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The next worship : glorifying God in a diverse world / Sandra Maria Van Opstal ; foreword by Mark Labberton.

Book Book ([2016])
Description: 216 pages ; 21 cm
Publisher: Downers Grove, illinois : IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2016]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Gordon College.
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  • ISBN: 9780830841295 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0830841296 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216).
Contents: Tension at the table: challenges and opportunities in diverse worship -- Is PB & J ethnic food?: the myth of normal worship -- Food fights: reconciliation in worship -- Hosting well: shared leadership -- Designing your menu: models of diverse worship -- It's not just the food: components of diverse worship -- Guess who's coming to dinner: creating culture change -- Master chef: training worship leaders -- Epilogue: North Park University.
Summary: What happens when a diverse church glorifies the global God? We live in a time of unprecedented intercultural exchange, where our communities welcome people from around the world. Music and media from every culture are easily accessible, and our worship is infused with a rich variety of musical and liturgical influences. But leading worship in multicultural contexts can be a crosscultural experience for everybody. How do we help our congregations navigate the journey? Innovative worship leader Sandra Maria Van Opstal is known for crafting worship that embodies the global, multiethnic body of Christ. Likening diverse worship to a sumptuous banquet, she shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue. Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him. When multiethnic worship is done well, the church models reconciliation and prophetic justice, heralding God's good news for the world. Enter into the praise of our king, and let the nations rejoice!
Citation: Van Opstal, Sandra. "The next worship : glorifying God in a diverse world." Downers Grove, illinois : IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016.

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