We’re back! In this episode, Grace, Sam and Timo are picking up the conversation about worship, the pandemic, and the future of the church. Timo tells us about his ‘Disrupting Worship Stories’ project and we get a little taster of some of the great episodes that are coming in this new season of the podcast. As in Season 1, reflection questions to each episode can be found on engageworship.org/disrupting-worship.

Reflection questions:

1. The three questions that Timo asked various worship leaders were: What was most difficult about lockdown worship? What actually went really well? What change do you want to see? Could you use these same questions in your own community to help people process?

2. Grace reminds us of a wider perspective: 2 Cor 4:17 says ‘For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.’ Can you think of signs of God’s redemption  (whether immediate and practical or bigger truths from scripture) which bring hope into our ‘momentary troubles? It might help to write them down.

3. Sam mentions the theory of there being different phases in the response to corporate trauma (see link to original article below). In which phase do you currently see yourself? Where do you see your community or congregation?

4. Grace said that ‘now is not the time to do spiritual gymnastics’ but too ‘go deeper with God’. She mentions intentional thankfulness as an example (see Ann Voskamp's book below). What small things could help you over the next weeks too ‘go deeper with God’?

5. Grace talked about ‘Sunday Contributions’ as part of the services at her church. What could you do corporately that will re-energize you? What might have maximum impact with minimum effort?



- Mind and Soul Foundation article

- Book: 'One Thousand Gifts' by Ann Voskamp