Engage Day event report
The Engage Worship Day on 15th Feb was a blast! 300 people decended on Luton for a day of exploring the theme 'engaging EVERYONE in worship'. Some highlights for me included:
- the whole congregation doing sign language along to Come You Thankful People;
- the Junk Tank percussion group, choir and orchestra making a joyful noise;
- a group of children who spontaniously began praying for healing for one lad;
- the BIG Ministries team making us laugh and think with their sketches;
- the whole range of ages, backgrounds and styles uniting together in diverse worship...
We've posted a bunch of resources from the day:
- The Revelation 7 creative reading, including a Prezi and PowerPoint;
- The Miracle Memorial art/craft activity, with the downloadable sheet for a foldable box
- An article on using percussion and junk drums in worship, partly inspired by using junk on the 15th.
We also want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who gave their time to make it possible. Workshop leaders, band, LST students, stewards, PA dudes, SBC staff - you know who you are and we genuinely could not of had the day without you! Thanks for everything you did.
Recent news updates:
Booking for 15th Feb Engage Worship Day in Luton is now closed. You will be able to get tickets on the door, but workshops will be limited due to room capacities. We recently did an interview with Jo Squires from BIG Ministries on the topic of All Age worship, which fits in really well with the Engage Day theme of engaging EVERYONE in worship. Check it out! We're excited to have contributors from BIG Ministries, LST, Junk Tank and the engageband preparing workshops and items for the gathered worship, which will really offer something for everyone, whatever age and whether they are...
Looking for that special gift for the people who love worshipping God in innovative and creative ways? Look no further... Engage with God DVD This 60 minute disc contains 5 extended worship reflections, in a contemporary and engaging style. Martin Saunders of Youthwork Summit said: "An incredibly versatile resource that could genuinely lead you, your small group or your church into a deeper engagement with God. I love it." Engage with God Creative Journals vols 1&2 At just £3 each (or 5 for £12) these make ideal stocking-fillers for people who want to connect with God in creative ways. A4, 16-page books with full-colour, interactive...
Over the past five years we've amassed a pile of free Christmas and Advent resources to share with y'all. Do browse around to see the kinds of things you could make use of this year. Below are a few of our favourites: Christmas Fractal Images and Video Loops These beautiful pics and movies by Richard Lyall are always popular. Advent Candle liturgies by Sam, Kieran and Angela Simple enough prayers for all ages, with visually stimulating PowerPoints to use when lighting your candles. Or try this slightly more involved one by Chloe. Interactive Christmas/Advent readings Get the congregation involved in the proclaimation of scripture. Hear the Angels' Song We used...
London School of Theology interviewed a bunch of musicians, thinkers, LST students and staff to find out their responses to the question 'what is worship?' The following video could make a great service opener, discussion-starter or even something to send people out at the end of a meeting, to worship with their whole lives. Thanks LST for sharing!
We wish all our friends and subscribers a lovely summer! Hope you're all getting a chance for some rest and recreation. Sam and Sara are currently running the engageworship.org operation from a shed in Sweden, whilst occasionally cooling down in our local lake (see picture!). This is a great time for us to think ahead, get on with some creative projects and start planning for the autumn. We look forward to letting you know soon about some great events happening in the new academic year. Meanwhile, August can be a great time to try something new in your church. People tend to...