"Worship leader, liturgist, musician with a global perspective, gifted preacher ... Susan Phillips brings a wide and rare range of gifts to Christian worship. When people ask about liturgical reform, renewal, and "worship in the future," I'll say, 'You need to learn from Susan.'"
- Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, activist
What I love --
~worship that moves us body and soul!
~interactive, relational, multi-sensory, creative, faithful spaces that propel us out to serve God’s world with love.
~integrating people and arts to create space for encountering the Sacred and building community.
Worship I design includes: prayer, ritual, images, video, theater, dance, conversation, sacraments, installation and fiber arts, meditation, music, scripture and preaching.
Workshops I lead invite reflection, engagement, practice and more reflection about change, faith & doubt, arts, community, love & justice.
Freedom. Equality. Justice. Peace.
Sometimes the journey toward these goals can seem long. Music often accompanies is on the journey.
Some music inspires us to do the necessary hard work to seek justice. Some songs bear witness to the difficult realities of inequality in our communities. Some songs cast a vision of what life with true freedom for all people would be like. Some music celebrates how far we've come.
On Monday, January 19, 2015, we gathered and sang songs for the journey for our 12th Martin Luther King Community Celebration. Our musical guests for the evening were Wade Fernandez, Skip Jones, Clint Miller, and Dorothy Zerbe. They shared the music that inspires them as we work together for peace, justice, freedom and equality for all people.
Pastor, Worship Designer, Workshop Leader
"What I learn with the folks I serve in Wisconsin can be gifts to the wider church."
Travis Reed of The Work of the People caught Susan unplugged with a question about crucifixion.
So, unplanned, unrehearsed, unscripted...