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Introduction to Using Visual Communication in Worship

As we move into a post-literate world, images and symbols speak at least as powerfully as words in the same way that stained glass windows communicated the gospel story to... read more >


Using Drama in Worship: A Tale of Three Churches

If you are considering using drama in your worship service, an article hosted on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, illustrates three different ways to do it. In... read more >


Resources: Funerals as Christian Worship

Christianity is rich with resources for facing death, because at the center of Christian worship and faith life is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, along with reflection on... read more >


Voicing the Psalms: How to Hear God Talking, Live

The Psalms have the power to inspire and strengthen people in hardship and oppression, to celebrate joy, and to tune the human heart to God’s ways. In a conversation with... read more >


Worship Renewal Grants Program

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's "Vital Worship" grant seeks to foster thoughtful and energetic work for worship that exhibits renewed creativity, theological integrity, and relevance in congregations, parishes, and... read more >


Publications in the Reformed Tradition

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has sponsored or collaborated on over 30 publishing projects with five major publishers. The Institute offers a searchable database of practical resources for congregational... read more >


The Lord’s Supper in Worship

This articles, with links, will help your church celebrate the Service of Communion in the Reformed tradition. Published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship the article also offers links... read more >


Baptism in Worship

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship provides this page devoted to articles, sample services, group studies, and links to Bible studies and Reformed Worship magazine issues related to the practice... read more >


Christ the King Sunday Worship Services

Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent, and anticipates the sovereignty of the born and risen Christ. It also serves as a transition from Ordinary Time into... read more >


Sermon Prep for Thanksgiving

Keeping the Thanksgiving service fresh, and finding new personal inspiration as a preacher, can be challenging. Here the task is addressed through a variety of ideas for the Thanksgiving service... read more >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...

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