Looking for exhilarating ways to infuse new life into your worship service? This down-to-earth book can help! Written by experienced worship leaders, it gives you practical advice on everything from the use of music, Scripture, drama, and video to the technical aspects of sound, speaking, stage presence, and more. Includes free, ready-to-use sample dramas! 120 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
Is your church starting a new worship service? Are you a vocalist or an instrumentalist on a team? Would you like to know how to use drama or video in worship? This down-to-earth book will help you do all that and more. Written by a worship team, this handbook is all about working together as a team. It's about the key elements: music, Scripture, drama, video. It's about worshiping in an interactive way. And it's about being authentic as a leader. Chapters include
- Why Worship in a New Way?
- Spiritual Disciplines of a Worship Leader
- Developing New Team Members
- Practical Tips for Musicians
- Preaching from the Heart
- Using Drama to Build Worship
Six Bible studies for your team to do together are also included! Edited by Alison Siewert with contributions from Andy Crouch, Matt Frazier and Sundee Tucker Frazier, this practical handbook will help your worship team work together to lead others in lively and relevant praise.
Alison Siewert is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and also attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She currently serves as an arts pastor and church planter in the Hershey, Pennsylvania area. She cowrote and edited after leading worship at Urbana 93 and Urbana 96. She was director of the Urbana 03 Theater Team and is cofounder and director of ransomTHEdonKey, a theater group that performs in many settings, including campuses and churches. Previously, she has worked as a church planter, worship designer and InterVarsity staff trainer.
Andy Crouch (MDiv, Boston University School of Theology) is executive editor of and the author of books such as and . Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Missions IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in , and several editions of and . Crouch served as executive producer for the documentary films and , as well as the multi-year project This Is Our City, which featured documentary video, reporting and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. He also sits on the editorial board for and was editor-in-chief of . He also spent ten years as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz and gospel, Crouch has led musical worship for congregations of five to twenty thousand. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
Matt Frazier is a drummer, guitarist and songwriter, based in Washington. With his wife, Sundee, he served as a worship leader for Urbana 2000, InterVarsity's student missions convention.
Sundee Tucker Frazier is a full-time mother and children's writer. She worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for ten years, first on campus staff and then as the worship leader with her husband, Matt, for Urbana 2000, InterVarsity's student missions convention. She is the author of (IVP, 2002) and (Delacorte Press/Random House, 2007).
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