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How to Begin Worship

This study uses Psalm 95 & Acts 2 to reflect on how the congregation gathers for worship. It invites reflection on the specific acts that initiate worship and asks how... read more >

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Prepare for Worship

Using Psalm 15 & John 4, this study points out the positive impact of spiritual and temporal preparation on the quality of worship. It offers ideas on how a worship... read more >

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Evaluate Your Worship Life

A thoughtful plan of regularly evaluating your church’s worship life can be very healthy and may pay large dividends. A study, geared to the worship leader or leadership team, identifies... read more >

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The Pattern of the Christian Year

Worship planning requires being aware of multiple calendars. The chronological, the church program, the secular events, and the Christian year calendars all need to be included in annual worship planning.... read more >

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Worship as Covenant Renewal

Based on Joshua 24, this study builds on the notion that we are a covenant people in a covenantal relationship with God. Our corporate worship calls for a corporate response... read more >

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Worship as Listening and Responding

Drawing on the Nehemiah story of rebuilding the temple, this study, offered on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, invites participants to notice the importance of listening... read more >

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Effective Collaborative Worship Planning

Using inspiration from Mark and 1 Corinthians, this study encourages respect for the various gifts given to members of the body of Christ. The article identifies some appropriate qualifications for... read more >

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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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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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