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Encountering God Together

Leading Worship Services That Honor God, Minister to His People, and Build His Church

Direct Price: $14.99 $11.50
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781596387065
Publication Date 02/21/14

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Does Sunday morning leave you with a sense of awe? It should!

Church services are an opportunity to gather together and encounter God.

More than that, God builds the church through us as we use his gifts to minister to one another.

Yet . . . have you experienced services that downplayed their focus on God’s presence to emphasize fellowship and ministry? Or ones whose “worship” had little sense of believers’ coming together to minister to one another? How do we regain the right balance in our services?

Here David Peterson will teach you:

  • The biblical foundations of worship
  • The meaning and purpose of gathering together
  • What acceptable worship is
  • How to plan corporate worship biblically and creatively
  • A true measure of church growth
  • How we edify the church
  • Patterns and varieties of service models
  • How to structure each service to take worshipers on a meaningful journey together


“Biblical, practical, and insightful guidelines for thinking through how God wants us to meet with him as we meet with each other. . . . And as you’d expect, the beauty and power of Christ’s atoning work shine throughout. Tight in all the right places and encouraging biblically informed freedom everywhere else, Encountering God Together should be read by anyone involved in planning or leading gatherings of the church.”

—BOB KAUFLIN, Director, Sovereign Grace Music, Louisville, Kentucky


The Author

David G. Peterson

David G. Peterson

David G. Peterson is an emeritus faculty member of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, where he teaches New Testament and a course on worship. He served as principal of Oak Hill College in London from 1996 to 2007.