This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of a worship design retreat. It was a varied group of campus pastors, worship venue leads, pastors and others that came and went over the course of the weekend. It was time away from normal settings at Heartland Presbyterian Center – close to Parkville, Missouri.
The senior pastor had been brainstorming an outline of sermon series through 2010. For each of the series we took a look at unifying elements:
- Objective – aim of the series
- Hook – The ‘so what’; The thing that draws people in
- Tone – The feel, the emotional center of the series
I found it to be an overall effective exercise. We gained clarity around series’ through the end of 2009.