: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (): Bob Kauflin, Paul Baloche: Books. In Bob Kauflin, a pastor with Sovereign Grace Churches and Director of Sovereign Grace Music, wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the . In , 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.
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Without asking these questions, one may assume that applauding a musical performance is more in keeping with Scripture than not applauding special music–but the assumption would be ill-considered. He takes his time patiently addressing each topic, even sometimes repeating himself, but not to anyone’s detriment.
The book serves as a healthy reminder to those who would lead worship-musical or non musical, as to what is important and what should be remembered, and what can safely be discarded. In the book, Kauflin describes how a few years before the book was writtenhe set out to come up with the definition for a “worship leader. I was encouraged and instructed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. There is no one, and nothing, like the Lord.
In fact, it’s a kauflih book for any one who wants to worship God in spirit and truth. We subtly take pride in our worship, our singing, our playing, our planning, our performance, our leadership.
The book is rooted in the Gospel, robust in theology, and well-written. The book is far more than a theology of worship, but is an extremely practical guide to worship.
Our answers to those questions will lead us straight to the God or gods we love and worship.
His primarily argument is that the unity of the church should be centered on the gospel and not on musical styles. This is an excellent book for anyone who desires to think more about corporate worship. The worship leader is also challenged to recognize the significance and importance of sound doctrine.
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It’s about what and who we love more than anything. Even in the section on musical styles Kauflin rightly argues that the “music should serve the lyrics” I think it is an unhelpful term which implies that we are only worshipping God when we are singing. Kwuflin know God better through music than through Words. The practicality of this chapter is incredible. How should those who disagree with Kauflin’s approach to musical style view this book?
It appeared to be a stuffy, boring treatise on using music in a church to worship God. The next two sections Healthy Tensions and Right Relationships are much more applicational. The third part to his book explores what he terms “Healthy Tensions.
The extreme end of being skillful can lead to pride though, which is a theme Kauflin often challenges the reader on. God is where we want to go.
This was a humble and immensely practical book for anyone in leadership. Other positives abound in the book. This could lead to an uncomfortable situation in which some people feel as though they must choose between a worship service of theologically rich but stylistically objectionable music or a service of theologically shallow but stylistically traditional music.
Overall, Kauflin does a good job in expounding each aspect of this thesis. It’s doing it until you can’t get it wrong. He emphasizes biblical principles, and in the end he’ll get around to answering the question, an answer that usually seems more obvious once he cuts to the heart of the issue, and what is really important. I do not completely agree with a few of his conclusions, but for the most part I think every Christian–especially church leaders–should read this book.
It is a great centering area of the book for worship leaders to ruminate on even before proceeding further along in the book.
Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin
A worship leader who barely knows the Bible can’t be a faithful worship leader. He rightly includes preaching as part of worship; he does not limit worship to the musical part of the service alone.
Do what God clearly commands. For a good portion of the book, he takes each line of the above definition he came up with and writes a particular chapter. In wordhip to do this, the worship leader is urged to be deeply involved with the people of the church. Music ministry should not be emotionally manipulative.
Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
That’s why it’s so important to think carefully about what we do and why we do it. Those of us who object to contemporary worship music should must ensure that this is not a choice that people feel themselves faced with. Not meant to be a comprehensive list, Kauflin lists the following: This book is an worahip read and one that has kauflim enriched me in several ways.
Overall Kauflin does a good job of handling these tensions. What am I passionate about? Jun 14, Graham Heslop rated it really liked it.
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And they’re much more significant. Kauflin also offers here an excellent challenge on the importance of skill in worship. Lists with This Book. Kauflin unpacks what a worship leader does, discusses healthy tensions in our theology and practice of worship, speaks specifically to the relational dynamics in which every worship leader is involved with the church, the team, the pastorand more.
He encourages right relationships first.