We are so glad you have decided to take a step of faith by inviting your church to experience God more fully in worship. When people experience God they are changed and empowered to follow Jesus more closely and live in his Kingdom. The wealth of resources on this Churchwide Campaign Resources CD are designed to help you lead your entire congregation through six weeks of exploring a more complete approach to worship by intentionally opening their heart, soul, mind, and strength to God. We urge you to read through this entire Leader’s Guide so you know what is available to you as you plan how you will take your people on this journey.
This CD contains documents that will help you plan and lead a five-week Experiential Worship series called “The Whole Enchilada,” introducing people to this kind of worship. Be sure to read through “The Whole Enchilada” Creative Themes to get a clear picture of the series as a whole. As with all of these resources, it is important to consider the best way to use them in your context and consider how you can modify, adapt, and come up with new ideas to connect most effectively with your people.
“The Whole Enchilada” worship series coordinates with the chapters in the small book, The Experiential Worshiper: Giving Yourself More Completely to God which is for the members of your church to read during the Campaign. Buying this Kit entitles you to a %50 discount on the books (see below, Organizing #2 for more info). To complement the book there is a Participant’s Daily Reading Guide which will help everyone know what they should be reading, adds daily Scripture and prayer suggestions, and lists the “On Your Own” activities as follow up to the small group sessions.
In the Churchwide Campaign Kit you will also find the Experiential Worshiper Small Group Discussion DVD which includes a Small Group Leader’s Guide (also found on this CD). This will provide everything you need to organize and lead six great small group sessions that coordinate with the book and the worship series.
Finally, the book Experiential Worship: Encountering God with Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength will help you and your leaders find strategic ways to implement this more complete approach to worship. If you are working with a leadership team to implement this Campaign, we suggest supplying them with copies of this book.
As you familiarize yourself with all these tools, we encourage you to be flexible, try new things, adapt everything, and ask the Spirit to lead you. If you run into problems or have questions that are not answered in these materials, try visiting www.experientalworship.com or e-mailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Blessings as you embark on this journey of discovery!
The Experiential Worshiper Team:
Bob Rognlien, Senior Pastor
Greg Wallace, Teaching Pastor
Kerrie Goachee, Programming Director
Lea Emerson, Music Director
Mark Emerson, Music Director