1. VJ/DJ tracks

Praising God exuberantly with singing and dancing is a bit of a lost art, especially in the UK (stiif upper lip and all that!), so encourage your group to bring some of their own appropriate tracks that really inspire them to worship and praise God – and let your hair down.

Fluorescent lighting kills atmosphere, so make sure you turn the lights off and create some ambient lighting.

2. Desert Island Discs

Prime someone in the group to choose their three favourite songs that speak of God’s unfailing love – even in the difficult times – explaining why they mean so much.

3. Singing – is SO good for the soul!

There’s nothing quite like singing your heart out with lots of other people.

Choose some really good songs (not just the standards available in churches) that are uplifting and inspirational. Seek them out in the charts.

Ask a group to bring their favourite records/CDs.