Worship Practice

 

Worship Practice

BAKERS FUNERAL HNBK OP!

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Don't let the convenient pocket size fool you-these comprehensive guides to conducting funerals, weddings, and worship services provide everything from pre-planning resources to complete services for several denominations. Each book is packed with suggestions, illustrations, prayers, quotations, and ideas for special services.
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February 1, 1996

BY THE VISION OF ANOTHER WORLD WORSHIP I

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This book samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today.
By the Vision of Another World gathers highly regarded historians and other scholars who usually are not read together because of the widely different subject areas in which they typically work. Yet their essays all fit together here as they address how worship, work, and worldview converge and reinforce each other no matter what particular place, era, denomination, or ethnic group is under consideration. The variety of methodologies and voices will appeal to a breadth of critical interests, while the consistently high quality of historical narrative will keep readers engaged.
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Dorothy C. Bass
James D. Bratt
Ruth Alden Doan
Paul Harvey
George M. Marsden
Timothy Matovina
Harry S. Stout
Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Michael Woods
Joyce Ann Zimmerman
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February 1, 2012

CELEBRATING SUNDAYS OP!

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Ten great reasons to value Sunday as God's special day
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October 1, 2009

CELEBRATIONS

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This book is a readytouse resource for allage worship services on the theme of celebrations. Using a wide range of innovative teaching activities, users will be able to simply and easily put on family services. It includes drama, poetry, prayers, activity ideas and lots of humor. It will make life easy for those in charge of planning allage worship. You can either use the ideas straight from the page or adapt them by adding your own ideas. Celebrations covered New Years, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Advent and Christmas.
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January 5, 2007

COME HOME KIT

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January 29, 2008

COMMITTING MY RELATIONSHIPS TO GOD TRANS

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Church and Ministry Pastoral Helps
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January 29, 2008

Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals

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Weddings and funerals, like few other occasions, offer pastors the opportunity to give direction and encouragement to individuals when their hearts are more open to God . . . and to those individuals attending these events who may otherwise never hear God's message. This handbook, a compilation of tested ideas and resources by pastors, provides just the tool pastors need--young pastors will appreciate the advice of experienced ministers to help them get started, and veteran pastors will benefit from fresh ideas that add meaning to services they've performed dozens of times. Includes difficult situations like the death of a child and second marriages.
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June 30, 2003

DESIGNING WORSHIP TEAMS

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"Plug & Chug" is the way churches have planned worship for years. You start with the same order of worship for every service, plug different hymns and readings into their respective slots, and chug right along. It makes the job of worship planner, usually done by the senior pastor, seem much easier. In a church in which the senior pastor or staff member does everything, worship needs to be cranked out lest it cause burnout.

The problem with "plug & chug" is that it leads to "bore & snore." Worship becomes routine, and the encounter with a holy and transcendent God, domesticated. If worship is to become transformative, an offering of everything we are and have to God, then the "by-the-numbers" approach to worship design must find its place in the dustbin of bad ideas. The best way to achieve dynamic, authentic worship is to take its planning out of the hands of isolated individuals or functionary committees, and locate it with groups of people who are convinced that worship is a life-or-death matter.

In this groundbreaking work, Cathy Townley demonstrates how worship teams-- comprised of diverse groups of clergy and laity, long-time Christians and new believers, core and fringe members--are transforming the practice of Christian worship throughout North America. She shows the reader how worship teams come together around a core passion for the encounter with the Holy, how they channel the chaos of multiple understandings of God into a common experience of worship, and how the worship that comes out of such teams is rapidly becoming the primary way to reach the pre-Christian population of North America.

Much more than a how-to approach, this volume offers worship leaders and teams guidance to transform the experience of worship into a life-changing time spent in the presence of God.

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9780687092659
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July 1, 2002

DRAMAS WITH A MESSAGE V3 OP!!!

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An exciting collection of twenty-one church-tested dramatic sketches that require only two to four characters, simple sets, and everyday costumes. Built-in performance and copying permission.
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9780825425837
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December 3, 2005

ENTER THE WORSHIP CIRCLE

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We've all been looking for a worship experience deeper than a 30-minute song service. Enter the Worship Circle helps fill that void. The book is an experiential, modern journey into the true essence of worship, and throughout it, author Ben Pasley (of alterna-folk duo 100 Portraits), offers insight that goes far beyond any basic word study. Artists, pastors, seekers and mature believers will all love the unconventional, visionary approach this book takes to discovering the mystery of God through the mystical activity of worship. It is filled with allegory, suspense and coffee beans. Enter the Worship Circle will change how you view worship---and how you view intimacy with God.
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January 1, 2001

FORGOTTEN SONGS RECLAIMING THE PSALMS

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Many in the church have forgotten the Psalms. They may still be read, but the rich history of using them as the backbone of Christian worship (from the earliest days of the church until the 19th century) is unknown. For some the thought of praying or singing the Psalms, alone or with others, is entirely foreign. In this we are out of step with our forebears in the faith; we are an oddity in the history of the church and duly suffer for it.

Drawn by the rich spiritual depth produced in so many who have invested themselves in the Psalms, Forgotten Songs seeks to reclaim the content in various areas of worship. This book first examines biblical and historical foundations for the use of the Psalms in worship. The Old Testament and New Testament are revisited noting the nature and purpose of the Psalms and how they were used. Examples of the Psalms being employed by the Church Fathers and throughout the Reformation are also explored
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The second section of the book examines specific ways of using the Psalms in our worship today. These aren't abstract ideas or suggestions but are examples from the personal and corporate lives of individuals who have been significantly impacted by the Psalms. From group singing of the Psalms, to praying Psalms publicly and privately, to pastoral care and the place of lament, Forgotten Songs will help others remember to actively use the Psalms in their own worship lives, individually and corporately.

Contributors include such academicians and authors as Craig A. Blaising, Douglas Bond, Randall Bush, Jack Collins, Chad Davis, J. Michael Garrett, James H. Grant, Jr., James Richard Joiner, Ray Ortlund, Leland Ryken, Calvin Seerveld, Justin Wainscott, and John D. Witvliet along with editors Ray Van Neste and C. Richard Wells.

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9781433671784
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October 1, 2012

HNBK FOR MULTISENSORY WORSHIP

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Churches all over North America are starting contemporary worship services or incorporating elements of contemporary worship in more traditional services. While many books have discussed why contemporary worship is necessary to reaching the unchurched, too few have provided solid, practical help for planning and executing this new style of worship.

In Handbook for Multi-Sensory Worship, the worship team of Ginghamsburg Church--recognized as one of the most innovative congregations today in worship planning and development--offers just this kind of nuts-and-bolts guidance on how to prepare for and execute worship in a contemporary key. Included in the handbook are worship themes that are geared to felt needs in the congregation. This book explains how to choose appropriate themes, build a service around them, and identify lections that build on these themes. Congregations will learn how to identify and address the felt needs of the pre-Christian audience in the congregation.

Worship aids are thematically based:
- music--which songs to use and where to get the music and permission to use it
- video clips--what to use, where and how to get them, and how to get permission to use them
- graphics and images--where to find images that support sermons
- dramas--the book includes sources of dramas and examples that can be used by congregations and guidance on how to draw people into drama and train them to participate in worship in this way
- contemporary calls to worship, prayers, offertory prayers, and sentences

The handbook contains 30 complete contemporary worship services and detailed how-to instructions. The CD contains a large number of projection images linked to the text of the handbook, and to the Internet, for use in worship services.

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9780687068609
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October 1, 1999