Busy: Reconnecting with an Unhurried God
Meetings. Events. Classes. Workouts. Appointments. Chores. There never seems to be enough time in the day to fit in all the things we need or want to do. We live in a world where the pursuit of endless productivity has become our culture’s highest priority. Taking time out of our overfull schedules for rest and relaxation has become something we see as a luxury instead of a natural and necessary part of the work-life cycle. What is the cost to our psyches, our relationships with loved ones, and our very spiritual journey with the Divine when we stay so “busy” all the time?
This Lent, I’m exploring this question through my new fully-scripted worship series, “Busy: Reconnecting with an Unhurried God.” Corporate worship can be a wonderful platform for addressing evocative topics as a community, and many churches around the country who use my materials will be doing just that this year with “Busy.” Together, we will ask challenging questions about why we keep ourselves busy and what our lives might look like if we were more intentional about taking a slower pace and an unhurried approach to the world around us.
“Busy” comes with full worship service scripts for all six weeks of Lent, plus Ash Wednesday and a Holy Week experience. I’ve also created a pre-Lent retreat that you could do before the season begins; there is a 24-hour version and a condensed 3-hour version for you to choose from depending on what would best serve your community. Other pieces in the series materials include a sermon fodder and small group document, suggestions for visual and media arts, ideas for engaging children in corporate worship, a version of the series trailer for sharing on social media, and more.
I hope that you’ll join me in taking some time to really slow down and make space to reconnect with an unhurried God. Go to www.worshipdesignstudio.com/busy to start your journey and get “unbusy” for Lent.