Graham describes Psalmsurfing as ‘Worshipping God with an ‘open agenda’, catching the waves as Word and Spirit combine in the improvised singing of scripture - especially the Psalms. Seeking sacred space where creative adventures in prayer, praise and ministry can be inspired, arts and voices together in scripture-driven worship’.
Watch Graham talk about how wrapping our hearts around the words of the Psalms through improvised singing can help us in our daily lives, followed by some 'virtual' psalmsurfing sessions.
Psalmsurfing is worship with a difference. Based on the Psalms, it is often an improvised ‘call and response’. It’s creative, it’s easy to participate in, it’s fun and it helps us to engage with God through His Word.
I believe in learning by doing, so encourage people to get involved and use the Psalms in such a way that they can carry over the experience to their personal devotions and small group situations.
Psalmsurfing can be as large or small a gathering as you like, and the desire is always to gather as many as possible of all-ages. It is something for the whole church to experience together rather than being a specialist activity. You can encourage people who are talented in the arts, e.g. painters, dancers, poets, writers etc, to be present and seek to respond creatively to the stimulus of Word and Spirit that using the Psalms in this way generates.