: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (): Bob Kauflin, Paul Baloche: Books. In Bob Kauflin, a pastor with Sovereign Grace Churches and Director of Sovereign Grace Music, wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the . In , Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God, in which he sought to connect a biblical theology of worship with.

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A worship leader who barely knows the Bible can’t be a faithful worship leader.

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I think it is an unhelpful term which implies that we are only worshipping God when we are singing. But it does not follow that every musical style glorifies God. He is transcendent and immanent. Thederahn rated it really liked it.

Worship Leaders and Church music volunteers. I recommend this to not just the worship team members, but any and every church goer.

Dec 19, Suzy Sia rated it it was amazing. In fact, the moment we veer from what is true about God, we’re engaging in idolatry.

First, most of the book is not about musical style. Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us.

This section of the book was probably the most meaningful to me, as with great humility Kauflin framed healthy church leadership relationships in light of submission to the pastor, seeking to give encouragement, seeking biblical steps in resolving conflict, nipping personal pride, and seeking evaluation and reproof.

Worship Matters Quotes by Bob Kauflin

He splits mountains and clothes the lilies. I’m definitely coming back to it. A number of very helpful suggestions are also owrship in regard to effectively leading a worship team. Skillfully combining God’s word with music, thereb This book is a great book on leading worship. Kauflin has stated a number of truths.

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God

He encourages right relationships first. He emphasizes the importance of the worship leader having the right heart and mind for worshipping God before he attempts to lead others in worshipping God. In each area, significant applications are made. Refresh and try again. How can anyone think that a single kind of music could adequately express the fullness of God’s glory?


As a Christian, it helped me to see that worship is not just during the music service. Worship Matters is more than just another book about worship, and it is more than a little commentary and list of suggestions on how to “do music” better.

May 26, Josh Miller rated it it was amazing. But being moved emotionally is different from being changed spiritually. Sep 08, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: His primarily argument is that the unity of the church should be centered on the gospel and not on musical styles.

One of the great things about this book is worrship it can be used by various groups of people who are similar in theology, but whose congregational services may look different.

So God’s glory is the end of our worship, bkb not simply a means to something else. Really good and covered a lot kauclin ground–from broad scope to details. It has really shaped my mind in understanding the concept and life of Worship. In the book, Kauflin describes how a few years before the book was writtenhe set out to come up with the definition for a “worship leader. Lists with This Book. Extremely well-written in a most enjoyable and readable style, Kauflin has presented the church with kauvlin direction for a new generation of worship leaders.

We simply benefit from the perfect offering of the Son to the Father through the power of the Spirit Ephesians 2: Their proficiency should undergird the worship; it should not contribute to a concert mentality. Gathering to praise God can’t be a means to some “greater” end, such as church growth, evangelism, or personal ministry.


A faithful worship leader magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit by skilfully combining God’s Word with music, thereby motivating the gathered church to proclaim the gospel, to cherish God’s presence, and to live for God’s glory. It matters to us because worshiping God is the reason for which we were created. Those have all been determined and modeled by the risen Savior” There is no one, and nothing, like the Lord.

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin

He takes his time patiently addressing each topic, even sometimes repeating himself, but not to anyone’s detriment. This could lead to an uncomfortable situation in which some people feel as though they must choose between a worship service of theologically rich but stylistically objectionable music or a service of theologically shallow but stylistically traditional music.

Bob Kauflin is a godly man who loves the Lord and this love permeates his whole book. It has a lot of principles you can extract to apply to your Christian life. What do Sorship spend my money on? I am not a worship leader. Rather than focusing on the theoretical, Kauflin dwells mattere the practical and gives many personal illustrations of the challenges of crafting a worship service. I’d failed to see that the only approval that matters–God’s–is impossible to earn but is offered as a gift through the gospel.

Kauflin delves into the theology of worship and explores the ways in which that theology should drive decisions made in both a corporate and personal worship context.

In regard to life, the reader is reminded that the worship leader must model a life worthy of the Lord.