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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’s Books about Worship

This excellent selected bibliography of books about worship for younger children includes board books with topics like, “Colors I See in Church,” and “Things I Hear in Church.” It also... read more >

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Children Worship Services

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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The Paschal Mystery in Liturgy and what it means to us

We all experience loss, tragedy and heartache, and we turn to our faith for guidance and help. In a reflection published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Joyce Ann Zimmerman suggests... read more >

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The Power of Silence

Silence is more than the absence of sound. It encompasses personal internal stillness. In the midst of the busyness of daily life, the ability to find internal stillness makes it... read more >

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Renewing Your Worship Through Participation

In this article published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Joyce Ann Zimmerman, director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, reflects on the Vatican II call... read more >

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Become a Full Participant in Worship

Churches that struggle the most to experience worship renewal are often churches that have changed God from the source of worship into the object of worship. Attender are disconnected from... read more >

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Spiritual Preparation for Worship Leaders

What builds up the body of Christ and what tears it down? What is really important to insist upon as crucial to the health of the body, and what is... 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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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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