Missional Worship: Increasing Attendance and Expanding the Boundaries of your Church

Missional Worship: Increasing Attendance and Expanding the Boundaries of your Church

by Cathy Townley


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The number one question worship leaders ask is: "how can we increase worship attendance in our church?" At least that is the question behind every other question that is posed. Here's the simple answer: It's all about the worship. It's all about you seeking after God each day by incorporating spiritual practices in your life and allowing God to lead you into the mission field so that you can invite those persons to the life that is in Christ and to your church. Worship is not just what we do on Sunday-it is a way of life. And Missional Worship is not just a "how-to" book. It's so much more! This is a "how-to" book, a "why" book, and a "resource" book. Transform your life, your church, and how you approach the idea of "worship" by following the practices author Cathy Townley lays out in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827216440
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Cathy Townley is a full time coach and consultant in the area of worship and evangelism. Not only an author, Cathy has served as a worship leader and has started worship services. With her focus on worship, Cathy has written and published several worship songs with Abingdon Press and has authored books on worship. She has also written articles for Net Results, Next Wave, and Strategies for Today's Leaders magazines. Cathy is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and a member of The Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Part I Laying a Missional Foundation for Numerical Growth (It's All About Worship)

1 Make Worship, Not the Worship Service, the Goal of Church Life 9

2 Know Your Mission Field 21

3 Network 29

4 Pray That God Will Bring a Person of Peace 39

5 Gather Personal Intercessors 49

Part II Arranging the Worship Service to Reflect the Worship Lifestyle (It's All About the Worship)

6 Organize Loosely 61

7 Mimic the MP3 81

8 Understand Transitions 95

9 Always Assume Guests Are Present 107

10 Lead Worship 117

Afterword 127

Addendum 129

Notes 132

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