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Example Video of a Gospel-Shaped Service

I regularly teach and write about how to plan and lead worship services whose structural narrative express the gospel. For example, in the following article, I explain how I plan such a service, including a video that walks through the process:

How I order corporate worship

When I teach or write on this subject, I regularly receive questions regarding specifics of what a service like this looks like. To meet this need, I recorded our church’s service yesterday, and have included the video below.

This was a pretty typical service for our church. The particulars of each service differ from week to week, of course, but this will give you a good example of the basic structure and kinds of elements that regularly compose our services.

You can download a PDF of the service guide here and follow along if you wish. All hymns are from Hymns to the Living God.

If you head over to YouTube itself, you can find links to specific portions of the service in the description, which can be helpful if you only want to view particular sections or elements.

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.