A Community at Worship

A year-long worship experience to help your congregation explore the theology, culture, and practice that guides your worship.

Participating Congregations Will Receive:

  • Three workshops for up to five people

  • Three church-specific consultations

  • $500 to grow your worship program (not for equipment)

  • $240 to support communicating your worship norms with the congregation

  • A community working together to grow as worshipers of God


Commitment Required to Participate:

  • Congregation’s leadership has agreed to support participation in the year-long Community at Worship project.

  • Congregation will contribute $100 towards the program. Checks made payable to “A Place in the Conversation.”

  • A team of up to five people (including the pastor) who are committed to attending all three workshops. (see below)



Workshop 1 – September 23, 2023: Discerning your Congregation’s Unique Theology, Culture, and Practice of Worship


Workshop 2 – January 20, 2024: Communicating your Congregation’s Unique Worship Norms


Workshop 3 – May 4, 2024: Living Into Your Community’s Unique Worship Culture


Workshops will be held at FBC of Lansdale.


To Submit an Application for the Program:

The first step toward participation is filling out this form.

Application to participate in “A Community at Worship” year-long worship project

Ten congregations will be accepted into this year-long program.

For more information:

Pastor Dan Nicewonger

dan@aplaceintheconversation.org     704-918-8043

Dr. Chris Wells

physicistintheory@gmail.com       410-869-2192

A Community at Worship is a very practical book that outlines Chris and Dan’s thinking about worship renewal. They guide the reader through a process of discerning a congregation’s unique worship norms.

The Community at Worship year-long experience is a project of A Place in the Conversation done in partnership with the Central Union Association of American Baptist Churches of PA and DE.

This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.