First Baptist Church of Troy, NY
With Brad Berglund
February 2 - 4, 2007
Church staff, Pastors, worship leaders,
church musicians and lay members from
any denomination who want to explore
worship, improve their skills as worship
leaders and discover new possibilities.
This one day conference is based on the book Reinventing Sunday written
This one day conference will help you and your church:
Rev. Brad Berglund has been a
pastor, church musician and weekly worship leader for over 20 years. In
addition to earning degrees in music and theology, he has completed the
program for spiritual directors at the Shalem Institute in Washington
D.C. Brad has written two books on worship renewal - Reinventing
Sunday and Reinventing Worship. He works with church musicians, pastors and worship
committees around the country focusing on transformative worship and
congregational spiritual formation.
An evening introduction with those most interested in worship and leaders in the local church. This evening is often accompanied by dessert and coffee.
8:30 am Registration,
12 - 1 pm - Lunch
1 – 2:30 pm - (Optional
topics based on the interest of the host group.) For example: 1. Leading
change in the church, 2. The music and ministry of the Taizé community,
3. Praying with the labyrinth. 4. Workshops if a church wants to use
additional local leaders.
Sunday morning options include 1. a dialogue sermon between Brad and the primary preacher, 2. Brad leading an all-church forum during the education hour, 3. Adding Reinventing Sunday ideas and tools into morning worship.
Sample Brochure from a recent event:
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."
"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
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. "
"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."
"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."
"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."
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
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."
"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. "