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Developing Intergenerational Worship

When a worship community tips its worship service toward one age, protest often results and young people, in particular, often stop attending. The challenge of developing a worship service that... read more >

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Designing Worship Services for Older Adults

Church and worship leaders seldom ask the elderly about their interests and needs. This is a passionate and instructive article about one clergy person who did ask, and the resulting... read more >

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Captivate your church's children through storytelling

An essay by Dr. John Timmer published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship discusses the magical effect of the words, "Once upon a time…" on children. When you invite... read more >

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Renewing Your Worship Through Participation

In this article published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Joyce Ann Zimmerman, director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, reflects on the Vatican II call... read more >

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Become a Full Participant in Worship

Churches that struggle the most to experience worship renewal are often churches that have changed God from the source of worship into the object of worship. Attender are disconnected from... read more >

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Accessibility in Worship: Welcoming Everyone

Research from the National Organization of Disability suggests that people with disabilities are very likely to say their faith is important to them, but are more likely to not attend... read more >

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Pastors Develop Age-Appropriate Worship

This engaging article addresses the benefits and challenges of multi-generational worship, while recognizing that there are appropriate times to separate ages for developmentally graded learning programs. Discussion questions make it... read more >

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Recognizing the Unseen Worshippers

This study provided by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship seeks to broaden a worship planning team’s awareness of who is visibly and invisibly present at services. It raises the... read more >

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Transformation Resources That Best Fit Your Church

As a result of listening to congregational leaders describe their experiences, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations has come to believe that many resources offered to congregations do not match the... read more >

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Addressing Financial Concerns in Uncertain Times

As the economy slowly improves, congregational leaders continue to provide pastoral care related to unemployment and financial stress. The Indianapolis Center for Congregations held a workshop, inviting church leaders to discuss and share... read more >

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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