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Sophia and Daughters Revisited: Reflections on Women of Biblical Connection
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Do you want to learn how to preach and lead worship, but don't know where to start? This practical guide by experienced Methodist Lay Preacher Rosalie Sugrue will get you going.
Or perhaps the preacher hasn't arrived to take your service and you don't know what to do. The fir...st chapter - Help! The Preacher hasn't arrived - shows you how to manage if this happens, by using the resources you have on hand.
In the first third of the book Rosalie outlines information on key people and history in the Scriptures and offers a helpful step-by-step guide to planning and leading a service. In the rest of her book, Rosalie draws on the teaching tools and ideas she has developed as an educator and provides a variety of full service outlines and many sample prayers, as well as a list of websites and books as additional resources.
From the Introduction:
In these times of aging congregations, an increasing number of parishes are becoming unable to support a full-time presbyter and untrained lay people are finding themselves being shoulder-tapped to lead services.
Volunteers are the salt of the earth, but all volunteers need some helpful pointers to be of use, regardless of the task.
Leading a service is a serious responsibility. Ideally all worship leaders should undergo a comprehensive course in Bible study, church history, theology (study of God: Greek theos "God" and logos "reason"), Christian beliefs (faith and practice), homiletics (the art of preaching), and other religions.
Potential worship leaders deserve to be mentored into accepting increasing worship responsibilities before contemplating leading an entire service. But we often find ourselves in situations far less than ideal.
The intention of this book is to consider practicalities and set out the basics of worship leading, as well as providing some essential background knowledge, samples and resources.
Praise for Lay Preaching Basics:
"This is a guide to leading worship that experienced lay preachers, as well as those just beginning, will find useful, inspirational and easy to read. There are plenty of practical tips and ideas coming out of the author's long experience as a lay preacher, and the checklists of what needs to be done before, during and after services are invaluable reminders." Emeritus Professor Colin Gibson
Rediscover these characters as spirited, wise women of passion and compassion.
This easy-to-use book has strong feminist imagery and references focused on women of the Bible. It includes special prayers - on children, teamwork, families, inclusiveness, Advent, Lent, mothers, Bible Sunday, Disability Sunday, disasters - as well as dialogues suitable for reading aloud, and reflections on wisdom, journeys and aging.
This updated and expanded edition now provides reflections on Tamar, Dinah, Naomi, Michal, Vashti, Jephthah's Daughter, Argula von Grumbach, Lenna Button, Susanna Wesley and Ann Turner. Almost every reflection is suitable for presenting in church during the sermon slot.
Rosalie has also included lots of lists and resources with a female focus to help you explore in pairs, groups or as individuals, Bible women and significant men. There are also many new prayers.
||9 Jul 2019
||Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
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