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Worship for Workers: Come as You Are
Worship for Workers offers songs, prayers, liturgies, and visual art to help congregants begin to experience God’s presence in new ways in their daily living.
Feature Story | February 21, 2024
Decades-Long Spiritual Formation
An international pastoral leader, a public theologian, and a young scholar explain how the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has impacted them—and made room for them to influence CICW and others.
Feature Story | February 01, 2024
Reynolds Chapman: Local History Matters to God
You might not think often about the land your church sits on or the community beyond your church property. But finding ways to learn local history and include it in worship may help church members become more faithful disciples, more meaningfully draw near to God, and reach people who are disconnected from the church.
Conversation | January 23, 2024
Grants Will Fund Projects to Revitalize Worship and Preaching
The newest wave of Vital Worship, Vital Preaching grants will fund 54 projects across the United States and Canada starting Jan. 1, 2024.
News Item | December 15, 2023
Anneli Loepp Thiessen on Creating Non-Hymnal Songs
Even when denominations try their best to compile culturally sensitive hymnals, not every congregation can or should use that hymnal. That’s why Anabaptist Worship Network works to include more people and cultures in creating new songs for use in worship.
Conversation | November 28, 2023
Anneli Loepp Thiessen on Collaborative Songwriting and Copyright
Anabaptist Worship Network used a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship to host a songwriting retreat. A diverse group of Anabaptist songwriters gathered for three days to collaboratively write songs, raising questions around copyright justice and remuneration.
Conversation | November 28, 2023
La Culminación de un Programa Exitoso con Congregaciones Hispanas
En un ambiente de confianza, respeto, y celebración, culminó el Programa de Becas para Congregaciones Hispanas que organizó el Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) en la ciudad de Orlando, Florida.
Conversation | October 17, 2023
Psalms Retreats Invite Vulnerability, Build Hope and Trust
When a congregation in Long Beach, California, designed a psalms retreat as part of a worship renewal grant, they had no idea how it would grow and blossom. Engaging with psalms of confession, praise and thanksgiving, lament, and hope and trust has helped hundreds of Christians develop a new language of prayer.
Feature Story | September 12, 2023
Rosemary Apol-Hoezee on Dementia and Worship
Chaplains have been using the Evening Star worship manual in memory care facilities for almost twenty years. The second edition incorporates new research on dementia to create a worship model that is even better at engaging people who live with dementia.
Conversation | September 07, 2023
Keith M. Douds on Creating Safe Space for Church Groups
Church retreats, church governance meetings, and church small groups require honesty, vulnerability, and transparency to collectively draw closer to God. Psychologist Keith M. Douds explains how and when to step in with grace and preserve safety so that everyone has a chance to share and be listened to.
Conversation | September 01, 2023
Becas del Calvin Institute of Christian Worship permiten crear un cancionero educativo en español
Para el liderazgo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana El Redentor, la noticia del apoyo que estaba ofreciendo el Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) para implementar un proyecto relacionado con su comprensión del culto, la adoración, y la predicación, llegó de sorpresa. “Esa fue la primera impresión, cuando fuimos invitados a pensar en un plan y que podríamos tener apoyo financiero,” comparte muy emocionado el Reverendo Jorge Texidor, pastor de la iglesia en mención, junto a la líder Janira Colón.
Feature Story | August 17, 2023
La Adoración Visual Creativa como Forma de Promover una Mayor Participación y Accesibilidad
La Iglesia de Dios Casa Ebenezer en Kissimmee, Florida se involucró durante el 2022 en el Programa de Becas para Congregaciones Hispanas del Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, y pudo desarrollar el proyecto “De Corazón a Corazón”, que ha traído un despertar en la adoración y vitalidad a esta congregación.
Feature Story | July 18, 2023
46 Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Awarded
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) announces with gratitude forty-six new Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants to recipients across the United States and Canada, including five Teacher-Scholar grants and forty-one Worshiping Communities grants.
News Item | April 14, 2023
How Hymnody Can Help Diversify Contemporary Worship
Contemporary-worship congregations are rediscovering hymns as treasuries of theological depth that express the full range of emotions and Scripture. Singing hymns together helps people connect across generations and cultures.
Feature Story | March 13, 2023
Jonathan A. Powers on Teaching Hymns Appropriate to Context
If your congregation experiences hymn singing as dull and lifeless, then try Jonathan A. Powers’ advice on finding, introducing, and teaching hymns that will resonate with your worshiping community.
Conversation | March 06, 2023
Katie J. Graber on Singing with Cultural Appreciation, Not Appropriation
Some congregations worry that singing songs outside their own tradition might be inauthentic or offensive. Ethnomusicologist Katie J. Graber gives reasons for using worship songs from other cultures and eras—and how to do so with proper appreciation and attribution.
Conversation | February 28, 2023
Herbert H. Tsang on the Beauty of Low-Tech Connections
COVID-19, “the triple pandemic,” and future universal health threats will continue to prevent many congregants, especially senior members, from attending worship in person. But for those willing to put up with some “holy messiness,” Herbert H. Tsang offers low-tech solutions to connect, sing, and worship together.
Conversation | February 23, 2023
Sharing Hymn Stories Invites Worshipers into Experience
Knowing more about the hymns they are singing helps worshipers feel more connected to God and each other in the universal body of Christ that spans all times and places.
Feature Story | February 07, 2023
First Round of Vital Worship Grants awarded for 2023 by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has announced 15 projects for funding in this first round of grants awarded for 2023-2024, 11 in the Teacher-Scholar stream of Grants and 4 in the Worshiping Communities stream of grants.
News Item | November 30, 2022
Five Tips on Using Digital Tech to Engage Virtual and In-Person Worshipers
Whether you call it virtual worship or online worship, some people will continue to join worship remotely even as others joyfully return to church buildings. Here are five tips for using digital technology as a “both/and” option for hybrid worship services.
Article | June 16, 2022