Worship Ministries was recently asked by someone if there was a specific order of worship that needs to be followed in the CRC. We receive this question or a variation of it fairly regularly and the answer isn't a clear "yes" or "no". Our general response is to send the individual links to the church order. But the church order itself references several other synodically approved document which not everyone has saved for easy access. For that reason we created this resource formulated as a Q&A which we hope will be a helpful place to begin.
As you read and reflect on this document you may be struck by the fact that the last time synod report on worship was 1997. While we don't suggest the creation of another synodical report it does raise such questions as:
1. What of our current statements and guidelines do you still affirm and find helpful?
2. What might need some further reflection or updating?
3. What new worship related question do you wish we could gather communal wisdom on?
We would value your insight either via a comment below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.