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