TESTIMONIALS

“I want to let you know of the profound impact your book has had on me, and as a result, the impact it is having on my students in the Bible college where I teach and on the worship and creative arts team that I serve with at Hillsong Church. Your theoretical and practical insights have enhanced the way I view what I have been doing in music ministry for over 20 years.”

 

Your book, The Worship Architect, is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in leading, planning, facilitating, or training others for worship music ministry. The architectural metaphor you employ throughout the text provides brilliant imagery that contributes to a rich understanding of worship from biblical and historical perspectives.”
 

Adam Dodson

Hillsong Church, Hillson College

Sydney, Australia

“Your insights have enhanced the way I view what I have been doing in music ministry for over 20 years."
 

“I want to let you know of the profound impact your book has had on me, and as a result, the impact it is having on my students in the Bible college where I teach and on the worship and creative arts team that I serve with at Hillsong Church. Your theoretical and practical insights have enhanced the way I view what I have been doing in music ministry for over 20 years.”

 

Your book, The Worship Architect, is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in leading, planning, facilitating, or training others for worship music ministry. The architectural metaphor you employ throughout the text provides brilliant imagery that contributes to a rich understanding of worship from biblical and historical perspectives.”

Adam Dodson

Hillsong Church

Sydney, Australia

“Dr. Constance Cherry was able to create a dynamic learning environment.."
 

“From the other side of the Atlantic, Dr. Constance Cherry was able to create a dynamic learning environment with our Theology, Music and Worship degree students at London School of Theology. She served up a virtual feast of lecture content and discussion on planning and leading worship which, even months later, students are still dialoguing about and putting into practice. I strongly recommend Dr. Cherry for any conferences, lectures or other events that you may be planning.”

Rev. Dr. Jeremy Perigo

Director of Music & Worship Programmes

Lecturer in Theology, Music & Worship

London School of Theology

"God is amazing in using you in worship teaching."

“God is amazing in using you in worship teaching. Thank you for your uplifting sharing, encouragement and prayer. The students are so blessed. You have aroused their interest in learning. They couldn’t stop asking me questions after your sharing.” 

Professor Cazaria Choi

Certificate in Worship Leadership

China Graduate School of Theology

(Testimonial from a Skype Interview)

“My students…absolutely love The Worship Architect”
 

My students in the “Music in Worship” course absolutely love The Worship Architect. This past Friday several of them complained, saying they were disappointed to not have a reading assignment this weekend from your book! I couldn’t be more pleased with what is happening in our classroom thanks to your wonderful book.”
 

Dr. Paul Sunderland
Greenville College

“Her words were equally inspiring and challenging”

“I recently had the great privilege of attending a full day seminar with Dr. Constance Cherry at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY. Her words were equally inspiring and challenging as we all took a thoughtful look at what real Christian worship is all about. Our entire pastoral team was in attendance and, in light of what we learned that day, we continue to have rich dialogue and make appropriate changes in our worship services. For anyone who is seeking a greater understanding of practical worship planning, I highly recommend Dr. Cherry and her work as a writer and conference speaker.”

Tim Lambert
Worship Arts Director
Pearce Memorial Church
North Chili, NY

“We were deeply enriched”

“Our entire pastoral staff attended your seminar on Real Worship. We were deeply enriched, moved, and challenged.”

Tim Lambert
Worship Director
Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church
Rochester, New York

“I will make sure that the people I am working with have the chance to read your book.”

“It is not too often that I feel the need to reach out to an author of a book. However, after reading The Worship Architect as a text for my Worship Leadership class at Asbury Seminary, I wanted to let you know how great I thought that it was. I am not in pastoral ministry at the moment, but when I have my first appointment I will make sure that the people I am working with have the chance to read your book.”

Brian Dalbow
Seminary Student

“My staff has become exactly the kind of working group that we all dream of”
 

As Director of Worship, Music and the Arts, I supervise a young staff of both traditional and contemporary musicians. Typically, their musical training is excellent, but their understanding of worship is limited. During early staff meetings, it became clear that we had no common understandings or vocabulary for conversation. As a result, I initiated a series of book studies, first using Robert Webber’s Ancient-Future Worship, then, Constance Cherry’s The Worship Architect. Over time, our conversations grew to become more professional and more insightful. Most important, we discovered what we have in common among the three worship styles that are constantly in motion here. As a result, my staff has become exactly the kind of working group that we all dream of: clear theological foundations, articulate, creative conversationalists, mutually supportive of our various projects and priorities, growing as ministers as well as musicians.
 

Dr. David C. Cook
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
San Diego, CA

“Countless worshipers have been tremendously impacted.."
 

“Countless worshipers have been tremendously impacted by Constance Cherry’s sincere heart and robust theology for worship. I, along with numerous others in Korea, benefited enormously by her ministry, and the fruit of her Kingdom service has been visible internationally. Not only does Constance Cherry’s affection for the Lord deeply move people, but also her love for the local body of Christ inspires all who come to see her genuine passion for our Triune God. Constance’s teachings further strengthen theological foundations of worship ministry. Edification of worshipers’ mind then stirs worshiper’s souls to adore Christ all the more. Constance Cherry’s sound and scholarly teaching, as well as gentle yet powerful practical guidance in ministry, will transform the dynamics of your worship.”

Rev. Matthew W. Lee

Minister of Worship & Music

SaRang Church

Seoul, Korea

“We’ve never been the same”
 

“My congregation was a part of the Church Alive program sponsored by the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky during the early 2000’s. About 20 people from my congregation attended your workshop on worship. We’ve never been the same! Your workshop began a slow evolution in our understanding and practice of worship that, I hope, has brought greater glory to God. Thanks!
 

Rev. Bob Adelsperger
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Peru, Indiana

“Her intellect challenges you to think”

"Dr. Constance Cherry led our campus-wide Pulse on Wednesday morning. If you attended, you know that her intellect challenges you to think, her spirit communicates a pastoral heart, and her warmth invites you in.”
 

Dr. Betty Weatherby
Director, Worship Leading Program
Kingswood University
New Brunswick, Canada

“Empowered the Conferees”

“Constance Cherry brings a pastor’s heart, a scholar’s mind, a musician’s skills, a worship designer’s eye, an educator’s passion, a theologian’s depth, and a servant’s humility to her work as a teacher, conference leader, preacher, and worship architect. At the Conference for Church Musicians (Green Lake, WI), Constance’s workshops opened the eyes of participants to the intricacies and power of planning authentic, biblically-founded and theologically deep worship. Her preaching inspired their minds and hearts with a fuller understanding of God’s story as it connects to our personal lives, along with the richness of God’s presence encountered in worship. With informative teaching, practical application, and an encouraging spirit, Constance empowered the conferees to be purposeful and thoughtful in their approach to planning worship in their own church settings.”

Heather Hood, D.W.S.
Minister of Worship & Music
Christ Presbyterian Church
Edina, MN

“Immediately Practical and Useful…”

"The Worship Architect is immediately practical and useful, and will help you make concrete steps to improve your services. At the same time this book is profoundly rooted in scripture and informed by excellent scholarship. Cherry’s perspective on the question of worship style alone could transform the conversation at your church. This book is a treasure for anyone involved in planning or leading worship."

Constance E. Stella
Director of Worship
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Leawood, Kansas

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