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Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation CarePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2012
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.
The Sounds of Our OfferingsPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
The Sounds of Our Offerings is good news about the music of the church. It recounts what has been learned from studying nine congregations where music promotes the full, active, conscious participation of the worshipers and where it has done so consistently and coherently for many years.
Leading through the WaterPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
In Leading through the Water, Paul Galbreath demonstrates one way of linking baptismal practice to daily life as congregations provide an alternative witness to the cultural voices around us. At the same time, it expands the vision of baptism from a single occasion to a distinctive way of life within a community of faith and a primary metaphor for Christian discipleship.
Preaching and StewardshipPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
In Preaching and Stewardship, Craig Satterlee offers a nuts-and-bolts handbook on preaching stewardship, raising issues preachers need to consider when preparing stewardship sermons and offering advice on how to address them.
From a Mustard SeedPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
A glimpse into creating beautiful, God pleasing worship for small congregations.
Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship PlanningPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
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.
When God Speaks Through WorshipPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2009
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.
Worship FramesPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
Deborah Kapp explores how the sociological concept of frames can help us better understand the social and human dynamics of worship.
Preaching EthicallyPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
Preaching Ethically offers guidelines for preaching in light of a range of factors that might tempt a preacher to misuse the pulpit.
Leading From the TablePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
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.
When God Speaks Through YouPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
Homiletics professor Craig Satterlee helps preachers and their congregations learn to listen to one another with grace.
The Church of All AgesPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
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.
Choosing the KingdomPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
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 PeoplePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
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.
Stilling the StormPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
Smith explores the wide range of liturgical resources available for congregations in difficult situations and how those resources can best fit the specific situation they are experiencing.
With All Thy MindPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
Recalling the biblical and early church's witness regarding worship, Robert Glick examines the place of words, songs, sacraments, and symbols in worship in light of what we now know about the complexities of the human brain.
Where 20 or 30 Are GatheredPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
Addressing the needs of small churches, Where 20 or 30 Are Gathered discusses the characteristics of family-size congregations, the ways they are organized, their joys and challenges, and their best worship practices.
When God Speaks Through ChangePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2005
Anyone who has preached at a wedding and a funeral in the same week can attest to the power of the occasion to impact the preaching event. Craig Satterlee reflects on how to integrate such significant events into the preaching ministry of the church.
Designing Worship TogetherPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2005
Pastor Howard Vanderwell and musician Norma de Waal Malefyt lay out a thoughtful, field-tested process for planning, implementing, and evaluating life-enriching weekly worship.