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.
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 is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before to founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.
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.