There are many things to consider when putting together a meaningful worship service.
Worship planners often spend countless hours giving careful consideration to things such as song selection, lighting, use of scripture, and incorporation of music within the order of the service. These different elements must work together towards the end goal of leading people into sincere worship. This is important, challenging work.
But perhaps one of the biggest objectives for a worship planner is to drive home the pastor’s message. After all, it is the preaching of God’s word that is the central focus. Worship must purposefully tie in with the message and not provide a contradictory focus.
I’m curious; do your worship planner(s) and pastor(s) meet on a weekly basis to go over the sermon and important themes that could be incorporated into worship?
What has worked well? What are the challenges?
I'd love to hear about your own experiences, ideas, or suggestions in the comments below!