An Interview with Matt Merker on Corporate Worship

Corporate Worship in the Local Church

In this eight-minute interview, musician and composer Keith Getty talks with Matt Merker, a worship pastor and the author of Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People, about how pastors and church leaders can encourage God-glorifying worship in the local church.

Corporate Worship

Matt Merker

In this addition to the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series, Matt Merker explores the biblical understanding of corporate worship as an activity where God gathers the church by his grace, unto his glory, for their mutual good, and before the world’s gaze.

Topics Addressed:

00:15 The Story of “He Will Hold Me Fast”
01:31 Why We Need Another Book on Corporate Worship
02:11 Why Christians Need a High View of Local Church
03:15 The Role of Singing in Corporate Worship
04:00 The Importance of Liturgical Pragmatism
05:38 Three Tips for Worship Leaders and Pastors


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