BUFORD, Ga. – Georgia Baptist worship pastor Will Whittaker has a new book out that promises to be a great resource for people involved in music ministry.
Cultivating Intergenerational Worship is designed as a resource for current and aspiring worship leaders, worship teams, pastors, and church staffs who desire to develop a unified corporate worship mindset in their local churches, no matter their size or worship style.
Whittaker oversees music and worship at Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford.
GC2 Press describes Whittaker’s book as “Scripture-based and filled with practical application,” promoting it as a guide to help worship pastors and worship teams engage all ages.
“Developing an intergenerational worship ministry means valuing and investing in each person in the Body of Christ, regardless of age or ability,” GC2 Press said. “This investment ensures the church of tomorrow will value a biblical worship mindset and sustain the message of the gospel for generations to come.”
The book has received glowing recommendations from ministry leaders, including Joseph Crider, dean of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Church Music and Worship.
“I’ve not met a colleague with such a passion for intergenerational worship as Will,” Crider said. “I’m thrilled for him to share his expertise and the experiences from his church, illustrating how intergenerational worship created a thriving, vibrant, healthy body of Christ.”
Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director W. Thomas Hammond Jr. called the book “a must read for any leader who wants to create an atmosphere of worship that saturates the entire congregation.”
Monte Nichols, worship pastor at Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, said, “Dr. Whittaker helps make the case – even a plea – for the church to come together as one body, for one purpose, with one mind, and one voice to worship God.”
Georgia Baptist Mission Board Worship and Music Catalyst Rhon Carter said Whittaker has done a great job encouraging music ministries to invest in all generations.
"He suggests we invest by bringing all the generations together every time possible so they can glean from and encourage each other," Carter said. "Our worship and music ministry should make it a priority to be intergenerational because this is what makes a healthy church. This book will encourage and challenge you."
Cultivating Intergenerational Worship is available from GC2 Press.
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