Our surroundings affect us all in one way or another; either positively or negatively.
The truth is we choose at which restaurant we will dine, the hotel in which we will lodge, even where to see a movie based on the environment in those places. Environments can set the stage for how we respond to situations. This also holds true for our worship.
As far back as Genesis, environments of worship were created such as in Genesis 8:20. Noah built an altar for a sacrifice to God. The altar had to be constructed before Noah could worship. As Solomon followed God's lead in building the glorious temple, he used gold and precious jewels. No expense was spared. It was to be the house of God. The environment had to be suitable as God's dwelling place. Today, God dwells within His people.
We are called to reach the lost for Christ and with that we have to be keenly aware of the importance of creating environments most conducive to worship--environments that are appealing, relevant, and changing. Probably the best example is what we try to accomplish in our own homes. We want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable. We put our best foot forward by making sure our homes are clean (usually). We don't hold back! It’s only the best for our guests. And we may even surprise them with a few unexpected treasures.
So what does this mean for us as we develop environments of worship where we are? How do we create a relevant environment for worship and what exactly does that mean?
We hope to address these questions, and more, in what promises to be an informative session, so register today.
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