Discipling Music Ministry : Twenty-First Century Directions

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943575520
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I Congregations, Pastors, and Musicians
Congregations 1
Pastors 5
Musicians 8
II The Purpose of Church Music
The Importance of Purpose 12
Purpose as Reflective of the Church's Mission 13
The Church's Mission - Christian Maturation 14
The Purpose of Church Music - Christian Maturation 18
III Culture
The Church and Culture 20
The Arts Lead Culture 22
Knowing Our Culture 27
IV History: Setting Out the Problem
Major Worldviews 31
Historical Periods 34
The Spirit of Our Age 41
V Humanistic Trends in Worship and Music
Worship and "Selfism" 45
Idolatry 57
VI Discipline: The Road to Maturity
Discipleship 59
Discipline and Maturity 67
VII Discipling Music Ministry
Characteristics of Disciplined Music 69
Insights from the Church's Heritage 75
A Discipling Music Ministry 84
VIII Church Music as Gospel Analogue
Symbols 106
Church Music as Gospel Analogue 107
Some Concerns of a Discipling Ministry of Music 109
IX Directions for the Twenty-first Century
Practics - Congregations, Pastors, and Musicians 112
The Choir 117
Psalms 119
Hymns 123
Spiritual Songs 140
Reevaluating Recent Musical Trends 142
X Conclusion
In Summary 164
A New Direction 165
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