I read a fascinating article today called “6 Biblical Principles for Corporate Worship” by Mark Driscoll. In it Mark lays out 6 priniples from Scripture for describing what corporate worship should look like. I’d like you to read the full article, then jump back here for discussion. Basically, he says corporate worship should be: God-centered, intelligible, seeker-sensible, unselfish, orderly and missional.
I found it interesting how Mark differentiated between seeker-sensitive and seeker-sensible in #3. Also, I wonder what you think about his description of unselfish worship in #4? He speaks in general terms there, but what would that look like practically? #6 was also interesting – are we using certain elements in our worship because they “contribute to informing faithful worship of God” or are they “perpetuating a dated form that is no longer best for ministry”? Good question.
Anyway, I agreed with some of what he said, but I’d love to hear your thoughts! How would you describe your worship service in light of these principles?