Item description for Blueprints for Worship: A User's Guide for United Methodist Congregations by Andy Langford...
Overview This book is intended to provide practical assistance for pastors, musicians, and others who plan and lead worship in local congregations. Based upon the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, the 1992 United Methodist Book of Worship, and the 1992 Revised Common Lectionary, this book will enable you to create, design, build, and lead effective worship experiences in your local congregation. Through a worksheet format that culls information and references from the sources mentioned above, you'll be able to more effectively integrate preaching, music, movement, and environment.
Publishers Description If your worship consists of dry, rigid orders from the past, your church will die. If your worship, however, becomes the focus of life of every member in your congregation, your church will live. Through a worksheet format that culls information and references from the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, 1992 United Methodist Book of Worship, and 1992 Revised Common Lectionary, you'll be able to more effectively integrate preaching, music, movement, and environment.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687033128 ISBN13 9780687033126
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More About Andy Langford
Andy Langford is a United Methodist pastor from North Carolina. Andy edited The United Methodist Book of Worship and wrote Your Ministry of Planning a Christian Funeral, and ChristianWeddings: Resources to Make Your Ceremony Unique. Andy's work blends scholarly, liturgical expertise with years of pastoral and practical suggestions for ministry.
Andy Langford currently resides in China Grove, in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Blueprints for Worship: A User's Guide for United Methodist Congregations?
A Useful Tool Feb 20, 2007
The current hymnal in use by the United Methodist hymnal was published in 1989. It contains many of the rites used by the church but some of them were new presentations. The Book of Worship followed in 1992 and contains many more rites than the hymnal and including rubrics and services that are not in the hymnal. Both of these are well designed resources but assume the user knows what he or she is doing. This book addresses the problem that many do not.
The intention of this book is to help users of the UMH and BOW to plan worship services. It gives useful tips for planning, things to consider and plans for implementation. It also gives some background information on some of the rites which is not present in the BOW and UMH.
This will be useful only for a small segment of people but for those people, it should prove very useful.