Passionate Worship

Passionate worship happens when we gather together and worship God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength. During passionate worship we grow together increasing our knowledge and understanding of God’s great unconditional love, grace and mercy. Through all aspects of our worship, from music to prayer, Word and Sacrament, technical design to visual arts, we give God our fervent praise. Passionate worship is brought by leadership who prepare to lead worship with all of their skill and heart combining with a congregation ready to enthusiastically participate in corporate worship. Together we discover, celebrate and worship the God who continually invites us into a loving relationship.

The Passionate Worship Team is comprised of leadership called by God to share their worship skills and experiences with congregations. In a time when congregations are more diverse and filled with a deep desire to connect with God through authentic worship, our team is ready to help the local church through workshops, training events and consultations to learn more about passionate worship. The Passionate Worship Team can supply you with needed resources such as, but not limited to, information on upcoming workshops, scholarships to help with workshop or camp costs, worship involving youth groups, multi-sensory worship, locations to find worship design tools, expertise on starting new contemporary worship services, music and children in worship, and multicultural worship. Let us know what you are looking for and we will come along side you to help.

Whether your church is ready to take a small step or a big step toward more passionate worship, our team can provide someone with experience to guide the process. We can help you through any worship need from direct one-on-one coaching to providing a training event at the District level. We are here for you! 

Please contact Rev. Laurie Purcell, chairperson, Passionate Worship, at laurie.purcell@strawbridge-umc.org.