Book Review: The Next Worship

Today for “Natasha’s Study” I am reviewing the book, The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World by Sandra Maria Van Opstal.

The Next Worship

Why I picked up this book:

I received this book to review from my publisher InterVarsity Press and I was glad to review it for my friend, Sandra.

Who Should Read The Next Worship:

With this book, Sandra presents a wealth of knowledge from her diverse experiences leading cross-cultural worship teams. Any worship leader who is interested in multiethnic ministry, cross-cultural worship, being a bridge builder or reaching the millennial generation will benefit from reading this book.

Personally, I sought out the book because I am on a search committee for hiring a new Worship Arts Director & College Ministry Pastor for the multiethnic church where I am a member. I like to prayerfully make informed contributions and decisions so I was hoping that this resource could provide insight into the world of multi-ethnic worship, and it did.

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Leadership: Multi-ethnic Small Groups

Mosaix LogoDiversity Helps Us Grow in Christlikeness.

Christianity Today just published a leader’s guide for Multi-ethnic Small Groups which features my interview with founder of the Mosaix Global Network and Pastor, Mark DeYmaz.

Here is an outline of leadership guide:

Multiethnic Small Groups Matter
Are we really “all one in Christ”?
By Amy Jackson


Showing Hospitality to the “Stranger”
Why it’s so important to hear stories from people who are different from us
By Ruth Haley Barton


Wisdom from Multiethnic Churches

Lead a Healthy Multiethnic Small Group

Wisdom from Mark DeYmaz, pastor of Mosaic Church
Interview by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

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