Dynamics of Christian Worship

Worship of the triune God stands at the heart of the Christian life, so understanding the many dynamics of Christian worship—including prayer, reading the Bible, preaching, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, music, visual art, architecture, and more—is both a perennial and crucial issue for the church.

With that in mind, the Dynamics of Christian Worship (DCW) series seeks to enable Christians to grow in their understanding of the many aspects of Christian worship. By harvesting the fruits of biblical, theological, historical, practical, and liturgical scholarship and by drawing from a wide range of worshiping contexts and denominational backgrounds, the DCW series seeks to deepen both the theology and practice of Christian worship for the life of the church.

DCW Advisory Board:

  • Constance Cherry, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Carlos Colón, Baylor University
  • James Hart, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • Todd Johnson, First Covenant Church, Seattle
  • Trygve Johnson, Hope College
  • Glenn Packiam, Rockharbor Church, Costa Mesa
  • Melanie Ross, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
  • Lester Ruth, Duke Divinity School
  • John Witvliet, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

"The communion of saints in Christ's church is constituted by the exchange of gifts, as we share insights and testimonies with each other about what we are learning as we follow Jesus and seek to worship the triune God. IVP Academic's Dynamics of Christian Worship series promises to be a rich exchange of gifts, drawn from many disciplines and many kinds of worshiping communities, with insights that promise to equip and strengthen us for vital and faithful worship."

John Witvliet, professor of worship, theology and congregational and ministry studies, Calvin University; director, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

"Designing and leading Christian worship today is both exciting and challenging. It calls for multidimensional leadership. What could be more needed than a wide-ranging resource that joins theological reflection with effective practice for leaders in the pursuit of faithful worship? The Dynamics of Christian Worship series provides just such an invaluable, artful blend."

Constance M. Cherry, professor of worship and pastoral ministry, Indiana Wesleyan University

"In Christian worship, we have the great privilege of telling the world its true story, bringing it to the right worship of the only God who is ultimately true, good, and beautiful. The Christian life finds both its source and summit in worship. The Dynamics of Christian Worship series promises to bring critical and fresh scholarship to the varied aspects and facets of worship that will inspire God’s people as they seek to know, love, and be reconciled to the triune God."

James Hart, president, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
John D. Rempel
Glenn Packiam
Noel A. Snyder
Steven Félix-Jäger
Zac Hicks
J. Michael Jordan