Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. – Psalm 96:8-9 (NIV)
- Target – Consider how existing members and new members are motivated to participate.
- Goals & Purpose – Identify how corporate worship is enriched, developed or multiplied.
- Measures & Success – Outline how quantitative and qualitative success is measured.
- Follow-Up – Define how this contributes to the church’s worship strategy.
Worship Strategy Examples
I. WORSHIP SERVICES
Grow worship attendance through the addition of a second Morning Worship Service and upbeat, inspirational music.
- MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES – Grow Morning Worship attendance through the addition of a second morning service, qualitative improvements, choir and orchestra growth, programming-team planning and greater use of contemporary music. Set a 2010 average worship attendance goal of 1,465.
- Second AM Service – Add a second Morning Worship Service from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Program a more traditional blend at the early service with attenders having the option of attending 9:15 a.m. Bible Fellowships.
- AM Worship Goal – Grow morning worship attendance by 4%.
- Qualitative Improvement – Use Wednesday sound checks to address presentation issues. Address spacing, facial and body expression and dress code.
- Promotion – Promote services and series monthly with inserts and invite tickets.
- Choir & Orchestra – Grow Sunday Morning Worship Choir and Orchestra attendance by 4% (see strategy III).
- Evaluation – Use weekly Worship Staff meetings to evaluate and adjust Sunday worship service programming.
- Programming – Increase the frequency of the most current music in the worship programming rotation.
- EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE – Grow Evening Worship Service attendance and energy with a site move, a new “body life” focus and the use of multiple instrumental groups.
- Environment – Move the Evening Worship Service to the Fellowship Hall to provide a more intimate setting. Set the banquet hall room with round tables and add tablecloths and coffee and tea service.
- Body Life Focus – Plan evening worship with a focus on body life—intercessory prayer, testimonies and fellowship. Provide weekly moments for sharing and intercessory prayer and opportunities to pray for needs in the church body.
- Programming – Provide opportunities for free-flowing worship. Rotate different instrumental groups into the weekly evening service schedule, including Rhythm Band, Wind Ensemble and Praise Orchestra.
- Spring Night of Worship – Schedule a combined Worship & Praise Orchestra worship concert with select vocal ensembles during an evening service (May 22).