Leadership Handbook of Preaching and Worship

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If preaching were but public speaking, if worship services were no more than community gatherings, if music ministry were simply a matter of performance, if baptism were but a rite of passage, there would be little reason to read a book such as this, little cause to get excited about improvement. But if the church is more than a social club and if eternal destinies hang in the balance, then church leaders need to continually evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the public life of the church. This collection of two hundred articles by one hundred experts will assist church leaders in the following areas: 


Each section not only examines the theology of the subject, but also offers counsel on planning, preparing, and doing ministry in a practical and up-to-date way.

Through the joint effort of Leadership journal and Baker Book House, three handbooks have been developed giving ministers and ministerial students a collection of resource material from the most respected names in the church today. In the Leadership Handbook of Preaching and Worship, E. V. Hill, D. James Kennedy, Jack Hayford, Joni Eareckson Tada, and many others provide the reader with insights from their areas of expertise.

With nearly two hundred articles by men and women from a wide spectrum of denominations, Leadership Handbook of Preaching and Worship shares rich insight on the major areas of preaching, worship, music, the Lord's Supper, baptism, weddings, and funerals. Articles within those categories cover such matters as computers and sermon preparation, drama in worship, and working with musicians to develop a music program.

The Author

  1. James D. Berkley

    James D. Berkley

    James D. Berkley is the editor of Your Church and contributing editor of Leadership journal. He has served as a pastor for more than twenty years. Berkley lives in Washington state.

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The need for this one-of-a-kind resource is clearly evident:

"Every Christian worker in America ought to own (it). I do not write this injunction carelessly. . . . This is the most comprehensive and practical pastoral handbook published in this generation."--Worship Leader

"A valuable resource for anyone involved in ministry."--Reformed Worship