modern culture we tend to think of the "mind"
as a computer, an organ that stores, processes, and retrieves
information. However, the biblical writers use the term
“mind” to describe not just our ability to
process information, but a consciousness that enables
us to derive meaning and wisdom from that information.
When Solomon asks for wisdom God responds, “Indeed
I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you
has been before you and no one like you shall arise after
you.” (I Kings 3:12).
Jesus calls us to love God with our “mind,”
he is describing an intellectual function that leads us
to spiritual meaning. To engage people’s minds in
worship is to convey the truth about God with such substance
and conviction that people are actually set free. Experiential
Worship gatherings employ metaphor, visual imagery, and
story to engage people’s minds with the truth of
God’s Word. Explore these MindWorship ideas and
ask God to show you how to engage your people more intellectually