The Worship Architect Study Group

The-Worship-ArchitectA few weeks back, I mentioned that I had picked up The Worship Architect and thought about doing a book study together on my blog. There were several people who were interested and I think we can make a go of it.

I’ve never hosted a book discussion on here before, so I’m new at this thing. We’ll kick it off on Tuesday, January 22. I figure since many people either take Monday off or have staff meetings on Mondays, that Tuesday is probably a better day for it. The book is divided into 5 phases, so we’ll try to go through a phase per week. The first week will be easy since there are only 2 chapters in the first phase. Others have 5 or 6 but it should be totally manageable! I’ll post a brief recap of chapter, but the real fun will be had in the comments section as we discuss and apply what we’re learning. My hope is that it will help us to build great worship services worthy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and renew a sense of enthusiasm for what we do.

If you’re in, do these three things in preparation:

  1. Introduce yourself to everyone in the comments below. Tell us where you’re at in the world, what your role is (you don’t have to be on a church staff to participate – even pew-sitters can benefit from a better understanding of worship!), and what you’d like to get out of this study. 
  2. If you haven’t already picked up the book, get it today! Amazon has it on Kindle for $12 or you can order a physical copy for around $11, though I picked mine up at a local Christian bookstore for just $5. 
  3. Spread the word about the group study on Facebook and Twitter, too! The more people we have participating, the better our discussion will be. Use one of the links on the top of the page to share this post or simply copy and paste. 

Here’s to growing and learning in 2013!

About Matthew Starner

Matthew Starner is pastor of Journey of Faith Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they help people take their next step on their journey with Jesus.

4 Comments

  1. I’ll get the ball rolling:
    Matthew Starner, Grand Rapids, Michigan at Journey of Faith. I’m currently the Director of Worship & Arts, though that’s going to be changing to pastor within the next couple of years. I’m looking to rejuvenate my worship planning and collaborate with others.

  2. Hi Matthew. I am Deb Fall. I work in communications at the District Office in Ann Arbor as well as am the Director of Worship at Redeemer Lutheran in Jackson. I would love to read, discuss, and learn along with this group! I can download the book onto my Kindle. What date did you see this beginning so that I’ve read up to where I need to be.

    • Welcome Deb! I didn’t realize that you also led worship in addition to being at the District Offices – very cool!

      We’ll start reading on the 22nd, that way folks have time to get the book in their hands.

  3. Hi! I am Craig Dale. Pastor of Antioch Church on The Rock in Antioch CA. I am familiar with this book and looking forward to our study.

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