The church’s worship has always been shaped by its understanding of the gospel. Here, Bryan Chapell, author of the influential Christ-Centered Preaching, provides churches with a Christ-centered understanding of worship that enables them to transcend the traditional-versus-contemporary worship debate and unite in ministry and mission priorities. Churches will learn how to shape their worship based on Christ’s ministry to and through them—and will be challenged to let the gospel shape every element of their corporate worship.
Chapell brings historical and biblical perspective to discussions about worship, demonstrating that the gospel has shaped key liturgical traditions and should also shape contemporary worship. He encourages readers to identify their church’s specific gospel calling as the basis for making decisions about worship. Ideal for professors, seminarians, pastors, worship leaders, and worship-planning committees, Christ-Centered Worship includes practical reflections on the relationship between worship and the church’s mission as well as resources for worship planning.
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This will now be the first book I give people—or turn to myself—on the practice of understanding, planning, and leading in corporate worship.
—Tim Keller, senior pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church
No one will agree with everything he has written here, but only the most ignorant could not profit enormously from this thoughtful and stimulating book.
—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Here we have a solid, comprehensive, well-focused resource for the doxological and devotional shaping of Reformed church worship in today’s North America. Thank you, Dr. Chapell.
—J.I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College