Worship

 

Worship

CELEBRATIONS

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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COMMITTING MY RELATIONSHIPS TO GOD TRANS

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Church and Ministry Pastoral Helps
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Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals

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 OP!!!

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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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DISCIPLING MUSIC MINISTRY

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What is the role of music in the twenty-first century church--and what should it be? Johansson examines this and other crucial questions concerning church music and offers "redirection" for the function of music ministry in the life of the modern church.

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January 1, 1900

DRAMAS WITH A MESSAGE V3 OP!!!

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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January 1, 1900

EARLY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

EARLY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
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Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. How did early Christians see and understand their own worship? How did this interact with early Christian beliefs? The book has been brought up-to-date and revised, with some chapters rewritten and an updated bibliography.

Paul F. Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He is the author or editor of several major books (The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Eucharistic Origins, Reconstructing Early Christian Worship, The Study of Liturgy, A Companion to Common Worship, volumes 1 and 2).

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January 1, 1900

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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Exploring the Worship Spectrum: Six Views

Exploring the Worship Spectrum: Six Views
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An exploration of what worship looks like from a biblical standpoint and why the topic of worship can be so contentious among Christians.

Because worship is inherently theological--because it's a manifestation of humanity's response to God's holiness--it's important to take seriously how we worship and the roles it serves in personal displays of adoration and in community with other believers.

Exploring the Worship Spectrum provides an overview, critique, and celebration of six prominent worship styles:

  • Formal-Liturgical - represented by Paul Zahl
  • Traditional Hymn-Based - represented by Harold Best
  • Contemporary Music-Driven - represented by Joe Horness
  • Charismatic - represented by Don Williams
  • Blended - represented by Robert Webber
  • Emerging - represented by Sally Morgenthaler
  • This unique format allows those with a heart for worship to compare different perspectives and draw their own conclusions on what the Bible teaches. It allows readers to understand the various approaches to worship, carefully evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and make personal choices without adopting a judgmental spirit.

    The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.

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    FAMILY WORSHIP BOOK

    FAMILY WORSHIP BOOK
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    Do you struggle to provide enjoyable, meaningful and spiritual times of family devotions? Do you avoid the whole subject but have the nagging thought that you should be doing something?

    Let Terry & Family Worship equip you for leading your family in worship with the help of some key questions: What is family worship? What have other people done? Why Should I do it? How can I start? A Valuable resource which you will not exhaust in years.

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    FOREVER

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    GOD AT THE CROSSROADS OP!!!

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    Worship is crucial to the Christian life. Yet fewer and fewer people are in our buildings worshiping. Why? Perhaps we aren't meeting their needs, aren't speaking their language, and, therefore, aren't relevant or meaningful. In trying to respond to the needs of the community, "worship wars" sometimes erupt, and rarely does anyone win. Styles are only tactics, says Jeff Patton, and, apart from a sense of God's transformational presence, empty at best.

    Transformational worship occurs when worship is indigenous, speaking to the whole person in a particular culture at a specific time regardless of style. Patton describes four aspects of life (the Holy, the void, the lived world, and the self) and sees in these four aspects a "divine intersection" where the Holy invades our reality and brings us to a deeper, transformational experience of God's love, presence, and purpose.
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    September 1, 2005