Rev. Dr. Constance Cherry is professor of worship and pastoral ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she directs three distinct worship programs: Worship Arts, Worship Studies, and Worship Ministries. She is also a founding faculty member of The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
Articles by this author:
- A Service After the Tradition of Lessons and Carols
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was developed by the King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918 and has been the annual Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel ever since. Its stunning beauty, simplicity, and opportunity for congregational participation has made it a popular service implemented by other churches all over the world for the past century.
Recently I heard of a pastor who was trying to bring life and vitality to his medium-sized congregation's worship. He had become intrigued with "blended worship" and had experimented with adding some "contemporary" instrumentation and eliminating worship practices that might be considered too "high church." lie liked the concept of blended worship and was beginning to implement it, yet he still had reservations.