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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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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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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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