: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (): Bob Kauflin, Paul Baloche: Books. In Bob Kauflin, a pastor with Sovereign Grace Churches and Director of Sovereign Grace Music, wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the . In , Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God, in which he sought to connect a biblical theology of worship with.

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Kauflin delves into the theology of worship and explores the ways in which that theology should drive decisions made in both a corporate and personal worship context. This book has impacted how I view worship as a whole, how I view my job, how I view my pastor, and how I view my church. In worsip, this would actually be good for every member of the church.

He emphasizes the importance of the worship leader having the right heart and mind for worshipping God before he attempts to lead others in worshipping God. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us.

Gathering to praise God can’t be a means to some “greater” end, such as church growth, evangelism, or personal ministry. Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. It has really shaped my mind in understanding the concept and life of Worship. He calls on worship leaders and band members to avoid sensuality in both their dress and “vocal inflections” This reviewer found the following points of great significance in the first section: Jan 19, K.

While the book is primarily advice for worship mattres, and the band Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That foundation worshjp need to be built on though by other books as well as the pastors and leaders in each particular church.


This book brilliantly explains the role of worship in the corporate church will emphasizing the true importance of worship as a personal lifestyle. On the other hand, skill without any passion to serve and worship God is even worse, leading to inauthentic worship.

Overall Kauflin does a good job of handling these tensions. This was a humble and immensely practical book for anyone in leadership. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That’s why it’s so important to think carefully about what we do and why we do kauflni. It’s doing it until you can’t get it wrong.

Want to Read saving…. In each area, significant applications are made. We can become burdened by the responsibility to lead others and can think that we might not be able to deliver the goods. But he fails to ask important questions that are necessary for careful application.

Firstly, Kauflin deals with tensions between different ways of doing corporate worship; he encourages an awareness and balance of both sides.

Whether you’re the primary worship leader, a “chief musician,” a volunteer, or a senior pastor, I highly recommend this book and it’s valuable insights to you.

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin

May 16, Brian Collins added it. Even though he spends time expanding on these tensions, I find that the most insight is gained by pondering the existence and identification of the tensions alone. Oct 03, Myles rated it really liked it. The reader is challenged to a number of tests to reveal whether he has made an idol out of ministry or is desiring God first and foremost. Paperbackpages. The final section of the book deals with tensions we must face as worship leaders like “immanence and transcendence, skilled and authentic etc.

It’s about what and who we love more than anything.


Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God

He is holy, holy, holy. We know God better through music than through Words. I recommend this to not just the worship team members, but any and every church goer. Quotes from Worship Matters: As a cessationist, when Kauflin speaks of the ways we should expect the Holy Spirit to work when we corporately worship God, there ,auflin some of it I disagree with.

Our answers to those questions will lead us straight to the God or gods we love and worship. Worship is our humble, constant, appropriate, glad response to God’s self-revelation and his enabling invitation. Jun 29, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. The first deals with the worship leaders in five short chapters.

This book challenged me to think about the why’s behind the worship activities we partake in every week, and far from being a defense of a particular application of music in worship, Kauflin instead encourages all worshipers to draw th Worship Matters is much more than a handbook for worship leaders or a musical position statement.

Finally, it is strange to assert that musical diversity should be employed to demonstrate the unity of the church when, in practice, introducing pop music into the church has been divisive for many congregations.

Oct 09, Emily rated it it was amazing.

The book is far more than a theology of worship, but is an extremely practical guide to worship. Kauflin pushes the worship leader to be an example in his public and private testimony. Traditional is not a sufficient standard for a church’s music ministry.