Strengthening Music Ministry in the Evangelical Church

by Calvin M. Johansson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/8/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781973643005
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781973643012
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781973643029

About the Book

Strengthening Music Ministry
in the Evangelical Church

Drawing upon a wealth of experience and years of fieldwork, author Calvin Johansson sets forth detailed suggestions and practical ideas for growing the ministry of music in the local church. He offers readers a unique perspective on music’s role, disassociated from text, in Christian formation and worship.
Written in two parts, the first (Practics) is concerned with the hands-on operation of a church music program. The second (Rationale) presents biblical fundamentals helpful in making musical choices.

About the Author

Consistent with his conservative holiness upbringing in Belmont Street Full Gospel Church, Worcester, Mass., Calvin M. Johansson attended Houghton College, a Wesleyan Methodist school, to pursue a degree in music. After graduating, he was appointed music director of the Post Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point. Following his tenure he began graduate studies and subsequently earned a doctorate from the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

A devout, steadfast evangelical, Dr. Johansson has taught at the college and university level, served as music director for many churches, and been an astute observer and scholar in the field of church music. A compelling conference speaker and lecturer, Johansson authored the classic work on theology and church music, Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, as well as a volume on music’s role in Christian discipleship, Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions.