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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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


The Nature of Reformed Worship

Using Psalm 95 as a starting place, this study encourages worship planners and leaders to think freshly about the conversation with God that constitutes a reformed worship service, and to... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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