Last night I was part of an "Update" series for ministers and lay leaders on the topic of worship. It was one of four sessions over 2 days organised by the College and Mission Resourcing SA (another synod dept), aimed at giving people a brief update on "what's the latest?" in an area, while (hopefully) leaving them hungry for more. I co-presented with Rev Jenni Hughes, who is an excellent liturgist and musician. We had 45 mins each. The room was full of about 30 ministers, for whom this is their bread and butter, and some (mainly older) lay leaders. How many wanted to 'jazz up' a traditional Sunday morning, and how many wanted to move to new pastures?
The topic came about because the recent NCLS data shows that the Uniting Church in SA has some work to do in the area of worship.
Here's what I did: