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Taizé-style worship in the Denver Area

Workshops on Taizé-style worship




The First Baptist Church of Troy, NY

Reinventing Sunday:
Breakthrough Ideas for Transforming Worship

A leadership and training conference
on worship renewal

With Brad Berglund

February 2 - 4, 2007
(8:30 am registration)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(lunch provided)


Who should attend?
Church staff, Pastors, worship leaders,
church musicians and lay members from
any denomination who want to explore
worship, improve their skills as worship
leaders and discover new possibilities.

Are you…

Weary of performance-driven worship?
Stressed during worship?
Limited by your order of worship?
Exhausted after worship?
Needing an expansive approach to worship?
Tired of arguing about style in worship?

This one day conference is based on the book Reinventing Sunday written
by Brad Berglund with a foreword by
Ken Medema. Read endorsements for the book in the right hand gray column.

This one day conference will help you and your church:

Re-value: Discover and treasure what is most valuable in your setting.
Re-evaluate: Ask why you worship the way you do and what could be different.
Re-new: Look outside your tradition and see fresh ways of doing things.
Re-invigorate: Learn how to make worship an offering of yourself to God.
Re-invent: Understand how to move beyond issues of style in worship.
Re-connect: Share with and listen to others who lead worship each week.


Rev. Brad Berglund has been a pastor, church musician and weekly worship leader for over 20 years. In addition to earning degrees in music and theology, he has completed the program for spiritual directors at the Shalem Institute in Washington D.C. Brad has  written two books on worship renewal - Reinventing Sunday and Reinventing Worship. He works with church musicians, pastors and worship committees around the country focusing on transformative worship and congregational spiritual formation.



An evening introduction with those most interested in worship and leaders in the local church. This evening is often accompanied by dessert and coffee.


8:30 am Registration, coffee
9 am - Reinventing our vision of worship
10:15 am - Break
10:45 am - Reinventing the act of worship

12 - 1 pm - Lunch 

1 – 2:30 pm - (Optional topics based on the interest of the host group.) For example: 1. Leading change in the church, 2. The music and ministry of the Taizé community, 3. Praying with the labyrinth. 4. Workshops if a church wants to use additional local leaders. 
2:30 pm - Break
2:45 – 4 pm - Reinventing possibilities for worship (includes discussion about the practical nature of implementing creative tools into worship.)


Sunday morning options include 1. a dialogue sermon between Brad and the primary preacher, 2. Brad leading an all-church forum during the education hour, 3. Adding Reinventing Sunday ideas and tools into morning worship.

Sample Brochure from a recent event:


Experts Praise
Reinventing Sunday

"Reinventing Sunday is the book pastors and worship leaders have been waiting for. It is rooted in the historic substance of the faith . . . follows the biblical four-fold pattern . . . and consistently provides helpful and relevant insights in a user friendly way! You will find yourself turning to it again and again for inspiration and resources."
— Robert Webber Professor of Ministry, Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois, author of Worship Old and New, Worship is a Verb and Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail

"If I were going to sum up what I have learned in church about worship through both negative and positive experiences, that summary would bear remarkable resemblance to this amazing book. Brad Berglund has captured what I believe is the rock bottom essence of worship; namely, that it is offering ourselves to God."
— Ken Medema,
composer, singer, worship leader

"Worship leaders and planners will be enriched by Reinventing Sunday, which contains numerous breakthrough ideas for transforming worship. More important, it provides a base from which leaders can mold and shape a creative path appropriate to the worship challenges of their congregation. Brad Berglund’s creative spirit permeates this book as does his life experience. "
— Jan Chartier, Ph.D., pastor and former seminary professor,
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

"This book is a gift! My spirit was nourished and blessed as I savored every page. Over and over again I wondered as I read if worship might not come alive in many of our own churches if pastors and worship leaders would study this book and take it to heart. Brad Berglund’s experience, wisdom and quiet passion shine forth in all he has written. If his creative suggestions alone were taken seriously, worship could be profoundly changed."
— Roger Fredrikson,
pastor, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

"Hear what the Spirit is saying through this one who speaks the truth about what it means to be an authentic worshiping community of believers. In Reinventing Sunday, Brad Berglund offers us the gift of himself as he shares a portion of his own liturgical journey for the benefit of all who design and implement worship. This is not a "formula for success" but rather vital and vibrant proof of the power of well planned and innovative worship to transform the life of a congregation."
—Linda Bonn,
Office of the General Secretary, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., author of
The Work of the Worship Committee

"This book is a passionate plea for the re-visioning of worship and a challenging reflection on its meaning. New and ancient methods are presented for leading us out of ordinary time into God's own time where God is revealed and real. Evocative and heartwarming, this pastor gives us the gift of himself in his writing."
—Sally Brower, Ph.D.,
pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

"This presentation of ideas for liturgical worship is a treasure trove of creative approaches for the age-old practice of Christian gathering. Not only the "whats" but the "whys" are spelled out. A must read for all liturgists. What a joyful place the church would be if these ideas were attempted."
— R. A. Liddell, Sister of Loretto,
director of the Thomas Merton Center, Denver, Colorado

"Re-Inventing Sunday is a wonderful book! I came away from reading it refreshed, stretched and challenged to be a more alive participant on the creative and recreative journey of authentic worship. The book is biblically grounded, theologically astute, experientially informed and practically focused. It is a treasure chest of creative ideas, stimulating images, striking metaphors, and memorable quotes. Worship leaders and worshipers who allow the author to show them the way toward transformed and transforming worship will be delightfully rewarded! I thank God for this gift to the church from the heart and mind of Brad Berglund."
— Manfred T. Brauch, professor of Biblical Theology, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Brad Berglund is the kind of worship leader a pastoral team dreams of, ministering to heart, soul, mind and strength through his gifts for music, drama, silence, and the spoken word. In this generously offered book the author makes an accessible symphony of worship ideas, tips, counsel and even sample services. Brad is a thoughtful and powerful worship leader who has always had the courage to integrate the truths learned living gloriously a painful human life. Because it is true worship, it is worship adaptable to a refreshing variety of settings. Brad's is an eminently practical work. I left it energized to plan worship in new ways, and did. "
— Carol Holtz-Martin, pastor, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.