Worship Resources

General Worship Resources

Websites:
http://www.fummwa.org – Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

www.gbod.org – General Board of Discipleship website with worship planning helps, preaching helps, and lectionary hymns.

www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com – click on Worship Builder, type in worship theme, liturgical theme or lectionary Sunday and get free sermon resources and lists of drama, music, visual media, books and supplies. Also listed are upcoming worship conferences.

www.emergingworship.org

www.umcworship.com

www.calvin.edu/worship – Calvin Institute of Christian Worship – Reformed perspective. Ecumenical community that offers worship planning, sermon helps and vital worship story ideas.

www.lumicon.org – Offers resources to help churches use the language and tools of the digital culture

http://www.textweek.com – A wonderful lectionary resource! The site includes sermons, prayers, full liturgies, music, art, drama, bulletin covers, etc.  It describes itself as “a virtual study desk for students, teachers and preachers. Click on a date to find direct links to a wide variety of contemporary and historical resource for study and liturgy for each lectionary week and periscope. Check out the Scripture Index to locate links to study resources relating to specific passages. Artwork is indexed by Biblical theme and can be found in the Art concordance. Check out the Movie Concordance for lists of movies indexed by spiritual theme.

www.kerrresources.com – Ministry resources for congregations of The United Methodist Church and The Presbyterian Church (U.S. A.) Preaching helps, worship aids, downloadable clipart, downloadable bulletin covers.

www.neaveill.com – Ministry resources for the worship arts; includes drama resources.

www.homileticsonline.com – Requires a subscription.

www.praise.net - FAQ – Books, Videos, Software

www.childrenatworship.org - Internet membership with resources for the full inclusion of children and youth in worship. Includes weekly ideas for prayers, dramatic readings and projects, book reviews, art, and newsletter.

Books:
Praise Now 1 and Praise Now 2 – Ready to use services for contemporary and multi-sensory worship by Nylea L. Butler-Moore and Nancy C. Townley Each service includes a description and "how to" for an altar design so that you can visually enhance the service.

Worship Matters, Vol. 1 & 2, edited by E. Byron Anderson, Discipleship Resources. “Every church ought to have these as resources for Worship Committees. They cover every ministry involved in worship.”

Bread for the Journey by Ruth C. Duck – Offers resources for worship

Lectionary Worship Workbook by Charles and Donna Cammarata (CSS Publishing 2005)

Finding Words for Worship by Ruth C. Duck – A guide for leaders. (Westminster Knox Press, 1995)

Touch Holiness by Duck, Ruth C. and Maren Tirabassi – Offers resources for worship

A Wee Worship Book (Wild Goose Press, Iona Community) – A collection of liturgies “aimed primarily at participative worship with shared leadership. It includes optional methods of scriptural reflection and prayer with symbolic action. There is also a preface of comments on leading worship, dealing with all the issues which ordained clergy never tell lay people but presume they should know.”

Fifteen Services for Small Churches by Elaine Strawn and Christine Nees

Ancient-Future Worship by Robert Weber

Always in Rehearsal: The Practice of Worship and the Presence of Children by James H. Ritchie, Jr.

First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences ion Your Church by Mark Waltz (Group Publishing 2005)

Planning Blended Worship by Robert Webber (Abingdon Press 1998)

The Present Future; Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal (Jossey Bass, 2003)

Handbook for Multi-sensory Worship , Volume 1, by Kim Miller and the Ginghamsburg UMC Worship Team, (Abingdon Press 1999)

Handbook for Multi-sensory Worship, Volume II, by Kim Miller and the Ginghamsburg Worship Team (Abingdon Press, 2001)

Sermon Resources:
www.day1.net – This is "the voice of the Protestant church, presenting outstanding preachers from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and other denominations. Our website features an extensive collection of lectionary-based sermons in text and audio, and other helpful information for lay persons and pastors alike."

www.gbod.org – Click on worship section. Will provide you with lectionary helps, liturgy, and links.

www.sermoncentral.com – This site provides a host or resources to sermon helps, illustrations, sermons, PowerPoint presentations and movie clips.

www.pastors.com – A website through Saddleback Church that offers sermon helps.

www.willowcreek.com – Linking like-minded, action-oriented churches with each other and with strategic vision, training, and resources.

www.preachingplus.com – Preachingplus offers subscribers sermons for kids and adults, original royalty-free graphics, sermon illustrations, dramas and more. Contributors include Len Sweet, Bud Reeves, Dave Stone, Dave Fleming and others. Stocked with real world ideas, preachingplus is easy to navigate and use. There's also interactivity and a touch of community with user comments posted on each sermon.

