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Baptist Churches in Belarus
Baptists living in what is now Belarus have experienced war, shifting borders, persecution and the breakup of the Soviet Union. Their history gives them a unique perspective on what it means to follow Christ and suffer for him.
Conversation | September 01, 2015
Most deeply loved Psalms for Christians in Pakistan
Eric Sarwar shares specific Psalms that bring comfort, hope, and encouragement to Pakistani Christian.
Video | June 18, 2012
Does Worship Keep Your Understanding of God Too Small? Insights from Ancient Constantinople about the Transcendent in Worship
Worship today often stresses the nearness of God, on God as our personal friend. But God is much more. This session explored the setting and practices of worship in 6th century Constantinople to learn how they can contribute to our worship practices and larger understanding of the greatness of God.
Audio | January 27, 2012
Data about Worship Practices
Helpful data websites about worship practices.
Website | November 01, 2010
The Work of the People (Book Excerpt)
This book will guide congregations in worship that encourages spiritual growth, welcomes new participants, and sends people out as the body of Christ to transform the world.
Book Excerpt | October 20, 2010
Shaped by God (Book Excerpt)
Twelve experts share their perspectives on faith formation at home, in worship, in education, in intergenerational contexts, in people with developmental disabilities, and more.
Book Excerpt | October 15, 2010
Coop's Column - Glorify the Lord with Me
Modernity has a kind of airy weightlessness, a lack of seriousness and significance. So, when it comes to the matter of “setting their minds on things eternal”—that is, of paying any heed to the world beyond sight and sound—most contemporary people are pretty breezy and airy.
Reflection | September 17, 2010
A Worship Leadership Dilemma: Are consumers still able to worship?
How do I as a pastor or worship leader engage a congregation in deep, rich worship when their hearts have been shaped by consumeristic spirits that tell them to be shallow and self-serving? And how do I lead in such a way without being negative or preachy?
Audio | March 23, 2010
Singing the Psalms Against a Backdrop of Persecution: A View from Pakistan
Find out how the psalms bring hope to suffering Christians in Pakistan and how the psalms can challenge theologians, poets, and musicians around the world to strengthen faith, ministry, and worship.
Audio | March 23, 2010
Worship that Changes Lives: The Next Dimension
This workshop highlighted how our understanding of transformational worship experiences is deepened through a study of worship that included the narratives of church members. Drawing on the insights that are summarized in the book Worship that Changes Lives, participants were encouraged to reflect on the relational dimension of their worship experiences.
Article | January 01, 2009
Resources for Acknowledging Our Military Members in Worship
A set of resources for acknowledging military members in worship.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Worship that Ministers to the Afflicted
Many worshipers suffer from chronic illnesses, sudden crises, stresses from work and/or family life, losses of loved ones or of personal abilities, discouragement from situations in the local community or the world.
Video | January 01, 2009
Losers and Finders - Matthew 16
A service plan in an Epiphany series in preparation for Lent based on Matthew 16:21-28. The central focus is the twist of losing our lives to find them in Christ.
Worship Service | June 01, 2005