Worship workshop offers alternatives
Interested in finding different avenues for worshipping in a contemporary Christian setting?
Undivided Ministries and the Sunday Morning Alive contemporary Christian worship service are holding a worship workshop Feb. 16-17 at the North Chapel on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
There will be large and small group sessions 5 to 9 p.m. on the first day and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second day. The workshop ends with a two-hour concert beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The workshop and concert, which are both free, are open to pastors, lay ministers, musicians and worshippers.
Some of the large group sessions are: “Worship — What It Is and Isn’t,” team or group dynamics, effective rehearsals and worship flow.
The smaller breakout sessions include lessons on voice, guitar, keyboards, dancing, sign language and sound.
“We want to empower and equip [those attending] to be more effective in flowing in the worship — to lead people in a better understanding of the message,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Randy Sellers, 435th Air Base Wing, who pastors the weekly contemporary Christian worship service at Ramstein’s North Chapel.
“Worship complements the message that you’re trying to get across to a congregation.”
“We try to be nondenominational,” said Peg Novak of Undivided Ministries, which is based in Birmingham, Ala. She said the workshop’s goal is to give people “a better understanding of their spiritual life and their relationship with God.”
Novak, a civilian employee with Ramstein’s 435th Medical Group, said the concert would be a culmination of the workshop, and that those unable to attend the other events still could go to the concert.
This is the third worship workshop held at Ramstein. Novak, who’s participated in all of them, said around 100 people attended the last one in July 2005. Sellers said he is expecting closer to 200 for this workshop.
For more information, e-mail Novak at undivmin@hotmail. com.