Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit in Practice: An Adult Program for Developing A Regular Practice of the Spirit

Alternate Activity 2: Discussion With The Minister

Activity time: 30 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: Microphone

Preparation for Activity

  • Invite your congregation's minister to this workshop several weeks in advance. Share the Description of Activity (below) with him/her so that she/he can prepare for the discussion.

Description of Activity

Ask the minister to share his/her understanding of the purpose and structure of worship at your congregation. Questions that can guide the discussion include:

  • What is the intent of weekly worship?
  • Why do we do the things we do?
  • As a minister, what do you particularly like about worship?
  • What might you wish for in worship?

Invite questions from participants. Conclude by thanking the minister for his/her participation.

Including All Participants

Using a microphone for this activity helps more people hear the minister.