"Five Circles: Church Growth Through Music" provides necessary and relevant information that establishes why diversity is important in worship music. The book highlights the important work that successful teams are doing to support diversity and church leaders.
The Church is needed now more than ever. Over the last year, we've been confronted with immense adversity and seemingly overwhelming challenges. We are currently facing social unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare issues, global warming, human rights violations, and financial hardships.
Beyond this, we're facing a devastating rise of unemployment, racism, divisiveness, corruption, and a general lack of empathy. Many people are crying out for a change of leadership that can help get them through the difficulties of life… Unfortunately, many churches are still segregated and do not accept God's heaven.
God receives people that accept Christ as their Savior, regardless of their ethnicity, race, or gender. Music is the universal language that breaks down barriers between all people. It is also the perfect tool to bring people into a relationship with Christ. To make this a reality, church leaders must be willing and able to reach all people with music in church services. Throughout this book, Dr. Charles Anderson Kelly shares must-read information that establishes the importance of increasing diversity in worship music.
Ephesians 5:19 says, "Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord."