Episode 30: On Planning the Sunday Gathering (with Matt Merker)


What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer? Should all these choices be thematically related to the text that will be preached?

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a hymn writer and a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—asks Mark Dever all these questions and more.

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For more on this topic, consider these articles:

In Praise of Low-Budget, Non-Professional Music Ministries” by Mark Dever
9 Choices for a Healthy Music Ministry” by Mark Dever
The Church Singing, our Journal from 2014

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