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Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends. Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base our worship on God's self-revelation rather than our assumptions, the fuel of worship, the community of worship, and the ways that eternity's worship should affect our earthly worship. Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and for various denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what readers think they understand about praising God.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bob Kauflin
Publisher: Crossway
Release: 2008-03-26
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781433519376

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Genre: Public worship
Author: Melinda Ann Quivik
Publisher:
Release: 2013
File: 285 Pages
ISBN-13: 1451478062

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Combining biblical foundations with real-world application, a pastor and professional songwriter guides worship leaders and pastors to root their corporate worship in unchanging scriptural principles rather than divisive trends. Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends. Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base our worship on God’s self-revelation rather than our assumptions, the fuel of worship, the community of worship, and the ways that eternity’s worship should affect our earthly worship. Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and for various denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what readers think they understand about praising God. “Bob loves God, values theology, and cares about people. This mix is found throughout this wonderful and helpful book. Worship Matters will inspire you as a worshiper and spur you on as a leader of worship.” Matt Redman, lead worshiper and song-writer, Brighton, UK “Bob Kauflin is teaching a new generation to take corporate worship seriously in a fashion that is simultaneously biblically faithful and addressing today’s culture.” D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “This book is thoroughly biblical, comprehensive, balanced, clear, and engaging. Worship leaders must read it, and it will be a great help to anyone interested in finding out what biblical worship is about and how to worship from the heart.” John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary “Bob’s approach is humble, yet authoritative; comprehensive, yet inspirational. And if you take his gentle but clear teaching onboard, it will help make you fully equipped in mind, heart, and spirit to lead others in worship. I wholeheartedly recommend it.” Stuart Townend, Christian song-writer “An outstanding book both for those who lead worship and also for every Christian who wants to worship God more fully. The book is biblical, practical, interesting, wise, and thorough in its treatment of the topic. The next time I teach on worship, I plan to make this the required text.” Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary “Humility. Self-deprecating humor. Practical wisdom. And not just for music leaders. What a refreshing read! I’ve gained from Bob Kauflin, and if you read this, you will too.” Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church; Executive Director, 9Marks Ministries “Bob is a pastor, a teacher, and a skilled musician. And this book captures his heart, his zealous pursuit of God, and his many years of real-life experience leading worship. That’s why his book deserves the careful study of pastors and worship leaders alike.” Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bob Kauflin
Publisher: Crossway
Release: 2008-03-26
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781581348248

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Why do you lead worship? Often the motives are mixed. You find yourself wanting to point people to Jesus but also feeling a desire to be noticed and praised, to make yourself the center of attention. Stephen Miller is the worship pastor for a large church of young, energetic Christians. He and his band record albums and lead worship for conferences all over the country. He knows the temptation to make himself the show, to pursue fame, to seek the applause of other people. And he has learned to want nothing to do with it. In this book, Miller exhorts his fellow worship leaders to make Jesus the center of all their efforts. He teaches how to do this with Scripture, teaching, prayer, story, and song. In all, Miller’s call for worship leaders is to lead worship, whole-hearted and whole-minded exalting of God, rather than making a spectacle out of it. Worship Leaders, We’re Not Rock Stars will encourage and challenge worship leaders by clarifying their purpose and identity, and by doing so will bless those they lead.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Stephen Miller
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release: 2013-07-31
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802488725

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The first volume in the series. Written in the style of good preaching, this collection of bite-size essays is a conversation-starter for those who want to look at the assembly’s worship in very broad terms. The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship issues through studies by pastors, musicians, and lay people from throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Features include:Informal and insightful writing for all readers Study questions at the end of every chapter Examines vital issues in weekly worship Helps leaders and congregants understand and experience worship more richly

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Genre: Religion
Author: Robert A. Rimbo
Publisher: Augsburg Books
Release: 2009-09-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 1451417136

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Modern worship leaders are restless. They have inherited a model of leadership that equates leading worship with being a rock star. But leading worship is more than a performance, it's about shaping souls and making disciples. Every worship leader is really a pastor. The Worship Pastor is a practical and biblical introduction to this essential pastoral role. Filled with engaging, illustrative stories it is organized to address questions of theory and practice, striving to balance conversational accessibility with informed instruction. Part One presents a series of evocative "vignettes"--intriguing and descriptive titles and metaphors of who a Worship Pastor is and what he or she does. It shows the Worship Pastor as Church-Lover, Disciple Maker, Corporate Mystic, and Doxological Philosopher. Part Two covers specific roles related to ministry within the worship service itself--the Worship Pastor as Theological Dietician, Caregiver, Mortician, Emotional Shepherd, War General, Prophetic Guardian, Missional Historian, and Liturgical Architect. Part Three looks at ministry beyond the worship service--the Worship Pastor as Visionary Teacher, Evangelist, Artist Chaplain, and Team Leader. While some worship leaders are eager to embrace their pastoral role, many are lost and confused or lack the resources of time or money to figure out what this role looks like. Pastor Zac Hicks gives us a clear guide to leading worship, one that takes the pastoral call seriously.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Zac M. Hicks
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2016-10-11
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310525240

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Andy Park offers personal experience, practical advice and inspiring ideas for worship leaders, focusing always on the importance of developing a mature spiritual life in God.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Andy Park
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2015-05-29
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830899951

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"From the writer of the beloved worship songs "God and King" and "The More I Seek You" comes a book that reveals the purpose of worship. In How to Worship a King, Neese unveils the power and beauty of true worship, which surpasses any known song or melody...This book unfolds a holistic view of worship so that you can experience peace, joy and the richness of living in god's presence." -- Back cover

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Genre: Religion
Author: Zach Neese
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release: 2015-09
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781629985893

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Tim Hughes shares the mystery and wonder of the praise experience and what we can do, both spiritually and practically, to achieve the devotional environment that is most pleasing to the Lord. He addresses issues such as heart-attitude, maintaining a freshness in your relationship with the Lord, and leading others through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Tim has a heart for young people and a desire to equip, to encourage, and to be a resource to them and worshippers of all ages! The book also covers the practical aspects of worship, such as leading a band, choosing songs, using musical dynamics, and more.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Tim Hughes
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2013-04-12
File: 166 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441266446

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This book, which developed from an understanding of the dialectical relationship between theology and the church, provides information about the function and domain of language in the church through an analysis of its creedal statements. The study begins with an historical investigation of the crisis in linguistic interpretation in the church and theological community. Subsequently, a philosophical framework is presented through an investigation of particularly significant aspects of Ludwig Wittgenstein's later writings. Following a discussion of the alternative readings of Wittgenstein by theologians, examples are presented for ways in which we can apply Wittgenstein's linguistic approach to the interpretation of creeds. After distinguishing optional approaches to the creeds, the book presents an understanding of creedal statements in light of Wittgenstein. Reclaiming the functional nature of doxological language within its liturgical context provides a central connection between the language of the church and the actions of its members.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paul Galbreath
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release: 2008
File: 167 Pages
ISBN-13: 1433104415

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