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Worship Team Handbook


Is your church starting a new worship service?

Are you a vocalist or an instrumentalist on a team?

Would you like to know how to use drama or video in worship?

This down-to-earth book will help you do all that and more.

Written by a worship team, this handbook is all about working together as a team. It's ...

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Is your church starting a new worship service?

Are you a vocalist or an instrumentalist on a team?

Would you like to know how to use drama or video in worship?

This down-to-earth book will help you do all that and more.

Written by a worship team, this handbook is all about working together as a team. It's about the key elements: music, Scripture, drama, video. It's about worshiping in an interactive way. And it's about being authentic as a leader.

Chapters include
Why Worship in a New Way?Spiritual Disciplines of a Worship LeaderDeveloping New Team MembersPractical Tips for MusiciansPreaching from the HeartUsing Drama to Build Worship
Six Bible studies for your team to do together are also included!

Edited by Alison Siewert with contributions from Andy Crouch, Matt Frazier and Sundee Tucker Frazier, this practical handbook will help your worship team work together to lead others in lively and relevant praise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830819430
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/1998
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,175,817
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Siewert is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and also attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She currently serves as an arts pastor and church planter in the Hershey, Pennsylvania area. She cowrote and edited Worship Team Handbook after leading worship at Urbana 93 and Urbana 96.

She was director of the Urbana 03 Theater Team and is cofounder and director of ransomTHEdonKey, a theater group that performs in many settings, including campuses and churches. Previously, she has worked as a church planter, worship designer and InterVarsity staff trainer.

Andy Crouch (M.Div., Boston University School of Theology) is executive editor of Christianity Today, where he was also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multiyear project featuring documentary video, reporting and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. He served as executive producer for the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip. He also sits on the editorial board for Books & Culture and has been a columnist for Christianity Today.

His writing has appeared in several editions of The Best Christian Writing and The Best Spiritual Writing. He was editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly and for ten years served as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He is a coauthor of The Church in Emerging Culture and a contributor to the Worship Team Handbook.

A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz and gospel, Crouch has also led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.

Matt Frazier is a drummer, guitarist and songwriter, based in Washington. With his wife, Sundee, he served as a worship leader for Urbana 2000, InterVarsity's student missions convention.

Sundee Tucker Frazier is a full-time mother and children's writer. She worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for ten years, first on campus staff and then as the worship leader with her husband, Matt, for Urbana 2000, InterVarsity's student missions convention. She is the author of Check All That Apply (IVP, 2002) and Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Delacorte Press/Random House, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Part 1: First Things First
1. Who We Are and Why We Wrote This
2. Why Worship in a New Way?
3. The Power in Worship
4. Worship Through History
5. Worship & Culture
6. Multiethnic Windows on WorshipPart 2: Follow the Leader
7. God-Needing Worship Leading
8. Spiritual disciplines for Worship Leaders
9. Dancing in Your Underwear: A Biblical Model
10. You are a Leader
11. Leading Versus Performing: The Lens
12. Becoming a Guide to the Throne Room
13. The Mechanics of LeadingSidebar: Your Fashion StatementPart 3: Go, Teams
14. Choosing a Team
15. Developing Talent
16. Butcher, Baker, Overheadmaker: The Creative TeamSidebar: Equipment Check!
17. The Care & Feeding of Worship Teams
18. Growing Through Conflict
19. Famous Worship-Team Problems
20. Practice Makes Better: Rehearsing a TeamPart 4: Making Music: The Musicians
21. Practical Skills for All Worship Musicians
22. Practical Skills for Guitarists
23. Pracitcal Skills for VocalistsSidebar: Solos
24. Practical Skills for Pianists & Keyboardists
25. Practical Skills for Percussionists & Drummers
26. Practical Skills for Bass PlayersSidebar: Using an Equalizer
27. Sound SystemsSidebar: MicrophonesPart 5: Making Music: The Music
28. Finding & Choosing Music
29. Hymns--For You, Not Just Your Grandparents
30. Arranging Music
31. Writing Music for WorshipSidebar: Five Steps to help You Write a Worship Song
32. Using Music with IntegritySidebar: Copyrights
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