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Purposed Heart Ministries

Helping Churches Develop Stronger Worship One Service at a Time


Worship on purpose, with a purpose

Our goal at Purposed Heart Ministries is to partner with churches in any state or anywhere in the world to begin a transformation from worship services rooted in we worship the way we always have into we worship with vision and intentionality!

Rev. Dr. Craig Gilbert

President & Founder

Rev. Dr. Craig Gilbert is the founder and lead consultant of Purposed Heart Ministries. With over 25 years of experience leading and designing worship for churches of all sizes, Rev. Dr. Gilbert is a qualified expert in the area of worship renewal. A gifted speaker, teacher and writer with an international reputation, Rev. Dr. Gilbert has provided guidance to many churches across the country as well as personally instructing over 5,000 worship pastors and worship leaders from across the globe on a variety of congregational worship issues. Craig is a national faculty member of the National Worship Leader Conference, member of the Advisory Board of Worship Leader Magazine, former contributing editor to Worship Sound and Song Magazine, and founder and Director of TheWorshipDoctor.com worship leader training and development ministry.

Launching a New
Worship Community

For many churches, the call to make disciples comes with a realization that the churchs current worship opportunities do not reach certain groups in their surrounding community. New worship services offer the most promising strategy for renewing established churches and planting new worship communities. In a post-pandemic world, churches will be challenged to reach new people with the gospel and to help them meet in a way that is meaningful to them.

Accessible to ministry professionals and lay leaders, Launching a New Worship Community is a comprehensive guide to starting a new worship community; whether that means an established church beginning a new worship service or a church startup designing its first worship offering. The authors, writing with a team of church planting experts, provide practical advice rooted in solid academics, theology, and real\-world experience. With this guide, readers will have the tools they need to begin and sustain a new worship community.

Launching a New
Worship Community

Based on the new book Launching a New Worship Community: A Field Guide for the 2020s, Launch Parties will help church teams think through how they can apply best practices from new church launches to worship renewal f existing services and anything in-between!

Available to begin for your church at any time, Launch Parties include three webinars for your entire team scheduled to meet your needs as well as four coaching sessions to solve specific needs as they arise with Rev. Dr. Craig Gilbert, co-author of the book. All of the work is done together in a way that is a custom approach to the needs of your church. Contact us today to get your church started on its journey to a new worship experience!

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Purposed Heart Ministries

Rev. Dr. Gilbert’s custom coaching, based on the principle’s outlined in Launching a Worship Community, will help your worship community grow and thrive by instilling best practices and practical steps for success.


wish you could stop having the same old arguments about musical style, worship environment, lighting, dress, sound, and any number of other things your congregation cannot agree on about worship?


imagine your church worship providing the spark that not only ignites during the service, but empowers people through God’s Spirit to go out and make a difference in the world?


tired of the merry-go-round of new “innovative” products and ideas that constantly bombard you as you try to keep up with the latest in worship offerings (or if we are honest, keep up with the church down the street)?

What if

there was a way to make the worship experience at your church have a greater impact, every Sunday, week in and week out and it did not involve a new song, or a new piece of equipment, or a new staff member?

All churches means all churches

With over 25 years of experience, we are ready to help any church, regardless of age, size, location, denomination, geographic region, or financial resources in all areas of worship. These areas include music, prayer, preaching, and yes, important and often overlooked areas like ushers, facilities, sound and media, signage and even parking!

Let us join you on your journey

Committing to a new path for worship in your church can be a challenge. Our personal commitment is to listen to you first! We will then help you focus on the important steps needed for growth, followed by planning that supports your (and God’s!) vision for worship in your church. We help you refine and clarify the vision of your future goals, and work with you by providing understanding, support and finally accountability as these steps lead to lasting spiritual growth in and through worship.

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