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Children and Worship Showcase
A showcase highlighting the importance of including children in meaningful ways in worship, both in the main worship space and in other age-appropriate, unique worship spaces.
Topic Showcase | August 03, 2022
Disability within Faith Communities
A showcase of books and articles related to worship and disabilites
Topic Showcase | March 02, 2022
Pearl Shangkuan: Ten Favorite Choral Settings on Psalm 23
In observance of the Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of the Easter season, Pearl Shangkuan, director of choral activities at Calvin University, shares her ten favorite choral settings on Psalm 23.
Topic Showcase | Audio | April 20, 2020
Trauma-Informed Care in Church Worship and Life
This topic showcase highlights resources to help churches use trauma-informed practices in church worship and congregational life. Faith communities are more effective when they become more aware of adverse childhood experiences, collective trauma, and other tragedy.
Topic Showcase | March 24, 2020
Becoming a Trauma-Informed Faith Community
Resources to help churches and other faith communities do ministry with people affected by adverse childhood experiences or other trauma.
Topic Showcase | March 19, 2020
Mental Illness and Christian Worship
This topic showcase highlights resources for including people with mental illnesses in worship. Congregations that renew their worship to become more inclusive discover that everyone benefits.
Topic Showcase | October 30, 2018
Mental Illnesses and the Church’s Calling
This topic showcase highlights resources to help churches reclaim their role in including and befriending people who live with mental illnesses.
Topic Showcase | October 29, 2018
Older Adults and Worship
This topic showcases opportunities for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults.
Topic Showcase | October 05, 2016
Speech Communication in Worship
A showcase featuring some thoughtful resources that can help all who participate in worship through public speaking do so hospitably, succinctly, wisely, and with imagination.
Topic Showcase | June 14, 2016
Getting Started with the Christian Year
Any church leadership team that hopes to increase the observance of the Christian year in their congregation will first need to identify how much shaping influence this practice has at present.
Topic Showcase | February 16, 2015
Adoración y culto cristiano
Recursos para reflexionar sobre la adoración cristiana y para crear cultos congregacionales que sean sólidamente bíblicos, trinitarios, dialógicos, hospitalarios, y excelentes.
Topic Showcase | August 04, 2014
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
Dealing with Moral Injury
A showcase on the concept of moral injury in war and the responses and tools of religious communities.
Topic Showcase | April 12, 2013
Writing Content for Congregations
The written communication of your congregation has great potential to bless members, newcomers, and the community. Your congregation has unique stories of the love and care of God. It is worth your while to evaluate and tweak current church content and write new materials. Doing so will help people grow together in becoming more like Christ.
Topic Showcase | May 02, 2012
Visual Arts: Images and the Screen
Where does one begin when planning visuals for projection? Google searching images for a service can be daunting task with so much stuff to sift through.
Topic Showcase | April 13, 2012
Visual Arts: Architecture and Liturgical Art
This showcase will explore resources to help you think in new ways about your worship environment, the architecture and the permanent or temporary visual installations that can not only enhance our praise and prayer but be praise and prayer.
Topic Showcase | February 29, 2012
Vertical Habits: Worship and Our Faith Vocabulary
Vertical Habits is a name given to the process of connecting words used in our relationship with people with words used to express these emotions to God. The biblical Psalms are the foundational mentor and guide in this vocabulary and grammar for worship.
Topic Showcase | January 10, 2012
Psalms in Worship
The Psalms are a font of inspiration, encouragement, and instruction in the life of both public and private prayer.
Topic Showcase | October 17, 2011
Planning Worship Series Ahead
Worship planned in series provides for a greater cumulative impact on the spiritual life of a congregation as a theme is continually reinforced.
Topic Showcase | September 01, 2011