Sunday, October 17, 2010

It Was A Good Day

 We did something really unusual at church today - church in the round. We left the platform bare and moved to the floor, set up platforms and a separate sound a lighting system and did our service from a completely different perspective - all in order to challenge the cage of assumptions.

I am showing my bias here, but I have to say that it was, by far, the most transcendental worship experience I have had in that building. Ever.

And how that happens when you kick off a service with a David Bowie tune, I just can't understand. But God is, indeed, the God of the impossible...

Anyway, it was incredible. And it was apparent that those of us engaged in the service from a leadership vantage point were not the only ones who were impacted. Hands were raised; eyes were teary; hearts were touched. It was remarkable, and one of those things that remind us that we serve a supernatural God who does supernatural things. I can only imagine what happened in people's hearts today.

We continually strive to create services that are free from distractions, making room for those in the room to have an authentic encounter with God. Your feedback can help us. If you were at PCC's Powhatan campus today, we'd love to know:
  • Did you have a different worship experience than usual?
  • Did you like it? 
  • Why or why not? 
  • What worked? 
  • What didn't work?

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. It matters.

Part of the team that made today happen...

3 comments:

Tricia Tiller said...

It was a different experience for me! I really liked it for several reasons. I noticed right away that the sound quality seemed better. But what was really cool was how it felt more intimate. Having the band in the center made it seem like we were all worshipping together. I could see the faces of other people and it felt good to be worshipping together. Overall, I'd say that it allowed me to feel more connected to the church body. Loved it!

suzanne l. vinson said...

beth,

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peace to you.

Connie K. said...

I agree with everything Tricia said.

To paraphrase Linus, "Of all the PCC services I've experienced, this was the PCC-iest"...

...meaning that this arrangement allowed a level of expression and intimacy that I don't think any of us had ever experienced before. And it felt RIGHT and it felt REAL and it felt like US. And I could feel God AMONG us.

And people responded.

More, please.