Worship and Mission for the Global Church

An Ethnodoxology Handbook
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Worship and Mission for the Global Church offers theological reflection, case studies, practical tools, and audiovisual resources to help the global church appreciate and generate culturally appropriate arts in worship and witness. Drawing on the expertise and experience of over one hundred writers from twenty countries, the volume integrates insights from the fields of ethnomusicology, biblical research, worship studies, missiology, and the arts.
This book is the first in a two-volume set on the principles and practices of ethnodoxology. The second volume, entitled Creating Local Arts Together, guides the practitioner through a detailed seven-step process of assisting a local community’s efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of God’s kingdom.

  • ISBN: 9780878084937
  • Pages: 608
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2013
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

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This compilation brings together the critical intersection of the arts, worship, the church, and mission on both the theoretical and “how-to” levels. Mission leaders, students, field practitioners, and worship leaders around the globe will find this resource invaluable.


 

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The voices I treasure resonate in this book. Chanting and memorization, trauma healing, how hymnbooks stimulate literacy, how to commission artistic works—with 148 chapters the scope is mind blowing, yet the material remains highly accessible and applicable. This book would appear to be the definitive work.
 

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As a worship director and pastor I have longed for a resource that could help me train worship leaders. In the past I had to piecemeal various chapters from books or journal articles from different voices. Now, however,
I have many of these very expert voices in one timely resource.
 

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Some resources are simply unique. And this one fits that rare category. When and where in the history of the Christian church have evangelical Protestants produced something of the quality of this anthology? I could not praise any resource more highly than this.

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Wow! What a great gift to the global church! This book and the accompanying resources can only enhance the ministry of worship and evangelism for those who give time to studying and applying its lessons. Well researched, creative, stimulating, and biblically rooted, this is a highly significant resource for all those who have a vision to see the church planted and growing amongst all the peoples of the world.
 

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It is not that those who lead worship around the world are not connected; we share the deepest connection by way of the Spirit of Jesus. It is only that we hunger for integration with fellow sisters and brothers and long for a means to share with one another. James Krabill and his team of contributors have provided all we need to nurture that kind of integration, to share our stories, our creative seed with the family of faith around the world.
 

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Understanding and embracing culturally appropriate worship and applying the accompanying sensibilities and resources is absolutely critical for every church leader, mission worker, and student preparing for ministry. This important, accessible, and thorough compendium is a much-needed and long-awaited resource for the global church. Drs. Krabill, Fortunato, Harris, and Schrag have responded to God’s call, collecting and organizing essential materials that represent the very heart of God—his mission expressed through Christian worship around the world. And they have done it with excellence.
 

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With over one hundred writers from more than twenty countries, this is a work that lives up to its name: Worship and Mission for the Global Church. Drawing on theological, historical, and contextual perspectives on worship and the arts, the handbook pursues new and significant territory for the life of the church. Holding worship and mission together is a much-needed emphasis for our times.
 

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The world’s leading ethnodoxologists have assembled an impressive array of contributions from every part of the world to present us with a snapshot of what global Christianity is all about. It is a picture of unity in diversity—Christians from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds worshiping the same Lord in innumerable tongues.

 

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As one who has spent long years pioneering in the trenches, it is a real joy and delight to endorse this handbook of ethnodoxology as it offers a much-needed, critical foundation for global ministry in the twenty-first century. The sheer breadth of the project speaks of the multitudes of peoples around the world longing to offer worship and witness drawing from their cultural wealth in ways that that bring glory to God. Especially significant is how the dual volumes, a textbook and a companion “make-it-happen” practical guide, offer opportunities for continued growth in the ministry of the church worldwide.
 

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Rev. Dr. John D. Witvliet


Preface
By the ICE Editorial Team


Introduction
By Dr. James R. Krabill


SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS
ENCOUNTERING GOD: WORSHIP AND BODY LIFE


