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Connectional Ministries | Authentic Worship

Authentic Worship

Watch the Recordings from April 23-24 at Kodak UMC

Discovering Authentic Worship
a model for worship planning

One event in two locations!
April 23-24, Kodak UMC
Kodak, TN
April 24-25, Mafair UMC
Kingsport, TN


In this year’s worship conference, Barbara Day Miller, Dean of Worship at the Candler School of Theology, will present the POWR (plan, organize, worship, and reflect) process that she outlines in her book, Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning. As a part of the Alban Institute’s series on vital worship in healthy congregations, the POWR Model lends itself to any size congregation with any size budget. We will worship three times, and after each service Dean Miller will walk us through the planning process, challenging us to use the same reflection process in our own settings. Please join us for this exciting opportunity that is sure to strengthen worship across Holston Conference!

Authentic Worship Brochure


Radical Hospitality - Hospitality from parking lot to benediction

Starting a New Worship Service - Laying the foundations of a new worship service

Worship 101Understanding why we do what we do, and moving beyond the same thing every Sunday

Visuals in Worship - Creating a visually inspiring worship space

Worshipful Children - Exploring ways to introduce children to the concept and practices of worship

Nuts and Bolts of Worship Music - How to find musicians, “speak musician,” and use online technology resources

Using the POWR Model for Worship Planning - Implementing the POWR Model team approach for planning worship from the smallest to the largest congregations

Celebrating Holy Days in New Ways - Rediscovering the richness of the Christian tradition in a modern context