Serving the Assembly's Worship: A Handbook for Assisting Ministers

Serving the Assembly's Worship: A Handbook for Assisting Ministers

by Christian Scharen

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This new resource provides a brief history of assisting ministers in Christian worship. Christian Scharen addresses topics associated with what makes a good assisting minister and gives a step-by-step walk through this important role. Scharen considers this leadership role not just as a task, but as a ministry to the whole assembly. Filled with tips and encouragement for the assisting minister, this helpful resource will be used again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451479256
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Christian Scharen teaches worship and practical theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, having previously taught at Yale Divinity School. Originally trained in theological ethics, ethnography, and social theory, Scharen’s work brings a lively Christian imagination to critical engagement with culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 You are asking me? The joys of assisting in worship 9

2 Why assisting ministers? A brief history 13

3 Who is the assisting minister? The proper dignity of the role 21

4 What does the assisting minister do? Getting practical 27

Summary of duties 47

Preparing the prayers of intercession 49

Preparing for worship 57

For further reading 59

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