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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Setting the Spiritual ClockBy: Paul Louis Metzger
In this series of devotional reflections, Metzger reflects on the spiritual value and Christological focus of the liturgical year, demonstrating how the seasons of the church year help Christians resist the secular eclipse of spiritual reality.
Essays on the History of Contemporary Praise and WorshipBy: Lester Ruth
This book investigates topics in both Pentecostal and mainline branches of contemporary praise worship, looking at subjects little explored by prior work.
The Gospel in a HandshakeBy: Kevin J. Adams
This book focuses on the grace embedded in the timeless liturgy and enables readers to create their own frames that alert worshipers to the character and purpose of various service elements.
Letters to Growing Pastors: Reflections on Ministry for Coffee-Cup ConversationBy: Howard Vanderwell
All those who enter the pastoral ministry desire to succeed. Yet they all find, surprisingly, that a number of key issues come up for consideration. Most pastors find that most of these issues appear during the first ten years of pastoring. During those years the pattern is determined, which will point to the success or to the development of habits that will reduce effectiveness and produce stumbling.