The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church / Edition 2

The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church / Edition 2

by Barry Wayne Liesch, Donald Hustad
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The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church / Edition 2

Changing your worship service doesn't have to be a nightmare.

It is possible to introduce new worship ideas in a way that your congregation, both young and old, can accept. The New Worship, revised and expanded, shows everyone involved in music and worship planning how to smoothly navigate the changes. Gain practical insight that will help guide the entire scope and direction of your worship program and solidify your philosophy of worship as well.

"Only one book speaks with equal authority on issues of worship planning and practice, history, theology, and the spiritual formation of worshipers: The New Worship. It is a treasure trove of fresh insight, research, and some of the most practical worship application available."
Sally Morgenthaler, author, Worship Evangelism: Inviting Unbelievers into the Presence of God

"A commendable job of carefully listening to the various textual communities within the contemporary landscape while weaving a solid fabric of biblical exegesis and commonsense application."
Chuck Fromm, Worship Leader magazine

"If you are looking for a succinct and practical guide that touches on the week-to-week issues faced by pastors and worship leaders—this is it."
Robert Webber, director and founder, The Institute for Worship Studies

"Traditionalists need to understand and appreciate those advocating contemporary styles; contemporary worship leaders must understand and appreciated the traditionalists, too. Liesch provides all the tools to help us in this quest."
Congregational Leadership

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801063565
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Edition description: Expanded Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1Contemporary Worship Services
1.Culture, Choruses, and Hymns19
2.Teaching, the Spirit, and Our Congregational Songs37
3.Free-Flowing Praise53
4.Journey into the Holy of Holies67
5.Designing the Service77
6.Drama, Scripture, Technology91
7.Inspiring the People's Song101
Part 2Pressing Issues
8.Is Worship a Performance? The Concept121
9.Is Worship a Performance? The Implications133
10.Worship: Christ's Action and Our Response141
11.Worship That Models the Purpose of the Church161
12.Resolving Tensions over Musical Style: Peter177
13.Resolving Tensions over Musical Style: Paul189
Part 3Ministering with Others
14.Volunteer and Staff Relations209
15.Identifying and Attracting Worship Musicians219
16.Why Seminaries Should Teach Worship229
1The Argument behind Chapter 2235
2Resources at www.worshipinfo.com245
3The New Worship Musician Software247

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The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The New Worship is the best guide for churches thinking about starting a contemporary worship or blended worship format service. An excellent guide for churches with established worship services as well, there are chapters written with ministers and musicians in mind. The chapters are biblically based and give clear and practical advice on the true meaning of worship, recommendations for worship techniques, and the importance of directing worshipers to God. The only critique I have is the suggestion that all musical styles are acceptable in worship services regardless of authorship: I would prefer the statement that all music that edifies the church or its teachings are acceptable in worship. Overall, the book is a 'must have' for all worship leaders, musicians, ministers, and churches.