Looking to create a life-changing worship experience? Don't re-do it, reinvent it. Here's how. From the writer of the Judson Press popular book, Reinventing Sunday comes a contemporary resource written expressly for those who design and lead worship services. Offered are a host of ideas and perspectives on preparing and experiencing worship. From help on designing a worship team to a CD of litanies, prayers, and resources for weddings and funerals, this book offers a wealth of materials that awaken the worship experience.
Highly sought-after worship leader Brad Berglund begins by defining what it means to be a worship leader, and takes readers through the three-fold movement of weekly worship. Along the way, he offers guidance on how the worship leader should prepare, and recommends resources to help the leader prepare the congregation. In discussing the worship experience, Berglund offers selections from sacred Scriptures taken from contemporary Bible translations. Categories include praise, thanksgiving, confession, forgiveness, marriage, benediction, salvation, discipleship and more. A section of prayers, litanies, blessings, and benedictions for worship are provided from a wide variety of worship leaders. These resources have a "post-modern" feel and reflect the authentic life struggles and global orientation of those ministering and worshipping in our contemporary world.
The special section on weddings guides the leader through the service by providing information on the ceremony, calls to worship, statement of intent, vows, exchanging rings, and expressing unity. It even offers a section that can help couples write their own wedding resources. The guide for funerals includes helpful material ranging from the three-fold purpose of a funeral to the necessary resources the leader will need. Revitalize your church by reinventing your worship.