Preaching Without Being Preachy About It
Leader: Donna Schaper
Alternatives to Sunday School: A Taste of Waffle Church
Leader: Sarah McCaslin
Leader: Rick Bundschuh
Worship Is for Everyone: Setting the Stage to Better Include Those with ADHD and Autism
Leader: Elizabeth Christie
Alternative Sunday School Series: Vivid Worship
Leader: Bonnie Deroski
Quick & Dirty Intro to Live Streaming Worship
Leader: Christopher Harris
How to Make Your Worship Service More Engaging for All Ages
Learning Styles for Worship
5.10.15 great commission
worship and learning styles survey prc
Resource List for Intergenerational Worship Fall 2015
Leader: Karen Ware Jackson
Worship Can Be Meaningful for All the Generations
Leader: Ivy Beckwith
Close Encounters of the Worshipful Kind: Ways to E-value-ate Your Worship
Leader: Dr. Marcia McFee
Christian Humor Websites
Humorous Sermon Illustrations Websites
You can search for illustrations based on scripture and type of illustration: there is one called “humor.”
CHILDREN’S BULLETINS WEBSITES
PDF template to create your own custom Children's Worship Bulletins that you can use in your worship service each week. Two age levels with a monthly or quarterly fee
Sermons 4 kids Free downloadable children’s worship bulletin for each week in Word format. There are also additional children’s activity sheets for each week.
Free downloadable children’s bulletins and bulletin covers from the Reformed Church of America.
Children’s Sermons (Free) Web Sites
How to Preach A Justice Sermon Insights from the LI Jobs with Justice Faith Leaders’ Focus Groups on Justice Preaching January, 2016 By Richard Koubek, PhD Community Outreach Coordinator
Sermon Preparation Websites
These are free to use.
Comments, a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal
These are paid ones:
Liturgical Dance Websites
New York page of the “Christian Sacred Dance: USA Churches and Unaffiliated Dance Ministries” website with extensive information about Christian dance groups on New York and links to churches and e-mail addresses of group leaders.
Information about Linni Deihl, a dance therapist who resides on Long Island. The website includes a photo of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church Youth "Liturgical Dance Troupe.”
Reprint of Christian Century article “The Living Word: Dance as a Language of Faith.”
United Methodist Church Article on the history of liturgical dance.
Paraments, etc. Websites
Cokesbury is connected with the United Methodist Church. They have a full range of resources for churches
Augsburg Fortress |
Augsburg Fortress is connected with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. According to their website, they “… no longer offer stoles, vestments, paraments or albs. … contact Worship Arts Company at 1-800-965-9708 or visit their website: Worship Arts Company.” Unfortunately, paraments are not included in their product lines. http://worshipartscompany.com/
Church Supply Warehouse
You can find paraments with their search tool, or included with Banners in their drop-down menu.
Autom serves the Catholic community. You can find paraments using their search tool or by looking under church supplies.
Worship Planning Websites
The Text This Week
Provides links to resources for study, reflection and liturgy which correspond to the Revised Common Lectionary readings. Still “under construction” are areas with links to Art and Movies.
Provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources, including toll-free phone numbers, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations and workshops.
Formerly “Worship Connection” under Cokesbury, Ministry Matters provides articles, interviews, blogs, videos, podcasts, discussion, and downloadable content. Some material is free and some requires subscription.
Worship Ways (UCC)
Provides a variety of prayers, liturgies, and "how-to" articles for use on Sundays, Festivals, and special UCC calendar days.
A comprehensive selection of downloadable worship resources, grouped under Lectionary, Liturgy and General categories.
Mennonite Brethren (Canada)
Worship resources in a Mennonite voice for ears of all kinds.
Journey with Jesus
A free weekly webzine for the global church. Offers articles, essays, interviews, book and movie reviews.
Worship Planning Websites and Resources for United Methodists
Worship Design Studio
Visually spectacular site contains videos and articles for worship planning, plus a blog. Loaded with testimonials. Current annual subscription (2016) is $299 per church.
Ministry Matters Formerly “Worship Connection” under Cokesbury, Ministry Matters provides articles, interviews, blogs, videos, podcasts, discussion, and downloadable content. Some material is free and some requires subscription.
The ‘main’ UMC website. Provides worship leaders with comprehensive, quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources, including toll-free phone numbers, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations and workshops.
A different, more contemporary, entry into the main UMC website, with links to many resources including worship planning and to their Infoserv, “the official information service” (of the UMC) …”your connection to the worldwide United Methodist Church.”
Great Plains UMC
Another doorway into the main UMC website, with a plethora of resources for worship planning and other things UMC.