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 (M.Div., Boston University School of Theology) is executive editor of Christianity Today, where he was also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multiyear project featuring documentary video, reporting and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. He served as executive producer for the documentary films and He also sits on the editorial board for and has been a columnist for His writing has appeared in several editions of and He was editor-in-chief of and for ten years served as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He is a coauthor of and a contributor to the A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz and gospel, Crouch has also led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.
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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