Emerging Worship. Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations : Monday, April 18, 2005
April 18 2005 by Dan Kimball. Zondervan Publishing. 2004. 238 pages. $14.99.

Emerging Worship. Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations : Monday, April 18, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005

Emerging Worship. Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations

By Dan Kimball. Zondervan Publishing. 2004. 238 pages. $14.99.
Review by Wayne Hager

This book is specifically about existing churches - new forms of worship and beginning alternative worship services for persons in the 18-35 year old range. Fresh back from a worship conference sponsored by Integrity Music, much of what Kimball writes is the buzz among those who are exploring the "contemporary" form of worship.

The book helps is to show that there is no one form of contemporary worship. The goals of the service might be the same, but the shape in which the service emerges is unique to each church community entering into this journey. The common element is creating a multi-sensory worship gathering, not for the sake of being multi-sensory but to help the community connect.

One aspect of this book that is usually missing from other books is the focus on small worship gatherings, what we would usually call services, such as small group and house church gatherings.

Kimball gives detailed suggestions on how to approach birthing new worship gatherings. In most cases this also necessitates a review of the current pattern of church leadership. He wants to help leaders negotiate this shift.

This book will help church leaders, who sense the need for change, to be aware of trends that exist. It will also help leaders answer some of the hard questions about the future of ministry for the younger generations.

The whole book will not apply to any one church, but there are parts that should make a light bulb go on for any church setting.

4/18/2005 12:00:00 AM by Dan Kimball. Zondervan Publishing. 2004. 238 pages. $14.99. | with 0 comments




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