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Effective Leadership for Worship Renewal
address on principles of leadership for collaborative projects
Article | September 23, 2013
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
Together We Worship (Book Excerpt)
This book identifies four main elements of worship and provides activities, worksheets, and audio resources for teaching them in the classroom setting.
Book Excerpt | December 08, 2011
The Art of Worship (Book Excerpt)
From enlisting and training an effective leadership crew to overcoming opposition from resistant church members, The Art of Worship charts a clear course through every aspect of worship.
Book Excerpt | December 07, 2011
Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning (Book Excerpt)
This book offers a conversational model of worship planning that was developed to train practitioners to be more reflective in their planning of worship experiences.
Book Excerpt | December 06, 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
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
Preparing Students to Become Lead Worshipers
A glimpse into the training involved to prepare students to lead worship.
Article | March 08, 2011
The Worship Planning Team as Conversation Partners
Who is invited to plan worship? What spiritual gifts need to be included on the planning team? How can the planning team leader facilitate conversation among diverse voices?
Audio | February 18, 2011
Effective Leadership for Vital Worship
Principles of leadership for collaborative projects
Article | December 15, 2010
Greg Scheer on Working with Worship Committees
"People fear the unknown above all. You lie awake worrying about what might happen," says Greg Scheer, minister of worship at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Worship changes often make people fear they'll lose power, feel discomfort, or watch meaningful traditions erode.
Feature Story | December 06, 2010