Discover the essence of soul-satisfying worship! A companion to their ministers' guide Engage, this accessible read challenges churchgoers to view praise as revolving around God, not their own experience. End-of-chapter action steps offer specific ideas about how to refocus our attention on God and live every day in an attitude of worship. 128 pages, softcover from Baker.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Baker Books Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 7.00 X 4.25 (inches) ISBN: 0801014506 ISBN-13: 9780801014505 Availability: In Stock
Worship in today's church takes place beneath the shroud of a dangerous and far-reaching myth--that worship is an experience meant for our own personal gratification and that it occurs only on Sunday mornings within a church service. Revolve challenges lay people to understand the truth about worship--that it revolves around God, not us, and that worship is something we can perform with our whole lives, not just an hour a week in church.
With Revolve, readers will see that when they approach worship with a "what can I get out of this" attitude, they're bound to be disappointed. However, worship of God as a way of life not only honors God but also satisfies our souls. Built-in action steps at the end of each short chapter will give readers specific ideas about how to refocus their attention on God and live each day in an attitude of worship.
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 2,000-member church appear routinely on lists such as The 50 Most Influential Churches and The 25 Most Innovative Leaders. The Journey is a multi-site church with locations across New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. His newsletter for pastors and church leaders, Church Leader Insights, now reaches more than 80,000 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. Founder of www.WorshipLeaderInsights.com, Jason has spoken at the Willow Creek Arts Conference and The Purpose Driven Worship Conference, as well as seminars around the country. Currently, Jason serves at The Journey's newest location in Boca Raton, Florida.
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. Jennifer also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.