Tools to Encourage and Equip you for Worship
VIDEO: The Essentials of Congregational Worship by The Gospel Coalition
In this roundtable video, Paul Tripp, Mike Cosper, and Matt Boswell discuss the important question: “What are the non-negotiable elements of gospel-centered congregational worship –regardless of context?” 8 minutes.
BLOG POST: Worship in Spirit and Truth by Juan Sanchez
The basic principles by which High Pointe Baptist Church seeks to plan and practice corporate worship. His first point: "True worship is God-centered." A quick and enlightening read.
SERMON SERIES: Worship God by John Piper
A 14 week sermon series by well known pastor and author John Piper on the essentials of Christian worship. Subjects include: inner essence of worship, serving, all of life as worship, communion, giving financially, singing, all the nations in worship, preaching and listening.
BOOK: True Worship by Vaughan Roberts
“What is the nature of true worship? What are we actually doing when we meet together for ‘church’ on Sundays? And how does that connect with what we do the rest of the week? Vaughan Roberts answers these questions and more as he brings readers back to the Bible in order to define what worship is and isn’t, and what it should and shouldn’t be.”
BOOK: Unceasing Worship by Harold Best
“We are not created to worship. Nor are we created for worship. We are created worshiping. Too often Christians have only thought of worship in terms of particular musical styles or liturgical formats, but a proper view of worship is far larger than what takes place in churches on Sunday mornings.”
SERMON: We Worship God Together by Pastor Ty Guy, Aug 3, 2014
SERMON: True Corporate Worship by Pastor Derick Zeulner, Aug 3, 2014
JOURNAL: The Church Singing by 9Marks
A free journal focusing on the singing portion of our corporate worship. “In this edition of the 9Marks Journal, we start with singing and the song. … We then think more carefully about the music itself… Finally we think about what is involved in leading music.”
BOOK: Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
“The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends.”
BOOK: Doxology & Theology by Matt Boswell
"Many in the church see worship leading and theological processing at opposite ends of a big room…. But a new wave of young worship leaders is hungry for something different, the desire to think not just pragmatically but theologically about worship. Doxology & Theology is a resource by worship leaders for worship leaders that clearly articulates how these two pieces join together."