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The Source for Effective Church Service Planning

The Source for Effective Church Service Planning

by Scott Dyer
     
 

Unleash the Power of the Arts in Your Church

The Source for Effective Church Service Planning gives you tried and tested service-programming material from Willow Creek Community Church and offers hundreds of ideas for integrating the arts into your worship services. This book supplements your creative process, helping you relate biblical truth to the people who

Overview

Unleash the Power of the Arts in Your Church

The Source for Effective Church Service Planning gives you tried and tested service-programming material from Willow Creek Community Church and offers hundreds of ideas for integrating the arts into your worship services. This book supplements your creative process, helping you relate biblical truth to the people who walk through your church doors.

You'll find creative ideas for a huge variety of subjects and occasions. Do you want to plan a service that addresses Christian character? Workplace issues? Leadership? The lordship of Christ? Family relationships? A service for baptism, communion, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas? Thematic listings of services include topics on Christian life issues, holidays, special services, the identity of God, relationship with God, relationships, seeker issues, and social issues.

Each service outline offers suggestions in five categories:
- Message Titles: These are titles Willow Creek teaching pastors have used over the years, offering ideas for your own message titles
- Dramas: Each listing includes tone, topic, and gender of players, and all sketches listed are available through Willow Creek Resources online
- Songs: Suggestions for presentational music by contemporary Christian artists include a seeker sensitivity rating
- Worship Choruses: NEW! Listings help churches of all denominations, philosophies, and worship styles plan a weekly worship service
- Movie Clips: These include information on movie title, topic, clip description, start time, start cue, end time, end cue, and comments

This revised edition of The Source has all the benefits of the first edition, with even more features. This updated and improved resource not only appeals to seeker-oriented churches, but offers helpful features for any church that uses contemporary music, drama, or video in their services.

Other special features:
- An alphabetical song index that includes artist, label, style, tempo, themes, and seeker sensitivity ratings to help you choose appropriate music for each message
- Drama index that includes topics, characters, and storyline summaries
- Package suggestions for combining songs, dramas, and movie clips where one element follows another to maintain creative and emotional flow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310228783
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/16/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

The Source for Effective Church Service Planning

Unleashing the Power of the Creative Arts in Your Church
By Scott Dyer

Zondervan

Copyright © 2003 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0310228786


Chapter One


Authenticity

Refers to living out what you believe Might also include: Integrity

MESSAGE TITLES

• Cosmetic Christianity

• Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians

Becoming a Contagious Christian: Authenticity

A Faith That Works-The Book of James: Doers or Hearers

Living Excellent Lives: Morally

Living Excellent Lives: Spiritually

Truths That Transform: Shine Like the Stars in the Heavens

What Jesus Would Say to ... Billy Graham

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DRAMAS

Title Tone Characters Topics

A Day in the Life Humorous 5 males Christians in the marketplace;
New Christian

Getting the Nod Mixed 2 males, 1 either Honesty; Integrity; Business ethics;
male or female Handling failure

Impressions, Inc. Humorous 2 males, 1 female Skin-deep Christianity

Man of the Year Serious 5 males, 1 female Moralism; Our need for Christ

The Mystery of Robert Richardson Mixed 3 males, 2 females, Living the Christian life
1 narrator

The Neighborhood Mixed 3 males, 3 females Small groups; Relationships;
Getting deeper; Authenticity

One Step Up, One Step Down Serious 4 males (1 can be female) Ambition; Priorities

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SONGS


Seeker-Sensitivity Title Artist Style Tempo Rating

All I Ever Wanted Margaret Becker Pop/rock ballad Slow/mid 4

Audience of One Willow Creek Music Power ballad Slow 8

Casual Christian DeGarmo & Key Power ballad Slow 6

For Who He Really Is Steven Curtis Chapman Folk pop ballad Mid/slow 1

From the Heart Scott Krippayne Pop/rock Up/mid 7

Heart's Cry Steven Curtis Chapman Acoustic ballad Mid/slow 7

If That's What It Takes Willow Creek Music MOR pop Mid/slow 5

Life Means So Much Chris Rice Folk pop Mid 7

Man of God Greg Ferguson Pop/rock Mid/up 7

No More Pretending Scott Krippayne Pop ballad Slow 7

Show Yourselves to Be Steven Curtis Chapman Acoustic ballad Slow/mid 4

There Is a Line Susan Ashton Folk pop Mid 6

We Can Make a Difference Jaci Velasquez Pop Up 8

What if I? Willow Creek Music Piano ballad Slow/mid 8

Whatever You Ask Steve Camp Power ballad Slow 5

Would I Know You? Wayne Watson Ballad Slow 3

You've Got to Stand for Something Aaron Tippin Country Up 10

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Worship Choruses


Seeker-Sensitivity Title Artist Style Tempo Rating

Everyone Arise Tommy Walker Pop/rock Up 3

Heart of Worship Matt Redman Worship ballad Slow 2

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MOVIE CLIPS


Title: Chariots of Fire
Topic: Integrity; Standing up for what you believe in; The Sabbath Description: Eric Liddell refuses to run on the Sabbath. The English Olympic Committee tries to
make him compromise, but he stands firm. Start Time: 1:28:15 Start Cue: "We decided to invite you in for a little chat." End Time: 1:30:00
End Cue: "But I can't make that sacrifice." Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________
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Title: Finding Forrester
Topic: Friendship; Keeping promises Description: William, a reclusive author, comes to the aid of his young friend Jamal, who has
been accused of cheating at a writing contest. In coming out of his seclusion, a very big step for him, he
clears Jamal's name and honors a promise Jamal kept to him. Start Time: 1:58:04/DVD Ch. 26 Start Cue: "Professor Crawford, may I read a few words?" End Time: 2:02:35 or 2:04:02
End Cue: "I didn't write them.... Jamal Wallace did" (applause). Or William and Jamal leave
together to applause. Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________
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Title: __________________________________________________________________________________
Topic: __________________________________________________________________________________ Description: __________________________________________________________________________________ Start Time: __________________________________________________________________________________ Start Cue: __________________________________________________________________________________ End Time: __________________________________________________________________________________
End Cue: __________________________________________________________________________________ Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________
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