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Models of Mentorship: Training the Next Generation of Worship Leaders
In this session, a panel of experienced mentors shared the models of mentoring used in their contexts, explored the implicit and explicit goals of each model, and explained how each model trains and equips mentors.
Audio | February 09, 2018
Stephanie Smith on Raising Lay Leaders from the Margins
Those who experience homelessness, poverty, physical or mental illness, or addiction understand things that more privileged people may never know. Raising up peer chaplains from within this group can lead to renewal in both outdoor and building-based Christian communities.
Conversation | December 05, 2017
Teenage Youth Worship Leaders: Wisdom for Teenagers and Those Who Mentor Them
Eric Mathis offers wisdom for teenage worship leaders and those who mentor them. This workshop, designed with teenagers and their mentors in mind, focuses on the task and responsibility of leading worship when those closest to us are present.
Audio | February 13, 2017
From the Inside Out: Guiding Adolescents in Worship Leadership
A discussion-based workshop to work toward establishing a framework for shaping the habits, practices, and formation of young worship leaders.
Audio | March 04, 2016
The Wardrobe of Easter: Gentleness
Gentleness ought to be an obvious character quality of every person who bears the Savior’s name. Christian leaders are not exempt. Wielding power over others as they are called to do, leaders are susceptible to treating their followers harshly and inappropriately. But Christian leaders who are gentle know that leadership is best expressed by those who show they care about those they lead.
Reflection | April 16, 2014
Erin DeYoung on Young Musicians Leading Worship
Erin DeYoung teaches orchestra at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, Michigan. In this edited conversation, she shares her students’ experiences of helping to lead music at the 2013 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Conversation | May 01, 2013
How to Help “Contemporary” Churches Embrace “Ancient” Approaches to Worship
Can congregations with a “praise band” worship culture be led to joyfully embrace the practices of historic liturgy? Yes, if they are allowed to taste it slowly and if they see the evangelical and missional wisdom embedded in the ancient ways.
Audio | February 22, 2013
The Art of Communication in Worship
From the worship leader to the projection screen, everything in the worship environment communicates something . . . .Good or bad.
Audio | February 20, 2013
Robert Nordling on Orchestras as Models of Christian Formation
In December 2012, Robert Nordling gave an extended interview. In this edited excerpt, he explains how orchestras can help Christians grow together in faith.
Conversation | Video | February 14, 2013
Robert Nordling on Humility and Christian Leadership
In December 2012, Robert Nordling gave an extended interview. In this edited excerpt, he talks about humility as a key to Christian leadership and formation during college.
Conversation | Video | February 14, 2013
La adoración en tiempos difíciles: Un liderazgo inteligente durante tiempos de crisis, conflicto o transición
Para muchas congregaciones, la adoración es el principal acontecimiento de la semana. Aunque los cristianos adoran de manera individual y con frecuencia lo hacen fuera del santuario, el servicio semanal de adoración es el momento en que, más que en cualquier otro tiempo, la congregación se reúne y expresa su identidad. Así que cuando una congregación está experimentando una situación difícil, los síntomas de dicha situación están destinados a aparecer en la adoración. Los líderes de la congregación deben discernir con cuidado cuál es la mejor manera de llevar a cabo la adoración durante este tiempo. Por último, la adoración puede ser el elemento en la vida congregacional con mayor potencial para ayudar a la congregación durante el proceso de sanidad.
Article | May 22, 2012
Writing Content for Congregations
The written communication of your congregation has great potential to bless members, newcomers, and the community. Your congregation has unique stories of the love and care of God. It is worth your while to evaluate and tweak current church content and write new materials. Doing so will help people grow together in becoming more like Christ.
Topic Showcase | May 02, 2012
Alban Weekly on Planning as 'Holy Conversation'
This Alban Weekly article asks how a leader negotiates preferences and opinions to plan worship as a Holy Conversation.
Reflection | April 24, 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
National Study of Youth and Religion
The National Study of Youth and Religion is a research project designed to enhance our understanding of the religious lives of American youth from adolescence into young adulthood.
Website | October 19, 2011
Aminah Al-Attas Bradford on Bodily Christian Life for College Students
Aminah talks about presenting the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship as a gift to Barnabas Team volunteers.
Conversation | September 19, 2011
Pentecost Resource Guide
This list of Pentecost resources, including hymns, songs, visual arts, books, and sermon ideas, will help you plan worship for Pentecost Sunday, traditionally celebrated 50 days after Easter. Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ disciples, marked by a strong wind, tongues of fire, and manifested in the disciples’ speaking in foreign languages.
Resource Guide | May 10, 2011
Ascension Resource Guide
This list of Ascension Day resources, including songs, reflections, visual arts, and readings, will help you plan worship for Ascension Day, traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter. Ascension Day worship services celebrate Jesus Christ ascending into heaven after giving his disciples the Great Commission.
Resource Guide | April 19, 2011
Leadership in Times of Change
Change is always happening in the church, whether we like it or not! The challenge for leaders is to manage that change in ways that lead to greater health in their congregations, rather than conflict and discontent.
Topic Showcase | April 06, 2011