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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2015
Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven is a practical and foundational resource for pastors and worship leaders of all kinds. It addresses an urgent need in the church today: as our communities become increasingly diverse, how can we offer worship that is authentic and engaging for all of Gods people, including longtime church members? The authors offer an empathetic, step-by-step approach, providing readers with knowledge, skills, and strategies to successfully introduce inclusive, multicultural worship in any setting. Davis and Lerner are expert practitioners and pioneers who invite us to break new ground with them, making worship that more closely reflects Gods kingdom on earth as it is in heaven."Multicultural is more than a buzzword. It is Gods desire for the church. Davis and Lerners practical approach shows us how to truly reflect Gods multicultural kingdom in worship."Rosario Picardo, Executive Pastor of New Church Development, Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH
"This is an essential and practical guide that every worship leader, pastor, and church leader needs to read, learn, digest, and practice." James R. Hart, President, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Orange Park, FL
"Lerner and Daviss superb book is a practical resource for connection and community-building in any environment." Lance Winkler, Director of Contemporary Worship, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS
"Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven offers a wealth of good theology, encouraging case studies, life-tested models, and strategies for developing multicultural worship in all kinds of communities. Weve been waiting a long time for this book!" Robin P. Harris, President, International Council of Ethnodoxologists; Director, Center for Excellence in World Arts"Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven will help you identify the critical questions, take intentional steps, and promote a spirit of inclusion in your church. Your worship will reflect Gods love for all people, not just one kind of people, in an increasingly diverse society." Mark DeYmaz, Lead Pastor, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas; author of Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church
Josh Davis is a multi-ethnic worship leader, clinician, songwriter, ordained minister, and music missionary. A third-culture person himself, Josh served as a missionary to the Dominican Republic before founding Proskuneo Ministries (www.proskuneo.org), a ministry that exists to bring nations together in worship on earth as it is in heaven. Josh is the co-author of the book Worship Together In Your Church as in Heaven. In his spare time, Josh loves to jog, learn languages, and drink coffee. Josh lives with his wife and four children in Clarkston, GA where over 60 languages are spoken in a 1.5 mile radius.
Nikki Lerner is an increasingly well-known worship leader, specializing in forming, developing and leading teams in multicultural worship. Since 2006, Nikki has served as the Worship Director at Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland, leading worship for a multicultural congregation of more than 4,000 people every weekend.