Have your best Advent season ever!
Get through Advent feeling energized instead of exhausted
"Reboot Your Worship"
in time for Advent!
A 40-Day Virtual Coaching Experience with Dr. Marcia McFee and the Worship Design Studio begins
October 6 - November 15
You know what it's like when your computer needs to be rebooted?
The same thing can be said of our worship if it hasn't gotten the attention it needs!
It gets bogged down, sluggish, and is on the verge of crashing.
Computers that don't run smoothly, don't get used.
Worship that doesn't inspire, isn't attended.
You know your worship needs help, BUT you don't have time to figure out what needs fixing, or you're not sure where to start.You need an expert to walk you through it step-by-step!
Do you want your church's worship to be so inspiring that people talk about it all week?
Would you like to involve more of the congregation in the service and touch their lives more deeply? How about freedom from the pressure of worship planning every week so that you can enjoy life more?
In the course of 40 days, Dr. Marcia McFee will do just that: walk step-by-step with you to implement 5 Reboot Practices that will have the greatest impact on your community's worship life.
The 5 Reboot Basics
1. Find out the No. 1 practice that will decrease stress over Sundays and dramatically improve the quality of your services! Have more time to enjoy life and also engage in more powerful, inspirational worship!
2. Learn how to effectively keep your congregation engaged as active participants while improving the quality and spirituality of the service. Congregational participation is highly correlated with church health and growth!
3. Discover how to bring messages alive for every type of person in your congregation with worship that employs the science of the "three V's."
4. Learn the personal discipline that will help you master the key to true authenticity so you can enjoy worship yourself and become a more spiritually grounded leader!
5. Ever catch someone looking at their watch during the service? Master the most overlooked but important aspect of worship. Get comments like this: "The hour just flew by! We didn't want it to end!"
True Step-by-Step Help
During each of the 6 weeks of Reboot, you will receive:
Sunday comes around EVERY week!
Eliminate that constant stress!
Planning week-to-week "one hit wonders" is exhausting. Face it - Sunday comes around EVERY WEEK! BUT if you had the whole season planned and ready before Advent began, imagine the possibilities!
You could have a deeply spiritual and renewing Advent practice of your own. You could enter Advent feeling a connection to God that has transformed you rather than burned you out as a church leader.
AND if you weren't completely burned out, what could you do? Instead of the weeks following Christmas being a "low time," you could actually have an amazing worship series ready to invite those occasional church-goers to come back for!
Regional Access Available!
If you are a District Superintendent (UMC), Regional Leader (UCC/DOC), Presbyter (PCUSA), or other judicatory leader, you can purchase access to Reboot for ALL the churches in your jurisdiction! Click HERE to notify us of interest in Reboot for your area or click HERE to purchase. Pastors, forward this link to your regional leaders to encourage them to get access for your region!
Dr. McFee has spent the last two decades honing ways to get people involved in creating worship WITHOUT having too many cooks in the kitchen! Having studied creative processes and techniques, she has concrete plans for how to get people involved, fine-tune the team process, and make your group one that not only works together, but plays and worships deeply together.
The two top reasons people don't have success with a team are 1) too many meetings and 2) not a clear system of working together. This Reboot experience will address both of these issues!
Here's what people are saying about previous offerings of Reboot Your Worship (both Lent and Advent):
If the pastor is bored, there's a problem
"About a year and a half ago, on a whim, I signed up for your Advent Reboot webinar series. To say that I was bored with worship at our church would be an understatement, and if the pastor is bored, there is a problem. During the webinar, I planned our Advent worship, and then come Advent, we did the 'Sacred' series. It was fabulous! The congregation loved it. They loved the attention to flow, the opportunity to engage in contemplation and ritual, and the topic ... Creating meaningful and memorable worship has become my jam this year, and our subscription to the WDS has been a lifesaver (and a soul saver for this pastor's soul). THANK YOU."
-- Jeff Lukens
What a relief to have worship planned through Lent!
