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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
What Makes All Ages Delight in the Psalms
The learning went both ways when two school communities decided to “dwell in the Psalms” for a year. Their Psalms-based creations revealed that the Spirit can work through kids and adults of any age to nourish faith.
Feature Story | November 07, 2014
Kathy Hanson on Youth Delivering Homilies
Usually teachers give the homily during daily worship at Mustard Seed School in Hoboken, New Jersey. When the school asked every eighth grader to give a homily, the results surprised and blessed the whole community.
Conversation | November 07, 2014
The Church of All Ages Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography of resources useful to reach all ages of a congregation.
Bibliography | April 16, 2014
Growing Congregational Health for Teens to Thrive
This workshop explored ways in which a congregation can present an atmosphere that welcomes and encourages teens.
Video | February 26, 2014
The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Gospel in Kenya
This workshop explored some of the ways youth express and understand their Christian faith and how it relates to the contemporary social, economic, and political realities facing their generation in Kenya today.
Video | February 18, 2014
Planning Worship with Teens Showcase
This showcase gathers up several resources to help you teach young people about worship. Many of these resources have been adapted from the Worship Apprentice program developed at Calvin College.
Topic Showcase | December 02, 2013
Jeff Meyers on Signing Bibles to Promote Intergenerational Faith Formation
Pastor Jeff Meyers explains why First Union members write in Bibles presented to youth graduating from fifth grade and high school.
Conversation | October 03, 2013
Teens, Worship, and Faith Formation
Sharon Veltema on how worship plays a formative role in the faith development of teens.
Article | September 10, 2013
150 Ways to Talk to God: Introducing Kids and Teens to the Psalms
The Psalms are vital in the life of Christians, but children and teens have a difficult time understanding this emotionally charged book.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Worship Together for All Ages: Will it work or is it expecting too much?
Many churches today are eager to present themselves as “intergenerational” in their worship. In a society that so easily separates people by age, developmental level, and experience, can the church succeed in keeping the generations together? Is this idea new and novel, or old and tested? What are the considerations and issues we’ll have to deal with? How do we accommodate different rates of faith development? What are the benefits of succeeding? We’ll draw on each other’s experiences and reexamine the conversations that The Church of All Ages started.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Face to Face Choir Tour - Rehoboth Christian School Choir Concert
The Rehoboth Christian School choir sings at the Calvin College Chapel on March 27, 2012 as part of their Face to Face tour. They are joined by members of the Grand Rapids Christian Middle School Choir and Maple Avenue's Tabernacle of Praise. This free event is co-sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and is open to the public.
Video | April 10, 2012
Diez convicciones esenciales en cuanto al acto de adoración cristiana
En el décimo aniversario del Calvin Institute of Christian Worship [Instituto Calvin de la Adoración Cristiana] en 2007, identificamos diez principios y prácticas esenciales para presentar como nuestras convicciones centrales sobre la adoración Cristiana vital. Estas convicciones esenciales no son innovaciones. Son verdades intemporales de la Escritura y de la historia rica de la adoración Cristiana. Oramos que esta tentativa de reiterar y de reforzar la importancia de estas convicciones esenciales llevará a conversaciones más fructuosas sobre el significado y la práctica de la adoración Cristiana.
Article | February 27, 2012
By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American History (Book Excerpt)
By the Vision of Another World by James D. Bratt [ed.] samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today.
Book Excerpt | February 08, 2012
Rethinking Christian Community and Worship in a Global and Post Modern Context
How do we create an environment for worship that builds genuine community among those with no or perhaps with negative, experiences of “church”?
Video | January 28, 2012
Worshiping in a Multicultural Environment
A multicultural, multilingual congregation is one that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, but also the complexities of life together this side of eternity. Having a way of understanding and interpreting the differences among us makes it possible to anticipate the worship described in the Revelation vision.
Audio | Reflection | January 27, 2012
Praying the Psalms: Personal, Pastoral, Theological and Liturgical Reflections
A plenary address presented by N.T. Wright at the 2012 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Audio | Video | January 27, 2012
Emerging Adults, Emerging Worship
We are currently observing a new phenomenon within the development of young adults: emerging adulthood, which spans the ages of 18 to 29, marked by unprecedented options for education, work and career choices, delayed marriage and family life, and remarkable geographic mobility.
Audio | January 27, 2012