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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
Each Ability and Disability Reveals God
A new resource explains that the most disabling aspect of living with disabilities is the attitude of others.
Feature Story | February 25, 2014
Tom Jennings on Reaching Out to Professional Musicians
Tom Jennings, music director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, talks about involving professional musicians in worship as an outreach.
Conversation | December 16, 2013
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
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
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
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
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 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