Tom Krauter, worship leader, worship-seminar speaker, and author, tackles difficult issues involved in worship leading in an insightful, practical question-and-answer format.Worship Leading 101 plus a whole lot more. Condenses years of respected worship-leading experience into one thoughtful, easy-access digest. Question and answer format.
A wide-ranging book that will make churches re-think the way they engage young people in worship. A must for every church youthworker, covering creative approaches to liturgy, new forms of worship, and spirituality.
"Tom Kraeuter is one of the most prolific authors and teachers on the contemporary worship scene today. His books are available worldwide in multiple languages. Tom's biblical, practical teaching transcends denominational lines. Nearly 20,000 people have attended his worship seminars, retreats, and conferences in churches all across North America. Drawing on his extensive experience as a worship leader, a worship seminar speaker, and an author, Tom Kraeuter tackles difficult issues involved with worship leading in an insightful, practical question-and-answer format.
What is true for us as individuals is true for us as a gathered community of Gods people. We discover in the Bible that a church that is centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ will be shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ. And a church shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ will see that its true service of worship is conducted both inside the formal gathering of believers and outside it as well.
This book functions like an owner's manual, dealing with contemporary worship on micro and macro levels. The goal is to provide an accessible resource that is informative, thought provoking and useful to anyone working with contemporary worship in denominational or nondenominational churches. Written by a dynamic experienced worship leader.
Worship in an interactive way! This down-to-earth guide will help your worship team work together to lead others in praise by discussing key elements from music to drama and showing you how to worship interactively as an authentic leader. Edited by Allison Siewert.
A handbook of acoustics and sound system design for the church
Author: Doug Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Technology & Engineering
Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.
The New Handbook of the Christian Year: Second Edition, by Hoyt L. Hickman, Don E. Saliers, Laurence Hull Stookey, and James F. White. Lectionary, prayers, responses, and Communion services updated for consistency with books of worship from several denominations. Includes: glossary of Christian symbols, glossary of liturgical terms, annotated bibliography, index of Scripture readings, index of Psalms, and an ecumenical service for the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Ritual has a primal connection to the idea that a transcendent order - numinous and mysterious, supranatural and elusive, divine and wholly other - gives meaning and purpose to life. The construction of rites and rituals enables humans to conceive and apprehend this transcendent order, to symbolize it and interact with it, to postulate its truths in the face of contradicting realities and to repair them when they have been breached or diminished. This Handbook provides a compendium of the information essential for constructing a comprehensive and integrated account of ritual and worship in the ancient world. Its focus on ritual and worship from the perspective of biblical studies, as opposed to religious studies, highlights that the world of ritual and worship was a topic of central concern for the people of the Ancient Near East, including the world of the Bible. Given the scarcity of the material in the Bible itself, the authors in this collection use materials from the ancient Near East to provide a larger context for the practices of the biblical world, giving due attention to historical, anthropological, and social scientific methods that inform the context of biblical worship. The specifics of ritual and worship life-the sacred spaces, times, and actors in worship-are examined in detail, with essays covering both the divine and human aspects of the sacred dimension. The Oxford Handbook of Ritual and Worship in the Hebrew Bible considers several underlying concepts of ritual practice and closes with a theological outlook on worship and ritual from a variety of perspectives, demonstrating a fruitful exchange between biblical studies, ritual theory, and social science research.
A guide to liturgy and worship in the Church of England within the framework of 'Common Worship', which combines theory, theology and history with a strong sense of the realities of parish life and pastoral practice. It explores the way in which liturgy can reflect the life of the church and the wider world, and the new opportunities for churches at a local level to own and shape the liturgy they use. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in worship in the Church of England, and who wants the worship of their church to be the best they can offer, based on clear liturgical principles. It is also practical and detailed - Michael Perham covers clothing and colours, children's role in worship, the cycle of the Christian year, the timing of services, the use of church space and other elements that go to make up the feel of an individual church. The book has its roots in two of Michael Perham's earlier works, 'Liturgy Pastoral and Parochial' and 'Lively Sacrifice', though much of the material is quite new, and fills its role as key texts for anyone interested in the liturgy of the Church of England.
A handbook on the fundamentals of worship lyric projection, including composing a presentation, editing individual slides and presenting live; gives practical guidelines for running the most professinal and engaging presentations during worship.
An Essential Guide to Understanding and Leading Worship Worship leaders are adrift in a sea of worship resources, but, incredibly, no single book provides a simple introduction to worship and worship leading. Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice. Each concept is introduced clearly and concisely. Diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists make the information easy to digest. And preparation and reflection questions help readers apply the material to their own church context. Whether one is a beginner or an experienced worship leader, readers from all traditions will find in this resource a solid foundation for future success. It is particularly well-suited for the first-time worship or praise band leader, as well as for pastors who want to be more intentional about the music in their services.
The Worship Book: A Handbook for Worship Teams is more than just a title; it's a power-packed guide for worship leaders and teams! Gleaning from many years of practical experience, worship leader Wayne Tate covers a wide-scope of issues from practical applications to spiritual truths. No matter if your church worship team is one month old and highly seasoned, The Worship Book: A Handbook for Worship Teams will be a constant resource.
This handbook is for all Worship Leaders and worshippers in general who want to experience God in a different way. The time has come to leave "church as usual" behind and this same idea filters into the genre of Praise and Worship. It is time to meet God in a new place.beyond the veil -that realm between the ripped veil and the glory of His presence. We often let the worship experience take us into the Tabernacle, but we get lost somewhere between the inner court and the Holy of Holies. God is waiting for us to go beyond the dominion of casual worship and enter into the place that enlightens and allows us to receive change. When we change our perception - everything around us will change. Change how you look at things and the things around you will indeed appear different. This all happens in worship. The text holds secrets that have been developed by worshipers from every walk of life. It is full of lessons that we complete every day throughout our Christian walk. See them as "impractical" guidelines because this book is not about the typical ways to enter into worship. You won't find the "how to's" and the "when to's" here. But what you will find are methods that have been tested, tried and proven to cause a memorable and personal encounter with the Lord each time you attempt to meet Him. This handbook outlines common tools that are sometimes overlooked, but when used effectively, can and will enhance one's walk with God.