CATEGORY: Liturgy & Worship

2017 National Gathering Closing Worship Liturgy

A video recording of the worship service that closed our 2017 National Gathering will be made available soon! In the meantime, here’s the liturgy from the service. We hope it provides inspiration for you in your own setting.

2017 National Gathering Opening Worship Liturgy

Here’s the liturgy from our Monday opening worship service from the 2017 National Gathering. We hope it provides inspiration for you in your own setting!

2017 National Gathering Closing Worship Confession

During the closing worship service of the 2017 National Gathering, Slats Toole read a powerful prayer of confession about humanity’s tendency to build up walls. Here is the text of that prayer.

A Lenten Book List

This book list was compiled during our Lent/Easter planning Church Leader’s Roundtable on January 10, 2017. We hope you will find these resources to be fruitful for prayers, liturgy, sermon inspiration and more.

Holy Ground: Thinking About the Spaces We Worship In

At the 2016 National Gathering, Jess Fisher led a workshop called “Holy Ground: Thinking About the Spaces We Worship In.” Below you will find the description of her workshop and a PDF of the slides she used. The places where we worship affect our bodies, minds, and hearts, yet we often neglect to think through […]

Lament Service Prayers of the People

This prayer was used during the 2016 National Gathering at the Monday afternoon lament service. God of breath and life, who tiptoes through graveyard valleys and sees possibility in skeletons, hear our prayer.   We are skeletons of our former selves, ancient and aching. Can these bones live? O God, you know. You better know […]

Greatest Hit: Why We Welcome Little Children to Worship

This fall, in addition to sharing reflections on “what is saving your ministry right now?”, we are also bringing back some of our most popular posts over the last couple of years. We hope these “greatest hits” will allow you new insight in this busy time of year. We invite you to join the conversation here, on Facebook, or Twitter! […]