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Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship: The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities worldwide.
 
    The Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship offers a wide range of practical resources and scholarly works for congregational leaders, pastors, teachers of worships, students, artists, and all interested in worship. These resources serve as tools for preparing, planning for, and leading worship as well as for studying the history, theology, and practice of worship worldwide. The website provides free resources primarily in the form of articles, audio files, slideshow and video presentations, plus links to purchase Worship Institute books, cds, and hymnals: we have co-sponsored over 90 titles with five major publishers.
 
 
   ¡Le pidieron dar el sermón infantil! Este material ofrece valiosos recursos prácticos para aquellas personas que tienen el privilegio y la responsabilidad de prepararse y compartir el mensaje infantil. Article Article | August 11, 2017
   Bruce Theron on Word and Worship, a South African lectionary resource Across cultures and denominations, South African churches are growing in unity—thanks to the nation’s first ecumenical sermon and worship resource written in English. Conversation Conversation | March 16, 2017
    The Challenges and Opportunities of Preaching Matthew. Each of the four gospels has its own flavor, themes, and overall character and so each requires different things of the preacher. Matthew’s Gospel presents a number of challenges, a few of which are peculiar to the present day when biblical literacy in most places has fallen off. Audio Audio | February 13, 2017
   Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest. Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia. Resource Guide Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
   Wording the Sunday Sermon. One of the preacher’s big challenges is finding language for the Sunday sermon that will engage the most of her or his listeners. But what kind of language is that? What are some of its features? Video Video | April 21, 2016
   Preaching to and with Millennials. Learn what Pastor Mary Hulst has discovered as a college chaplain and why she thinks the future of the North American church relies on preaching that engages this generation. Audio Audio | April 21, 2016
   Preaching to the Streets: Homiletics for Urban Ministry. How can the Bible speak to the hopes and fears of urban people who don’t know anything about the Christian life? Video Video | April 21, 2016
   Making the Sermon Work. Preachers know that Sundays are relentless—there seems to be one every week. Mary Hulst and Peter Jonker are every-week preachers, too; each of whom has recently written a book to help preachers tackle their daunting task successfully week after week. Video Video | April 15, 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 Conversation | April 08, 2016
   Worship and Citizenship in an Age of Divisive Politics. One of our callings as Christians is to live as resourceful and redemptive citizens of the countries in which we live—a vexing challenge in an age of political division in so many countries around the world represented at the Symposium. Video Video | April 04, 2016
   Solid Resources for Lively Preaching. Preachers know that unless they receive fresh input from good resources, sooner or later their weekly output in the sermon will get thinner and thinner. But where are the solid resources on which the preacher can rely? What best practices exist to enrich preaching? Video Video | April 01, 2016.
   Jennifer Ackerman on Courageous Conversations among Pastors. The Micah Groups program brings together pastors from diverse denominational, theological and ethnic contexts, all who desire to become empowered wise preachers. They seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Over time, they build enough trust to have courageous conversations about worship, preaching and justice. Conversation Conversation | February 19, 2016   
   Jennifer Ackerman on Courageous Conversations among Pastors. The Micah Groups program brings together pastors from diverse denominational, theological and ethnic contexts, all who desire to become empowered wise preachers. They seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Over time, they build enough trust to have courageous conversations about worship, preaching and justice. Conversation Conversation | February 19, 2016
   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 Audio | February 25, 2015
   Transforming Sermon Communication. A Practical Guide to Making Changes That Make a Difference. Video Video | February 24, 2015
   Superando la fatiga homilética. Este taller explorará maneras de revitalizar su predicación. Video Video | February 23, 2015
   The Most Important Word in Preaching. Since the inception of the New Homiletic in the 1970s, preachers have been experimenting with inductive and narrative forms of preaching, thanks to the likes of Fred Craddock and Eugene Lowry. The idea is for sermons to engage people, create an experience of the biblical text. Audio Audio | February 20, 2015
    Pablo Jiménez on Reenergizing Preaching. One way to keep sermons fresh is to ditch the deductive form, in which preachers begin with their main point and then work to prove it. Conversation Conversation | January 08, 2015
    Show, Don't Tell: Keeping Sermons Vivid. Throughout the average week people talk about their lives and their families and their work through stories about whosaid what, how a certain event came about, and what something looked like and felt like when it happened. But too oftenon Sundays preachers present sermons that are short on vivid stories and long on description and the doling out of facts.In this workshop those who preach sermons and those who listen to sermons will explore both why vividness in sermons is vital and some ideas on how to make this happen in sermons as well. Audio Audio | March 04, 2014
    Transformational Preaching: Engaging with Exodus and the Old Testament, part 2. Explore the art of building a bridge back to the world of the Bible and then bringing the drama back to our generation. Audio Audio | February 27, 2014
    Transformational Preaching: Engaging with Exodus and the Old Testament. This seminar explores the art of building a bridge back to the world of the Bible and then bringing the drama back to our generation. Audio Audio | February 27, 2014
    Day of Learning June 19, 2013. A Day of Learning brings together grant recipients and community members to discuss, share, and worship together as well as to consider how disciplined creativity, theological integrity, and healthy leadership practices work together in the worship renewal process. Article Article |  Audio Audio | June 28, 2013
    Mark Labberton on Micah Groups and God’s Broken Heart. Mark Labberton teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary and directs its Ogilvie Institute of Preaching. He wrote The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice and The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor. In this edited conversation, he talks about why preachers are forming and joining Micah Groups. Conversation Conversation | July 10, 2012
    Acquired Tips on How to Be a Guest Preacher. A seasoned preacher offers tips on how to be an effective guest preacher. Article Article | April 30, 2012
    What College Students Have Taught Me About Preaching. They are the emerging leaders in our congregations. They are only a few years away from serving as deacons, elders, or preachers themselves. What are they listening for in sermons? What are they hungry for? What bores them? Audio Audio | January 27, 2012
    Sermon series: Have You Considered My Servant Job? A sermon series centered around Job. Article Article | March 15, 2011
    A Little Give and Take: How Words Shape Our Worship Worlds. How we describe realities matter, and, the words and images we use matter much. Our language not only describes a given reality, but in some ways, also designs it. Article Article | March 10, 2011
    Planning for Summer Worship: Constructing Series of Sermons. The summer is a good time to draw the worship planners together to take a look at the season that is past. Article Article | October 26, 2010
    Planning Ahead: Worship in September. September is a time of new beginnings. The new school year, the new church school year, and a new year of church ministries and activities are all worth remembering, celebrating, and dedicating in worship. Worship Service Worship Service | October 21, 2010
    Philippians Resource Guide. A topic guide to resources related to the book of Philippians. Resource Guide Resource Guide | October 14, 2010
    In Other Words: A Conversation on Preaching. Sermons usually say in other words what Scripture says, and do in other words what Scripture does --assure, warn, encourage, inform, inspire--. But they say and do Scripture in a great many ways and they can sound very different from each other depending on the acoustics of time, place, and audience. Audio Audio | March 23, 2010
   Seven Deadly Sins: Time for churches to reclaim the tradition. It's time for the church to reclaim and apply the concept of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Vices to spiritual formation. A feature story exploring the Seven Deadly Sins. Feature Story Feature Story | January 26, 2010
   Planning Worship for a Seven Deadly Sins Series. So many churches have recently done a series of worship services on the seven deadly sins that you can find ample ideas for your setting. You can plan the whole service to help worshipers frame their experience of vice within the overarching story of God’s forgiveness and reconciling grace. Feature Story Feature Story | January 26, 2010
 
 

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