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Expanding Models of Ministry with Youth for Worship and Congregational Life
Congregations and worshiping communities desire to connect with youth in ways that will nurture their faith and draw them deeply into the life of the church. In this panel discussion, pastoral leaders will reflect on their context and ministry work with youth through the lens of several key values: youth agency, theological practices, the role of parents, intergenerational relationships, and multiple pathways into the life of the church. This is a YouTube Video Premiere panel discussion.
Video | November 16, 2021
Deeply Formed Ministry
2021 Online Calvin Symposium on Worship | On-Demand Panel Discussion Video
Video | October 29, 2020
Shaping the Pastoral Imagination: An Interview with Pastor Douglas Brouwer led by John Witvliet
2019 Cultivating Vital Worship | Session
Video | August 01, 2019
Godspeed: Holy Pacing for Faithful Ministry
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Audio | May 15, 2019
10 Ways to Appropriately Respond to Racially-Fueled Events
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Video | March 29, 2019
How Academic Study Intersects with Christian Ministry
Calvin professors across disciplines share how their areas of study intersect with ministry and how their disciplines would complement the Ministry Leadership Cohort program.
Reflection | February 13, 2019
Three Reasons to Join a Preaching Peer Group
Sermon preparation is a recurring task that can be lonely and draining. A Texas pastor describes how a peer learning group revitalized her preaching.
Reflection | September 12, 2018
Improving Preaching through Mutual Reflection
Newly trained as a homiletic peer coach, a veteran pastor builds on the experiences that had the greatest impact on his formation as a preacher: mutual reflection with colleagues.
Reflection | September 05, 2018
Becoming Equipped to Follow God’s Call
Called at age 39 to be a messenger of God, a minister-in-training finds acceptance, insight, and guidance through a preaching peer group.
Reflection | August 08, 2018
What Does World Christianity Mean for Your Church?
The remarkable story of Christianity's growth as a world religion has implications not only for mission work in the far corners of the globe but also for ministry in each local congregation.
Audio | March 04, 2016
The In-Between Words
The little words and phrases from scripture readings, sermons and songs make all the difference for encouraging full participation in worship.
Audio | February 18, 2014
Finding family thousands of miles from home: reflections on going where God calls
I did not want to go to California. I wanted to stay home. That desire hit me hard over Christmas break as I watched people in the church I had grown up in come forward for communion.
Reflection | April 17, 2012
Symposium 2011 - Parachurch vs. Church: A False Dichotomy
How should we think about the relationship between the local church and parachurch ministries, especially in regard to worship practices? These and other questions will be considered by a panel of scholars and parachurch leaders.
Audio | January 28, 2011
The Church for the Sake of the World: Urban Challenges Today
This workshop focused on discerning and acting on the call to integrate worship with ministry in order to be with those who are least and last through the example of LaSalle Street Church in downtown Chicago with a 40 year history in social engagement.
Audio | March 23, 2010
How to Connect Church-Based Community Ministry Programs to Corporate Worship
Starting with his own very diverse church and community connections, Tony Campbell explored the many different ministry opportunities Christians have to deepen relationships between church and community, and offer a variety of ways to celebrate those relationships in worship.?
Audio | March 22, 2010
Taste and See
What would it be like if all our senses were regularly engaged during our weekly worship?
Article | December 01, 2009
Mentoring Musicians and Worship Artists
How can we change our leadership paradigm from directing people to helping them grow?
Audio | January 01, 2009
Panel Discussion on Church Art Galleries
There continues to be a growing interest in church visual art galleries, exhibitions, and educational opportunities related to art within our churches.
Audio | January 01, 2008
Seeing Your Congregation with Expert Eyes: Culture, Race, Ethnicity
In an update from their Symposium session in 2007, five Calvin College social scientists describe what they've learned through in-depth analysis of congregational and worship life.
Audio | January 01, 2008
How Prison Ministry Is Transforming the Church and Its Worship
The church is engaging in ministry to prisoners as never before. It has become evident that prison ministry is having a profound impact upon the life of the church and that the principles of Restorative Justice are not only for offenders and victims, but for anyone to live all of life as worship.
Audio | January 01, 2007