BIBLICAL


1. Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship
By Andrew E. Hill


2. The Significance of Beauty and Excellence in Biblical Worship
by Emily R. Brink


3. God’s Creation and Human Creativity: Seven Affirmations
By Harold M. Best


CULTURAL


4. “The Bridge”: Worship between Bible and Culture
By Ron Man


5. Artistic Expression in Early Christianity
By Eleanor Kreider


6. Ways of Contextualizing Church Music: Some Asian Examples
By I-to Loh


HISTORICAL


7. How Song Sustained the Church
By Frank Fortunato


8. Global Shift from North to South: Implications for Latin American Worship
By David D. Ruiz


9. The Whole World Has Gone “Glocal"
By Jaewoo Kim               

MISSIOLOGICAL


10. Ethnoartistic Cocreation in the Kingdom of God
By Brian Schrag


11. Designing Multicultural Worship with the Missio Dei in Mind
By Josh Davis


12. Ethnodramatology for Community Engagement
By Julisa Rowe


LITURGICAL


13. Shall We Dance? Reflections on the Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture
By Anne Zaki


14. Worship Challenges in Multicultural Churches: The Bethlehem Baptist Experience
By Chuck Steddom


15. “The Canaan Hymns”: Songs of the House-church Christians in China
By Irene Ai-Ling Sun


PERSONAL


16. The Great Misconception: Why Music Is Not a Universal Language
Robin P. Harris


17. Mentoring Artists


18. Culturally Appropriate Worship: My Story as a Cameroonian Pastor
By Roch Ntankeh


ENGAGING GOD’S WORLD: WITNESS AND COMMUNITY-BASED MINISTRY


BIBLICAL


19. The Missional Impulse toward Incarnational Worship in the New Testament
By John Piper


20. Bible Storying with the Creative Arts for Church Planting
By Tom Ferguson


21. Art and Gospel: The Necessity of Artistic Fullness
By Steven C. Hawthorne


CULTURAL


22. Musical Bridges in Christian Communication: Lessons for the Church
By Roberta R. King


23. Spare Them Western Music!
By Vida Chenoweth


24. Making a Difference in a Week: Eight Principles for Art Making in Short-term Engagement
By J. Nathan Corbitt with Sarah Rohrer


HISTORICAL


25. Cross-cultural Communication through Symbol
By C. Michael Hawn and Swee Hong Lim


26. The Challenge of Indigenizing Christian Worship:An Example from India
By Jacob Joseph


27. Contextualizing Visual Arts for Faith Sharing
By Scott Rayl


MISSIOLOGICAL


28. What Happens to Music When Cultures Meet? Six Stages of Music Development in African Churches
By James R. Krabill


29. A Framework for Incorporating Arts in Short-term Missions
By Ian Collinge


30. Visual Arts as a Bridge to Engaging People of Other Cultures
By Geinene Carson


LITURGICAL


31. Transformative Worship in a Malaysian Context
By Sooi Ling Tan


32. The Worship Wheel


33. Local Arts and Worship Development in Church Planting
By William N. Harris


PERSONAL


34. Each Person’s Part Nourishes the Whole: My Story
By Jean Ngoya Kidula


35. The Arts and Trauma Healing in Situations of Violence and Conflict
By Harriet Hill


36. Three Worlds Converged: Living in an Oral, Literate, and Digital Culture
By Samuel E. Chiang

 

SECTION 2: STORIES


AFRICA—GENERAL


37. Do They Have Sin?
By Roberta R. King


38. A Sabbatical Year in Africa that Changed Everything
By Mary K. Oyer


AFRICA—CENTRAL


39. Engelbert Mveng: A Theology of Life Expressed in Art
By Scott Rayl


40. Hymnbooks as a Stimulus to Reading—and More
By Ken Hollingsworth


41. The Love Motive
By Brian Schrag


AFRICA—EAST


42. Heavenly Liturgy
By Lila Balisky


43. Delightful Pandemonium: Dance in the Sudan
By Frank Fortunato


44. Eritrea and Sudan: Worship in the Midst of Suffering
By George Luke


45. Chanting the Scriptures
By Mae Alice Reggy


46. “Even the Frogs Are Singing!"
By Julie Taylor


47. “From Now On, Give Us This Bread"
By Julie Taylor


AFRICA—NORTH


48. God Will Make a Way
By Carol Brinneman


49. Chanting the Gospel of John: An Experimental Approach
By Sue Hall and Richard Shawyer


50. Scripture Memorization: Key to Peace
By Anne Zaki


AFRICA—SOUTHERN


51. Ntsikana: The First Great Xhosa Hymn Writer
By James R. Krabill


52. A Pentecost Moment
By Joyce Scott


53. Turning Sermon Notes into Song
By Greg Kernaghan


54. Creating Processions and Passion Plays in Southern Africa
By C. Michael Hawn and Swee Hong Lim


AFRICA—WEST


55. Touching the Heart Strings
By Tom Avery


56. Philippians and James, with a Dash of Millet Beer and Madmen
By Rob Baker


57. Skillful Musicians, Composing at the Speed of Light
By Rob Baker


58. Story and Song in Kpele-Dafo: An Innovative Church Planting Model among an Oral Culture of Togo
By Jim and Carla Bowman


