A Change Is Gonna' Come

A Change Is Gonna' Come

by Barry C. Johnson Sr.


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As churches continue to struggle to offer innovative worship celebrations, A Change is Gonna' Come: The Transformation of a Traditional to a Contemporary Worship Celebration, presents a method of transition between the many worship wars fought in our churches. This work recognizes the role and importance of the worship celebration and its impact on the goal of further development of church members who gather weekly to worship Christ. This work is dedicated to assist pastors and musicians to move into a contemporary worship while minimizing the conflicts that sometimes are a result of change. I have used the history and metamorphosis of gospel music, charismatic attitudes, and situational preaching to realize that true worship is constantly evolving. The text reveals that worship evolution is not only necessary, it is also historical.

For example:

The book traces a basic history of gospel music and its shared influences with R and B and the use of the recording media.

I have chronicled the Black Church because the history and the struggles of black people have allowed the church to worship in a flexible manner.

Several musical examples are presented to indicate how traditions are absorbed by contemporary approaches.

This book is a companion and guide for pastors, musicians and church leaders who wish to suppress the struggle of transforming a "lifeless" church into one with a vibrant and ecstatically worshipping church. Several objectives of this book include:

How to transform a worship celebration

Small church with a large church atmosphere

Presenting a spiritual transfusion

The greatest atmosphere is when all of the people come together in one joyful celebration of worship. My argument is that all worship is contemporary when it is introduced and becomes traditional when it becomes the accepted norm for the church. It is time to end these worship wars and allow all of God's children to participate in the fullness of God's worship celebration

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425944742
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 04/06/2008
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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