Planning Worship With The Laity

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Because worship is a drama involving all the people, planning should involve not only the ministers, but also (and perhaps especially) the laity.

Worship, in the Christian tradition, is commonly understood as "the work of the people. " This is, in fact, a literal meaning of the word "liturgy. " By this is meant that worship is not intended to be a "spectator sport" but an activity involving everyone.

A timeworn but useful analogy by Sren Kierkegaard invites us to compare what happens in...


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