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Ben Dykhouse on Being Uncomfortable in Multicultural Chapel Worship
Ben Dykhouse talks about unexpected outcomes and being stretched by experiencing new ways to sing and worship in chapel.
Conversation | Video | November 15, 2012
Day of Learning 2012
A Day of Learning brings together grant recipients and community members to discuss, share, and worship together as well as to consider how disciplined creativity, theological integrity, and healthy leadership practices work together in the worship renewal process.
Article | Audio | August 08, 2012
Reflections on planning high school chapel
Reflections on planning high school chapel by Ben Dykhouse of Ontario Christian School
Reflection | April 17, 2012
Developing Vertical Habits
Recipients of Worship Renewal Grants describe practical resources that helped people of all ages better understand why we do what we do in worship.
Audio | Video | January 27, 2012
Shaped by the Psalms
The Psalms offer us language to express gratitude, lament, confession, and praise in worship. Worship Renewal Grant recipients will describe how they studied and prayed the Psalms to help children and adults understand how the psalms help shape the ways we speak to God and to one another through words, music and the arts.
Audio | January 26, 2012
Glenda Brown on Dealing with Different Time Orientations
Glenda S. Brown explains an important lesson from The Crossing Baptist Church’s year of multicultural learning.
Feature Story | August 30, 2011
Effective Leadership for Vital Worship
Principles of leadership for collaborative projects
Article | December 15, 2010
Dealing with Fear in Church Life
How can we worship so that God’s perfect love overcomes all we’re afraid of?
Feature Story | December 06, 2010
Worship Renewal: What We Have Learned
A summary of what we have learned about worship renewal.
Article | November 10, 2010
Issues in Worship Renewal (I) (Bible Study)
The theme of worship is very prominent in the Scriptures. Many of the references are calls to worship in which God's children are told that worship is their joy and their privilege. But many other passages indicate that the worship life of the church requires constant assessment. It can get off course and need to be redirected; it can face new opportunities and need new forms; and it can benefit from new insights and experiences.
Article | October 19, 2010
Worship Renewal Grants Worth Applying For
Writing a good proposal for a worship renewal grant helps congregation members talk together about why you do what you do in worship and how your worship practices form your faith and life
Feature Story | December 20, 2009
Training and Engaging Lay Leaders of All Ages in Planning and Leading Worship
This panel of Worship Renewal Grant recipients reflected on their experiences with worship renewal and offered practical ideas to help congregations engage all worshipers from youth to the elderly Panelists were from Bridge Street AME, Brooklyn, N.Y.; South Grandville Christian Reformed Church, Grandville, Mich.; St. Luke AME Zion, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Granite Springs Church, Lincoln, Calif.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Kaleidoscope: Shifting Perspectives of Faith Formation, Young People, and Intergenerational Worship
This session explored how our understanding of young people and faith formation ought to enhance appreciation for worship that is intergenerational. Drawing on current resources, ideas for promoting change and exchanging ideas will outline a strategy for promoting intergenerational worship.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Worship that Changes Lives: The Next Dimension
This workshop highlighted how our understanding of transformational worship experiences is deepened through a study of worship that included the narratives of church members. Drawing on the insights that are summarized in the book Worship that Changes Lives, participants were encouraged to reflect on the relational dimension of their worship experiences.
Article | January 01, 2009
Bridging Cultures: Worship Renewal in Culturally Diverse Congregations
This panel of Worship Renewal Grant recipients --from First Christian Reformed Church, Hamilton, Ont.; Eliot Presbyterian, Lowell, Mass.; Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church, Rehoboth, N.M.; and Bridgeway Community Church, Haledon, N.J.-- told their stories of how they are bringing together worshipers of different cultures, experiences, and perspectives. They offered practical ideas of how visual art, music, and testimony can help people honor their heritage and grow in unity.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Celebrating the Old Testament Feasts in Christian Worship ("More Information")
A pastor's short reflection on a worship renewal project that included celebrating and remembering old testament Hebrew festivals as the liturgical heritage of all Christian Worship.
Worship Service | June 01, 2005
What is Vital Worship?
A summary of the meanings and implications of vital worship.
Article | March 03, 2005
- Cultural Intelligence and Youth Ministry: Creating Safe Spaces for Questions and Community
- The 'Jazz' of Worship Planning
- Shively T. J. Smith on Visualizing Christian Faith through Howard Thurman's Metaphors
- Shively T. J. Smith on Howard Thurman and Congregational Hermeneutics
- Prayer for God's Leading: Matt. 2:1-12
- Mimi L. Larson on Keys to Involving Children in Worship