59. “Now There’s Something Interesting in Church!"
By Leticia Dzokotoe


60. Unity in Diversity through Music and Language in The Gambia
By Sue Hall-Heimbecker


61. New Choir Songs–Ones Everyone Can Understand
By Sue Hall-Heimbecker


62. Ministry and Music in Sierra Leone
By Kedra Larsen Kinney


63. Your Ways Are Straight: A Scripture Song Workshop in Sierra Leone
By Kedra Larsen Kinney


64. Holy Week Drama according to Matthew
By James R. and Jeanette Krabill


65. How a West African Evangelist Unleashed Musical Creativity among New Believers
By James R. Krabill


66. Feeble Knees and a New Puguli Voice
By Kember Lillo

67. Indigenous Proverbs: Opening Doors to the Heart
By W. Jay Moon


68. Creating a Farm Blessing Church Service
By Paul Neeley


69. User-friendly Hymns for the Akyode
By Paul Neeley


AMERICA—LATIN


70. Worshiping God Wounaan-style
By Ron Binder


71. Believing Is Singing
By Robert Campbell


72. At Night His Song Is with Me
By Héber Negrão


73. Now We Can Speak to God—in Song
By Jack Popjes


AMERICA—NORTH


74. Cultivating and Contextualizing Arts in Worship for Minority Groups
By David M. Bailey


75. A Laughing Party and Contextualized Worship
By Mark Charles


76. Mosaic Church of North Carolina: From the Ground Up
By Kenneth L. Wallace, Jr.


77. Multiethnic Worship in the Crucible of the Campus: The Story of InterVarsity at Virginia Commonwealth University
By Kenneth L. Wallace, Jr.


