I guess I am like an annoying cracked record on this one ... but it needs stating (it seems to me): Pay attention to the basics in order to get worship services working well:
- sound: people like to hear - what does it take to enable people to hear each and every participant?
- song choices: some work better than others, some suit this occasion but not that occasion ... it takes time, prayer and reflection!
- position: it matters where things are delivered from - be as close to the centre as possible.
- flow: want your service to be a 'great' service? then attend to the flow from one part to another, from one participant to the next.
There are other basics - 'cause they are basics, they all need attending to. But, in my view, the effort is always worth it.
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