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Guidance for Leaders Seeking a Richer Way to Employ Worship Music

Worship expert Constance Cherry offers comprehensive guidance to Christian leaders seeking a deeper, richer way to employ worship music in engaging ways for twenty-first-century worshipers. Following Cherry's successful book The Worship Architect, this work helps Christian leaders think theologically and act
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Baker Academic
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John Gardner
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
2017 Reading Challenge  — Book 24: A book by a female author

Though I purchased this book more to be a resource volume on my shelf than anything else, I did find it an enjoyable read. Cherry's opening chapter about what it means to be a "pastoral musician" was very good, and I appreciate very much the priority she gives to corporate singing throughout, as she lays out her "blueprints" for congregational engagement.

I found myself skimming this book far more than reading it closely, for a couple
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Ryan Shelton
Sep 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Constance Cherry's volume would be a great primer for a young worship leader just beginning to lead congregational song. The vision of worship leadership she presents is a refreshing departure from the increasingly omnipresent performance-artist paradigm, and throughout she develops the concept of a "pastoral musician," which seems more appropriate to churches of all sizes and theological distinctions than the spiritual rock star. Her tone is exceedingly generous throughout, accommodating a very ...more
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Constance M. Cherry (DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of worship and Christian ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and is on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, where she has taught since its inception. She speaks and teaches internationally and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Cherry has also se ...more

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