Make it interactive

by Simon Parry
Posted at 09:25am on 18th March 2013

There’s nothing worse than watching paint dry. So don’t just sing and speak to the congregation – include them! Get them involved in the worship; get them to respond in the worship; sketches, talks and games. Invite members up to take part. Have interviews or pre film clips with people from the congregation. Why not have a couple of people host the celebration?

Simon Parry has contributed songs to all of the Vineyard Great Big God albums and has played keyboards and led worship on most of them.  His funky songs include "Come on and Dance", "God You’re So Cool" and "God’s Love is Big".  He has led numerous Great Big God events across the UK as well as large scale children’s programmes at conferences such as Soul Survivor, New Wine and Easter People. Simon is the Kids' Pastor at St Paul's Ealing.