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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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Proclaiming the Word

Christians believe that neither the speaker nor the listener of God’s word performs their tasks adequately without the work of God’s spirit. This study on the website of the Calvin... read more >


Reading Scripture in Worship

Reading the word of God is a central act of worship. When the scriptures are read, God is speaking to the congregation. Therefore, it is wise to pay close attention... read more >


A Service of Confession

Confession cleanses our hearts and assurance prepares us to receive the good news. Using Psalm 32 & 1 John 1, this study by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship underscores... read more >


How to Begin Worship

This study uses Psalm 95 & Acts 2 to reflect on how the congregation gathers for worship. It invites reflection on the specific acts that initiate worship and asks how... read more >


Prepare for Worship

Using Psalm 15 & John 4, this study points out the positive impact of spiritual and temporal preparation on the quality of worship. It offers ideas on how a worship... 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

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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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