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Kids and Prayer

Author: Rachel Hackenberg March 16, 2017

From the author of Writing to God, this DVD study resource guides children to a deeper understanding of the practice of prayer: what it is, why we do it, how we do it, and where we do it. The DVD segments are ten minutes long; the discussion guide offers suggestions for leading children to chat […]

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Reformed Worship–Resources for Planning and Leading Worship

Author: Joyce Borger, Editor January 18, 2017

This quarterly periodical published by Worship Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church provides liturgy, sermon notes, song suggestions, prayer station ideas, ideas for incorporating drama, dance, and art in worship, and a special section on technology and worship. The many tips and colorful photographs offered show how congregations around the country have interpreted or tried some […]

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Leading Into The World

Author: Paul Galbreath January 9, 2017

If we as Christians believe that worship is paradigmatic to the Christian life, then it matters a great deal what we say in worship. This book by Dr. Paul Galbreath looks at how worship can help us become better stewards of the earth. In the seven chapters, Galbreath provides a comprehensive discussion of various aspects […]

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With All Our Prayers: Walking with God through the Christian Year

Author: John B. Rogers Jr. April 7, 2016

In this new book from Eerdmans Publishing, long-time Presbyterian pastor John B. Rogers Jr. offers prayers ordered around the liturgical calendar for corporate worship and/or individual devotion. These beautifully worded, theologically rich, prayers are provided in a variety of prayer forms: adoration, confession, petition, intercession, thanksgiving. In his review, Dr. Tom Currie says, “the church takes […]

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Forbid Them Not: Involving Children in Sunday Worship

Author: Carolyn C. Brown March 13, 2016

Faith Reviews of Curriculum Resources for Christian Education in the Church   BASIC INFORMATION: Title of Resource:  Forbid Them Not, Involving Children in Sunday Worship Medium/Media of Resource:  Book based on the Revised Common Lectionary (One for each year A, B, C) Author/Publisher:  Carolyn C. Brown/Abingdon Press Religious Affiliation:  United Methodist Church Date Published/regularity of […]

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Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

Author: Jean Foley Love, Sue Lou, Mickey Myers, Sue Lousley January 14, 2016

Are you planning a worship education class for your younger elementary students? Here is a classic resource to help you. Four Christian educators, Sue Lou, Jean Floyd Love, Mickey Meyers, and Sylvia Washer offer instructions, ideas, suggestions, crafts, games, and even songs that will help parents, pastors and teacher prepare children and families for worship. […]

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Leading Through the Water

Author: Paul Galbreath November 14, 2015

Leading Through the Water by Paul Galbreath (2011).This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation because it teaches us to recover a theology of baptism.  Baptism frames our journey together and offers us a way to begin again, celebrating a shared sense of our unity. This emphasis on unity  extends beyond differences in denomination or detail since all […]

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Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal

Author: Presbyterian Publishing November 12, 2015

There are many, many new hymns in PCUSA’s new hymnbook Glory to God as well as re-introduced older hymns! Executive Director of Presbyterian Association of Musicians BillMcConnell explains that, for example, the much–loved hymn “Be Still, My Soul” from the 1955 Hymnbook was omitted from the 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal but has been included in Glory to […]

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The Worship Sourcebook

Author: Emily Brink and John D. Witvliet November 11, 2015

Co-published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, and Baker Books, this 2013 second edition of the classic Worship Sourcebook from Faith Alive Christian Resources contains 40% new material and includes a companion CD–ROM with the whole text of the book for helping pastors and leaders prepare bulletins, PowerPoint slides, or […]

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