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3 Songs of Petition / 3 Cantos de petición
Carlos Colón demonstrates and talks about three songs of petition, as part of the series "Songs from the hymnal / Cantos del himnario Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy.'"
Musical Composition | Video | June 15, 2020
Worship Resources for Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
Many church members stay silent about miscarriages and other common reproductive losses. Yet it’s relatively easy for congregations to start accompanying those who mourn these losses, because Christian traditions already contain helpful books and worship resources. We just have to tap into them.
Article | June 02, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Jesus’ Presence among First Nations Anglicans in Canada
In this conversation, Mark L. MacDonald shares his insights challenges for worshiping in time of COVID-19 in his context of indigenous congregations in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Conversation | May 01, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sparking New Connections at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Roxboro, North Carolina
Like many congregations, New Mount Zion Baptist Church has people with varying abilities, incomes, and technology access. In this edited conversation, LaTonya McIver Penny shares how to use a mix of digital and old-fashioned ways to help worshipers and community members stay connected.
Conversation | April 14, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maintaining Community via Virtual Worship at St. Monica Catholic Community, Santa Monica, California
St. Monica Catholic Community aims to welcome and engage every member toward deeper participation in worship and parish life. In this edited conversation, Dale Sieverding explains how to keep members of a church community feeling connected even though they cannot commune together.
Conversation | April 14, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ministry of Presence at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, Roseville, California
Greek Orthodox Christian worship is consciously embodied. Christopher Flesoras, a Greek Orthodox priest, discusses pastoral discernment for serving the faithful when public health needs require social distancing, also known as physical distancing.
Article | April 07, 2020
Shaping Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reviving Wesleyan Discipleship at Grant United Methodist Church, Fairmount, Indiana
Not every church has the capacity to move worship online when pandemic public health directives require social and physical distancing. Pastor Constance Cherry explains how her small rural Methodist congregation is drawing on its Wesleyan heritage to help members worship and disciple each other.
Conversation | Article | April 06, 2020
Shaping Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Asking Good Questions in Chinese-Language Evangelical Churches in Vancouver, British Columbia
In this edited conversation, Herbert Tsang shares how to use a mix of digital and old-fashioned ways to help worshipers and community members stay connected. He suggests good questions to think about regarding how technology and COVID-19 will form churches and worshipers.
Conversation | April 06, 2020
A COVID-19 Prayer Based on Psalm 51
Calvin University professor Chad Engbers prayed this prayer on March 12, 2020 during the daily chapel service. This was one of the last chapel services conducted before the campus closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Worship Service | Reflection | Video | April 02, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Multicultural Community at Proskuneo Ministries, Clarkston, Georgia
In this edited conversation, Jaewoo "Jay" Kim says that Proskuneo Ministries "deeply holds to theological convictions and practices of embodied worship." Stay-at-home pandemic orders have upended their typical worship gatherings, but virtual worship doesn't fit who they are as a multicultural worshiping community.
Conversation | April 01, 2020
Shaping Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Livestream at Christian & Missionary Alliance Churches in Hong Kong
Yvette Lau explains how Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Hong Kong are deciding whether or how to do virtual worship or even virtual communion. In this edited conversation, she suggests that worship planners consider what will be communal, hospitable, and beneficial to the whole community—during and after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Conversation | April 01, 2020
Trauma-Informed Care in Church Worship and Life
This topic showcase highlights resources to help churches use trauma-informed practices in church worship and congregational life. Faith communities are more effective when they become more aware of adverse childhood experiences, collective trauma, and other tragedy.
Topic Showcase | March 24, 2020
Festival at Princeton Theological Seminary
A bilingual festival of singing | Un festival de canto bilingüe
Musical Composition | Article | November 22, 2019
Christus Paradox 2019
A service of lessons and carols that invites people to approach Advent and Christmas with songs that sing about both forgiveness and justice, healing and correction, personal serenity and cultural reconciliation, human flourishing and the flourishing of all creation.
Worship Service | November 13, 2019
Festival Application for "Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy" Song Festivals
Worshiping communities are invited to apply for support to host a free, public festival, to celebrate the unity of the church in vibrant congregational song through the use of the hymnal, "Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy", GIA Publications, 2019.
Musical Composition | News Article | September 06, 2019
Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy: A Bilingual Hymnal
Introducing our newly published bilingual hymnal for Protestant congregations, parishes, seminaries, schools, and more.
Musical Composition | Article | July 11, 2019
The Church's "Big" Choir
Integration of the choir into all aspects of worship and the choir's voice into the congregation's repertoire.
Article | June 19, 2019
Round Three: Ordination Best Practices for Priests, Ministers, Elders, and Deacons
For our final round of ordination resources, we consulted five experts from five more traditions. Their best practices will help you understand the significance of ordaining people as bishops, priests, ministers, elders, and deacons.
Feature Story | March 14, 2019
How Singing through the Psalms Reveals the Excellence of Jesus
Singing through the entire book of Psalms helped Wasilla Bible Church expand its lyrical breadth. This shared Scriptural repertoire is pointing people of all ages toward Jesus.
Feature Story | February 25, 2019
Best Resources for Singing Psalms in Worship
Joel Stamoolis acknowledges it was challenging to help his church sing through the entire Psalter. But during 171 consecutive Sundays of doing so, he gathered a wealth of tips and resources. You can use them to help your congregation begin singing more psalms in worship.
Article | February 25, 2019