Daniel T. Benedict Jr. is a consultant, author and retired clergy member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. From 1993 to 2005 he served as director of worship resourcing for the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) of The United Methodist Church. Before coming to the GBOD, he served for 30 years as a pastor of congregations in New York and California. A writer of books and articles, Benedict is published in Liturgy, Worship Arts, Doxology, Sacramental Life and Catechumenate. His educational background includes a BA in history and religion from Syracuse University, an MDiv from American Baptist Seminary of the West, and additional studies at Claremont School of Theology. Currently Benedict is abbot of the Order of Saint Luke, a dispersed liturgical and sacramental community. He is a longtime member of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship and the Arts, the North American Association for the Catechumenate, the Consultation on Common Texts, and The North American Academy of Liturgy. He and his wife, Mary O, have two grown children and six grandchildren. Benedict's hobbies include walking the beaches, watching movies, woodworking, cooking, and surfing the Internet.
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Patterned by Grace

How Liturgy Shapes Us  
Daniel T. Benedict Jr., Daniel T. Benedict
To many, the word liturgy brings to mind juggling a hymnal, Bible and a bulletin printed with formal responsive texts as you worship in a cavernous Gothic-styled church. With great faith and affection, Benedict rescues liturgy from its stuffy associations, revealing it as a momentous occasion every Sunday, no matter the worship style. Worship is a remarkable spiritual adventure and the liturgy itself is God's playground—a pilgrimage of individuals and faith communities joining the divine purp...

Patterned by Grace

How Liturgy Shapes Us  
Daniel T. Benedict Jr., Daniel T. Benedict
To many, the word liturgy brings to mind juggling a hymnal, Bible and a bulletin printed with formal responsive texts as you worship in a cavernous Gothic-styled church. With great faith and affection, Benedict rescues liturgy from its stuffy associations, revealing it as a momentous occasion every Sunday, no matter the worship style. Worship is a remarkable spiritual adventure and the liturgy itself is God's playground—a pilgrimage of individuals and faith communities joining the divine purp...

Come to the Waters

Baptism and Our Ministry of Welcoming Seekers and Making Disciples  
Daniel T. Benedict Jr., Daniel T. Benedict
Come to the Waters is an invitation to pastors and congregations to make the transforming power of God in Christ accessible to all persons. This book faces squarely the emerging mission frontier and proposes a daring alternative in making the gospel accessible to all persons, especially adults who have little or no experience with the life and faith of Christians. Part 1 focuses on welcoming and walking with persons on the journey of conversion. Part 2 provides model services and commentary t...