Gospel music is big business, a multi-million dollar enterprise. But the gospel music industry does not describe gospel music ministry. Most gospel music ministry takes place in tens of thousands of small to medium-sized churches across the country, not in the prominent mega-churches with hundred-voice choirs and full orchestral accompaniment. Music ministers must fulfil the challenge of their calling with no guidebook and few resources. Singing the Gospel: Managing Music Ministry in the Black Church explores this challenge in three sections. The first section defines the gospel music ministry, differentiating it from the gospel music industry. The second explains the three biblical purposes of music ministry. The third offers specific practical guidelines for managing large singing groups (choirs) and small singing groups (praise teams), and includes guidance for pastors and church leaders regarding the music ministry of their churches. The information, ideas and practical guidelines in this book draw from psychological and management concepts, and Christian leadership principles, strongly undergirded by scripture. This results in a treatise of biblically sound doctrine for Gospel music ministry. The reader will know with confidence how to manage their music ministry so that God will be glorified!
|Artists||James C. Gear|