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The Centrality of Worship Renewal

Renewing worship does not always (or only) mean adding new styles of music, instrumentation, liturgical expression, or preaching. Sometimes it means restoring the central things and practicing them robustly. Here... read more >


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 >


Can Sunday be a day for sports and spirit?

Two pastors were led to new discoveries about how to meet the worship needs of contemporary families by answering the question, “Who’s missing?” Usually, people miss church for one of... read more >


Transforming Worship: Inspiring stories of change

The story of how the Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, transformed its experience of worship offers a model of, and perspective on, congregational renewal. An article, published online by... read more >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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