To Know You More: Cultivating the Heart of the Worship Leader, By Andy Park

To Know You More

Cultivating the Heart of the Worship Leader

by Andy Park

To Know You More
  • Length: 272 pages
  • Published: September 03, 2004
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3221
  • ISBN: 9780830832217

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  • The 2003 Book of the Year

Andy Park writes, "I've learned through the years that becoming a worship leader involves far more than developing a set of skills--it's all about developing a life in God."

Here's your opportunity to sit at the feet of one who has for twenty-five years led contemporary worship services in the United States and Canada. In Park's book you'll get an inside look at how this worship leader has learned to follow the leading of the Spirit as he brings others into God's presence. And you'll find practical advice, experienced counsel and inspiring ideas on a variety of issues like

  • songwriting
  • pulling together a team
  • staying humble
  • planning the flow of worship
  • what to do in times of dryness
  • working with the pastor
  • and much more

Above all, Park will help you discover what it means for you as a worship leader to be first and foremost a worshiper.

"Andy Park has not just written an excellent book, he has given us a rich legacy from the wealth of his experience and wisdom as a worship leader and songwriter, but most of all from the heart and understanding of a worshiper."

Graham Kendrick, Make Way Music

"As I read this book, I remember all the times where I have seen Andy live out what he is writing about! There is a huge wealth of practical advice and trustworthy counsel here. His songs are some of my favorites ('Yet I Will Praise,' 'Blessed Be the Name,' 'Multiply Your Love,' 'One Thing I Ask'), and I'm sure he will keep blessing us with more powerful worship for as many years as the Father gives him!"

Brian Doerksen, songwriter and recording artist

"Styles come and styles go. Through it all, the folks of the Vineyard have consistently drawn worshipers further than they have thought possible: into the very heart of God. Andy Park's To Know You More is the worship leader's intimate but practical guide to facilitating that journey."

Sally Morgenthaler, author of Worship Evangelism

"Andy Park will always be a hero of mine, not because of the songs or acclaim but because of his humility in his lifelong quest to be God's friend. He is the genuine article, and we can all benefit from reading the real thing."

Martin Smith, lead vocalist, Delirious

"In Paul's first letter to Timothy, he reminds him, 'Watch your life and doctrine closely' (1 Tim 4:16). And as it happens, that would be pretty good advice for anyone involved in leading worship too. Andy Park's book does just that in such a wonderful way. He reminds us of the importance of living lives of worship, gives us an insightful look at the theology of worship and, for good measure, throws in loads of helpful, practical advice on how to lead worship. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this before. Park writes on so many different aspects of worship and does so in a refreshingly transparent way."

Matt Redman, worship leader, songwriter and author of The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship

"A tremendous contribution. . . . You won't find a more comprehensive guidebook to worship leading in contemporary contexts. Every church should have this book in their library; every pastor should lean on this resource to help understand how to work with worship leaders; and every worship leader should have this as required reading, whether they are veterans of the craft or just starting out."




Section 1: My Story: Walking in Worship
1. Diving into Worship Ministry
2. The Door to Intimacy: Repentance
3. The Fruit of Intimacy: The Father's Love
4. The Lifestyle Produces the Language

Section 2: The Big Picture: Leading within a Church Community
5. The Ministries of Priest, Prophecy Healing
6. The Ministries of Teaching Evangelism
7. The Worship Team: Servants Friends
8. Working Together: Worship Leader Pastor
9. The Ups Downs of Worship Leading
10. Encouraging Expression in Worship

Section 3: Doing It: The Practical Duties of the Worship Leader
11. Preparing a Worship Set
12. Delivering a Worship Set
13. Leading a Worship Team: Rehearsal Presentation
14. Developing Worship Leaders
15. The Gift Craft of Songwriting

Appendix 1: The Birth of a Worship Movement

Appendix 2: Leading Worship in a Small Group

Appendix 3: Index of Songs




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Andy Park

Andy Park is a worship leader and recording artist. He has led worship for more than twenty-five years in over twenty-five countries in small and medium churches as well as in megachurches and at large conferences. Park is also a songwriter with more than ninety works to his credit, including "The River Is Here," "Only You," and "In the Secret." He has led worship on numerous Vineyard recordings, including Blessed Be the Name and All I Need. His book, To Know You More, was named 2003 Book of the Year by