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Called to Teach
Some churches now hold special services to identify and commission their church school staff and to encourage the congregation to pray for and support these men and women.
Worship Service | August 13, 2014
Resources in the Ancient Church for Today's Worship (published 2014)Publisher: Abingdon Press
There is much that the church today can learn from the worship of the early church, particularly in the second century.
Publication | August 01, 2014
Worship with Gladness: Understanding Worship from the Heart (published 2014)Publisher: Eerdmans
In this invitingly written, deeply joyful book, Joyce Ann Zimmerman makes Scripture her foundation as she explores the meaning and purpose of authentic Christian worship today.
Publication | July 22, 2014
The Touch of the Sacred: The Practice, Theology, and Tradition of Christian Worship (published 2014)Publisher: Eerdmans
In The Touch of the Sacred Gerrit Immink offers thoughtful theological reflection on the religious practice of worship services in the Protestant tradition.
Publication | July 22, 2014
Evangelical versus Liturgical? Defying a Dichotomy (published 2014)Publisher: Eerdmans
In this book Melanie Ross draws on historical analysis, systematic theology, and the worship life of two vibrant congregations to argue that the common ground shared by evangelical and liturgical churches is much more important than the differences than divide them.
Publication | July 22, 2014
Readings in African American Church Music and Worship, Volume 2 (published 2014)Publisher: GIA Publications
This volume is a vivid testimony to the value of examining the variety and dynamism of African American church music and worship from multiple, overlapping points of view, from both realist and idealist voices, with a focus on gaining wisdom.
Publication | June 12, 2014
Public Intercessory Prayer that Renews Worship
Want a no-cost, non-controversial way to renew worship for all ages in your congregation? Start praying for the worldwide church.
Feature Story | April 28, 2014
Sing Your Prayers for the Worldwide Church
These resources will help you combine songs and prayers so your whole congregation can pray together for global Christians and international issues.
Article | April 28, 2014
Praying for Shalom in the Psalms
Isaiah is famous for his prophecies of shalom—a coming time in which God would make right all that is wrong with the world. All of creation would be fruitful and benign. All humans would be knit together in brotherhood and sisterhood. All creation and all humans would delight in God. In short, God and creation would once again be webbed together in justice, harmony, and delight. The Psalmists, too, pray for shalom. This workshop will discuss these prayers. How do psalmists pray for shalom and how are their prayers important for our own worship?
Audio | March 04, 2014
Learning from and Praying for the Worldwide Church part 2
How can a congregation in one part of the world best pray for our neighbors around the world?
Audio | February 20, 2014
Complementary Prayers: Prayers to Accompany the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the new hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts
This workshop will display and discuss prayers that have been composed to complement psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in Lift Up Your Hearts.
Audio | February 17, 2014
Learning from and Praying for the Worldwide Church
How can a congregation in one part of the world best pray for our neighbors around the world? Listen and learn, with resources from and for different parts of the Church, including stories from natives of different countries and cultures.
Audio | Video | February 17, 2014
Psalms for Families: Devotions for All Ages (published 2013)Publisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Psalms for Families is a devotional e-book for the entire family designed to help parents explore the riches of the book of Psalms with their children and teens. These devotionals will help parents learn more about the psalms as they teach about praise, prayer, and lament.
Publication | November 27, 2013
Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (published 2013)Publisher: Eerdmans
Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
Publication | October 31, 2013
Complementary Prayers for Lift Up Your Hearts
Prayers to Accompany the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of Lift Up Your Hearts.
Article | September 18, 2013
Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God's People (published 2013)Publisher: Eerdmans
The best available guidebook to the emerging field of Christian arts ministry.
Publication | August 22, 2013
Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916 (published 2013)Publisher: Eerdmans
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. In this third volume, Longing for Jesus, Lester Ruth vividly portrays a very prominent, dynamic African-American holiness church in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early twentieth century.
Publication | June 30, 2013
Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (published 2013)Publisher: Faith Alive
Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal, published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, has over 900 psalms, hymns and songs.
Publication | April 30, 2013
Imagining the Kingdom (published 2013)Publisher: Baker Publishing
James K.A. Smith expands and deepens the analysis of cultural liturgies and Christian worship he developed in his well-received Desiring the Kingdom
Publication | March 08, 2013
Wise Church: Exploring Faith and Worship with Christians Around the World (published 2013)Publisher: Faith Alive
Based on the document "Worshiping the Triune God," a collection of proverbs on worship adopted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, this book and study guide offers a global perspective on how and why we worship.
Publication | February 18, 2013