We are living in a time when worship has become a distinct priority for the Christian community. For years, the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service while neglecting the very source of its power" worship.
"Empowered by the Holy Spirit," a course for small-group or individual study, consists of twelve easy-to-understand sessions. Part One, "The Worshipping Community," offers sessions on issues pertaining to the participation in worship of children, women, persons with disabilities, and Christians from diverse cultures. Part Two, "Worship Within the Worshipping Community," studies the relation of worship to pastoral care, "deliverance," spiritual formation, and education in faith. Part Three, "Ministry from the Worshiping Community to Others," explores how worship functions in Christian hospitality, evangelism, and ministries of social justice.