Have you ever heard someone say the worship service feels more like a concert than a worship service? We may initially judge the comment as insensitive or out of touch, but in fact, there may be theological implications behind what they are experiencing. We will take a look at the differences between Congregational and Festival Worship Gatherings and the type of leader needed for both.
Executive Director, Worship Quest Ministries l Adjunct Professor, Gateway Seminary Worship Quest Ministries l Gateway Seminary
Steven Brooks is a Professor, Author, and Pastor. He has a passion for training, equipping, and mentoring worship leaders with an emphasis on spiritual formation.
Steven teaches at Azusa Pacific University and Gateway Seminary, and serves as a worship pastor in Huntington Beach, California. He is the author of two books, Worship Quest: An Exploration of Worship Leadership (Wipf and Stock, 2015) and Worship Formation: A Call to Embrace Christian Growth in Each Element of the Worship Service (Wipf and Stock, 2020).
Steven also founded and is Executive Director of Worship Quest Ministries (www.worshipquest.net), which serves as a resource for worship renewal and spiritual formation in the global Christian church.