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Proclaiming the Word

Christians believe that neither the speaker nor the listener of God’s word performs their tasks adequately without the work of God’s spirit. This study on the website of the Calvin... read more >

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Reading Scripture in Worship

Reading the word of God is a central act of worship. When the scriptures are read, God is speaking to the congregation. Therefore, it is wise to pay close attention... read more >

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A Service of Confession

Confession cleanses our hearts and assurance prepares us to receive the good news. Using Psalm 32 & 1 John 1, this study by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship underscores... read more >

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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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