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The Special Service Worship Architect: Blueprints for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Holy Communion, and Other Occasions
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The Special Service Worship Architect: Blueprints for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Holy Communion, and Other Occasions

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Baker Academic 2013

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Overview

This book takes the principles found in Constance Cherry’s The Worship Architect—in which she provided dynamic blueprints for designing worship services—and applies them to special services in the life of the church. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, offers theological reflection, practical guidance, and suggested resources to help worship leaders and ministry students create meaningful special services related to the sacraments, life passages, and other occasions.

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Key Features

  • Demonstrates how to plan worship services for special occasions
  • Includes theological reflection, practical guidance, and suggested resources
  • Provides services for weddings, funerals, baptisms, communion, child dedications, and more

Contents

  • Foundations for Sacred Actions
  • The Christian Wedding
  • The Christian Funeral
  • Christian Baptism
  • The Table of the Lord
  • The Healing Service
  • The Foot Washing Service and the Love Feast
  • Child Dedication and Alternative Rites
  • Serving as a Rituals Architect: How to Create Meaningful Rituals for Corporate Worship

Praise for the Print Edition

Pastors and worship leaders who read this book may well learn to think of these occasional services as events not on the periphery of their ministries but rather at the center of them.

John D. Witvliet, director, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

I hope all those called to lead the Christian community in worship find a place for this volume not on their shelf but on their desk.

Paul Chilcote, academic dean and professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies, Ashland Theological Seminary

I heartily recommend this book to pastors, seminarians, and all those who are concerned for the enrichment and renewal of worship in our churches.

John Jefferson Davis, professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: The Special Service Worship Architect: Blueprints for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Holy Communion, and Other Occasions
  • Author: Constance M. Cherry
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Handbook
  • Topic: Worship

About Constance M. Cherry

Constance M. Cherry is professor of worship and Christian ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and is on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, where she has taught since its inception. She speaks and teaches internationally and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Cherry has also served local churches as a minister of music and worship and as a United Methodist pastor. She is the author of The Worship Architect and Selecting Worship Songs: A Guide for Learners.

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