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Resources for Congregational Leadership
A variety of resources for your congregation.

 


Liturgy and Spirituality Resources:
Anglo-Catholic Liturgical Resources
The Divine Hours – A complete guide to the ancient practice of fixed-hour prayer


The Revised Common Lectionary, Years A, B & C
 

Resources and Reflections on Worship:

A Sermon Every Sunday

A Sermon for Every Sunday is a ministry of bringing high-quality lectionary-based sermons by excellent preachers each week. (Michael Curry, Brian McLaren, and many others.) The video sermon of the upcoming Sunday can be rented or bought for use in adult forums, small group discussions, or  in churches when a preacher is unavailable. The audio version can be listened to for free the week following the week. A great way for everyone to have inspirational listening for one of your commutes home! 
 

What is Liturgy? Evangelicals and Liturgical Worship
Essay on the growing trend of evangelicals toward liturgical worship, with a summary of its seven main elements.

The Prayers of the People
The theological basis for the liturgy of the “Prayers of the People,” with an example.

Teach Us to Pray: Public Prayers for Services of Worship
Short article introducing the need and value of written prayers for public worship, with a menu to a range of model prayers for use in worship.

Word and Table: Reflections on a Theology of Worship
An examination of the theological basis for the renewed emphasis on “word and table” as the structure for Christian worship in some historically low-church traditions; the balance of word and table in worship.
 

Small-Church Growth Strategy Handbook
A dynamic set of tools designed to affirm and strengthen vitality in small-membership churches (generally those with an average Sunday attendance of seventy or less). Small-membership churches represent approximately half of all Episcopal congregations. Click here to download.
 

Bishop William Willimon Leadership Papers
Ten rules of leadership that are particularly applicable for pastors who serve congregations where people are resistant to change. Click here.


Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory
Take a modified Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory by clicking here.
 

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Last Published: August 24, 2015 10:14 AM