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Martin Tel on Creative Movement and Placement for Church Choirs
How and where a church choir enters, stands, and moves can make a difference in how deeply a congregation engages in singing and other parts of worship.
Conversation | May 17, 2018
Isaac Wardell on Bringing Work into Worship
Daily work, paid and unpaid, consumes our lives, energy, and minds—even when we are in church. Here are ways to plan worship so people see themselves and their work as instruments of God.
Conversation | April 18, 2018
Kai Ton Chau on Small Church Choirs
Small church choirs can do far more than sing anthems. Despite perceived challenges, small church choirs can successfully help lead and enliven worship.
Conversation | March 29, 2018
Congregations, Neighborhoods, Places (published 2018)Publisher: Calvin College Press
This book offers a brief overview to stimulate congregational thinking about community engagement that includes insights regarding social science and local context.
Publication | March 15, 2018
Six Qualifications of a 21st Century Worship Leader
This workshop, led by Ed Willmington, discussed six qualities of an equipped twenty-first century worship leader and provided thoughts for implementing each practice.
Audio | March 14, 2018
Letters to Growing Pastors: Reflections on Ministry for Coffee-Cup Conversation (published 2018)Publisher: Wipf and Stock
All those who enter the pastoral ministry desire to succeed. Yet they all find, surprisingly, that a number of key issues come up for consideration. Most pastors find that most of these issues appear during the first ten years of pastoring. During those years the pattern is determined, which will point to the success or to the development of habits that will reduce effectiveness and produce stumbling.
Publication | February 14, 2018
하나님의 식탁/At God's Table (published 2018)Publisher: Calvin College Press
At God's Table is a Korean-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
Publication | February 05, 2018
Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God (published 2017)Publisher: Abingdon Press
This video-based study series is designed to provide you with the tools to do something about the divisions you experience in your worshiping community.
Publication | December 05, 2017
Leaning on the Word: Worship with Argentine Baptists in the Mid-Twentieth Century (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
In this latest volume in the Church at Worship series, Lester Ruth and Eric L. Mathis draw from a rich selection of primary sources to immerse readers in the worship life of Conservative Baptists in northwest Argentina from 1948 to 1964.
Publication | November 14, 2017
Caring Worship: Helping Worship Leaders Provide Pastoral Care through the Liturgy (published 2017)Publisher: Wipf and Stock
This book takes a new and fresh look at the worship liturgy.
Publication | November 06, 2017
The Embrace of Buildings (published 2017)Publisher: Calvin College Press
In a culture long enamored of the suburban ideal, Lee Hardy invites readers to reconsider the many advantages of living and working in walkable city neighborhoods.
Publication | September 15, 2017
¡Le pidieron dar el sermón infantil!
Este material ofrece valiosos recursos prácticos para aquellas personas que tienen el privilegio y la responsabilidad de prepararse y compartir el mensaje infantil.
Article | August 11, 2017
The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
A theological framework for the liturgical arts rooted in John Calvin, arguing that Calvin’s Trinitarian theology provides a promising resource for understanding the material aspects of corporate worship and for promoting the proper flourishing of the liturgical arts.
Publication | July 21, 2017
The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's Wittenberg (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
Authoritative study by a renowned musicologist and Reformation scholar presenting new research that congregational singing was both the intention and the practice right from the beginning of the Wittenberg reforms in worship.
Publication | May 12, 2017
En la mesa de Dios/At God's Table (published 2017)Publisher: Calvin College Press
En la mesa de Dios-At God's Table is a Spanish-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
Publication | April 20, 2017
Music, Congregational Identity, and the Relationships that Spark Effective Ministry
How does music express and form a congregation’s identity? How can that identity be defined and shaped by the relationships it seeks to nurture and the mission it seeks to promote?
Audio | February 17, 2017
Worshiping with the Anaheim Vineyard: The Emergence of Contemporary Worship (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
Using narrative, testimonies from leaders and members, and photographs, this book tells the story and explains the remarkable influence of the Vineyard Church of Anaheim on both the early years of the Vineyard movement and the emergence of contemporary worship in the broader church.
Publication | January 03, 2017
Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church (published 2016)Publisher: Eerdmans
Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far — the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations.
Publication | December 15, 2016
Essential Worship: A Handbook for Leaders (published 2016)Publisher: Baker Publishing
Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice.
Publication | November 01, 2016