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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship, 2020
We lament and grieve the indefensible and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery even as we continue to lament and grieve the indefensible and tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Emmett Till, and the thousands of anonymous victims of lynching, genocide, and violence perpetuated against Native Americans, African Americans, Latinx, Asian Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and other people of color, each made in God’s image.
Resource Guide | June 01, 2020
Hymns for a Pandemic: A Brief Historical Introduction
Centuries before 2020’s novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Christians around the world responded to plagues, pandemics, uncertainty, and sin with faith in God’s presence and care—a faith expressed in many theologically rich hymns that can remind modern believers of God’s faithfulness.
Resource Guide | May 05, 2020
Recursos para iglesias en tiempos de coronavirus
Debido a la reciente pandemia COVID-19, iglesias y comunidades de adoración han sido forzadas a implementar medidas de aislamiento social y nuevas prácticas de adoración. Los siguientes recursos han sido recopilados de diferentes organizaciones, profesionales y artistas, y representan una variedad de respuestas para el ministerio cristiano en este nuevo contexto, con énfasis en el ministerio de adoración.
Resource Guide | April 21, 2020
Good Shepherd Sunday in a COVID-Shaped World
John D. Witvliet, director of Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, introduces resources on how to observe the Good Shepherd Sunday in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
Resource Guide | April 14, 2020
Good Shepherd Sunday
Many Christian traditions mark the fourth Sunday of Easter as Good Shepherd Sunday, centering worship around the compelling image of Jesus Christ as our Good Shepherd as found in John 10, and complementing that with reading or singing Psalm 23 and other texts that unfold the beauty and power of this image.
Resource Guide | April 13, 2020
COVID-19 and Worship: Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation
As containment of COVID-19 forces your worshiping community to implement "shelter-in-place" worship and practice social isolation, we offer these resources to help you plan and cope in ways that encourage and support your community. These resources were initially created from events and in response to different situations and can be adapted for worship that encourages prayer and Christian community during this time of social distancing necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Resource Guide | March 18, 2020
The Lord's Supper Liturgy
Lord's Supper liturgy that includes children asking questions.
Resource Guide | October 08, 2019
The Geography of Worship
An annotated research guide from the field of geography, exploring the relevance of place, space, and human/environment interactions for the study of worship practices.
Resource Guide | December 05, 2017
Medieval Spirituality and Liturgy as a Source for Contemporary Worship
An annotated research guide from the field of history, exploring the relevance of medieval spirituality and liturgy for current worship practices.
Resource Guide | June 26, 2017
Worship Resources for Creation Care
We confess that God created heaven and earth and everything in it. We sing that this is our Father’s world. Yet, billions of people suffer in places where so much is no longer bright and beautiful. This worship resource guide will help your community plan services that honor our Creator, who invites us to join in caring for the whole creation.
Resource Guide | June 14, 2017
Worship Resources for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church on October 31, 1517. This worship resource guide will help your community plan services of grace and truth as you commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation or plan worship for a Reformation Sunday.
Resource Guide | March 31, 2017
Visuals for Worship
We are pleased to present 27 visual symbols that can be placed on the cover of service bulletins, within the written liturgy, or on a large screen display.
Resource Guide | March 30, 2017
Philosophy and/of Worship
An annotated research guide from the field of philosophy, focusing on the 'liturgical turn' in Christian philosophy of religion.
Resource Guide | March 14, 2017
The Economies of Pentecost: Postcolonial Reflections on Pastoral Care, Healing, and Christian Worship
An annotated research guide from the field of practical theology, focusing on pastoral care and the African American experience
Resource Guide | February 24, 2017
Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest
Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia.
Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
Sociology and Learning about Christian Worship Practices
An annotated research guide from the field of sociology
Resource Guide | October 17, 2016
Worship Resources for Radical Hospitality
Scripture models well for us how to speak about immigration in worship. Together, with Abraham, Jesus, and the early church, we can model radical hospitality, we can lament the pain of leaving and the pain of the journey, we can witness God's faithfulness to the refugees and migrants in the past, and together, united as the body of Christ, we can seek responses that reflect God's heart. Ultimately, we can look forward with hope, knowing that our "citizenship is in heaven."
Resource Guide | March 14, 2016
Worship Resources that Respond to Human Trafficking
How can we respond to the profound tragedy that is human trafficking? How can we begin to think and talk about it, especially in the context of worship?
Resource Guide | Article | November 03, 2015
Advent Resource Guide
This is a guide to Advent and Christmas worship planning resources from our website and our ministry partners' websites.
Resource Guide | November 01, 2015
Worship Resources about Faith and Citizenship
As children of God, no matter where we live, we are called to be citizens of the kingdom of God. But ultimately, our citizenship is in heaven and so, in everything, we turn our eyes toward the day when God will make everything new.
Resource Guide | August 11, 2015