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Gather God's People: Understand, Plan, and Lead Worship in Your Local Church

(Practical Shepherding)

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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, discu

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Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Zondervan
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Brandon Wilkins
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic little book on creating a worship service. I will certainly use this as a part of leadership training at our church.

The book breaks down into understanding worship, planning worship, and leading worship. It discusses all the elements of worship: word, sacraments (though as it is written by Baptists, these are called "ordinances"), prayer, singing--one thing that was left out was the offering, but I digress. It seeks to abide by the regulative principle of worship, as well.

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Christopher Hughes
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Brian Croft, pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church, teamed up with his associate pastor Jason Adkins who leads and plans ABC's worship. This is the sixth book review I have done for Pastor Croft's works, all of which are wonderful resources for new or even seasoned pastors.That being said...Gather God's People: Understand, Plan, and Lead Worship in Your Local Church, published by Zondervan in 2014, is a pretty good book. I know that isn't the best lang
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Bob Priest
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good, and easy read. This book is a beneficial tool for those responsible to plan and lead worship. The authors begin with a solid biblical foundation of worship. This is not a book about style and technique but a call to maintain a biblical framework of worship. This is also not a book about music or music styles. The authors remind us that Biblical worship goes beyond music and includes 4 elements, Reading of Scripture, Praying Scripture, Preaching Scripture and Singing Scripture.

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Vincent Ng
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Helpful and practical little book for pastors and worship leaders to gain a better understanding the theology of worship, the planning and the leading of worship in the church. This book is filled with a number of little tips are can be helpful to those who could use some help in getting started in planning or leading in the church.
Wassenario
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this recommendation from the Sing! Conference. Pretty basic nice short read. I would prefer Bryan Chapell’s Christ Centered Worship if you are familiar with these concepts and want to go deeper.
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Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Brian is the founder of Practical Shepherding, a non-profit organization committed to equipping pastors all over the world in the practical matters of pastoral ministry.

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