Two researchers from Worship Leader Research, Dr. Adam Perez from Belmont University and Dr. Shannan Baker from Baylor University, recently participated in the annual meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music hosted by Duke University Divinity School. The conference took place from March 2nd to 4th. During the event, Dr. Perez and Dr. Baker delivered a presentation on the paper titled “Do It Again”: Chart-Topping Worship Songs and the Industry Behind Them, unveiling key findings from the first phase of our research.
WorshipLeaderResearch.com is the home for articles and news related to a collaborative study focused on the behaviours of the primary contributors to contemporary worship and the attitudes and behaviours of local worship leaders towards them. By exploring the relationships between quantitative and qualitative data, we hope to better understand the relationship between the worship music industry and local worship practitioners. The study aims to equip practitioners with a deeper understanding of the forces that impact their corporate worship song selections.
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Dr. Shannan BakerPostdoctoral Fellow in Music and Digital Humanities
Elias DummerRecording Artist, Worship Leader, Strategic Marketing Consultant
Rockfirm Marketing, The City Harmonic
Marc JolicoeurDiscipleship Pastor & Affiliate Professor
Moncton Wesleyan Church / Kingswood University
Dr. Adam PerezAssistant Professor of Worship Studies
Dr. Mike TapperChair of the School of Religion and Humanities and Professor of Religion
Southern Wesleyan University
This research project is supported in part by the Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants program (2022-2023) at the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, a competitive research grant program “designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout USA and Canada.” Learn more at https://worship.calvin.edu/grants/.