Each workshop/retreat can be tailored to meet your local needs...or we can work together to design an experience that fits your specific situation. Please contact me to talk about planning a workshop or retreat.
Keeping God as the Center of Our Worship In an attempt to be “relevant”, we can sometimes lose sight of the One who is at the center of our worship. This workshop looks at foundational principles of Christian worship that can help your congregation better prepare your own services, regardless of its “style” of worship.
Creating Intentional Worship: Beyond Relevant Does it sometimes feel like your worship service just moves from one element to the next? This workshop explores creative ways in which worship planners and musicians can design “intentional” worship that engages all the senses, encourages the full participation of the congregation, and is grounded in the ancient forms of Christian liturgy.
We Haven’t Always Done It This Way Why do we do what we do when we gather for worship? Take a trip through history as we explore the many strands of experience within Christian worship.
Living the Passion Live the history, worship, and spirituality of Holy Week through music, poetry, scripture, and art. Especially appropriate for worship planning teams and ministers who wish to engage their congregations more fully in the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter.
Making the Psalms Our Own Experience the many genres of the Psalms and see how these ancient words connect with our very modern world. Be prepared to listen, reflect, draw, paint, write, or sing as we open up the church’s first hymnal.
Lift Up Your Hearts: The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving The Eucharistic Prayer has stood at the center of Christian worship for 2,000 years. This retreat helps to uncover the deep spirituality behind all the words in this "long prayer" that can help us live our Christian life more authentically.
"I was so impressed at Geoff's ability to make our worship services each Sunday memorable and special ... he made liturgy live through both art and music."