We are living in a time when worship has become a distinct priority for the Christian community. For years the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service while neglecting the very source of its power—worship. Recently, however, many churches are experiencing a Spirit-led renewal in their understanding and practice of the praise and worship of God.
Renew Your Worship is a small-group course of study designed around thirteen easy-to-understand sessions. Part One, Why Sunday Worship? introduces the idea of worship renewal, the definition and structure of worship, and the variety of worship styles. Part Two, What Does Worship Do? studies four actions of worship: gathering, proclaiming the word, celebrating the feast, and sending out into the world. Part Three, Breaking through the Barriers of Passive Worship, looks at ways to ensure congregational participation in sessions on the psychology of worship, prayer, preaching, singing, and the planning of worship.
Dr. Robert Webber, Th.D., (1933-2007) was recognized by pastors, denominational leaders, scholars and lay people as one of the foremost authorities on worship renewal. He conducted workshops for almost every major denomination in North America through the Institute in Worship Studies, which he founded in 1995. He authored over 40 books on worship and the Church, including The Complete Library of Christian Worship.