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Issues in Worship Renewal, Part Two

Churches deal with many questions about worship style and substance that rarely surfaced a generation ago. A church could jump on bandwagons that are part of an unhealthy parade, or... read more >

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Issues in Worship Renewal, Part One

Worship change is happening in many churches across the land. Some are richer and healthier for it. Others are more polarized. Biblical discernment is needed to identify the issues, to... read more >

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Write a Worship Purpose Statement

The challenge of every worship community is the diversity of expectations from attendees. The responsibility of worship leaders is to provide a biblically sound and consistent worship experience. Drawing from... read more >

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The Nature of Reformed Worship

Using Psalm 95 as a starting place, this study encourages worship planners and leaders to think freshly about the conversation with God that constitutes a reformed worship service, and to... 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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Why Study Worship as a Team?

A study aimed at helping worship leaders understand why people worship and what constitutes authentic worship is available from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Use it to initiate a... read more >

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The Pattern of a Worship Service

This resource suggests there are three basic models of worship — the Two-task Model, the Processional Model, and the Conversation Model. After briefly reviewing each, the article then focuses on... read more >

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The Rhythm of the Worship Year

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship offers Bible study plans to encourage worship committees and worship planning teams to take time to study together as they work. "The Pattern of... read more >

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Worship Committee Study Guides

This series of 24 monthly study guides for worship teams, produced and available for free on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, focuses on key actions in... read more >

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Ministering to Veterans

There is an increasing need for faith communities to partner in the readjustment process of soldiers returning home, as many as 30 percent of whom may struggle with Post Traumatic... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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