Category: stuff I never did before.
We use acolytes at our church. 4th thru 8th grade students can robe up and help lead worship. They do four things:
- light the candles at the start of the service
- lead the Call to Worship
- receive the offering
- extinguish the candles at the end
Should there be a fifth thing on that list? How about a different first thing? How does your church employ acolytes? Do you do any kind of community building with them as a group? We’re Presbyterians, so we don’t have the liturgical flair of, say, Episcopalians (see below). But I’ve seen acolytes in most mainline protestant denominations.
What are some best practices for acolytes?