Guidelines To Enlivening The Service Of The Word

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

As this article indicates, the liveliness of the Service of the Word depends on the full and conscious participation of every person in the dialogue of worship.

Because the nature of the Service of the Word is instructive, it, more than any other part of worship, is subject to cerebral overkill. The following guidelines will help a congregation break through the impasse of a passive, noninvolved approach to the Service of the Word.

1. As the Service of the Word is planned, recognize that...


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