Look around your congregation. As in most areas of life, we tend to be with people who are a lot like us. But this kind of one-dimensional worship is not only incomplete, it is dangerous; leading us farther and farther away from the kind of worship that heaven is about. The Bible is clear that every tribe, language, and nation will gather in heaven to worship Jesus. Though our earthly communities and neighborhoods are becoming increasingly multicultural, we can’t say the same for our churches. Multicultural worship doesn’t just happen. In this foundational book, the authors lay out the case for a shift to multicultural worship for virtually every church, giving hands-on, practical, and doable examples of how to begin making changes in your church.
Davis and Lerner are expert practitioners and pioneers who invite us to break new ground with them, making worship that more closely reflects God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
“Multicultural is more than a buzzword. It is God’s desire for the church. Davis and Lerner’s practical approach shows us how to truly reflect God’s 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 Davis’s 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. We’ve 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 God’s 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