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Ethnodoxology encourages people to worship in their own way

When people are encouraged to worship in their own "heart language," they are able to know God in the ways they understand. Ethnodoxology—the theological and anthropological study, and practical application,... read more >

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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 >

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Worship Leadership Study Series

Lead your worship team or study group through a series of reflections on ten core elements of vital Christian worship. Each study includes biblical references, discussion questions, and related resources.... read more >

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Developing Intergenerational Worship

When a worship community tips its worship service toward one age, protest often results and young people, in particular, often stop attending. The challenge of developing a worship service that... read more >

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Designing Worship Services for Older Adults

Church and worship leaders seldom ask the elderly about their interests and needs. This is a passionate and instructive article about one clergy person who did ask, and the resulting... read more >

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Children Worship Bibliography

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has compiled an extensive selected bibliography of books about children and Christian worship. Topics include designing sermons for adults and children, resources for teaching... read more >

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Captivate your church's children through storytelling

An essay by Dr. John Timmer published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship discusses the magical effect of the words, "Once upon a time…" on children. When you invite... read more >

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Pastors Develop Age-Appropriate Worship

This engaging article addresses the benefits and challenges of multi-generational worship, while recognizing that there are appropriate times to separate ages for developmentally graded learning programs. Discussion questions make it... read more >

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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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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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