Keith M Curran
Understanding the theological atmosphere of a church is vital to successful ministry. A new minister would do well to discover the theological climate as soon as possible and compare the church's theological biases in light of a Reformed theology of worship. Worship leadership that strives to be theologically inclusive will be based on understanding the object of worship as the God we know as Trinity. Theological categories based on the Trinity serve as reference points to the different biases worshippers and worship leaders bring to the worship. Over-emphasis on one of the Persons of the Trinity excludes other worshippers who desire to worship God in God's fullness. Theologically inclusive worship is planned, presented and reviewed by active church members. A Trinitarian model is used to evaluate the act of ministry. The success of the project indicates that future discussion by the larger church can be helpful in attempts to design and understand congregational biases in worship and a Reformed theology of worship. It can also help those interested in discovering compatibility of a new or potential minister and congregation.