Principle #3: The Liturgical Principle: discovery of new worship forms.
Just as at Willow Creek, people visiting Ginghamsburg focus on the new worship forms and miss the deeper significance of obedience to Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. Ginghamsburg became a pioneer in multimedia worship and utilizing indigenous musical styles. The freedom of the unchurched to hear and express their new faith in ways that they find meaningful is key. The agenda of Jesus is not the preference of the church, but the needs of the unchurched. If the church is to experience a new movement of the Spirit, we need new worship forms to hold the new wine (SE: 68).
NOTE (my response)
SE: Michael Slaughter, Spiritual Entrepreneurs: Six Principles for Risking Renewal (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994). Quotes from the book are in italics.
“First Love: A Christ Centered Environment for Church Renewal” by Michael Slaughter. Dayton, OH: Whaleprints at United Theological Seminary, 1990. (video; currently unavailable.)
The quote is from Major League Disciple Making: An Overview of the Best Research on the Cell Church, an online course developed for the Institute for Discipleship at www.BeADisciple.com in 2009. Course materials, including these lectures, can be downloaded here: http://www.disciplewalk.com/IFD_MLD_Class_Links.html
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