Is worship transformational? At the church you attend? In your life? What does that even mean?
With the extra time I’ve had lately, I’ve been able to catch up on reading, blogs, podcasts, and videos that I had collected. One of the ones that I took time to watch recently featured Ed Stetzer (of LifeWay Research) and Mike Harland (of LifeWay Worship) as part of a monthly series LifeWay does called “The Choir Room”. In this episode, they spend time talking about and answering questions about the transformational aspects of worship and what that might look like. The topic came out of a book that Stetzer released in 2010 called Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard of Congregations (my Amazon link).
I’ve long believed that worship should be transformational in our lives and in our churches. Part of worship is the recognition and response to God and the aligning of our hearts with God. Each time we worship (which should be often), we should encounter God. And each time we encounter Him, we are hopefully becoming a bit more like Christ.
Enough of my thoughts, though. These guys nail it. If you are at all involved with worship in your church, you should watch this. If you’re not, this is worth passing along to your worship planning team and pastoral staff. It’s about an hour long, and the first part is a little slow while they do introductions and stuff, but once they get into the meat, it is a feast.
Enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments below.