Collective Contribution: Building Up the Church Together in Worship

Collective Contribution: Building Up the Church Together in Worship

In 1 Corinthians 14, the Apostle Paul describes a normative practice of allowing everyone to contribute to collective worship. And despite the challenges that attend such an effort, the rewards are not otherwise achievable. Collective wisdom not only enriches corporate worship, the process of contributing is itself integral to worship practice that builds up the church. So how can we can, with integrity, create space for inclusive contributions by a diversity of worshippers?

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Listening to Millennials and the Implications for Adventist Worship

Listening to Millennials and the Implications for Adventist Worship

I was recently invited to speak at the Center for Secular and Postmodern Studies’ conference, Reaching Millennial Generations, held at Andrews University. In preparation I had the opportunity to interview thirty millennials on their views of the Adventist Church. During the interview, several relevant issues arose relating to worship. 

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Facing Pushback

Facing Pushback

Verified Volunteers provides the educational and background check services the NAD requires of its leaders and children’s/youth ministries leaders in the local church. While most will readily participate in the program, there will always be a few that will pushback. Here is a redemptive strategy for dealing with that pushback.

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