The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services

The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services

by Constance M. Cherry

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Overview

There are many books available on the topic of worship today, but few provide a comprehensive, practical method for worship design. Constance M. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, provides worship leaders with credible blueprint plans for successfully designing worship services that foster meaningful conversation with God and the gathered community. Readers will learn how to create services that are faithful to Scripture, historically conscious, relevant to God, Christ-centered, and engaging for worshipers of all ages in the twenty-first century. The book sets forth basic principles concerning worship design and demonstrates how these principles are conducive to virtually any style of worship practiced today in a myriad of Christian communities. It will also work well as a guide for worship-planning teams in local churches and provide insight for worship students, pastors, and church leaders involved in congregational worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441213280
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Constance M. Cherry (DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of worship and Christian ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and is on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, where she has taught since its inception. She speaks and teaches internationally and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Cherry has served local churches as a minister of music/worship and as a United Methodist pastor.
Constance M. Cherry (DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of worship and pastoral ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University and a founding faculty member of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. She speaks and teaches internationally and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Cherry has also served local churches as a minister of music/worship and as a United Methodist pastor. She is the author of The Worship Architect and The Special Service Worship Architect.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why a Book about Worship Design?
Phase One: Laying the Foundations for Worship
1. Establishing the Foundation: Biblical Worship
2. Setting the Cornerstone: Worship Is Centered in Jesus Christ
Phase Two: Building the Structure for Worship
3. Four Rooms for Encountering God: The General Order of Worship
4. The First Load-Bearing Wall: The Gathering
5. The Second Load-Bearing Wall: The Word
6. The Third Load-Bearing Wall: The Table of the Lord
7. The Third Load-Bearing Wall: The Alternative Response to the Word
8. The Fourth Load-Bearing Wall: The Sending
Phase Three: Creating Doors and Windows for Encountering God
9. Encountering God in Prayer: Capturing the Heart of Worship
10. Encountering God in Music: Singing the Church's Song
11. Encountering God in Music: Offering "Sound" Musical Leadership
12. Encountering God in the Christian Year: Remembering the Whole Narrative
Phase Four: Adding Style to the Worship Event
13. Principles of Worship Style: Expressing Your corporate Identity
14. A More Excellent Way: Convergence
Phase Five: Nurturing Hospitality at the Worship Event
15. The Hospitable Worship Leader: Engaging Worshipers as Participants
Appendix A: Ten Basic Steps in Designing Vital Worship
Appendix B: Checklist for Designing Vital Worship
Index

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