Six Keys for Corporate Worship in a Replant

Episode #028
February 15, 2018
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In a replant or revitalization, everything needs to have a purpose—including corporate worship. Today we unpack six key reminders about the importance of corporate worship.

Today’s Listener Question:


I’m a bi-vo worship leader at my church that is a replant. What is my role and the role of worship in our replant scenario?

Episode Highlights:

  • It’s not uncommon for pastors in small churches to double as the worship leader.
  • The authenticity of worship matters much more than the style of worship.
  • When leading corporate worship, meet the congregation where they are and lead them where they need to go.
  • Don’t let your style of worship become your idol.
  • In corporate worship, the heart of the matter is the heart of the people.
  • The greatest instrument to worship God is the human voice.

The six keys to worship in a replant are:

  1. There’s nothing attractional about something about to die
  2. Replanting is an act of worship
  3. Too many members have no concept of what corporate worship means
  4. Those who lead worship must be focus on how they can best lead the remaining group to make much of God together
  5. Gathered worship must be authentic and must be gospel saturated
  6. Worship is used to change the heart of the remaining members

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Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closing and the North American Mission Board is committed to reversing this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor or to explore resources for replanting and revitalization in your own church, visit

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