The Big Idea of Biblical Worship: The Development and Leadership of Expository Services

by David A. Currie

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Pub Date: July 2017
ISBN: 9781619707634
ISBN-13: 9781619707634
Item Number: 707634
Categories: Pastoral Helps; Preaching Aids

Product Description

The purpose of The Big Idea of Biblical Worship: The Development and Leadership of Expository Services is to help preachers and other worship leaders focus on shared biblical content that everyone, regardless of denomination or theology, holds in common. The result? True communion and unhindered relationship with God and fellow worshippers.

The components of worship emerge from its content as filtered through a complex variety of contexts: denominational, cultural, ethnic, regional, generational, seasonal, theological, and more. If those involved in worship are in agreement about its basis in Scripture, then they can bring that common biblical content to their particular set of contexts. This book will help worship coordinators and ministry leaders develop worship services that fully reflect what God is saying in his word in ways that can be received and reechoed in the uniqueness of particular communities.


“David Currie’s The Big Idea of Biblical Worship is robustly theological, solidly biblical, and eminently practical. I heartily recommend it to pastors, seminarians, worship leaders, and all those who would seek to worship God more deeply ‘in Spirit and in truth’.”
Dr. John Jefferson Davis, Professor of Systematic Theology; Chair, Division of Christian Thought, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“Taking the rich legacy of Haddon Robinson’s “Big Idea” expository preaching tradition into account, Currie advances a case for expository worship. . . . Through numerous examples and case studies, Currie deftly guides the readers through each stage of developing expository worship services with simplicity, clarity, and practicality.”
S. Steve Kang, Professor of Educational Ministries & Interdisciplinary Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Big Idea of Biblical Worship is a timely and welcome tool for uniting local church staffs and congregations in the praxis of worship. David Currie offers a balanced approach to centralized service planning while keeping biblical principles and cultural context in clear focus.”
Dr. Randal L Quackenbush, Lead Pastor, Anchor Church Boston

“David Currie has given us an eye-opening vision of what worship can and should be for a people gathered in God’s name each week. While the book is a step-by-step, utterly practical guide for church worship teams, it never loses sight of the overarching aim of corporate worship. I strongly recommend this book for every pastor or worship leader.”
Alice Mathews, PhD, Lois W. Bennett Distinguished Professor Emerita, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Author Bio

David A. Currie is associate professor of pastoral theology and Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Currie has nurtured Christian leaders through a variety of ministry roles, including over three decades of ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving as the chair of the New Church Development Committee of the Philadelphia Presbytery and on the Presbytery Council, and fifteen years as the organizing pastor of a new church development. He has served the Coalition for Christian Outreach as a pastor of several churches in the U.S. and abroad.