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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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.
Caring Worship: Helping Worship Leaders Provide Pastoral Care through the LiturgyBy: Howard Vanderwell
This book takes a new and fresh look at the worship liturgy.
Essential Worship: A Handbook for Leaders
Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice.
A quarterly print magazine that provides practical help and support to worship planners
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.
Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual SongsBy: Joyce Borger
Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal, published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, has over 900 psalms, hymns and songs.
The Worship Sourcebook, Second EditionBy: Carrie Steenwyk, John D. Witvliet
A comprehensive guide to planning worship, The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd edition, offers a collection of calls to worship, prayers of confession, and other spoken prayers and litanies.
From Memory to ImaginationBy: C. Randall Bradley
Outlining imaginative ways for the church to move forward from worship wars, this book is a must-read for church leaders and anyone interested in worship music.
Living WorshipBy: Lester Ruth, Todd E. Johnson, James F. Caccamo
This DVD is a rich multimedia resource collection for students and leaders.
From a Mustard SeedBy: Bruce G. Epperly, Daryl Hollinger
A glimpse into creating beautiful, God pleasing worship for small congregations.
Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship PlanningBy: Barbara Day Miller
This book offers a conversational model of worship planning that was developed to train practitioners to be more reflective in their planning of worship experiences.
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.
When God Speaks Through WorshipBy: Craig Satterlee
A collection of stories of congregational worship in which God's ongoing presence, speech, and activity are apparent. This book will make you think about how your church worships, why, and what impact it is having on the people within your congregation and the community around it.
Celebrating the Milestones of Faith: A Guide for ChurchesBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
As children, youth, and adults travel on their faith journey, it's important to mark the milestones along the way and to thank God for his faithfulness.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Biblical Psalms in Christian WorshipBy: John D. Witvliet
The psalms are a valuable source for worship, but they can prove daunting without direction. John Witvliet offers a solution with this brief yet comprehensive guide to using the psalms in worship.