These articles and websites offer insight into developing healthy characteristics, building capacity for growth and inspiration through worship.
This is a collective of ideas for creative and experiential worship services.
“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.
This concordance to the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship was compiled by David Blum and is a helpful resource for worship planning.
Produced by Spark House with Revised Common Lectionary commentary for preaching.
This site presents a compilation of prayer stations and interactive prayers that can be used for worship and in the contexts of congregational retreats.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
This page has ideas for how to use worship space, particularly, to enhance and illustrate the Gospel message in congregational worship settings
“Missional Preaching and the Kingdom of God”
by John Addison Dally (link to article)
“Worship in the Small Church”
by Peter Bush , Christine O’Reilly (link to article)
“Generational Worship in a Multigenerational World”
by Gil Rendle (link to article)