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With Us, In Us, Through Us: Holy Encounters
2018 Clavin Symposium on Worship | Vesper
Video | March 20, 2018
A Conversation with David Gungor
View this conversation with David Gungor of the musical group, The Brilliance, and Noel Snyder, program manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Video | March 19, 2018
Six Qualifications of a 21st Century Worship Leader
This workshop, led by Ed Willmington, discussed six qualities of an equipped twenty-first century worship leader and provided thoughts for implementing each practice.
Audio | March 14, 2018
Jesus Appears to Thomas
A worship service held at Worship Symposium 2018 based on John 20:24-31.
Worship Service | March 14, 2018
John 21:1–14: Jesus on the Beach
This worship service on John 21:1-14 centered around the story of Jesus on the beach.
Worship Service | Video | March 14, 2018
In this workshop led by Jan Kraybill, we looked at and sang some great hymns and songs, and we discussed how best to help our worshiping communities sing poetry with appreciation, enthusiasm, and artistry.
Audio | March 02, 2018
The Contemplative Worship Leader
New and ancient patterns in Christ’s Spirit are available to worship leaders, this workshop explores how to find life and vitality in our diverse contexts and through our varied personalities.
Audio | March 01, 2018
Luke 24:13-19 | Road to Emmaus & Easter Evening
2018Calvin Symposium on Worship | Service
Video | February 28, 2018
Teaching and Learning in Christian Congregations and Ministries
This session featured insights from a variety of people who love to teach in ways that help people in ordinary congregations learn about worship, the arts, inclusion, and, ultimately, Jesus himself.
Audio | February 28, 2018
Jubilation, Awe, Penitence, and Petition in Corporate Worship in Kenya
In this session Prof. Kidula shared contemporary congregational music in Kenya by using examples birthed out of diverse situations and locations on the continent and in the country.
Audio | February 14, 2018
Mental Health and the Practice of Christian Public Worship: An Exploratory Conversation
Sessions related to mental health are not a common feature of many conferences on worship. Yet mental-health-related concerns affect as many as one in five people at any given time, with one of every twenty-five people living with serious mental health challenges. More than four in ten people in the United States experiences a psychological disorder in their lifetime. What we say or fail to say about these challenges in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges
Audio | February 13, 2018
Worship as One: Disability in Community video
Through implementing small changes, churches can become inclusive communities for people with a variety of abilities and disabilities.
Video | February 07, 2018
Warren Kinghorn on Mental Health and Christian Worship
It is far more common to hear about physical ailments than mental ones in congregational prayers and worship. Psychiatrist Warren Kinghorn explains why mental health issues and people with mental illness should be acknowledged in Christian worship.
Conversation | February 06, 2018
Warren Kinghorn on Mental Illness and Our Deepest Identity
We hear a lot about using person-first language. Yet it is still common to label people with their mental health diagnosis. Christians and churches can offer another way to describe our common human identity.
Conversation | February 06, 2018
Worship and Mental Health
What we say or fail to say about mental health concerns in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges.
Article | January 04, 2018
Mark Mulder on Debunking “the Culture of Poverty”
It is important for financially stable churches and Christians to build relationships with those in poverty. But the reason may be different than what you might assume.
Conversation | December 14, 2017
Renewed: Lord God, Now Let Your Servants Depart in Peace
Join Greg Scheer as he introduces one of his own songs, based on Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32. It works beautifully as a closing song in worship, especially during the season of Epiphany.
Video | December 11, 2017
Congregations and Persons with Dementia: A Story and Ideas to Try
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. The new curriculum is building community in ways that enrich worship in congregations and congregation members with dementia.
Article | December 08, 2017
Renewed: Mary’s Song (Our King of Peace)
Wendell Kimbrough’s setting of Mary’s Song captures the wonder, fear, and obedience of Mary’s response to Gabriel’s message. The song is a perfect fit for Advent, Christmas, and Lessons and Carols services.
Video | December 06, 2017