 (if you register before March 18th) since the spouse and/or youth are only $19 and Friendship is paying that. We feel this strongly that this is such a wonderful opportunity that the church wants to help. Make sure you register by March18th for the reduced rate and to guarantee a spot. There will be registration forms in the bulletin and a table in the Narthex before and after church starting on March 9. You can also print out a form on Tom Kraueter’s website. All you do is go to this link: http://training-resources.org/worship_seminar.html and click “Register for a Seminar”. Then, you will see the seminar in Champaign, IL and it will say Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy! You click on “Champaign, IL” and you will see that you can click on the mailbox to print out a form. You would just fill that out and send or bring it to Friendship. Do NOT register online since we are paying for a major part of the cost.
Additionally, there is a special add-on session from 1-3 pm for an additional $15 designed specifically for those involved in worship ministry. If you sign up for this, we are asking you to bring $5 to offset the price of lunch that we will provide between 12:00 – 1 pm.
We are hoping to have an overwhelming response to this event. If you want to go, PLEASE don’t wait too long. There are going to be a lot of advertisements going out to invite the public and other churches as well and it will fill up fast. Also, you want to register early to receive the reduced group pricing.
Seminar Topics include:
· Envisioning Worship
· Is Worship Really a Lifestyle?
· What are the Truly Biblical Motivations for Worshiping God?
· The Too-Often Missing Element of Worship
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me at this email or at 714-6259.
Blessings to you,