9 Insanely Actionable Ways To Spice Up Your Church Service

Today I’m going to show you how to transform your Sunday morning church service into a magnetic experience that unlocks: 2024

🌟 First-time visitors stepping through your doors.
🀝 More people not just attending but connecting and coming back.
πŸ’Έ Increased giving to fuel your ministry.
πŸ™Œ More individuals stepping up to volunteer.
🌱 And the holy grail – sustainable church growth.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Appoint A Church MC

Alright, let’s kick off with a game-changer: the Church MC.

If your Sunday service feels flat, it’s time for someone to take the reins and ensure there are no more awkward pauses or stumbling transitions.

A Church MC is the glue that will transform your service into a smooth, seamless and engaging experience.

Look for someone in your congregation with charisma, reliability, organisational skills, and a good sense of timing.

2. Start Strong

Now your Church MC is ready to roll, let’s talk about kicking off your service with a bang.

First impressions matter whether you open with a church welcome speech or go straight into praise and worship.

Starting strong is all about making sure visitors get a warm welcome and cranks up the faith levels from the get-go.

Consider having a countdown timer show 5 minutes before your service start time and have everyone on stage and ready to go when the countdown hits zero to make those first moments count.

Here’s a church countdown you can use:

3. Deliver Great Preaching

According to the Pew Research Center, a whopping 83% of Americans choose a church based solely on the quality of the preaching.

The evidence is clear: great preaching will grow your church.

Make your church services more interesting and memorable experiences for everyone. Invest in yourself as a preacher and deliver powerful sermons that keep your congregation coming back for more.

How? By reading books on preaching, following insightful preaching blogs, or even taking step-by-step preaching training.

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4. Run Monthly Sermon Series

Running sermon series is another strategic way to crank up the engagement in your Sunday services.

Here’s how it works:

Instead of presenting standalone messages, you break your preaching down into a series of 12 relevant topics throughout the year.

Why?

Because it transforms your preaching from sporadic insights into a cohesive journey that your congregation can follow and connect with.

Think of it like a captivating Netflix series where each episode leaves them wanting more. You’re making Sunday morning the main event and creating anticipation week after week.

You can even decorate your church to match the monthly theme and create digital invites and share snippets on YouTube and TikTok to promote your upcoming series.

Here are 12 sermon series ideas you can use, complete with sermon graphics, weekly sermon titles and theme scriptures.

preaching sermon series ideas

5. Elevate Your Worship

Now your sermons are primed for impact, let’s shift our focus to another critical element – worship.

Now that your sermons are primed for impact, let’s shift our focus to another critical element – worship.

Worship isn’t just about the music; it’s about creating an atmosphere where your congregation can encounter God.

So, here’s the key: Invest in a skilled worship leader.

Not just someone who knows their chords, but someone who understands how to guide your congregation into God’s life-changing presence.

Take a moment to evaluate your current worship team. Are they creating an atmosphere that fosters true worship? If not, it might be time for a tune-up.

And speaking of tuning up, check out Worship Ministry Training.

It’s more than just a training platform; it’s a catalyst for transformative worship leading.

With a myriad of in-depth courses, live monthly workshops and a thriving community of over 10,000 worship leaders worldwide, it’s a powerhouse for elevating your church worship experience to new heights.

6. Plan Your Offering Talk

Let’s talk about a part of the service that often gets overlooked but has immense potential – the offering talk.

Sometimes the offering can feel like an afterthought, but with some intentionality, it can become a powerful moment that inspires generosity and increases giving in your church.

Here’s the game plan: Appoint someone to share a simple yet compelling 3-5 minute offering talk.

Consider this your chance to tell stories – share how the contributions make a real impact, whether it’s supporting community initiatives, missions, or the everyday workings of the church.

People will give more in tithes and offerings when they can see the direct difference their giving makes.

7. Host Invite-A-Friend To Church Sundays

Time to inject some excitement and outward focus into your church community – consider organising an “Invite-A-Friend To Church Sunday.”

Imagine the buzz as your congregation actively invites friends, family, coworkers and neighbours to be part of your Sunday service and then extends a warm welcome to those who have never been to your church before.

And this isn’t just about increasing attendance; it’s about creating an outward-looking culture in your church.

Eventually, you’ll get to the point where every member embraces an invite culture and every Sunday becomes invite-a-friend Sunday.

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8. Use Special Elements

Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or just another Sunday, you can make your service extra special by incorporating unique elements that go beyond your regular church service format.

Spice things up by having your kid’s church or youth group present a song, dance, or drama that complements your current sermon series.

Before the offering, consider showcasing a church member’s heartfelt video testimony to illustrate the real impact of their giving.

You could even inject interactivity by conducting a live poll during your preaching or hosting a Q&A session right after the message to get everyone involved.

And here’s the best part:

You don’t need Hollywood-level production. No one’s expecting perfection. Just use what you’ve got. It’s all about creating unforgettable church services that generate excitement and get everyone talking.

9. End With A Call To Action

Don’t let the momentum fizzle out as your service wraps up. End with a powerful call to action that challenges people to live out their faith in practical ways.

Whether it’s an altar call, an invitation to join a connect group or an opportunity to step up and volunteer, make it clear and compelling.

Let every service be a stepping stone for your congregation to actively live out their faith during the week because that’s when the real-life change happens.

What Do You Think?

There you have it: nine practical ways to make your next church service more interesting.

Now I’d like to hear from you.

Which strategy from today’s post are you going to use first?

Are you excited to appoint a church service host?

Or maybe you’re ready to launch a 4-week sermon series.

Let me know by leaving a comment below right now πŸ‘‡

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