ISBN: 9781441234315 ISBN-13: 9781441234315 Availability: In Stock
No matter how great Sunday's worship service was, there's always another Sunday lurking at the end of the next week that must be planned. Church leaders often fall into ruts, working on automatic pilot just trying to get things together, which does not allow for much creativity or focus on designing services that lead to transformation for those involved in them.
Engage is a step-by-step, stress-free guide to planning worship services that allow for and foster true life change. Comprehensive in scope, Engage provides teaching pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers with the tools they need to work together to develop and implement a worship planning system that improves communication, enhances creativity, and honors Jesus every week.
Nelson Searcy served as the director of The Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church before starting The Journey Church of the City in New York City in 2002. He and his 1,200-member church appear routinely on lists such as The 50 Most Influential Churches and The 25 Most Innovative Leaders. His newsletter for pastors and church leaders, Church Leader Insights, now reaches more than 40,000 subscribers and continues to grow by hundreds each month. Searcy lives in New York City.
Jason Hatley is the pastor of worship arts at The Journey Church and has been a worship leader since 1996. Jason was a part of The Journey's original launch team and built from scratch The Journey's Worship Arts Team, a group of more than 200 artists and technicians who develop and implement creative and technical elements at the weekly Sunday service. Currently, Jason serves at The Journey's newest location in Boca Raton, Florida. Founder of www.WorshipLeaderInsights.com, Jason has spoken at the Willow Creek Arts Conference, The Purpose Driven Worship Conference, as well as seminars around the country. He has a BM in Sacred Music Performance from Appalachian State University.
Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Prior to moving to New York, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
I have had the privilege of experiencing both a service at Journey Church and an up-close view of the vital relationship between Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley. These two guys model a strong pastor/worship arts leader connection that is deeply respectful, mutually supportive, and practical in its day-to-day systems. Most importantly, Nelson and Jason are driven to create church services that result in life transformation. I highly recommend this book as a tool for all of us who are passionate about creating life-changing hours on Sunday mornings week after week. Nancy Beach,
Champion for the Arts, Willow Creek Association
Jason Hatley is a trusted voice in the worship community, and also has an incredible God-given gift for mentoring worship leaders. His insights are very helpful as they come from a proven track record and a pure desire to worship God fully. Rick Muchow, Pastor of Worship, Saddleback Church