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Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season Cross Jesus Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics.

 

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches Youth Music Christianity Stained Glass Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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