Gather God's People (Practical Shepherding Series)
: ?God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth? (John 4:24). The Bible tells us that we are to worship the Lord, that we were created for this purpose. But what is true worship? What...
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?God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth? (John 4:24). The Bible tells us that we are to worship the Lord, that we were created for this purpose. But what is true worship? What does the Bible teach about the right?and the wrong?ways to worship God? In this book, pastors Brian Croft and Jason Adkins unpack a biblical theology of worship, discuss the practical matters of planning a worship service, and offer suggestions and insights on the best way to lead a worship service that honors the Lord.
The Practical Shepherding series of guides provides pastors and ministry leaders with practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Gather God's People, you will learn how to apply biblical doctrine and spirituality to the practice of Christian worship.
Brian Croft graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology and did some graduate work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry in some manner for over 12 years and is currently in his 5th year as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He and his wife, Cara, have 4 children: Samuel, Abby, Isabelle and Claire. His hobbies include sports (golf, tennis, racketball), playing music (piano and guitar), reading (especially biographies and American history), teaching self-defense classes and teaching his children sports and music.
- :foreword Byintroduction:section One: Understanding Worship Chapter 1: Old Testament Theology Of Worshipchapter 2: New Testament Theology Of Worship Section Two: Planning Worshipchapter 3: Elements Of Worshipchapter 4: Spirituality Of Worshipchapter 5: Resources For Worshipsection Three: Leading Worshipchapter 6: Leading Readings And Prayerschapter 7: Leading Singing Chapter 8: Leading The Ordinancesconclusionappendix 1: Worship Service Examplesappendix 2: Reintroducing The Singing Of Psalmsappendix 3: New Hymns, Old Tunesappendix 4: Suggested Reading