**We’re studying the book, “The Worship Architect” by Constance Cherry together. If you missed a section or are reading this months after it originally happened, please join in the conversation anyway!**
Now that we’ve gotten into Phase 1 of the book, we’re going to slow down a bit and begin Phase 2 which is all about building the structure for worship. There’s lots of detail about the various “load-bearing walls” as the author calls them, continuing the analogy of worship as a structure. We’ll take it a chapter at a time for now, reading chapter 3 together.
As with all of the chapters, she suggests discussing the questions at the beginning with a group of peers, just as we’re doing here! Respond in the comments below and remember to indicate the number of the question you’re responding to.
- Does your worship service typically have large, primary sections? If so, how would you describe them?
- What options are there for making decisions about the order of the components of worship?
- Does the Bible explicitly teach a detailed order to use?
- Does it really matter what order the worship service components are in?
- If you change an order of service, on what basis do you do so?
As we read chapter 3, let’s talk about these questions:
- The author describes several different approaches to ordering worship. Which approach has been the typical one you’ve utilized most frequently (I’m sure there are individual times when a different approach has been used, but what’s your go-to approach)?
- The author also lists the four “rooms” of worship (gathering, Word, Table, and sending). Are there other “rooms” that you include in your worship? Are these “rooms” always present?
Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s get a good discussion going!