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Good Places for AllPublisher: Calvin College Press, 2020
This book combines a biblical framework with an exploration of how cities, neighborhoods, housing markets, and transportation systems work.
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Congregations, Neighborhoods, PlacesPublisher: Calvin College Press, 2018
This book offers a brief overview to stimulate congregational thinking about community engagement that includes insights regarding social science and local context.
Worship Across the Racial DividePublisher: Oxford University Press, 2012
Many scholars and church leaders believe that music and worship style are essential in stimulating diversity in congregations. Gerardo Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a wide variety of Protestant, multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this insightful study of the role of music in creating congregational diversity.
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.
Living WorshipPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2011
This DVD is a rich multimedia resource collection for students and leaders.
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.
We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom WorshipPublisher: Eerdmans, 2010
A book contending that Christian worship cannot be a matter of merely continuing ancient practices; instead, we must be preparing for worship in the Kingdom of God when it comes on earth.
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 WordsPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prayers of the PeoplePublisher: Faith Alive, 2004
This book is an essential guide for anyone invited to lead congregational prayer in a worship service. Whether you're a new or regular prayer leader, you'll find everything you need in this collection of well-crafted worship resources.