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Worship Leadership Study Guides

Worship leaders and planners are charged with guiding the faithful worship of God and the faithful instruction of the congregation. This set of monthly studies, designed to encourage worship committees... read more >


Children’s Books about Worship

This excellent selected bibliography of books about worship for younger children includes board books with topics like, “Colors I See in Church,” and “Things I Hear in Church.” It also... read more >


The Paschal Mystery in Liturgy and what it means to us

We all experience loss, tragedy and heartache, and we turn to our faith for guidance and help. In a reflection published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Joyce Ann Zimmerman suggests... read more >


The Power of Silence

Silence is more than the absence of sound. It encompasses personal internal stillness. In the midst of the busyness of daily life, the ability to find internal stillness makes it... read more >


Become a Full Participant in Worship

Churches that struggle the most to experience worship renewal are often churches that have changed God from the source of worship into the object of worship. Attender are disconnected from... read more >


Spiritual Preparation for Worship Leaders

What builds up the body of Christ and what tears it down? What is really important to insist upon as crucial to the health of the body, and what is... read more >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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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