We are pleased to partner with a number of publishers and authors to further the study and renewal of worship. As you explore the 150+ publications we have produced and supported, you will notice a wide range of topics that relate in some way to the worship life of congregations. You will also notice a wide range of scholarly and pastoral approaches to worship and congregational studies. We hope in this way to provide abundant resources on crucial issues that will help you grow in your understanding and practice of worship, theology, and ministry.
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Inclusive Yet DiscerningBy: Frank Burch Brown
Frank Burch Brown explores how Christians can navigate the increasingly diverse world of worship, combining an abiding admiration of classical idioms with an appreciation of new possibilities.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Winsome and wise, Glittering Vices is intriguing for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation. Its rich content makes it useful in undergraduate and seminary ethics courses as well.
Together We WorshipBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
This book identifies four main elements of worship and provides activities, worksheets, and audio resources for teaching them in the classroom setting.
The Father and His Two Sons
This book highlights art from the Larry and Mary Gerbens Collection, both purchases and original commissions from contemporary artists on the story of the prodigal son. This collection now resides as part of the permanent art collection of Calvin College.
Singing the New TestamentBy: Joyce Borger
Singing the New Testament is a collection of songs which quote or paraphrase texts of the New Testament. It is a resource for those who desire to put Scripture in the mouths, minds, and hearts of God's people.
Worship FramesBy: Deborah Kapp
Deborah Kapp explores how the sociological concept of frames can help us better understand the social and human dynamics of worship.
Worship That Changes LivesBy: Alexis Abernethy
This book offers a balanced and wide-ranging approach to the relationship between worship and spiritual transformation.
Worship WordsBy: Debra Rienstra, Ron Rienstra
This book seeks to help students, pastors, and worship leaders come to a renewed appreciation and understanding of words in worship and to inspire them to use words more intentionally--to the greater glory of God and the greater blessing of God's people.
Preaching EthicallyBy: Ronald Sisk
Preaching Ethically offers guidelines for preaching in light of a range of factors that might tempt a preacher to misuse the pulpit.
Performance in PreachingBy: Clayton Schmit
While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This book takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.
Leading From the TableBy: Paul Galbreath
Developing leadership skills that connect the congregations eucharistic practice to the life and work of the church is essential to moving toward unity throughout the church. This book is not a how-to manual on presiding techniques but a series of reflections about the way the prayer at the communion table provides a pattern for our lives.
Helping Our Children Grow in FaithBy: Robert Keeley
A book designed for children's ministry and worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, and pastors--as well as parents--who want to nurture the spiritual development of the children in their lives.
When God Speaks Through YouBy: Craig Satterlee
Homiletics professor Craig Satterlee helps preachers and their congregations learn to listen to one another with grace.
Disciples Year 2: WorshipBy: Ron Rienstra
Disciples is a multi-year faith formation program for adults that combines group studies, daily devotions, and complete worship plans.
Contemporary Songs for WorshipBy: Paul Ryan
A collection of 37 modern contemporary songs arranged for congregational singing.
The Church of All AgesBy: Howard Vanderwell
An exploration of the practices and purposes of intergenerational worship, including chapters on biblical foundations for intergenerational worship, worship planning suggestions, reflections on preaching to an intergenerational gathering, the role of drama and storytelling in intergenerational community, and more.
God Against ReligionBy: Matthew Myer Boulton
A work of theology that takes worship as its basic framework, considering worship as the occasion of not only an approach toward God in piety but also a separation from God in sin.
Choosing the KingdomBy: John Addison Dally
A work of theology and a how-to guide for preachers who want to rethink both the form and the content of their preaching to move a congregation from maintenance to mission.
The Work of the PeopleBy: Marlea Gilbert
This book will guide congregations in worship that encourages spiritual growth, welcomes new participants, and sends people out as the body of Christ to transform the world.