Worship is about relationship. Worship is about an exchange. Worship is about declaring the truth about God and his Word. Worship has many expressions. Praise and Worship are more than a good idea. They are mandates straight from Heaven. Praise and Worship are the gates through which we enter the throne room of God and behold Him in his glory.
In the Western Church, we are typically use to a particular 'style' of corporate worship. This is usually declaratory in nature and involves the congregation as a whole rather than focusing on the individual's relationship with God. This is entirely appropriate and a wonderful experience to be with fellow believers, united in praise and adoration of our incredible God.
There are, however, other expressions of praise and worship that are less well utilised, primarily because they are governed by a need to invest the one thing that we are poor in. Time. Time is the cost if we are to move from the corporate expression of worship into times that are interactive encounters, with the Lord and with each other.
A Worship Conversation is about exploring these elements of music driven worship. In a full day workshop, Andee Sellman and Renee Rutherfurd, explore the many expressions of worship; praise, worship, prayer and the prophetic, soaking and celebration.
We use the word ‘conversation’ rather than ‘encounter’ or ‘experience’ deliberately. Conversation implies a relationship with an ongoing dialogue, a flow of communion, a discourse that builds over time. In fact, the origin of the word ‘conversation’ comes from the Middle English term that meant 'living among, familiarity, intimacy'.
We become who or what we behold. More than that, we take on the nature of the one with whom we spend time. Broadening the scope of worship, even in a musical sense, broadens the scope of contact, allowing for a fuller and deeper relationship with the Lord. It also follows that the parts of his nature that each of us were designed to re-present can find their truest expression if we connect with Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a variety of ways.
Over the course of the day we take time to talk about and experience a variety of worship elements and expressions. These include; Thanksgiving, Celebration, Declaration, Prophetic and ending with Soak and Share. In everything, connection with the Lord is the constant. It is His presence that changes everything. We become the 'thin place'. The place where Heaven touches down on the earth. The place where we are the expression of Jesus in the earth. We discover the power in the praise and the intimacy of the atmosphere.
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