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RETURN TO WORSHIP GOD CENTERED APPROACH OP!!

RETURN TO WORSHIP GOD CENTERED APPROACH OP!!
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Through letters addressed to the church and to worship leaders, Return to Worship looks at worship in light of what Scripture says and illustrates. It looks at the fundamentals necessary for the offering to God of that which is acceptable to Him. It gives help for the restoration of authentic worship to those churches that do a lot of celebrating but little true worshiping.
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Rites of Ordination Their History & Theology

Rites of Ordination Their History & Theology
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Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of Ordination, Bradshaw turns his attention to the ways that Christians through the ages have understood what it means to ordain someone as a minister and how that has been expressed in liturgical practice.

Bradshaw considers the typological background to ordained ministry some have drawn from the Old Testament and what ministry meant to the earliest Christian communities. He explores the ordination rites and theology of the early church, the Christian East, the medieval West, the churches of the Reformation, and the post-Tridentine Roman Catholic Church. Rites of Ordination promises to serve as an enriching resource for seminary students, students of liturgy and church history, and anyone fascinated by the history and theology of Christian liturgy and ministry.

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Royal Waste of Time

Royal Waste of Time
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Following up on her best selling Reaching Out without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn offers biblically grounded, experience-based insights to help churches navigate beyond today's destructive worship wars and to stimulate renewal in the worship and life of congregations.
The first major section of the book examines the postmodern, media-saturated, consumerist culture that makes worship difficult yet absolutely essential. The next section focuses on keeping God at the center of worship. Other sections of the book explore issues of taste, forming faith in children, word choices, hospitality in worship, and the challenges of -being church for the world.- The book also includes nine Scripture-based sermons and questions for further discussion.
In contrast to writers who advocate worship for utilitarian purposes, Dawn concentrates on worship's royal dimension, its God-ward focus. A Royal -Waste- of Time amplifies Dawn's earlier argument that churches need to wrangle seriously with the true purpose of worship in order to employ the tools and forms that best enfold participants in the splendor of worshiping God. Only worship filled with the splendor of God, Dawn writes, will lead to genuine adoration of God and faithful formation of his people.

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Sacred Actions of Christian Worship

Sacred Actions of Christian Worship
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In this comprehensive volume, an ecumenical group of evangelical scholars, denominational leaders, and ministers provide insight into the traditions and practices of the sacred actions of worship in the ancient, Medieval, Eastern Orthodox, Reformation, and modern churches. Other sections highlight the historical origins and development of ritual in worship. Numerous historical and contemporary liturgical and special worship services are provided throughout the volume.The combination of historical and theological surveys with sample outlines for liturgies and worship services is unique, as is the range of coverage: from baptism and the Lord's Supper to child dedication, foot washing, and renewal of baptismal pledges as practiced by a wide variety of Christian groups. The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship is a rich storehouse of information and guidance for those who plan and participate in Christian worship.
Dennis D. Martin, Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola University
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SACRED SEASONS A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHU

SACRED SEASONS A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHU
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Sacred Seasons teaches congregations about the rich stories that narrate the wondrous and symbol-full practices of certain days in the church calendar.

This zestful book responds to an increasing interest among congregations and parishes in celebrating and understanding the days of great significance in terms of Christ's life and the life of the church. It includes seasons and special days such as Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Shrove Tuesday, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday.

The sessions are specifically created to engage able-bodied or disabled people in various forms -- either by reading, writing, drawing, painting, singing, or dancing. The materials also intentionally foster inter-generational activities.

Each session includes background information, an educator's note, materials needed, additional ideas, assessment of the session, and further resources.

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SCRIPTURES THE CROSS & THE POWER OF GOD

SCRIPTURES THE CROSS & THE POWER OF GOD
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This collection of nine meditations from renowned biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop Tom Wright carries Holy Week from its solemn beginnings to the dramatic conclusion on Good Friday and Easter. I hope that these addresses, Wright says in his preface, . . . will contribute both to the enriched understanding, and also to the empowered living out, of the vital and inexhaustible events at the heart of Christian faith. The writings for Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday morning, as well as the Easter Vigil, focus on texts from the Gospel of Matthew; Maundy Thursday evening, Good Friday, and Easter morning focus on texts from the Gospel of John.

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March 1, 2006

SHAPING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

SHAPING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
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This insightful book explores how worship practices can transform and renew the lives of those who worship. Emphasizing how religious affections provide us with orientation in the world, Kendra Hotz and Matthew Mathews show how worship can shape our religious affections so that we can live to the glory of God and in a harmonious relationship with God's creation.

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SONGS FROM HEAVEN

SONGS FROM HEAVEN
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Every worshiper's heart holds a song for which God eagerly listens. Are you uncertain how to turn your heart of worship into melody? In Songs from Heaven, worship leader and renowned songwriter Tommy Walker reveals the inspirational and instructional process of creating worship songs that bring honor and glory to God. For seasoned songwriters and worshipers who simply have a song in their heart, the creative process behind writing and singing will be unveiled. Discover devotional thoughts that will help you find intimacy with God and the practical techniques for putting that intimacy into words, melody and eventually a song.
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STARTING A PRAISE BAND OP!!!

STARTING A PRAISE BAND OP!!!
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A practical, user-friendly, and low-budget guide to starting a praise band.

Looking for the opportunity to bring a change of music in your sanctuary? Does the idea of drums, keyboards, and electric guitars seem like something you want to try? Starting a Praise Band is indispensable as you take those first steps to introduce contemporary music--emotive and experiential--in your church.

Written with solid experience and knowledge in the contemporary music field for lay leaders and professional staff in mind, this guide will help your church bring in a different kind of worship as effortlessly as possible. Even if you already have a praise band, you'll find valuable information on having an even better one.

The Abingdon-Church of the Resurrection Ministry Guides are the first choice for recruiting, motivating, and developing lay leadership for specialized ministries from A to Z--from adult ministries to ushering. Each inexpensive, 64-page Guide brings together Church of the Resurrection's can-do attitude with Abingdon Press's ministry of empowering church leaders. The result is a series that is user-friendly, encouraging, and most important, practical.

The passion to help churches experience how many things they can do to encourage participation drives these Ministry Guides.

Each Guide is concise, conversational, and current, full of ideas you'll be able to implement immediately, with little or no budget. Recognizing that volunteers are busy people who work hard, the Guides will be the first place to turn when you're new to a topic, to help you feel empowered, prepare quickly, and get up and running with confidence and creativity. You'll find eye-catching icons and features that help you move directly to practical, fun, and effective solutions.

Read chapter 1 of this book.

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STONES FOR BREAD

STONES FOR BREAD
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This well-written and engaging book explores the effects of the rush to adopt new, contemporary styles of worship by many Protestant congregations. As churches try to reach the unchurched and draw new members, they often adapt their worship until it becomes nothing more than a Spirit-less reflection of popular culture, A. Daniel Frankforter argues. The book discusses some of the different programs for marketing worship, explores the implications for the integrity of a church's mission and spiritual life, and proposes some alternative means for rejuvenating worship.

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April 1, 2001