In 2008, Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God, in which he sought to connect a biblical theology of worship with what worship leaders actually do on Sundays. Through the book, Bob builds congregational worship on biblical principles that transcend cultures, generations, and ethnic groups.
Given the perennial encouragement that’s come in response to the book, Bob has recorded a 12-session training course as a supplement to Worship Matters. In this video series he teaches through a broad range of topics, from practical guidance on putting songs together, growing in spontaneity, and planning a service to spiritual topics like humility, comparison, and idolatry. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more practical, engaging, and pastoral tool for worship leaders, pastors, and anyone involved in music ministry in their local church.
This course follows the main content of Worship Matters:
1. The Leader
Session 1: The Important Things: Heart & Mind
Session 2: The Important Things: Skill & Life
2. The Task
Session 3: Our Task (Part 1)
Session 4: Our Task (Part 2)
Session 5: Why Do We Sing?
Session 6: Planning Meetings
Session 7: Effects of Leading: Gospel Community
Session 8: Effects of Leading: Spirit-Empowered Living & Hope
3. Healthy Tensions
Session 9: Healthy Tensions (Part 1)
Session 10: Healthy Tensions (Part 2)
4. Right Relationships
Session 11: Loving Your Family and Church
Session 12: Loving Your Musicians and Pastor
These sections can be viewed consecutively or separately, depending on what serves you. Watching these videos with friends or the musicians at your church would be ideal, as you get to work through the content together. Outlines, transcripts, and subtitled versions in English (and Spanish, in the future) will be provided for all sessions as well.
We hope and pray this video series proves to be a helpful tool for you, your team, and your church in developing your gifts and increasing your love for our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ!
The Worship Matters Video Course will be available, free of charge, Spring 2017.
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