What's the biggest challenge you face in service planning? Scheduling personnel? Timing the service plan? Important tasks to be sure, but are they really the most important? What about deciding what will go in the service–the right songs, scripture, and readings that will coalesce to quicken the minds and touch the hearts in your congregation? Is it enough to pull song titles from a list of favorites or should there be more? And if so, who or what helps with that?
Zac Hicks is the Pastor of Worship at Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.