"Dear Marcia and crew, Thank you for the Reboot series. I had no idea an online course could be so meaningful and practical. Now, I'm a believer. So much to compliment! The structure, with weekly, specific assignments, held me accountable in a way that allowed me to feel progress ... The Reboot approach kicked it up a notch ... This approach, like having a coach working alongside me, helped me shift/learn new ways of crafting worship. I needed this in order to change some habits. The five areas we focused on in Reboot were great choices, at least for me. I felt inspired, challenged, and affirmed. What a relief to have worship planned through Lent! Thank you for [your] vision and hope. I'm grateful, and renewed."
-- Kim Risedorph
Lead Pastor, Asbury UMC, Livermore CA
Full permission to be who I am
"Thank you so much for this wonderful invitation to 'reboot' our worship, and for the inspiration it has provided ... The services were still broken up by song here, reading here, now it's time for this or that, UNTIL today! I invited myself to play during awkward moments, something I just never felt comfortable doing here. You gave me permission to be all I am and offer all I am as their director of music and arts ... I had many smiling encounters afterward and talked with several eager participants about things I needed in the future. Yay!"
-- Shar Boerma
Director of Music and Arts, Whitehall UMC, Whitehall, MI
Delighted with the results
"Hi Marcia -- just wanted to let you know that we focused on [Reboot Basic #5] for this morning's service and were delighted with the results! Thanks so much for all you taught us."
-- Brenda Voisard
South Valley UU Society
Week 6: Find out how to get past the "Worship Wars!"
The Politics of Change
It's hard to believe, but some church people like things done the way they've always been done (ha!). It can be challenging doing something new with worship, even if that change is clearly for the better. How can you do something new without losing the people who liked it the way things were?
Let Marcia be the voice of encouragement and renewed excitement for your congregation by inviting unlimited numbers of church members to receive the Reboot materials!
Marcia has a lot of experience and insight into why people react to worship in various ways (from positive to negative). Her infamous session "The Politics of Change" will help you and your congregation communicate about worship differences and move forward in a loving way.
Creating a culture of radical hospitality around worship will get you past the "worship wars!"
What's the price for spiritual depth and transformed lives?
Are you tired of just "getting by" on Sundays? Do you want to have less stress and more engagement in the service?
Are you ready to do whatever it takes to have powerful experiences of God during your worship?
Dr. McFee normally charges a church $3,500 for a weekend's worth of coaching. She has helped hundreds of congregations revolutionize their worship in this way.
During Reboot, you'll have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Marcia McFee and ask your specific worship questions live during 6 Q&A sessions, just as you would at a conference or church coaching event. You'll also benefit from extensive video and written training and help, specific to Advent.
Revitalized worship can invigorate the rest of the life and ministry of the church. There's not much to lose and a LOT to gain just by giving some more attention to your worship and following the simple Reboot basics lined out in this 40-day experience.
Reinvest in Worship Excellence
If you are already a member of the Worship Design Studio, you can participate in Reboot for FREE as a benefit of your subscription. It's just one of hundreds of premium resources available to members, including over 11 years' worth of worship planning resources (including our fully-scripted series).
If you're not a member already, take advantage of the $100 discount on a Worship Design Studio subscription, by far the biggest discount we've ever offered!
100% Risk-Free Reboot Guarantee
If you don't learn ways improve your worship in the first 3 weeks, we'll give you your money back.
We want you to be comfortable making this choice, and we're confident that even after the first 5 days, you will be wanting even more than 40 days!
"I hope you'll take this opportunity to revitalize (dare I say, resurrect?) your worship this year. I look forward to getting to know you and helping your church develop its own incredible worship arts team and worship experience!"
Peace & Passion,
Dr. Marcia McFee
Friends, here is the bottom line. I want to help you, just for 40 days, get focused on the things that can make a difference RIGHT NOW. And we are going to do it without the hassle of onsite meetings because you can have unlimited numbers of people in your church receive the emails from us! I want to be the voice for your folks to get excited about planning, so that by the time you get to the next season, you have seen significant movement toward more meaningful and memorable worship that changes lives and breathes fresh life into your church. Join me and let's do this together!