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Good Preaching Takes Good Elders
When preachers and churches talk about improving the quality of preaching, many approaches are considered, but one is frequently missing: the participation of elders. This workshop explores both the why and how questions of involving elders in supporting and encouraging preachers in their congregations.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
This workshop audio will help participants begin to explore the possibilities and homiletical impact of engaging in an ongoing, vigorous program of reading for preaching.
Audio | January 01, 2008
Preaching as Pastoral Care
While preaching is a craft and a skill to be carefully honed and developed, it is also a form of caring. Historically the preacher was called a "shepherd of souls," but cultural shifts have moved us away from this concept. This sectional examines the two-way street that exists in the integration of preaching and pastoral care. Good preaching provides pastoral care. Yet, at the same time good preaching is formed by pastoral care. Both sides of this balance will be examined.
Audio | January 01, 2007
Symposium 2006 - Conversation with Eugene Peterson
This conversation between spiritual friends explored the art of writing, hospitality, and the pastoral life. Presented at the 2006 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Conversation | Audio | January 01, 2006
Services for Ordination and Installation
Here are several worship service plans for ordination and installation services. You will find many ideas here that will aid you in making this worship event inspiring and challenging as well as one that will reflect the honor of Christian ministry and bring glory to God.
Worship Service | June 01, 2005
- Co-creating with Diverse Youth
- Prayers for God’s Leading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
- Joys and Challenges of Intergenerational Worship and Congregational Life in Chinese Canadian Churches: A conversation with Herbert Tsang and Elizabeth Tamez Méndez
- Christ the King Sunday Worship Planning
- A Light to the Nations: A Service of Lessons and Carols
- Youth Agency and Creative Worship Ministry at a Christian High School