Looking to create a life-changing worship experience? Author and nationally-known worship leader Brad Berglund, offers a host of ideas and perspectives on preparing and experiencing worship. From help on designing a worship team to a CD of litanies, prayers, and resources for weddings and funerals, this book offers a wealth of materials that awaken the worship experience.
Readers will find:
• Guidance on how the worship leader should prepare• Recommended resources to help the leader prepare the congregation• Selections from sacred Scriptures taken from contemporary Bible translations in categories including praise, thanksgiving, confession, forgiveness, marriage, benediction, salvation, discipleship and more.• A section of prayers, litanies, blessings, and benedictions from a wide variety of worship leaders• A guide for weddings and funerals
The special section on weddings guides the leader through the service by providing information on:
• the ceremony• calls to worship• statement of intent• vows• exchanging rings• expressing unity.• helping couples write their own wedding resources
The resources in Reinventing Worship have a "post-modern" feel and reflect the authentic life struggles and global orientation of those ministering and worshipping in our contemporary world.
An author, spiritual director and retreat director, Brad has a degree in theology (Eastern Theological Seminary) and music (classical guitar - Conservatory of Music, UMKC and the Royal Conservatory, Madrid) and has completed the program for spiritual direction at the Shalem Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Currently he holds two positions: Director of Illuminated Journeys, an organization devoted to the spiritual deepening of individuals and churches, and Director of Reinventing Sunday, an ecumenical ministry that offers worship consulting, worship renewal seminars, and workshops on Taizé-style worship. He enjoys working with church musicians, pastors and worship committees throughout North America.
Brad's family includes his wife, Rita, and their two children, Brandon and Brianna.
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