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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Good Places for AllBy: Mark Bjelland
This book combines a biblical framework with an exploration of how cities, neighborhoods, housing markets, and transportation systems work.
Congregations, Neighborhoods, PlacesBy: Mark T. Mulder
This book offers a brief overview to stimulate congregational thinking about community engagement that includes insights regarding social science and local context.
하나님의 식탁 / At God's TableBy: María Eugenia Cornou, Carrie Steenwyk, John D. Witvliet
At God's Table is a Korean-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
The Embrace of BuildingsBy: Lee Hardy
In a culture long enamored of the suburban ideal, Lee Hardy invites readers to reconsider the many advantages of living and working in walkable city neighborhoods.
Visual Arts in the Worshiping ChurchBy: Lisa DeBoer
Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations.
Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God's PeopleBy: Michael J Bauer
The best available guidebook to the emerging field of Christian arts ministry.
Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsBy: Robin Margaret Jensen
This book examines five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice.
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation CareBy: Mark Torgerson
In Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry, Mark Torgerson asserts that greening the built environment of a congregation is a powerful way to achieve and model a commitment to creation care.
Dwelling With PhilippiansBy: Joyce Borger, Paul Detterman, John D. Witvliet, Elizabeth Steele Halstead
This rich, inviting volume illumines Paul's letter to the Philippians through evocative juxtapositions of visual images, poetry, and other worship-related arts with theological reflections, prayers, and more.
Images of FaithBy: Sandra Bowden
This disk contains 100 images by contemporary artists to be used for projection in teaching, preaching, and devotional purposes by churches, colleges, and seminaries.
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.
An Architecture of ImmanenceBy: Mark Torgerson
Modern architecture has heavily influenced the construction of new sacred spaces, producing a new way of building that emphasizes God's coming near to us.