Pastor, author, and theologian David Manner recently presented twelve vital post-pandemic questions every church, every worship leader (and pastor!) should be asking right now.
12 Post-Pandemic Questions Every Worship Leader Should Be Asking
- If worship should be participative instead of passive, then how can we encourage and measure both virtual and gathered worship participation?
- Intergenerational worship occurred spontaneously when we worshiped from home. How do we leverage what happened at home to continue intergenerational worship at church?
- Since prayer is foundational to worship, how do we keep people from checking out during service prayer times when worshiping virtually.
- Worship actions that seem natural in gathered worship often feel contrived or conspicuous from home. How do we help virtual worshipers to feel more comfortable participating in those worship actions?
- The season of completely virtual worship caused us to revert back to a few leading while the rest of us watched. So, how can we involve virtual and gathered worshipers as more than bystanders?
- Is there a biblical and practical way to observe Communion both physically and virtually?
- How can we emphasize the offering as a sacred action of worship if most gifts are now given electronically?
- Worship distractions can be managed easier in gathered worship than virtual worship. So, how can we help virtual participants manage those distractions?
- Worship space elements such as icons, art, colors, and lights can contribute symbolically to our physical worship. Is there also a way they can contribute symbolically virtually?
- Is it possible for virtual guests to feel welcomed as a part of this gathered body of Christ when they have no physical connection to it?
- Most churches realized that it was necessary for online worship to be simpler and less contrived, so how do we keep from falling back into our previous practices of over-innovating and over-stimulating in gathered and virtual worship in the future?
- Some of those previous worship service elements we thought we couldn’t live without, we did. So, how do we determine what we should or shouldn’t reintegrate again in the future?
This article on post-pandemic questions originally appeared here, and are used by permission.