In the interest of making Scripture reading in worship more interesting, noteworthy, and formative, we offer some suggestions for worship planners to consider.
Here are a sampling of key themes that might be near the center of attention for worship leaders in all styles and types of congregations.
Authentic worship is about us. But it is also about God, his creation, and his church. How authentic is your worship? In what ways do you need to be more genuine, real, or true?
Hymnary.org is a new kind of online hymn index.
We are the Faith Formation Committee, established by Synod 2007 and appointed by the Board of Trustees.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities worldwide.
The Ministry Resource Center (MRC) is a collection of practical resources for all aspects of congregational ministry and a permanent collection of Hekman Library.
We've loaded this website with a battery of sermon resources and ideas and we are committed to keep adding new material constantly.
Like many denominations, the Christian Reformed Church has too many youth who make profession of faith, go away for college or work—and drop out of church. This trend is pushing churches to ask what profession of faith is for.
This site features more than 1,700 articles for planning and leading worship - including complete service plans, dramas, litanies, seasonal resources, and more.
As many grains are gathered into one loaf, partaking of the elements binds God’s people together into one. Ironically, when church leaders ignore the unique needs of worshipers with disabilities, some are excluded from the sacrament whose very name includes the word union.
Alternating silence and speech and silence is the very rhythm of God, as old and deep in the nature of things as creation itself.
Video imagery in worship needs to be grounded in the purpose of worship.
What does it take to become intentional about intergenerational worship?
Given the inevitable craziness of ministry, how can you optimally create space for people to meet with God? How can you deepen your worship leading skills, while avoiding the temptation to drown in the glut of ministry needs? Consider a few other pointed questions.
Preach the gospel at all times and, if necessary, use words. This ancient maxim, attributed to Saint Francis, may be more relevant today than ever before.
As we reflect on being but dust and ash and follow Christ’s journey to the cross, we’re reminded of how much we need the resurrection.