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Transforming Worship: Inspiring stories of change

The story of how the Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, transformed its experience of worship offers a model of, and perspective on, congregational renewal. An article, published online by... read more >

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Worship Leadership Study Series

Lead your worship team or study group through a series of reflections on ten core elements of vital Christian worship. Each study includes biblical references, discussion questions, and related resources.... read more >

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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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Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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