Four Stages of Every Good Worship Service


Does worship design really matter? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Jonathan Powers encourages churches to design their worship services in a way that faithfully acts out the story of Jesus. He uses the four-fold approach of Robert Webber’s Planning Blended Worship to model a holistic way of meeting together in order to orient God’s people to his transforming presence.

The four-fold acts of Christian worship:

  1. The Gathering
  2. The Word
  3. The Table
  4. The Sending

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Dr. Jonathan A. Powers is Assistant Professor of Worship Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he shares his passion for the intersection of liturgy and spiritual formation in the life of the church. Jonathan is the author of 12 Days of Christmas Sermons, and co-author with Jason Jackson and Teddy Ray of Echo: A Catechism for Discipleship in the Ancient Tradition, both published by Seedbed. He and his wife Faith have two daughters.