Glorifying God in a Diverse World. What happens when a diverse church glorifies the global God? We live in a time of unprecedented intercultural exchange, where our communities welcome people from around the world. Music and media from every culture are easily accessible, and our worship is infused with a rich variety of musical and liturgical influences. But leading worship in multicultural contexts can be a crosscultural experience for everybody. How do we help our congregations navigate the journey?
Innovative worship leader Sandra Maria Van Opstal is known for crafting worship that embodies the global, multiethnic body of Christ. Likening diverse worship to a sumptuous banquet, she shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue. Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him.
When multiethnic worship is done well, the church models reconciliation and prophetic justice, heralding God's good news for the world. Enter into the praise of our king, and let the nations rejoice!
Foreword by Mark Labberton
1. Tension at the Table
Challenges and Opportunities in Diverse Worship
2. Is PB&J Ethnic Food?
The Myth of Normal Worship
Reconciliation in Worship
4. Hosting Well
5. Designing Your Menu
Models of Diverse Worship
6. It's Not Just the Food
Components of Diverse Worship
7. Guess Whoâ€™s Coming to Dinner
Creating Culture Change
8. Master Chef
Training Worship Leaders
Epilogue: North Park University
Appendix A: Cultural Values Continuum
Appendix B: Additional Resources
Appendix C: Worship Movements and Artists
Appendix D: Order of Service Examples
Appendix E: Components of Worship
Appendix F: World Assembly International Conference Songs
Appendix G: Songs for Crossing Cultures
Appendix H: Teaching a Language Song
Appendix I: Worship Cultures
No reviews have been written for this product.
This feature is only available for logged in users. Go here to create an account an enjoy the benefits of membership, including wish lists, notifications of products coming back into stock, saving shipping addresses and payment methods, notifications of sales, and special pricing.