magnify! now on sale online

My book, “magnify! • 105 modern worship devotionals for lead worshippers and their teams” is now available for purchase at theworshipservice.com.  It contains song lyrics, devotionals and discussion/application questions around 105 of the most-used songs in the church today in the US.

It is specifically designed as a resource and reference book for worship leaders, worship pastors, and team members who want to get below the surface of the songs and get to know and understand them better.  These devotionals should increase your ability to worship with the Spirit and the understanding (1 Corinthians 14:15), to encourage you and help disciple both your team and congregation.

There are songs from Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Stuart Townend, Paul Baloche, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown, Israel Houghton, Tim Hughes, Delirious?, Vineyard, and many more. You can get full details and order the book here.  Let others know!

Put any questions or comments about “magnify!” here…

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magnify! and Liberty University

While its’ release has yet to be publicly announced, my new book “magnify! • 105 modern worship devotionals for lead worshippers and their teams” has been made a required text for Liberty University’s Center for Worship intensive this term and their “Theology of Worship” course.  I’m thrilled to be a part and grateful to Dr. Vernon Whaley for the opportunity to have input into the growth of your worship of our Lord!

Many of you came here ready to order the book.  I have quite a few email requests in hand from you as well.  Thank you so much.

However, we just got the word this last week, so we are a bit “behind the 8-ball” at this moment, and I’m well aware that you also have assignments to do relative to the course.

I’ve been out-of-town since last Thursday and am in the midst of completing our set-up so that you can order and pay for the book here via credit or debit card through PayPal.  My plan is for it to be operational in the next 24 hours, so please check back then.  If you’ve emailed, I will be sending you a note as soon as everything is live.

If you have other questions, please post them–we’re working to get this for you ASAP!

Gungor and NWLC 2011

One of the highlights of this (or any…) conference for me was Gungor’s worship set last Wednesday night. (And that’s a lot of conferences in a lot of places over a significant period of time!)  I don’t think anyone else who was there would contradict me.

The combination of eclectic instrumentation (including mandolin, cello, banjo and harmonium) with the standard rhythm section, strongly creative Biblically-based songs, musical excellence and astounding visual support drew this critical thinker in, touched me and left me amazed at God’s goodness and grace. (A big shout-out to Stephen Proctor for some of the most sensitive visual support to worship I’ve ever seen.)

I pray they make the video available; I’ve already put in my request.  Look for it, and lobby Worship Leader magazine and WorshipTogether, and maybe they’ll release it in some form.  However, the capper was just Michael Gungor and his guitar at the very end. I found a link to it, and have it for you here as an appetizer…

Enjoy and worship the creative God that places these gifts in us!

How do you use visual support in worship?  How can you keep it supportive and not intrusive and distracting?