Just as diners visit a fine restaurant anticipating the ambiance and meal to come, so first-time guests and members alike come to church to experience the presence of God. In this follow-up book to The Complete Worship Leader, veteran worship leader and pastor Kevin Navarro helps church leaders create a complete worship service by implementing a four-part pattern of worship: longing for, preparing for, experiencing, and talking about a taste of heaven.
Approaching the worship service as an act of hospitality, Navarro emphasizes clearing away obstacles and communicating the gospel. He shares practical ideas for churches of all kinds and sizes-everything from assisting guests to using the arts to centering the preaching on Christ. Pastors, worship leaders, and church leaders of any denomination and worship style will benefit from this practical guide.
Kevin J. Navarro (D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in Littleton, Colorado and the author of The Complete Worship Leader. As an artist, theologian, and pastor, he has been using his extensive musical and theological background to teach about and lead worship in the local church and in parachurch ministries for over twenty years.