“The Making of a Worship Leader”

Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 5.08.40 PMFINALLY!
The MOST comprehensive guidebook for Worship Leadership
you’ll ever own. Filled with practical advice,
real questions and how-to’s for the Worship Leader.

Dr. Jim Altizer is a University Coordinator
and Instructor for graduate studies in Worship Leadership.
These insights and directives have been developed through
years of leading and teaching worship both in the
Church and in the classroom.

              $14.95

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CONTENTS

I.  PHILOSOPHY OF CORPORATE WORSHIP – 10 QUESTIONS

The Nature of Worship
1. What is Worship? 11
2. Why Worship? 17
The Essentials of Christian Worship
3. What makes Christian Worship Christian? 23
4. What makes Christian Worship Worship? 27
The Nature of the Worship Gathering
5. Why Must Christians Gather to Worship? 33
6. How Do Individual, Corporate and Lifestyle Worship Differ? 36
7. What is the Content of Corporate Worship? 40
The Culture, Context and Conflict of Corporate Worship
8. How Do Culture and Context Influence Worship? 47
9. What Causes Conflict in the Church? 50
10. Where is Corporate Worship Heading?  Postmodern Considerations 54

IITOWARDS BECOMING A WORSHIP LEADER

Pastoral Requirements
11. The Pastoral Role of the Worship Leader 59
12. A Historical Summary of Corporate Worship 64
13. Service Planning 70
14. Piety—A Secret Life with Christ 75
Practical Requirements
15. Public Communication Skills 79
16. Arts Skills 83
17. Administrative Skills 95
18. Leadership Skills 91
19. A Theology of Technology (by Drew Walsh) 95
20. Getting the Job 99

III.  TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF SYMBOLIC ACTION

An Introduction to Sacramental Theology
21. An Introduction to Sacramental Theology 104
22. Baptism in the Bible 109
23. Baptism Throughout History 114
24. The Covenant Meal and Communion in the Bible 122
25. Communion throughout History 129

IV.  TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF SACRED TIME

Introduction to Sacred Time
26. A Theology of Time 140
27. A Summary of Christian Time-Keeping 145
28. The Cycle of Life—Resurrection 152
29. The Cycle of Light—Incarnation 160

APPENDICES
1. Private Devotional Patterns and Plans 165
2. Worship Ministry Participant Qualifications 169
3. Scriptural, Historical and Theological Worship Designs 170
4. Worship Administration Websites 173
5. Event-Planning “Pert” Chart 175
6. Concert Promotional Plan 177
7. Sample Concert Press Release 178
8. Job Websites & Interview Questions 179
9. Ideas, Actions & Responses for Corporate Worship 184
10. Website Resources 188
11. Microphones: Design & Application 191
12. Projection Software—Overview and Comparison 194
13. Music & Worship Budget Considerations 196
14. Ensemble Concepts for Worship Singers & Bands 198
15. Personal Monitoring Systems 200
16. Evaluating a Worship Service 202
17. Vocalist Tryouts 203
18. Musicianship in Worship Leading 204
19. Practical Advice for Worship Leaders 212
20. Goals for the Use of Technology 213
21. Resources from Sound & Light Publishing 214

 

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