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Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Advent Confession Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Nathan Nettleton
Ash Wednesday Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Debra Rienstra
Confession of Sin This article is a reflection of Robert Capon's writing on the nature of confession, exploring how it's not an apology or solution for sin but a submission of our right to our own life. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Making Space in the Neighborhood For Reconciliation This article explores Matthew 18:15-20 by arguing that based on the text, reconciliation starts with our own personal confession of sin after a genuine encounter with Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Confession of Sin A collection of prayers of confession. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Discipleship Ministries The Missional Order of St Fiacre at Life on the Vine. Taking inspiration from social gardening, David Fitch's article presents the Rule of a missional order that hopes to plant Christian communities through pastoral service. The Rule presents ideals centered upon fellowship, communal worship, and simplicity. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Full Text Hymns on Confession of Sin God of mercy! God of grace!PD
Have Thine Own Way, LordPD
I lay my sins on JesusPD
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The Witness of a Transforming Sexually Redemptive Community David Fitch imagines the witness of a sexually redemptive community that has radically different values from the vision of sexuality portrayed in Hollywood. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Becoming a Secular Church We must be different. The Christian response to sin and social conflict is confession and repentance. In this article, Bill Walker explains what it means for the church to be secular. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Bill Walker Confessions of a White Guy Many of us benefit from a church that looks to white men to define orthodoxy. Is another doctrinal statement really what we need? Adam Gustine responds to John MacArthur's Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Adam Gustine The Most Subversive Thing Christians Can Do in Light of the Inauguration In response to Trump's presidency, this extended prayer carries out the Church's call to pray for those who govern, and modeli a priestly and prophetic imagination for times and places of deep division and hostility. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas 3 Characteristics of Missional Preaching Can preaching within a multi-site venue be missional? David Fitch thinks not and gives three reasons. In the missional context, preaching is always local, demands a response, and is always better when we know the person. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Can Missional Be Multi-Site? 3 Characteristics of Missional Preaching By emphasizing the importance of missional preaching, David Fitch presents three reasons preaching within a multi-site venue cannot be missional. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch
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