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Tom Bandy is an internationally recognized author, consultant, and leadership coach for Christian organizations and faith-based non-profits. His book Sideline Church: Bridging the Chasm Between Churches and Cultures (Abingdon Press, 2018) is available at Cokesbury and Amazon.

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Lucinda S. Holmes operates InConnexion Coaching and Consulting Services at She is a certified trainer with the Arbinger Institute and co-author of Worship Ways for the People Within Your Reach.

Leading Ideas The word "WORSHIP" written in vintage metal letterpress type

Why worship? I mean really, why worship? This is the deeper question that is asked by the rapidly growing population of spiritually yearning, institutionally alienated…