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Ten Core Convictions
On the tenth anniversary of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in 2007, we identified ten core principles and practices to present as our central convictions about vital Christian worship.
Article | June 22, 2021
Lora Copley and Elizabeth Vander Haagen on Family Prayer and Worship
Families spending more time together during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have the opportunity to nurture—or begin—daily practices of family worship and prayer.
Conversation | May 01, 2020
Lora Copley on Preparing Families for Sunday Worship
If you have been wanting to start or strengthen your family’s faith formation, perhaps the new coronavirus pandemic offers a novel opportunity.
Conversation | May 01, 2020
The Immigrants' Creed
This creed professes the Christian faith through the experience of an immigrant.
Worship Service | February 08, 2018
Renewed: Come, Holy Ghost
Introducing the worship song “Come, Holy Ghost / Be Not Afraid” by Bruce Benedict and Ray Mills.
Video | October 16, 2017
Renee Reimer on Being Rooted and Grounded in God’s Creation
Worshiping outdoors and bringing nature into worship helped one church experience more connections between God’s creation, worship, and neighbors.
Conversation | October 10, 2017
Singing Bilingually in Spanish and English: A Vision and Resources for Singing Together on the Journey of Faith
In North America, we have a splendid opportunity in the years and decades ahead to learn to sing bilingually, transcending a language divide in ways that help us all learn and grow together as we discover scripturally inspired songs from a variety of contexts and cultures.
Video | March 02, 2017
Josiah Chung: Passing on Faith to New Generations
Many immigrant churches struggle to retain the next generation, especially because of language barriers and cultural differences. Pastor Josiah Chung is finding solutions that apply across cultures to many kinds of churches.
Conversation | January 24, 2017
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Preaching
A majority of U.S. Christians born before 1965 are white. However, the fastest growing groups in the U.S. as a whole and in its churches are people of color. Preaching must change to reflect this diversity so that all generations and nations can encounter God through the Word
Conversation | April 08, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on The Next Worship
While some U.S. politicians play on fears about ethnic minorities, changing demographic trends actually offer churches a huge opportunity to create new forms of worship.
Conversation | April 07, 2016
Children and Worship
With a new frontier of research on children's spirituality, research as well as experience is showing churches that creating a sacred space for children, where they can encounter the living God, is vital for their faith formation.
Audio | March 02, 2016
Olivia Stewart on Young Children and Worship
It sounds counter-intuitive, especially today. But it turns out that helping children learn to get quiet in their own ways is huge for helping them encounter God.
Conversation | January 21, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship
You might be surprised to learn what matters in worship to multicultural millennials in this urban Chicago church.
Conversation | December 17, 2015
Seven Models: Collaborative Visual Arts Projects for Worship
Linda Witte Henke describes seven ways for artists and teams to work together in designing visual arts used in worship.
Feature Story | December 08, 2015
Seven Easy Crosses to Make and Use in Worship
Linda Witte Henke describes seven easy ideas for participatory worship with crosses.
Article | December 08, 2015
Expand Your Church’s Bilingual Music Repertoire
Maybe there are people in your church or neighborhood whose first language is different than yours. Singing simple songs in their language is a fantastic way to welcome them in worship.
Article | October 09, 2015
Nonverbal Worship Practices that Bridge Differences
Rhythm, liturgical movement and visual art draw on gifts already present in how God made us and what the universal church has already created.
Feature Story | October 09, 2015
Jonathan Brooks on Ministering with the Community
The pastor of a church where love makes the difference explains why they no longer do outreach ministry.
Conversation | August 04, 2015
Liturgy, Anthropology, and Life Cycle
How do children worship best? How can worship help young people through the teen years? What practices of worship resonate most with adults and elderly people?
Audio | February 23, 2015