Online Resources: Worship

These articles and websites offer insight into developing healthy characteristics, building capacity for growth and inspiration through worship.

Worship Planning

  • Worship Experiences
  • This is a collective of ideas for creative and experiential worship services.
  • Still Waters
  • “Thoughts of a 2nd Generation Korean-American Pastor and Mother”  This blog includes resources for prayer stations, inter-generational worship and creative expressions of prayer.
  • At the Edge of Enclosure (Scriptural Meditation)
  • Suzanne Guthrie presents a collection of three weekly meditations on scripture, poetry and the challenge of the Gospel in our lives.  These mediations can be used in communal worship and also for individual meditation.  It follows the lectionary arch.
  • Rethink Worship Website
  • From Rethink Webmaster: “In my experience, seeing or reading about what other churches do Sunday mornings often inspires me and helps me come up with ideas while planning for Sunday mornings. I hope this site can help point you to some fresh resources, inspire creativity and maybe save you some time. Stay posted to this site as I will add more pages, posts, and thoughts as I go.”
  • Mustard Seeds Worship Idea Blog
  • This blog follows the lectionary.  She uses books, popular music, and suggests a variety of worship resources for creative worship experiences.  She also offers some of the inspiration and process that she uses to shape the experiences.
  • Narrative Lectionary
  • The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year the texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite people to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. Listening to the many different voices within Scripture enriches preaching and the life of faith.
  • The Text This Week (Lectionary Based Resource)
  • This is a collection of worship and preaching resources.  It follows the revised common lectionary.  There are links to articles, commentaries, and sermons.  There are also online suggestions for music, prayers, and other creative worship ideas.
  • The Worship Closet
  • This page has ideas for how to use worship space, particularly, to enhance and illustrate the Gospel message in congregational worship settings

Worship Development/Study

  • Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
  • Mission: Learn more about our mission of promoting the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities across North America and beyond.(reposted from website)

Articles

  • “Missional Preaching and the Kingdom of God”
  • “Worship in the Small Church”
  • “Generational Worship in a Multigenerational World”
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