This fall our music ministry will be reading through Christ Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell together. We are planning to take 20-30 minutes of each practice time and read a section of the book together, and reflect on what we’ve read.
Our goal is to understand the purpose of corporate worship from a Biblical perspective so we can help communicate to people why it is important that we arrive on time with hearts prepared to engage in the music, scripture, prayer, offering, and announcements, with the same expectation as we do the sermon, rather that simply seeing it as a big “warm up” or “prelude” to the “real meat” of the service.
I’m looking forward to this study, I’ve benefitted greatly in my thinking on corporate worship from this book, and I hope you will too.
Please check out this 3.5 minute video of Bryan Chapell explaining why he wrote the book: