People may worship together or alone, but growth in worship usually happens when people come together to praise God and to learn more about their life with God.
|In most Methodist Churches you will find a wide variety of styles, including traditional worship, contemporary worship, youth worship, "café worship" and Messy Church. They all have common elements.....
During Worship there can be...
|Prayer||Sharing your thoughts hopes, dreams, sorrows and confessions with God|
|Music||Commonly hymns and songs in a range of different, appropriate styles|
|Learning||Often in the form of a short talk (a sermon) or discussion|
|Reading of Scripture||Listening to passages from the Bible, commonly linked to the talk or sermon (see above).
|Videos or stories||To introduce or explain a point|
|Drama||To introduce a point|
|Arts and crafts||Especially in Messy Church, which is aimed at children and their families|
|Typically, a church service lasts for about an hour. Many churches end worship with refreshments and a chat, which gives more opportunity for people who are worshipping together, to get to know one another better.|