"Whoa! Just got back from our campus fellowship meeting - and worship was SO different tonight. THANK YOU Common Narrative! Our experience enabled us to worship together with more fullness and focus than usual, and kept us in a place and attitude of worship when it is usually so disjointed and broken. What a great night!" - Molly Little, CCO campus minister
The Common Narrative is a gathering in Pittsburgh, PA that is designed for the local church and college para-church ministries to broaden their appreciation and leadership of corporate worship through new experiences, Biblical teaching, and practical training.
Christians come from a wide range of wonderful worship traditions, but we often find ourselves isolated within our own context without much knowledge or experience of those around us. We find what we are comfortable with and then stick with it. So much so, that we start to take for granted our own culture and become skeptical of others. However, we appreciate what we understand, and we understand ourselves better within context of all of God’s diverse church.
The Common Narrative provides opportunities for Christians to understand and experience worship outside of their own tradition; from ancient to modern, meditative to energetic, low-church to high-church, folk to pop, from culture to culture. We accomplish this by inviting a guest worship leader from one specific tradition each meeting to both explain and lead in worship from their own heart-sound. Through the scripture narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, we welcome the skeptic to celebrate the common faith we share in Christ’s love.