What should a pastoral prayer include? What should a pastoral prayer avoid? How should we transition from element to element in the worship service? Terry Johnson’s Leading in Worship is a wonderfully short and practical treatment on both the philosophy and the “nuts and bolts” of conducting worship.
Johnson helps us think about regular services (Lord’s Day) and occasional services (Baptisms, Funerals, Weddings) as well as seasonal services (Easter, Christmas).
He’s a man thoroughly committed to his craft and I appreciate his straightforward tone. “Do it this way. It’s Biblical. Trust me.”
Hot Tip: Johnson is a wonderful expositor of the Word. I regularly dip into his preaching for my own edification, but also as extra material in my own sermon prep.