is the book pastors and worship leaders have been waiting for. It is
rooted in the historic substance of the faith . . . follows the biblical
four-fold pattern . . . and consistently provides helpful and relevant
insights in a user friendly way! You will find yourself turning to it
again and again for inspiration and resources."
— Robert Webber Professor of Ministry, Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois, author of Worship Old and New, Worship is a Verb and Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
"If I were going to
sum up what I have learned in church about worship through both negative
and positive experiences, that summary would bear remarkable resemblance
to this amazing book. Brad Berglund has captured what I believe is the
rock bottom essence of worship; namely, that it is offering ourselves to
— Ken Medema, composer, singer, worship leader
and planners will be enriched by Reinventing Sunday, which contains
numerous breakthrough ideas for transforming worship. More important, it
provides a base from which leaders can mold and shape a creative path
appropriate to the worship challenges of their congregation. Brad Berglund’s
creative spirit permeates this book as does his life experience. "
— Jan Chartier, Ph.D., pastor and former seminary professor,
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
"This book is a
gift! My spirit was nourished and blessed as I savored every page. Over
and over again I wondered as I read if worship might not come alive in
many of our own churches if pastors and worship leaders would study this
book and take it to heart. Brad Berglund’s experience, wisdom and quiet
passion shine forth in all he has written. If his creative suggestions
alone were taken seriously, worship could be profoundly changed."
— Roger Fredrikson, pastor, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
"Hear what the
Spirit is saying through this one who speaks the truth about what it means
to be an authentic worshiping community of believers. In Reinventing
Sunday, Brad Berglund offers us the gift of himself as he shares a
portion of his own liturgical journey for the benefit of all who design
and implement worship. This is not a "formula for success" but
rather vital and vibrant proof of the power of well planned and innovative
worship to transform the life of a congregation."
—Linda Bonn, Office of the General Secretary, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., author of The Work of the Worship Committee
"This book is a
passionate plea for the re-visioning of worship and a challenging
reflection on its meaning. New and ancient methods are presented for
leading us out of ordinary time into God's own time where God is revealed
and real. Evocative and heartwarming, this pastor gives us the gift of
himself in his writing."
—Sally Brower, Ph.D., pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
of ideas for liturgical worship is a treasure trove of creative approaches
for the age-old practice of Christian gathering. Not only the "whats"
but the "whys" are spelled out. A must read for all liturgists.
What a joyful place the church would be if these ideas were
— R. A. Liddell, Sister of Loretto, director of the Thomas Merton Center, Denver, Colorado
Sunday is a wonderful book! I came away from reading it refreshed,
stretched and challenged to be a more alive participant on the creative
and recreative journey of authentic worship. The book is biblically
grounded, theologically astute, experientially informed and practically
focused. It is a treasure chest of creative ideas, stimulating images,
striking metaphors, and memorable quotes. Worship leaders and worshipers
who allow the author to show them the way toward transformed and
transforming worship will be delightfully rewarded! I thank God for this
gift to the church from the heart and mind of Brad Berglund."
— Manfred T. Brauch, professor of Biblical Theology, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Brad Berglund is
the kind of worship leader a pastoral team dreams of, ministering to
heart, soul, mind and strength through his gifts for music, drama,
silence, and the spoken word. In this generously offered book the author
makes an accessible symphony of worship ideas, tips, counsel and even
sample services. Brad is a thoughtful and powerful worship leader who has
always had the courage to integrate the truths learned living gloriously a
painful human life. Because it is true worship, it is worship adaptable to
a refreshing variety of settings. Brad's is an eminently practical work. I
left it energized to plan worship in new ways, and did. "
— Carol Holtz-Martin, pastor, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
45 Movement Two:
63 Chapter 8: Communion
67 Chapter 9: Giving
73 Chapter 10: Baptism
77 Movement Four:
87 The Postlude
101 Appendix A: The Gift of
106 Appendix B: A Home Dedication Service
111 Appendix C: A Healing Prayer Service
116 Appendix D: Worship and Prayer
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