Resources on Shift Worship

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Topical Study on Worship Each week Christians gather for worship in mud huts and Gothic cathedrals, in prisons and nursing homes, in storefront buildings and village squares, in sprawling megachurches and old country chapels. In these diverse contexts the style of worship varies greatly. Some congregations hear formal sermons read from carefully honed manuscripts;... Learning Worship Together: How Worship Change Happens Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/learning-worship-together-how-worship-change-happens Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship , Congregation , Worship Planning , Education Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article about worship formation and education in the church suggests that worship change works best when worship and education leaders work together, and studying worship together can lead more people to participate fully in worship. Shifted Light Welcome Still Image by Shift Worship https://skitguys.com/still-backgrounds/shifted-light-welcome-still Image by Shift Worship Topics: Darkness , Light , Hospitality , Art Source: The Skit Guys Featuring orange and yellow light shifting in the dark, this worship slide says, "Welcome – we're glad you're here." Praise Team or Worship Team? Article by Paul Ryan https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2006/06/01/praise-team-or-worship-team/ Article by Paul Ryan Topics: Worship , Leading Worship , Liturgy , Leadership Source: Reformed Journal What is the true roll of the 'Praise' Team? Is it only praise or are there other elements of worship included? Paul Ryan explores these questions in light of modern worship. Sunday Morning Worship: Who's not there and why not? Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/sunday-morning-worship-who-s-not-there-and-why-not- Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship , Family , Intergenerational issues , Pastoral leadership Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship As churches work toward full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy, they're reaching out to those absent from Sunday morning worship. A feature story focused on Sunday worship attendance and how to reach out to... Music and Worship Resources for Father's Day Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=412 Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Father's Day , Praise , Music Source: The African American Lectionary For Father's Day, Michelle Riley Jones has put together this call to worship and suggested list of hymns and songs. F.A.M.I.L.Y Worship during COVID-19 Article by Josh Laxton https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/march/family-worship-during-covid-19.html Article by Josh Laxton Topics: Worship , Family , Worship Planning Source: Christianity Today In this article, Josh Laxton gives some practical advice about worshiping with one's family during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers six steps for unpacking scripture. Nonverbal Worship Practices that Bridge Differences Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/nonverbal-worship-practices-that-bridge-differences Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship , Art , Intergenerational issues , Culture Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Reflecting on the insights of Kai Ton Chau, Joan Huyser-Honig explores nonverbal worship practices, such as using rhythm, dance, instrumental music, liturgical movement, and visual art, that can bridge generational, cultural, and language differences. Introducing Surprise in Worship Article by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence https://www.reformedworship.org/blog/6-tips-introducing-surprise-worship Article by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence Topics: Worship Planning , Change , Holy Spirit , Wisdom Source: Reformed Worship Drawing from her experience in a recent worship service, Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence offers six tips to consider if you're thinking about deviating from your usual pattern in worship and want to avoid bad surprises. Scarcity and Abundance, Worship and the Kingdom, Realism and the Church, and Giving Thanks in the Eucharist Study Guide by Justin Crisp https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-proper-12-b-2012 Study Guide by Justin Crisp Topics: Worship , Faith , Praise , Gift Source: Sermons That Work This Bible study offers brief commentary and discussion questions. It explores the themes of scarcity and abundance, the connection between worship and the kingdom, and more. Juggling In-Person Worship & Online Engagement Audio/Video by Scott Sauls https://www.barna.com/research/juggling-in-person-worship-and-online-engagement/ Audio/Video by Scott Sauls Topics: Technology , Worship Planning Source: Barna In this podcast interview, Scott Sauls discuss COVID-19 reopening, in-person worship precautions, and ongoing digital engagement in a season of hybrid church. (Length: 57:18) Participants in Worship Study Guide by Howard D Vanderwell http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/participants-in-worship-seen-and-unseen Study Guide by Howard D Vanderwell Topics: Worship , Heaven , Church Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Lesson 2 of a 12-lesson Bible study on Christian worship. This lesson focuses on Revelation 4 and 5, and reminds us that we are getting a view of the throne room of heaven when we worship. The Quarterback: Worship Article by Syd Hielema http://www.reformedworship.org/blog/quarterback-worship Article by Syd Hielema Topics: Worship , Leadership , Faith , Discipleship Source: Reformed Worship Worship is the quarterback of a congregation’s discipleship and faith formation ministries. Recognizing this role and intentionally providing ways for it to shine in this role will bless the entirety of a congregation’s life together. Call to Worship as Advent Begins Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/11/call-to-worship-as-advent-begins.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship , Advent , Gift , Nativity Source: Re-Worship An Advent Call to Worship for setting the communion table with a purple cloth, a Bible, a candle, and a gift to meet the coming Christ. Should children stay in Sunday worship? Article by Donna Frischknecht Jackson https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pt-0719-exploring/ Article by Donna Frischknecht Jackson Topics: Worship , Parenting , Children , Families Source: Presbyterian Church Mission Commentary from a variety of voices on the presence of children during the worship service. When Does Worship Happen? Article by William Edward Flippin Jr http://day1.org/3580-the_rev_william_flippin_jr_when_does_worship_happen Article by William Edward Flippin Jr Topics: Worship , Grace of God , Gratitude Source: Day1 William E. Flippin Jr., based on several passages, explains that worship happens whenever human inadequacy is met by the grace of God. Worship is our response, with gratitude, to his grace. What did the worship space look like? Article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/what-did-the-worship-space-look-like Article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait Topics: Worship space , Change Source: Christian History Institute From house churches to trendsetting worship places, Jennifer writes on changes in the architecture of worship space since Constantine's conversion. Changing the Tempo of Worship Article by Paul J Grime https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/changing-the-tempo-of-worship Article by Paul J Grime Topics: Worship , Music , Martin Luther Source: Christian History Institute Unlike Ulrich Zwingli or John Calvin, Martin Luther saw music as a means to praise God. This article talks about Luther's belief about music, its role in worship, and what Luther musically contributed to the church.... Let Story Form Your Worship: Old Testament and Dramas Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/let-story-form-your-worship-old-testament-and-lectionary-dramas Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship Planning , Lectionary , Old Testament Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article explores dramas based on Old Testament texts, and offers suggestions and sample ideas for worship dramas. When Worship Is No Longer Building-Based Practical How-To by Rebekah Simon-Peter https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/10307/when-worship-is-no-longer-building-based Practical How-To by Rebekah Simon-Peter Topics: Church , Culture Source: Ministry Matters This article looks at the shift away from building-centred ministry that has taken place amid COVID-19 restrictions, and suggests three ways to turn this unexpected gift into a long-term culture shift. Let's Stop Pretending That Virtual Worship Isn't Here to Stay Article by Joseph W Walker III https://religionnews.com/2020/07/24/lets-stop-pretending-that-virtual-worship-isnt-here-to-stay/ Article by Joseph W Walker III Topics: Worship , Technology , Worship Planning Source: Religion News Service In this article, Pastor Joseph Walker explores why churches should embrace technology as the friend of a full faith experience and prepare for the continuation of virtual worship even after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.