Using the Worship Tools We Have
This workshop invites you to discuss your current ministry setting and the resources available. Who are your people? What are their gifts and talents? What are yours? What resources do you and your church already have? What books and tools can help?
Church Consultant Mary Scifres personalizes this workshop to the specific tools and spiritual gifts in your ministry setting, helping you integrate the needs, gifts, and skills of older generations in your congregations, along with those of younger people and newer community members. By brainstorming and discerning these opportunities, you'll discover tools to develop meaningful, creative worship and ministry by integrating both new ideas and existing resources in your church.
Workshop designers may also request an indepth exploration of worship resources. As both a Church Musician and a Worship Expert, Mary Scifres can help you expore songbooks like Worship & Song, The Faith We Sing, The United Methodist Hymnal or new contemporary songs. Scifres can help you discover how best to use these music resources, as well as liturgical resources like your Book of Worship, The Abingdon Worship Annual, or The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner and on-line worship resources like Mary's own subscription resource Worship Plans and Ideas.