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Planning for Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter: Helpful ideas for an inspiring holy season

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. We hope these links to resources will enliven and inspire your own creative thinking about Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter.

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Approximately 1,600 attendees of the Calvin Institute's 2014 Symposium came to Grand Rapids in early February from around the globe, including some 130 attendees from 30 countries outside the U.S. Throughout the conference the themes of Exodus were sounded over and over again in worship and workshops and seminars and panel discussions and countless informal conversations over meals and coffee and tea on and off campus.

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Inspiration for churches at Lent

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in Christian faith communities, has prepared several resources to support the worshipful... read more >

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Bible stories losing relevance; what can pastors do about it?

When Luther Seminary professor David Lose assigned his students to interview two persons from their home congregations and ask them what Bible stories provide them with comfort or courage when... read more >

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Welcoming people with disabilities to your church

Educator and writer Barbara J. Newman specializes in identifying and sharing methods of including children with disabilities in social settings. In 2013, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, a nonprofit organization... read more >

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Use Your Hymnal as a Pastoral Care Resource

Every meeting between a pastor and a congregant to offer spiritual comfort, encouragement or support is pastoral care at its most basic and central. However, pastoral care also encompasses all... read more >

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Enter Deeply into the Christmas Tradition and Season

The infancy narratives of Jesus are structured narratives that result from his disciples reflecting on Jesus' life, death, and resurrection for 40 or 50 years, and contain all of the... read more >

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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