Workshops

WORKSHOPS, TEACHING AND CONSULTING

Worship Workshops provide hands-on training for pastors and laity.

Not just inspiration, but skills for worship planning and methods for sermon preparation in small congregations.
Each workshop builds upon the five strengths of small congregation worship.
Topics and formats can be customized for the needs of individual districts and conferences.

BAPTISM ALIVE!

Incorporating deep, sensory experiences of the baptismal life through all times of worship and all seasons of life. Realign your practices with this foundation of worship. Congregations delving into this ongoing practice find themselves transformed. Remember the gift of baptism together.

PRAYER FORMS IN WORSHIP

Deepening the practices of prayer in small setting worship.

SILENCE & CONTEMPLATIVE WORSHIP IN SMALL CONGREGATIONS

Increasing the quality of silence with contemplative orders of worship that work in small settings.

STARTING WITH THE STRENGTHS OF SMALL

Exploring the distinctive assets of small congregation worship. Change the way you imagine, plan and lead worship. Learn to recognize and use local symbols/signs; summon the impact of “contact;” offer an aesthetic of participation rather than performance; provide dialogical worship elements; and engage worshipers as co-creators.

DEVELOPING WORSHIP TEAMS IN SMALL CONGREGATIONS

Diagnosing various models that work for busy, small congregation pastors and laity.

WORSHIPING WITH CHILDREN

Including children in worship with a distinctive approach that allows children to lead, bless and challenge the congregation.

IMAGES AND ALTAR ARTS

Exploring a simple use of art and images to deepen worship in small congregations with small budgets and lay leadership.

JOY-FULL TABLE PRACTICE

Celebrating communion in ways that are woven into worship and full of the joy of the Early Church’s.

MAKING YOUR SPACE WORK: 10 SIMPLE PROJECTS

Offering solutions and simple projects for the most common space challenges for small congregations.

THE ALTAR ARTIST'S PANTRY: 20 SIMPLE THINGS FOR LAVISH WORSHIP

Unleashing an altar arts ministry with a few simple things and imagination.

DRAMAS

Offering dramatic arts that work in small settings.

Want more information? Want to customize workshops?
Contact teresa@paperbagcathedrals.com