ASIA—EAST


78. Japanese Black Gospel Choirs: A Counterintuitive Approach to Contextualization
By Gary Fujino


79. Praise Dance: An Exercise in Relationship Building
By Wil LaVeist


80. The Aroma of Beauty: Music in Disaster Relief
By Roger W. Lowther


81. NamSeoul Grace Church: Glorifying God through the Arts
By Steve S. C. Moon


82. Gift Rap
By Chieko Larrimore


ASIA—SOUTH


83. Only God Can Wash Away Sin
By Anonymous


84. The Hallelujah Perahera: Religious Processions in Sri Lanka
By Michael T. Balonek


85. The Storytellers of Dulumpur
By Carla Bowman


86. Local Culture Communicates Best
By Frank Fortunato


87. Where Hindu and Christian Worlds Meet: Through the Yeshu Bhakti Music of Aradhna
By Christopher Dicran Hale


88. Bel Canto in India’s Northeast: Young Naga Artists Fuse Opera, Rockabilly, and Their Faith
By Michael T. Heneise


89. The Power of Music in the Lhomi Church
By James Lhomi


90. The Gospel and Local Art Forms
By B. E. Bharathi Nuthalapati


91. Film and Art Open Tibetan Hearts to the Gospel
By John Oswald


92. Geometric Designs and Symbolic Colors: Visual Gospel Contextualization among Hindu Immigrants
By Scott Rayl


93. Rhythm and Rhymes
By Eric Sarwar


ASIA—SOUTHEAST


94. Born across Borders, Raised in a Refugee Camp: The History of the Cambodian Hymnal
By Alice Compain


95. Faith and the Arts in Bali’s Diverse, Creative Culture
By John D. Pierce


96. Balinese Christian Painter Nyoman Darsane: “Bali is my body. Christ is my life.”
By Scott Rayl


97. Sawai Chinnawong: The Gospel in Traditional Thai Art
By Scott Rayl

98. Indonesian Shadow Puppetry Illuminates Bible Stories
By Scott Rayl


99. Singing from the Hills
By Janet Seever


CARIBBEAN AND AUSTRALIA


100. “I Don’t Think in English!”
By Jo-Ann Faith Richards


101. Meet Kevin “Nana Moses” Calvert
By Jo-Ann Faith Richards


102. Rehab in Jamaica: Creole Songs and Scripture
By Jo-Ann Faith Richards


103. Haiti’s Unending Song
By Laurie Williams


104. An Australian Worship Leader’s Journey from Hillsong to “Singing Up Country”
By Tanya Riches


EUROPE—EURASIA


105. Just as It Should Be
By Mark Charles


106. The Jubilate Foundation in Romania
By Richard S. Mauney


107. Konstantin Zhigulin Interview
By Robin P. Harris


MIDDLE EAST


108. Glorifying God through Elocution
By Pam Wilson


109. Parables through Dance
By Pam Wilson


110. Artistic Adaptations of Scripture Story among Women of Oral Cultures
By Carla Bowman


WORLDWIDE


111. Victorious Faith in the Midst of Persecution
By Nik Ripken


112. Fleshing Out the Gospel Worldwide through the Arts
By Roger W. Lowther


113. From Trickling Tributaries to Rushing Rivers: Fifty Years of Music Missions
By Frank Fortunato


114. Equipment
By Frank Fortunato


115. Artists Hold Keys to Unreached People Groups
By John Oswald


116. Worship in My Language
By Brian Schrag


SECTION 3: TOOLS


ARTS ADVOCACY


HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR ARTS ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CHURCH


117. Promoting Arts Awareness and Education in the Church
By Dianne B. Collard


118. Determining Your Role As an Arts Advocate and Facilitator
By Brian Schrag


HOW TO ADDRESS OBJECTIONS IN THE WORK OF ARTS ADVOCACY


119. Dealing Effectively with Opponents on the Field
By Robin P. Harris


120. When They Won’t Listen
By William N. Harris


TEACHING


HOW TO DESIGN AND CONDUCT AN ARTS WORKSHOP


121. Designing Arts Workshops for Mother-tongue Speakers
By Kenneth R. Hollingsworth and Héber Negrão


122. Encouraging the Development of Relevant Arts in the Lives of Believers


HOW TO CREATE AN ARTS CURRICULUM


123. Creative Arts in Mission Training at All Nations Christian College
By Jill Ford


124. Diploma Program at Luther W. New Jr. Theological College
By Jacob Joseph

125. Arts Curriculum at Fuller Theological Seminary
By Roberta R. King

126. Ethnomusicology Developments at Liberty University
By John L. Benham


127. Teaching an Arts Course Online
By Katherine Morehouse


HOW TO MENTOR AND LEARN FROM ARTISTS


128. Mentoring Artists
By Sue Hall-Heimbecker


129. Starting an Apprenticeship Program
By Ian Collinge


WORSHIP


HOW TO DEVELOP CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE WORSHIP


130. Developing Culturally Appropriate Worship
By Julisa Rowe


131. Developing Urban Arts
By David M. Bailey


HOW TO FOSTER MULTICULTURAL WORSHIP


132. Worshiping with the Global Church
By C. Michael Hawn


133. Three Obstacles to Overcome
By David M. Bailey


134. Drawing Your Community toward a Culture of Multiethnic Worship
By Kenneth L. Wallace, Jr.


135. Moving from Monocultural to Multicultural Worship
By Ian Collinge


136. Honoring Diverse Heart Languages in a Christian Community
By David M. Bailey


HOW TO DISCIPLE WORSHIP LEADERSHIP


137. G-A-T-H-E-R: Six Principles for Discipling Worship Leaders
By Byron Spradlin


138. Seven Recommendations for Mentoring Worship Leaders
By Jaewoo and Joy Kim


HOW TO INTEGRATE ARTS AND PREACHING


139. Illuminating the Word: Arts in Preaching
By Kenneth L. Wallace, Jr.


140. Integrating Arts and Preaching
By Rochelle L. Cathcart


HOW TO INTEGRATE ARTS WITH SCRIPTURE PROCLAMATION


141. Bringing Scripture to Life with Artistic Creativity
By Julisa Rowe


142. Scripture and the Arts of Story, Movement, and Music
By Jeff Barker


143. Scripture Relevance Dramas
By Michelle Petersen


RESEARCH AND COCREATION


HOW TO PLAN FOR MORE LOCAL ARTS EFFECTIVENESS


144. Planning an Arts Showcase Event
By Brian Schrag


145. Evaluating and Improving Local Arts
By Brian Schrag


146. Making Effective Video and Audio Recordings
By Cory Cummins, William N. Harris, and Mary Hendershott


147. Commissioning Artistic Works
By Paul Neeley


HOW TO CREATE LOCAL ARTS TOGETHER


148. Creating Local Arts Together: The Manual Summary
By Julisa Rowe


Bibliography


Index


Primary Editors


International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) Copyeditors


Contributors


Discussion Questions


DVD Instructions

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