Mississippi Worshippers Arise

Mississippi Worshippers Arise

VISION FOR WORSHIP SESSIONS

Submitted by: Ronda Dent

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. (John 4:23)

1.) TO DEVELOP A CULTURE

  • Where we make space for the Holy Spirit to speak and move
  • Where we enable the Church to encounter our real and living God in powerful ways
  • Where we seek to encourage the Church to worship Jesus with freedom and greater intimacy

What might this involve?

Spontaneous worship; Listening to God; Freedom to flow in the prophetic and to take risks; Providing space for the Spirit to be present to communicate and to heal; Reflective times; Helping people feel they can be more expressive in worship; Free, open, spontaneous and spirit filled as the “norm”; Mixing old and new songs; Enabling others to respond to God; Teaching and training to have more understanding of what prophetic worship entails. Opportunities to develop in these things would be during times of worship meetings and prophetic worship nights throughout the year.

2.) TO DEVELOP A TEAM OF TRUE WORSHIPPERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

  • Where we seek to form deep and authentic multi-cultural relationships within a multi-disciplinary team in our community (Music, Audio & Visual)
  • Where we seek to honour and encourage one another; building one another up
  • Where we seek to feel safe enough to be vulnerable with each other to take risks and go in new directions when leading worship together

What might this involve?

Mentoring God’s people; Open worship “jam” nights. Outreach events; Support and prayer before and after services and throughout the week; Social times; Bring and share meals; Worship evenings; Training days; Team nights; Skill workshops; Skill sharing; Prayer chains

3.) TO DEVELOP IN CREATIVITY

  • Where we seek to spend time to develop different skills together
  • Where we release people to experiment and take risks
  • Where we search out and encourage creative people within the Church to share and grow in their God given talents and abilities

What might this involve?

Song writing sessions; Experimenting with styles and genres; Worshipful dance and flag ministry; Praying for anointing of improvisation and spontaneity; Jam time to arrange new versions of songs; Different instrument blends; Different languages; Releasing song writers; Developing craft and skills together; Developing arrangements of songs; Skill workshops; Instrumental group rehearsals and get-togethers.