The Worship Sourcebook

(Emily Brink). Faith Alive Christian Resouces and Baker Books, 2013.

This resource includes well written texts and commentaries about particular sections of worship, providing explanations for and the stories behind worship practices.


calls to worship, prayers of confession, introductions to the reading of scripture, gathering prayer requests, benedictions, why the church practices worship in particular ways

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and worship leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Educate worshipers on the story behind certain practices by using explanations found in this resource in congregational blogs and newsletters.
  • Understand the different worship elements and why they are used by consulting this resource.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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