When you’re in church singing from the shiny new Lift Up Your Hearts (LUYH) hymnal you’re holding in your hands, it’s all good. All the copyrights and permissions you need are included. Singing from the screen? Maybe not so good.
I raise this question because on the one hand I read in places like the Banner that this is true. But I also read in places like Calvin's Institute of Worship that convergence worship is worship of choice of young adults. How can both of these be true?
The new CRC hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts is more than just a songbook. Did you know that, in addition to songs, the hymnal also includes readings, Scripture, and prayers?
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has a variety of resources available for ministry to those living with disabilities.
One thing I've been trying to do in our church is build some ritual into our music. During this process I've discovered something I really like: singing a short song to begin the congregational prayer.
Can music become an idol?
I think Lift Up Your Hearts is outstanding. It has become my primary hymnal, the first one I turn to for planning worship.
Understandably, there are several selections I love and that the church I serve loves from the grey Psalter Hymnal and Sing! A New Creation that did not make it into ...
Students in your congregation may have recently returned to school or starting soon. Some will be anxious, some will be eager. All could use your support, encouragement and blessing.
This litany celebrates our unity in Christ through words and through the action of weaving ribbons into loose fabric, creating a wonderfully diverse tapestry.
A responsive reading.
A church is looking for advice about purchasing Ipads for people with visual impairments that would mirror what is projected on the screen.
This Access VBA software was written to create usher schedules for our church. It works on any computer that has Microsoft Access 2007 or later installed on it.
Perhaps you have heard this all-too familiar mantra: Life is worship! I wonder, however, if we can hit the pause button to reflect on the premise that worship includes everything we do.
Is your church still singing a doxology? Should you be?
Beyond Sunday morning, leaders are asked to do a lot of one-off events and tasks. How much is too much?
The technological side of designing and building a website can be intimidating. But choosing to ignore the web isn’t a smart option. Here are a few reasons why.
We may answer that question in two ways. A prescriptive answer offers essential connections between Reformed theology and Reformed worship. A descriptive answer assumes that Reformed worship is worship by Reformed people.
Use music and song lyrics every day to praise the Lord.
During the last few decades the Worship Pastor or Director of Worship or Worship Leader has become a very important position within the ministry team of a local congregation. In response, a number of worship schools have popped up around the nation...
There are three things that a lot of worship leaders do, often without thinking about it.
I wonder if sometimes we say something is too repetitive because we do not particularly appreciate or connect with a certain type of worship.
Autumn prayer to offer at a Disability Awareness Sunday service.
A prayer by Elizabeth E. Schultz to offer at a Diversity/Disability Awareness service.
The Lord calls us as his covenant people to care for each other. We who belong to Christ must answer his call to serve each other in his name...
Our worship team was talking about transposing church music into a higher or lower key to make it more manageable for people to sing. We were thinking of trying musescore.org...