Cindi Veldheer DeYoung is a minister of Word and sacrament in the Reformed Church of America. She is a chaplain at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves in the worship ministry at Hope Church (RCA) in Holland, Michigan.
Articles by this author:
- Reflections from a Worship Committee Meeting
Our worship team was brainstorming one night in response to a facilities improvement survey. We talked about the way our sanctuary and the rest of our buildings don’t flow well—they seem strung together. This is true for many churches: Education wings were a second thought after the sanctuary, and additional space—from kitchens to gyms to side chapels—are tagged on as years and needs accumulate. Things change, sometimes without much thought about the overall impact of the build-up of small changes over time.