Worship Matters: Episode 79 – Rethinking Worship: Symbol-making and Communal Expression
A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Marcelo Gomes
Dr. Marcelo Gomes is an Ordained Elder in the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church and is Director of Training and Church Planting Systems for Path 1 with Discipleship Ministries. A native of Brazil, he served the Methodist Church of Brazil for 12 years. He was also a university professor and president of one of the public colleges in Rio de Janeiro. Gomes worked as a church planter in Miami, adjunct professor at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, and is a licensed psychoanalyst in Vermont and the U.K. With Gomes, the worship team explores a wide range of topics around the idea of how worshiping communities are formed and come to shared understandings of meaning and identity. We also consider the immigrant experience and how worship helps hold on to shared culture as well as begins to shape a new way of being in the world. Please join us for this fascinating conversation around worship and church planting and more.
“Worship Matters” is a podcast from the worship team of Discipleship Ministries, designed to deal with the intricacies of planning worship each week. Hosted by Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Executive Director of Worship Ministries and Director of Music Ministries; and Dr. Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, this podcast explores how to plan worship using the common lectionary while creating worship experiences and series that are engaging, relevant, and adaptable for any church setting.