Faith Lab: Shaping Worship

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I love the adventure of shaping and facilitating worship.  This is a picture from our last youth worship service.  The goal of the service was to capture the drama and emotion of all of Holy week.  We began on Palm Sunday, and people even threw their hoodies and jackets on our road to Jerusalem (see pic).  Here we also had students write reasons they wave their palms for God.  Then we moved to the upper room and had communion.  From there we had a service of light and good friday liturgical readings. We then had students write on a dry erase board the things that separate them from God.  Finally we ended worship with Easter and the proclamation that the tomb was not only empty because god overcomes death, but also because God’s love for us wins even in the face of death and humiliation. 

I thought it was very cool and the students took to it as well.  

What have you done to shape your programs that has worked?