The theme draws on the need for self-care in order to continue our work of caring for others. It addresses the growing intensity and frenetic pace of life. The series will invite folks to practices of making room, clearing out, slowing down, and prioritizing for the sake of holistic lives. “This holistic life involves living with the rhythms that allow us to thrive, finding a balance between work, play, rest and reflection. Jesus calls his followers to more than just unbridled consumption or production. Rather, the Scriptures see our lives and bodies as gifts that should be nurtured.”
Download the series synopses and scriptures HERE.
Download the overview of worship HERE.
Click on the video below to see the trailer.
These fully-scripted worship series have become the "go-to" for churches across the country. They come complete with prayers, litanies, communion liturgy, familiar hymns and song suggestions (with alternatives for various styles of worship), original music, leader transitions completely written out, and ideas for visual and media elements–all adaptable for your context. See what pastors are saying about Dr. McFee's resources:
"We are really enjoying the music, the symbols and the deep meaning of this series. And I'm really enjoying less-stress where worship planning has not taken over my schedule. Thank you!!!"
"I have loved having this series to jazz me back up and give me practical tips for my worship planning! It is tough sometimes to carve out the time to do advance planning... My music director is thrilled and my altar arts person is so excited!"
"I’m so grateful for your creative and dedicated work for worship. We have used your work in Advent and Lent for the last few years and have started to use it at other times too. I love that you offer so much to use and the chance to adapt it to our setting and style. Grateful for your gift and precious ministry, it has blessed our church in important and meaningful ways."
"We are getting tons of great comments from our congregation - they are loving this series! Our youth director told me it's the best Lent series she's ever seen at any church. I just love everything you put together - what a wonderful resource Worship Design Studio is! Thank you!"
Watch the get-ready webinar!
Dr. Marcia McFee hosted a live get-ready webinar to explain how all the pieces of this series work together to form a cohesive, multi-sensory experience for your congregation. Watch the recording of the webinar below! Still have questions? Send them to [email protected].
This series demonstrates all of Dr. McFee's
well-known principles of
meaningful and memorable worship:
• Intentional Spiritual Journeys
• Congregational Participation
• Sensory-Rich Communication
• Deeply Spiritual Leadership
• Attention to Dynamics and Flow
Utilizing this series will not only help you plan for Lent instantly, it can help train your team as you practice the concepts of meaningful and memorable sensory-rich worship.
The series comes with a "Get-Ready" webinar
where Marcia talks to your team about how to prepare for this series.
Pre-Lent retreat to coincide with the National Day of Unplugging
Ash Wednesday Mini-Retreat
Ash Wednesday Worship
6 Weeks of Lent
Holy Week experience
(Of course you will adapt as needed to suit your context–
even if you just pull the prayers, songs and choral suggestions, you'll be ahead of the game!)
Visual and Media ideas, including a video trailer for publicity
Music suggestions for choirs/bands/ensembles
Small group suggestions and individual prayer practices
You'll get the chance at check-out
to upgrade to a full year subscription
to the Worship Design Studio for $100 off the regular price!
So that's Lent scripts AND a year access to over 60 worship series with ideas for each Sunday
as well as articles, webinars, podcasts and video teaching sessions
to train your staff and volunteers!
When you purchase the series, you will IMMEDIATELY get an e-mail with all the scripts and bonus materials. (If you don't, please check your junk or spam folders).
If you find that this series and materials just will not fit your congregation, even with your own adaptations, you can contact us for a refund!
If you have not done one of our series before,
also check out these other Lent themes from the last three years: