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Planning Worship With Teens
Sharon Veltema on how to plan worship with a Youth Ministry Team.
Article | November 20, 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
Guillermo Márquez-Sterling on Youth and Unique Mission Trip
Guillermo Márquez-Sterling is associate pastor at Coral Gables United Church of Christ in Coral Gables, Florida. In this edited conversation, Márquez-Sterling talks about their MTR mission trip in June 2013.
Conversation | October 10, 2013
Green Congregations Advocate for People Affected by Environmental Problems
As creation care takes hold in a congregation’s building, worship and church life, God often nudges the church to a tipping point. Members begin advocating for those most affected by environmental problems.
Feature Story | October 10, 2013
Green Congregations Become Centers of Creation Care and Renewal
As more churches include creation care in congregational life, all ages experience hope and joy. They start to see how God has gifted their church with specific callings and resources to protect the earth so that all may flourish.
Feature Story | October 09, 2013
Daisy Rhau on Children, Creation Care and Worship
In this edited conversation, based on email and phone conversations in September 2013, Daisy Rhau talks about the Christian Education committee members’ awareness that “the children were deeply invested in earth care.”
Conversation | October 09, 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
What is Worship Renewal?
A summary of the meanings and implications of vital worship.
Article | September 23, 2013
The Leadership Team is Assembled – Now What?
Sharon Veltema on how to move forward once you have established a youth ministry team.
Article | September 10, 2013
Developing an Effective Youth Leadership Team
Sharon Veltema on how to develop a youth leadership team as one way to involve youth in worship.
Article | September 10, 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
Green Congregations Promote Sustainability
Whether your church goes solar, diverts money from utilities to missions or plants a community garden, you can find creative and sustainable ways to model that the earth is the Lord’s.
Feature Story | May 28, 2013
Duane Kelderman on Helping Veterans Heal from Moral Injury
Duane Kelderman preached and presented at the Soul Repair Center’s first congregational consultation on helping veterans heal from moral injury. In this edited conversation from April 2013, he gives the basics for understanding moral injury.
Conversation | May 15, 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
Psalmfests Bring Psalms into the Heart of Worship
Psalmfests, public festivals based on Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, help worshipers cross boundaries of time and tradition, to explore the full spectrum of psalm singing.
Feature Story | April 08, 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
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
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
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