For the uninitiated, these dedicated souls work to make public worship in the Anglican tradition an act of order, beauty, and focused attention on God.
In this Master Class seasoned liturgist Scott Smith, acolyte leader and verger at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN and Communication and Technology Officer of the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church offers an introduction and initiation into this ancient ministry.
- What a verger is and why a parish might consider having one
- A history of vergers
- The basic job of the verger
- Theology and practice of the verger ministry
This course is ideal for liturgy and worship committees and those curious about beginning a verger ministry. It includes a downloadable 44-minute video teaching, and Mp3 of the course, a 21-page downloadable e-Book, as well as a our Keep Following worksheet that includes discussion questions. This is a great way to re-energize your church’s worship team and unleash the Spirit’s energy in your congregation.