There are many features of a liturgical service book (and the 2018 Book of Common Worship in particular) that, although they are often overlooked, can help to shape vibrant, active, and creative intergenerational worship. Here are a few of them.
Within the pages of a hymnal one can find centuries of theological wisdom, spiritual insight, and practical guidance for faithful living. Here are twelve creative ideas and accessible strategies for using hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs in the church’s ministry of education and formation for discipleship.
The following ideas are offered for congregations as they navigate the return to public worship and seek to bridge online and in-person gatherings. These suggestions may need to be adapted for a particular context of ministry. They should be undertaken only insofar as local resources and current conditions allow.
How to Start a Prayer Group, including guidance for online gatherings.
Si estamos llamados a apoyar a los más vulnerables, a trabajar por la justicia y a cuidar la creación, entonces estamos llamados a responder al cambio climático. Las soluciones están al alcance y el socio de The Presbyterian Hunger Program, Blessed Tomorrow, está aquí para ayudar. SEGUIR ADELANTE: Guía de acción climática para su congregación y comunidad (Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community) proporciona información y recursos para reducir el uso de energía, construir casas de culto resilientes como refugios de un clima cambiante y fomentar el apoyo a políticas que cuiden mejor la …
If we are called to support the most vulnerable, to work for justice, and to care for creation, then we are called to respond to climate change. The solutions are within reach, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s partner Blessed Tomorrow is here to help. The Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community provides information and resources to reduce energy use, to build resilient houses of worship as refuges from a changing climate, and to encourage support for policies that better care for creation. También disponible en español
This bilingual devotional celebrates the hope, faith, and resilience of Latino communities, while also lamenting the evil of inequitable policies that, to this day, continue to oppress our people leading to hunger and poverty in the United States and south of the U.S.-Mexico border — even further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. - Bread for the World Este devocional bilingüe celebra la esperanza, la fe y resiliencia de las comunidades latinas, al tiempo en que lamenta las políticas inequitativas que, al día de hoy, continúan oprimiendo a nuestro pueblo generando hambre y pobreza en los Estados Unidos y al sur …
The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Camp looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) in a camp or conference center setting. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.
The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Adults looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with adults in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.
This report explores how new worshiping communities engage in and think about discipleship, spiritual formation, and worship.