Celebrate accomplishments in leader development through Opening Doors to Discipleship by awarding certificates of participation in or completion of each course.
Print these certificates in color or black and white. Use these samples to fill out and award forms to members in your congregation.
This document sets out in detail the history of the modern quest for economic security, and its many ramifications in the complex society we now inhabit.
This report and its recommendations are in response to the referral of the 216th General Assembly (2004) to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to investigate the question of usury in the United States and to prepare a resolution for the 217th General Assembly (2006).
by Mike Graves
The church has always gravitated toward beauty and justice, and for good reason—they describe the very nature of God. As surely as the New Testament declares “God is love,” it could just as easily have included, “God is beauty” and “God is just.” Travel all over the globe and you will discover beauty is one of the hallmarks of the church. Tourists in Paris take as many photos of Notre Dame as they do of the Eiffel Tower. Stained glass, candles, pipe organs, on and on the list goes. Even the simplest of churches usually will nod …
This is the first of four papers developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy ACSWP and made available to the church for study, reflection and feedback on issues related to globalization and international trade and the church's advocacy on trade issues in the public arena. In this paper, Gordon Douglass examines the impact of economic growth and the challenges brought by the new political dynamic experienced in globalization. This paper serves to define economic globalization and introduces the theological and ethical considerations for the foloowing three papers in this series.
Readers of Call to Worship are surely convinced of the merits of psalmsinging and perhaps even sing the lectionary psalm each week in their churches. However, even those of us who are intentional about singing the psalms may benefit from a revival of our repertoire. Many of us take a “one size fits all” approach to psalmody, remaining squarely in the favored style of our tradition— metrical or responsorial.
The Christian year is shaped by the life of Christ. In keeping the Sundays, festivals, and seasons of the liturgical calendar, we seek to live Christ-shaped lives, marking our time by the measure of his grace and patterning our days after his faithfulness and love. This coloring chart — especially engaging for children and youth, but appropriate for people of all ages — is offered as a resource for teaching about the shape and seasons of the Christian year.
Use these indices to search the Call to Worship (2000 to present) and Reformed Liturgy and Music (1971 to 2000) archives. The indices are arranged by volume/issue, by subject and by author.
Use these indices to search the Call to Worship (2000 to present) and Reformed Liturgy and Music (1971 to 2000) archives. The indices are arranged by volume/issue, by subject and by author. To inquire about back issues contact Ada Middleton at (888) 728-7228 x5306.
Reprinted from Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts, 43.1.
In this article artist Kelly Rider describes the process of designing a new portrait of John Calvin.