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Taking Flight with Creativity: Worship Design Teams That Work

Don't stay grounded with old worship styles and practices that do little to aid people's experience of God. Discover the power of teams, soar with creativity, and transform worship at your church in Taking Flight.


Pastors and church leaders in many congregations have attempted to form teams for the purpose of planning, or designing, worship. Getting a group of people together in one room is fairly easy. But whether large or small church, staff or volunteer, most discover that it is difficult to form a team that actually works. Using the metaphor of early flight, this resource analyzes how to be a part of a worship design team that works. Major sections include discovering a strategic approach to worship, tips for team composition, a look at how to overcome a series of obstacles that frequently keep teams from finding success together, and some of the usual “mechanical difficulties” that keep teams grounded.

Read some of the advance praise for Taking Flight:

“Wilson and Moore have absolutely hit the nail with this guidebook.”
– Debby Kerner Rettino, Saddleback Church

“…solid advice on the practice, purpose and creative process of worship design teams. You don’t have to fly blind.”
– Mark Beeson, Sr Pastor, Granger Community Church

“There’s new thinking here, dished up with plenty of examples and clear, simple instruction.”
– Constance Stella, Director of Worship, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

“As a former coworker of Len and Jason, I saw them bring ‘holy fire’ to the stage and screen. This quick read gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the functioning of healthy teams.”
– Dan Glover, discipleship coach, consultant and author

“Len and Jason truly are the Wright Brothers of the creative-technological revolution taking flight in transformative worship today.”
– Bob Rognlien, pastor and author, Experiential Worship

Regardless of our experience in designing worship, there is much we can learn about how to make worship better. A big part of transformative worship is worship that is designed by a team, and Taking Flight is the first step to making that happen at your church.