Worship and Mission: Public Participation in God’s Reconciling Work

A Workshop with Dr. Mark Love of Rochester College

Saturday, February 18th, from 9-12

 Too often worship and mission are thought of as two completely different things. When this happens, both worship and mission are diminished. Conversely, understanding what they have in common enriches both and transforms those who participate in them. Let’s explore more fully what they share in common and imagine together how this might enrich the ways we practice both.

Our workshop leader is Dr. Mark Love, Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of Theology and Ministry at Rochester College. holds a D.Min. from Abilene Christian University and a Ph.D. in Missional Theology from Luther Seminary. Central Woodward played an important part in Mark’s dissertation, three members of the congregation are colleagues, one member was his student, and the pastor counts him as a friend, so he knows us fairly well.  Mark will also preach for us on February 19th.

  • There will be a continental breakfast provided. Childcare will be available.
  • There is no cost to the workshop, but RSVP’s would be greatly appreciated.

This workshop is another expression of our Vital Worship Grant, which we received from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Lilly Foundation.  All costs of the workshop are being paid for by the grant, for which we are ever grateful.