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A Conversation with David Crowder
View this conversation with pastoral musician David Crowder and Noel Snyder, program manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Video | November 14, 2017
Renewed: Come, Holy Ghost
Introducing the worship song “Come, Holy Ghost / Be Not Afraid” by Bruce Benedict and Ray Mills.
Video | October 16, 2017
Renee Reimer on Being Rooted and Grounded in God’s Creation
Worshiping outdoors and bringing nature into worship helped one church experience more connections between God’s creation, worship, and neighbors.
Conversation | October 10, 2017
Barbara J. Newman on Adult Inclusive Small Group Bible Studies
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. It aims to build community in ways that may enrich congregational worship.
Conversation | September 29, 2017
Reflections from a Charlottesville Church . . .
Isaac Wardell, Director of Worship Arts at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, shares reflections from his experience shepherding their Charlottesville congregation in Sunday worship through the trauma of hatred, bigotry, and violence that took place in their small town less than one day before they gathered for worship.
Meditation/Reflection | August 28, 2017
How Worship Change Happened at American Lutheran Church
This once-aging, now-thriving Lutheran congregation became more comfortable with worship changes by using visuals and stories, reading books together, and sharing over meals.
Feature Story | August 18, 2017
Ten Ways to be More Inclusive and Welcoming in Worship and Church Life
Here are helpful suggestions for congregations who strive to include people across the full spectrum of abilities in their small group settings and beyond.
Article | August 03, 2017
Praise or Noisy Gong?: A Musicologist's Vision for Loving Your Neighbor
Differences in musical tastes, aesthetics and priorities are notoriously contentious issues for congregations and ministries to navigate.
Audio | July 06, 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 Songs about Care for Creation
Caring about God’s good creation includes lamenting whatever harms it and joining God’s mission to make all things new. Songs from around the world explore these ideas.
Article | June 15, 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
When the Music Fades: The Overlooked Facets of Contemporary Worship's Historical Development
A conversation between Lester Ruth and John Witvliet about contemporary worship, trinitarian lyrics, and the dynamics of church renewal.
Video | May 11, 2017
Christian Worship in North America and Asia
Ecumenical, post-colonial perspectives on varieties of contemporary songs
Video | May 11, 2017
Indonesian Musicians on Inculturating Indonesian Christian Worship
Christians who bring the gospel to other cultures often struggle to discern the difference between the essence of Christianity and its cultural packaging. That is true in Indonesia as well.
Conversation | May 11, 2017
Indonesians on Diversity among Indonesian Christians
Indonesia comprises thousands of islands on both sides of the equator. Its Christians and seminarians come from many islands, languages, and cultures. They have a lot to learn from each other.
Conversation | May 11, 2017
Conversation with singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken
This is a conversation with artist Sandra McCracken and John Witvliet.
Video | May 02, 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
A visual symbol that can be placed on the cover of service bulletins, within the written liturgy, or on a large screen display.
Image | March 28, 2017