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"Singing Ourselves Nowhere: The Like-it-or-not Impact of Worship on Identity Formation" (2005). Center for Youth and Family Ministry,  Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Online Article.
Whether we notice it or not (and most of us don't), what we sing, pray, read from Scripture, and enact together in corporate worship will, over time, contribute to the formation of the identity of individuals and a community of worshipers. So when it comes to the worship in our youth groups, are we cheating our kids?


Dawn, Marva, et al, eds. (2003) How Shall We Worship? Biblical Guidelines for the Worship Wars. Tyndale House Publishers, 150pp.

Dawn, Marva. (1995)  Reaching out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for this Urgent Time. W. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 240pp.

Kimball, Dan et. al. (2004). Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations.
A complete guide to developing an alternative worship service for the younger emerging generation.

White, James F. (2001). Introduction to Christian Worship (3rd edition). Abingdon Press.

Webber, Robert E. (1994). Worship Old and New. Zondervan.
Intended both for those in the classroom and for those who want to improve worship in the local church, the book presents a logical approach to worship theology divided into four major sections: addressing the biblical foundation of worship, its theology, its history, and its practice. Incorporates biblical themes of worship, a deeper understanding of Old Testament customs, and a solid grounding in modern-day renewal movements.