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Publication Date: 19 Aug 2010
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 192
Author: Jonny Baker
ISBN-13: 9780281062355, 9780281064953

Curating Worship

By Jonny Baker
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Curation is a term usually used in the art world for the role of imagining and overseeing an exhibition or art experience. However the word is now being adopted by people in alternative worship, as it affords a very different and inventive way of thinking about how to lead a service or praise event. Rather than simply presiding over liturgy or fronting a band, curation involves negotiating between institutions and artists and making do with what is to hand to create something brilliant. The hope is that moments of epiphany will be experienced as God is invited to be and breathe in the space, and people make connections with their own lives and stories. Curating Worship is in two parts. The first considers the kind of thinking, skills and disciplines involved in good curation. The second consists of in depth interviews, which tease out from people who have curated amazing worship experiences around the world, the ideas and theories behind their approaches and the practical processes involved.
About the Author
Jonny Baker is Mission Leadership and Communities Team leader for the Church Mission Society, and a member of Grace, an alternative worship community that is part of St Mary's. Ealing. He is co-author (with Doug Gay) of Alternative Worship (SPCK, 2003).

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