Subscription: "Pulpit Resource" published by Logos Productions; Phone 1-800-328-0200 or order online at www.logosproductions.com - a homiletical journal of biblical interpretation, suggested approaches, and illustrative material for preparation of sermons (lectionary based).

Subscription: "Lectionary Homiletics" 1-804-744-8631; 13540 East Boundary Road, Building 2, Suite 105, Midlothian, VA 23112 Subscription: www.homileticsonline.com

Drama Resources:
30 Old Testament Quick Skits for Kids by Steven James (Youths and adults like these, too!)

Drama Team Sketchbook by Alison Siewert – 12 scripts that bring the gospels to life

Present on Earth - Worship resources on the life of Jesus by Iona Community and the Wild Goose Worship Group. This is the third book in a series and it provides prayers, dialogs, meditations and worship ideas covering the three years of Christ's earthly ministry.

Drama Resources by Tom S. Long, fogmail@aol.com 909 Center Street, Milford, Ohio 45150 513-831-2859

Forbid Them Not by Carolyn C. Brown – "This resource shows how to create a meaningful worship experience for everyone who comes to your church – children, youths and adults. The three-volume series is based on the texts of the Revised Common Lectionary and offers specific suggestions for prayers, hymns, litanies, sermon illustrations, and ways to present Scripture so that children – as well as older worshipers – can really hear the message."

Music and Media Resources:
Worship planner edition of The Faith We Sing

Upper Room Worshipbook; Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation Elise Eslinger( Upper Room Books, 2006)

www.integritymusic.com – Great resource for contemporary music, CD’s, etc. List top 50 worship songs, provides Worship Software 4, songbooks, filmusic suites, and worship leader assistant.

www.mediashout.com – Software for media presentations, transforms you computer into a complete media console for music, PowerPoint, and films.

Children’s Resources:
www.childrenatworship.org - Internet membership with resources for the full inclusion of children and youths in worship. Includes weekly ideas for prayers, dramatic readings and projects, book reviews, art, and newsletter.

Children at Worship, Congregations in Bloom by Caroline Fairless – order at www.childrenatworship.org

Forbid Them Not by Carolyn C. Brown – "This resource shows how to create a meaningful worship experience for everyone who comes to your church – children, youths and adults. The three-volume series is based on the texts of the Revised Common Lectionary and offers specific suggestions for prayers, hymns, litanies, sermon illustrations, and ways to present Scripture so that children – as well as older worshipers – can really hear the message."

Children’s Sabbath from Children’s Defense Fund at www.childrensdefense.org

Connecting With the Disconnected Resources:
www.NationalPastorsConvention.com – This has an emergent church track in 2006

www.Emergentvillage.com

www.EmergentYS.com – Offers resources

www.Theooze.com – Articles and bulletin board about emergent worship

www.Next-wave.org – Articles about emergent culture and the church

www.Ginkworld.net

The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee (Zondervan/Willow Creek Association, 2001)

Leading Beyond the Walls by Adam Hamilton, (Abingdon Press, 2002)

They Like Jesus but Not the Church ~ Insights from Emerging Generations by Dan Kimball (Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2007)

Emerging Church, Vintage Christianity for New Generations by Dan Kimball (Zondervan, 2004)

The Church on the Other Side, Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix by Brian S. McLaren (Zondervan Publishing, 1998)

How to Change Your Church (Without Killing It) by Alan Nelson and Gene Appel (W Publishing Group, 2000)

Breakout Churches by Thom S. Rainer (Zondervan Publishing, 2005)

Transitioning, Leading Your Church Through Change by Dan Southerland (Zondervan Publishing, 2000)

Creating Community, 5 Keys to Building a Small Group Culture by Andy Stanley and Bill Willits (Multnomah Publisher, 2004)

The Purpose Driven Church, Growth Without Compromising Your Mission by Rick Warren (Zondervan Publishing, 1995)

Ancient Future Evangelism by Robert E. Webber (Baker Books, 2003)

Stories of Emergence, Moving From Absolute to Authentic by Mike Yanconelli (ZondervanPublishing, 2003)

Blue Like Jazz ~ Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller (Thomas Nelson, 2003)

Velvet Elvis ~ Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell (Zondervan Publishing 2005)

The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives by Leonard Sweet (Zondervan Publishing, 2003)

DVD: Nooma (www.Nooma.com) by Rob Bell (Zondervan Publishing) – Thought provoking messages and images on a variety of themes.

Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow (Nelson Publishing, 2005)

Breakout Churches by Thomas S. Rainer (Zondervan Publishing, 2005)

An Hour on Sunday; Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder by Nancy Beach (Zondervan Publishing)

 

 

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