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Coming Alongside Youth on New Pathways of Being Church
In this conversation, pastor and justice-seeker Sandra Maria Van Opstal talks Elizabeth Tamez Méndez about how the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial reckoning provided an opportunity for churches to pivot and reset practices and spaces that allow youth to ask hard questions and explore a Biblical understanding of worship, justice, and collective flourishing in Christ.
Conversation | Video | January 26, 2022
Multiple Pathways for Youth
2021 Online Calvin Symposium on Worship | On-Demand Panel Discussion Video
Video | October 29, 2020
Worship and Christian Community Development
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Audio | April 12, 2019
Restored in Christ
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Vesper
Video | Worship Service | March 14, 2019
When Soong-Chan Rah planted an urban church near Boston, he began with a series of sermons on the Book of Lamentations, a radical counter-cultural approach to ministry that later became the basis for his book Prophetic Lament.
Video | February 22, 2017
Glorifying God in a Diverse World: Next Steps in the Journey
Sandra Van Opstal gives her plenary address at Worship Symposium 2017.
Video | February 20, 2017
Worship Leader as Pastoral Musician
Musicians who lead worship are not merely performers, directors, coordinators, or music industry peddlers. We are primarily pastoral people—priestly leaders who shape the prayers and acclamations of God’s people.
Video | April 13, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Preaching
A majority of U.S. Christians born before 1965 are white. However, the fastest growing groups in the U.S. as a whole and in its churches are people of color. Preaching must change to reflect this diversity so that all generations and nations can encounter God through the Word
Conversation | April 08, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on The Next Worship
While some U.S. politicians play on fears about ethnic minorities, changing demographic trends actually offer churches a huge opportunity to create new forms of worship.
Conversation | April 07, 2016
Best Contemporary Worship Music You May Not Know
In the age of the internet, we all have access to hundreds of thousands of songs. Hundreds more are written each week. There are dozens of remarkable songs written that are biblically faithful, musically excellent, theologically robust, liturgically fitting, and singable by ordinary people—but they can be hard to find!
Video | March 31, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship
You might be surprised to learn what matters in worship to multicultural millennials in this urban Chicago church.
Conversation | December 17, 2015
Developing a Multiethnic Accent in Preaching
Congregations are becoming more diverse which increases the need for the church planter, missionary, and preacher to communicate biblical truth in relevant and compelling ways.
Audio | February 25, 2015
The Next Worship: Coming to the Table in a Multicultural World
The Table is a dominant image for Christ followers gathering together to worship him. It communicates friendship, commitment, and intimacy. The church is in need of leaders who will work towards seeing every tribe and tongue present, reconciled, and celebrating diversity at the Table of corporate worship.
Audio | February 23, 2015