Manual for the conduct of worship (Manuel pour la conduite du culte)
A pastor and a musician share their experience and understanding of worship in the Church to help you conduct worship.
This manual is a true reference tool for worship leaders, musicians, pastors, elders, and anyone involved in the conduct of worship. He tackles this theme both from a biblical and practical point of view.
After a detailed study of biblical principles, the basis of individual and collective praise, Philippe Viguier and Kevin Stauffer raise an essential question: What is the purpose of worship? The answer to this question is decisive. It is she who will guide our worship.
This book then offers us many tips and tools for the practical organization of worship. All the roles that intervene in the conduct of a cult are discussed, as well as the different elements that make it up (prayers, last supper, offerings, etc.). He then tackles the important subject of songs (choice, creation…) and discusses the issue of online worship. The manual ends with technical sheets written by eleven specialists (musicians, sound engineers, etc.). They will help you better manage the different musical instruments, sound and multimedia presentations during your services.
This book will help you:
- Understand what the Bible says about the notion of common praise and worship
- Train the worship team, animators, musicians, singers ...
- Organize in a practical way the establishment of dynamic and impactful cults in your assembly.
Highlights of the book:
- Experienced authors and speakers specialized in their field (instruments, sound system, etc.).
- Both theoretical (theological reflection) and practical (fact sheets).
- Pastors, elders and those responsible for supervising the worship activities of the Church.
- Animators, singers, musicians, sound engineer, multimedia ... and generally anyone involved in the organization of a worship.
Philippe Viguier has been the pastor of the EPEVC since 2015. He holds a master's degree in theology. He is married and the father of three children. He published in Éditions Clé Résolu, my will in the service of the will of God . He is co-author of the book the Gospel and the citizen . His thesis on the glory of God was published by Lexham Press in 2013. His musical compositions are available on Deezer and on the website and the YouTube channel Pasteur & Compagnie .
Kevin Stauffer has been working as worship manager in the Lyon region since 2003, he is also responsible for Hymns 21 . A former conductor, he now teaches at IBG as a choir director (ProVerbe). He has a master's degree in music education (jazz specialty) from Florida State. Kevin and his wife Cheryl have three children, Mark, Katy and Lucy.
Other participants in the writing of the book : Charlie Beboua, David Charrier, Jérémie Deglon, Cédric Dumoulin, Natania Eicher, Jérôme Francioli, Jimmy Lahaie, Philip Llyod, Joël Piaget, David Prigent, Franck Segonne and Florent Varak .
“ An essential tool to progress in our service… a reference in the field of praise in Francophonie . "
Sebastian DEMREY, co-author of the Héritage album series, from the preface.
“ Whether you are a pastor, a musician or simply a member of your congregation, you have in your hands an essential work if you are seeking to understand why we are meeting, what God wants us to do together, and how to do it for the glory of God and the good of his Church. »
Adrian Price, Pastor in Brussels, Head of the Scripture collective and member of Hymns 21, whose mission is to promote and write new assembly songs anchored in the Scriptures.
" This work is not a theological or philosophical treatise. It is a practical and up-to-date manual that asks many questions and provides theological, biblical, cultural and relational answers that affect our assemblies and our “reasonable worship ”.
Pat Berning, Author, composer , performer, who put his musical gifts at the service of the Church.
“ This is the book I would have needed as I began my ministry as a worship leader in my early twenties. It addresses many of the founding principles for a flourishing liturgical life as a community. A must read. »
Sébastien Corn, pastor and creative director at La Chapelle.
Table of contents
- The legend of baked ham
- In search of intentionality for common praise
- Don't touch my culture
- The 4 audiences
- The approach of this book
PART 1: BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
- 1. The God who is worthy
- 2. The celebration of the living God
- 3. Praise and worship.
- 4. The celebration of the Gospel
- 5. Everything for the building
- 6. Sing with all your heart
- 7. Praise and mission
PART 2: ROLES IN THE CONDUCT OF WORSHIP
- 1. Roles in the conduct of worship
- 2. Praise Ministry Leader David Prigent and Kevin Stauffer
PART 3: THE OTHER ELEMENTS OF WORSHIP
- 1. The reception
- 2. The introduction of worship
- 3. The Last Supper
- 4. The offerings - Florent Varak
- 5. The announcements - Jérémie Déglon
- 6. The preaching
- 7. Prayer
- 8. Special interventions
- 9. The conclusion of the cult
PART 4: SONGS: SELECTION, CREATION AND MODERNIZATION
- 1. The principles for choosing songs during worship
- 2. Develop a repertoire of songs for your congregation
- 3. Renewing your repertoire of songs: the new canticle
- 4. The art of choosing the words of a song
- 5. Modernizing an old hymn
PART 5: ONLINE CULTS
- 1. The purpose of online cults
- 2. The limits of online cults
- 3. The technique
PART 6: MUSIC, SOUND AND MULTIMEDIA: TECHNICAL SHEETS
- 1. The keyboard - Joël Piaget
- 2. Melodic instruments: saxophone, violin, flute, etc. Kevin Stauffer
- 3. The acoustic guitar - Jimmy Lahaie
- 4. The bass - Charlie Beboua
- 5. The drums - David Charrier & Philip Lloyd
- 6. The electric guitar - Cédric Dumoulin
- 7. The sequences - Cédric Dumoulin
- 8. The sound system - Jérôme Francioli
- 9. Multimedia presentations - Franck Segonne
About the authors and contributors to this book
Authors : Philippe Viguier & Kevin Stauffer
Publisher : Éditions Clé
Publication : January 2021
ISBN : 978-2-35843-136-1
Pages : 295
Dimensions : 6 "x 8.66"
Format : paperback
Weight : 400 g