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ELDER’S TRAINING SEMINAR. Based on the Elder’s Handbook. Ministerial Association of the General Conference www.ministerialassociation.com. The Elder and the Worship Service. Chapter 7. The Elder and the Worship Service.

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ELDER’S TRAINING SEMINAR

Based on the Elder’s Handbook

Ministerial AssociationoftheGeneral Conference

www.ministerialassociation.com

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The Elder and

the Worship

Service

Chapter 7

the elder and the worship service
The Elder andtheWorshipService
  • Many churches have used about the same order of service, made the same announcements, sung the same songs, prayed the same type of prayers year after year, decade after decade.
  • As worship leaders, we should respect differences in worship style when they result from differences in existing cultures, but we tend to be to fearful of adapting our worship to contemporary changes in society.
purpose of worship
PurposeofWorship

Worship is encountering with God.

  • Christian worship is focused upon God.

“The whispering and laughing and talking which

might be without sin in a common business

place should find no sanction in the house

where God is worshiped.”

Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 492

purpose of worship1
PurposeofWorship

Worship includes adoration.

  • Expressedthroughsingingandprayer.
  • It affirmsGod’sgoodness, recognizesHis

worthinessandreverencesHispresence.

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Purpose of Worship

Worship includes proclamation.

  • Worship is a time for theproclamationofGod’s Word.

Worship includes renewal.

  • It shouldresultonrenewal. It involvesreflection, prayer, andmeditation. It is a time ofrepentance.
  • It is a time to experiencewholenessandpeace in Jesus.
purpose of worship2
PurposeofWorship

Worship includes fellowship.

  • Sharing together in public worship gives strength to personal Christian development.

Worship includes participation.

  • Participation could include singing, prayer, giving, scripture reading or a sharing time.
  • Remembering anniversaries, birthdays, and other special event is another way to show members that they are important to the church family.
purpose of worship3
PurposeofWorship

Worship deserves planning.

  • Successful worship does not just happen.
  • The service must not become mere routine.
  • The worship service involves the coordination of the activities and talents of many people and therefore must be well planned.
parts of worship
PartsofWorship
  • Music
  • Announcements: Be positive, use the bulletin.
  • Call to worship: Bring people into a worshipful attitude.
  • Prayer: Speaking to God on behalf of the people.
  • Offering: Teaching self-denial, sacrifice and trust.
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PartsofWorship
  • Ministry to children
  • Scripture reading
  • Public testimony
  • Congregational participation: Singing, litany.
parts of worship2
PartsofWorship

Prayer:

  • Address to God.
  • Praise.
  • Repentance.
  • Dedication.
  • General intercession.
  • Specificintercession.
  • Conclusion.

“Oneortwo minutes is longenough for anyordinaryprayer”. (Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 581)

order of worship
OrderofWorship

SuggestiveSampleWorshipFormats:

A. LongerFormat

Prelude

Introit

Call to worship

Doxology

Invocation

Hymnofpraise

Prayer

Offering

Scripturereading

Music

Sermon

Hymnofdedication

Benediction

Postlude

B. Shorter Format

Introit

Hymn

Prayer

Offering

Sermon

Benediction

preaching
Preaching

8 Rules for effectivepreaching

  • KnowChristpersonally.
  • Preachbiblically.
  • Preachrelevantly.

4. Preachpositively.

Preaching is both traditionally and purposely central to

Adventist worship.

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Preaching
  • Prepare early.
  • Organize logically.
  • Speak clearly.
  • Plan annually.

Elders, as well as pastors, are shepherds

and the principal work of shepherd

is to feed the flock.

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