This is a question which will be considered, along with others in a conversation that will be taking place this week at Resurrection around the theme – What does 21st century worship look like? I believe that this conversation will have implications in the services here and may have effects wider than this local congregation.
Some auxiliary questions may be:
- Why do we do what we do in worship?
- What do we want to keep in worship and carry forward?
- What is okay to release from worship at this time?
- What, if anything, makes worship in a United Methodist Church different from a congregational church, presybyterian or other denomination?
My first response to these questions was that an understanding of the means of grace is something distinct from the Wesleyan tradition that has implications for worship.
How would you respond to some of these questions?