Buy my book: "Full Disclosure"
  • Full Disclosure
    Full Disclosure
    by Stephen Gray and Barry Smith

    Essentially, I'm the authority on this concept - failures and mistakes in church planting. If you are planting a church or thinking of planting a church... this book is for you. You can click on the picture above to buy direct from Amazon, or shoot me an email and I'll send it to you for $13.00 including shipping within the United States.

30 Days Of Sex - Feedback

Listen to Armstrong & Getty with Cindy Cleveland.

Listen to Armstrong & Getty with Barry Smith.

Listen to KFBK interview with Barry Smith.

Follow Me On Twitter
SUBSCRIBE to receive email updates

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

AddThis Feed Button
Latest Comments
« Exponential 2012 - National New Church Conference NNCC | Main | Ministry-More Compassionate »
Monday
Jan232012

Worship - More Experiential

Ray Johnston's young leaders weigh in on ministry at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA. This is number 5 of 7.

Worship needs to be far more experiential... expect God to show up!

It's not all about the smoke, sound and lights. It's not all about picking the best songs. Worship needs to be approached with an expectation that God is going to show up and do something big... every week. Churches should set up the service with His movement in mind. Plan for it. Expect it. Watch for it.

Young leaders seem to have an almost 'child-like' faith that puts the responsibility back on God to do the 'experiential' part of the worship. I've been guilty in the past in trying to 'help' God where He might be lacking.

Do you 'experience' God in your weekly church services? Does God show up? Quite honestly, many of us might not recognize Him if He DID show up.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>