Church plants often begin worship in shared spaces, such as schools and theaters.
In this episode, Rev. Gaven Mize — Pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC — joins host Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore the importance of aesthetics in worship and how church plants can adapt to shared spaces.
About Rev. Gaven Mize: Rev. Gaven Mize is the pastor of Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s’ degree in Pastoral Ministry from Concordia University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne Indiana. Rev. Mize has recently defended his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Beauty Appreciation: Sensory Perception as Catechetical Aesthetics.” Rev. Mize has presented papers at multiple symposia and has aid reinvasions and architectural catechesis for multiple churches in the LCMS.
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The “Mission Field: USA – Church Planting” podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.