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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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Worship in Times of Natural Disaster

This collection of resources was initially created in response to Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami but is equally applicable for all natural disasters. These suggestions are offered... read more >

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Worship Resources in Times of War

This resource addresses various aspects of preparing and conducting worship services in wartime. Topics include orienting questions, prayers, conducting a service of prayers, and scripture and song resources. Additional web... read more >

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Funeral and Memorial Service Resources

The funeral service offers a unique opportunity to think beyond this life. Attendees are more open to meet God, and are often ready to listen carefully. This discussion by the... read more >

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The Power of Story

There are lots of stories of hope and renewal taking place in Indianapolis’ east side. C. Christopher Smith tells the hopeful story of his church, Englewood Christian Church, in his book, The... read more >

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Take Your Leadership Team to a Training Event

Attending a conference or workshop provides lay members of your congregation with fresh ideas and new insights and generates enthusiasm. A group also brings diverse lenses to the event, generates... read more >

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Looking Within and Stepping Beyond

Effective growth and transformational programs begin with introspection. That’s the message of these stories of four Indiana congregations that embarked on the challenge of understanding themselves and their ministry locations,... read more >

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Hospitality Leads to Renewal

This article contains accounts of congregations engaged in renewal by restoring their vision of hospitality in the midst of congregational change. Read about a historic black church pastor breaking tradition... read more >

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Four Accounts of Congregational Transformation

“In churches, it’s so easy to turn our chairs inward and talk to ourselves about ourselves. But that’s not what it’s about. We need to keep our chairs facing outward,”... read more >

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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

"Religion exists to answer the questions and supply the needs that couldn’t possibly be bought with money. But...

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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