Training for worship musicians is so important. Has anyone tried online training?
Did you know there are "Reading Sermons" available on the CRCNA website? You'll find the link to them below, as well as some other ideas for those times you may find yourself without a preacher.
A searchable collection of complete sermons provided by the “Reading...
Two days after this January’s presidential inauguration, our liturgy included singing this sentence: “I see a generation rising up to take its place with selfless faith.” I suddenly heard my voice go silent.
The Professing Our Faith toolkit offers practical, creative resources for encouraging a culture of commitment in your church, preparing people to profess their faith, planning a welcoming council conversation and more.
We are rethinking our church committee job descriptions. Does anyone have a worship task force job description that works well?
If you are looking for a new church, don’t make up your mind before you even begin. Be open to being surprised about where God will use you—even if the building or worship style looks way different than you imagined.
Children learn through observation, but they learn best through participation! Check out this new tool that offers 10 meaningful ways to involve kids in worship.
Christianity Today recently published an article identifying the top 5 church design trends to look for in the year ahead. I'd love to know, have you seen these trends at your church?
My church has approximately 40 different denominational backgrounds represented. In such a diverse group, the tendency is to go "wide," stripping worship to singing and a message. But what if we opted to go "deep" instead?
Planning Center Online ("PCO") is a subscription based scheduling service designed to assist churches with putting together worship services. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help!
I'm exploring the possibility of putting on a workshop to guide people through some of the differences between playing/singing in a band versus playing/singing solo. Got any ideas?
One question I hear from church leaders is: How can we organize our practices, groups, and curriculum for lifelong faith formation? One simple way to organize faith formation is around the liturgical calendar.
Martin Luther King, Jr. day is not a “Black” holiday. It is a day to affirm the dignity of all people. It is a day to remember the example of King – a drum major for justice.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” (MSG)
I highly recommend this course to any of you who perhaps, like me, love worship, love to plan worship, and love to learn, but do not have a theology or worship degree.
Classis Arizona has approximately 50 Blue Psalters in like-new condition. Please contact us if you can use some of these books!
For the last several years, groups of young people from several of the local schools have blessed the CRC staff at "1700" with music of the Advent and Christmas season!
My adoption and life story isn’t “I once was lost, but now am found.” It’s more of a story of being eternally found from the beginning of time, with a very visible, tangible example of God’s providence.
It's too late to share ideas for Advent but as my Christmas gift to anyone who will take it (and in hopes of getting some fresh ideas back in the process) here are a few Lenten series I've done in the past.
Hope is much more than just a blind wish. It's having a clear expectation and the confidence that what you hope for will come to pass. Like the wise men we too have hope—hope for today and for the future.
Our worship committee is looking at reading a book together to (re)orient our work. Any suggestions? One idea we got was to look at "For the Beauty of the Church"...has anyone read that?
I am looking for a Christmas liturgy to use this December. Got any good suggestions?
I am searching for a collection of benedictions for worship. Got any ideas?
Advent is a time of intense longing, waiting for peace. Our fellow Christians in Syria, Lebanon and Germany share this Advent Liturgy and urge us to join them in worship and prayer for peace for Syria.
We asked worship leaders and pastors for songs used in worship for Profession of Faith and their responses are found in the attached list.