_03Liturgical Ideas

Songs2Serve wants to serve the cause of worshipping communities.. What is your next step this month to radiate diversity?

Click here for an overview of liturgical possibilities regarding intercultural music.

More creative ideas for a worship service:

Music:

  • Take care that your music team is diverse and that white people don’t always have the lead
  • Co-lead the worship together with someone from another culture
  • Use foreign instruments
  • Use music tracks from varying musical styles
  • Invite a guest musician from another culture
  • Sing a well-known song with new instruments
  • Sing a song in different languages
  • Take care your background music is intercultural too

Relax:

  • To help people in an intercultural church feel more comfortable: give people time to greet each other at the start of the meeting
  • Having meals together will help
  • Be creative in stimulating relationships
  • Involve the people of the church during the meeting

Prayer:

  • Pray for the countries your people come from
  • Have someone pray in their own language or let your own prayer be translated
  • Use different ways of prayer like: praying loudly all together- silent prayer- background music during prayer, etc.

Language:

  • During Scripture reading, have it read out in another language
  • Take care of good spelling when using another language
  • Read Bible antiphonal
  • Practice pronunciation of a foreign language

Image:

  • Develop videos from your own church
  • Make use of visual materials that depict other cultures: pictures of the people, written language, quotes from heroes, and banners. (Example: Pictures of palms can help people from tropical climates feel at home.)

Offering:

  • Different cultures have unique ways of collecting money; ask your people