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How Your Church Benefits from Planning Liturgy
How Your Church Benefits from Planning Liturgy

By: Molly T. Marshall
Worship is not for spectators. It's more than the regular work of the choir, musicians and pastoral staff. When churches observe the Christian year, they open up space for creative artistry in all the congregants.

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4 Lessons to Move Your Church to Engaging Worship
4 Lessons to Move Your Church to Engaging Worship

By: Mark Tidsworth
Not long ago, faith communities argues over the correct worship style. Today, far more than style, we know engaging worship requires authenticity, genuineness, engagement and risk-taking.

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Eastertide Signals Return from Exile, Call to Action
Eastertide Signals Return from Exile, Call to Action
By: Brock Ratcliff
Eastertide – the seven Sundays after resurrection day that form a happy antithesis to the Lenten season – represents joy, astonishment and the heavy exhale of a people who no longer fear death.
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Yes, Even Baptists Have a Liturgical Calendar
Yes, Even Baptists Have a Liturgical Calendar
By: Larry Coleman
Baptists have their own informal liturgical calendar. The more you embed your life in the Christian calendar, the more meaningful the gospel will become. It's an invitation to experience all of Christ repeatedly.
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Phases of Jesus' Ministry Reflect Our Own Lives
Phases of Jesus' Ministry Reflect Our Own Lives
By: Sam Chaise
Reflecting on the seasons of the liturgical worship calendar brings to mind the different phases of ministry that Jesus had, from popularity to struggle. It's a lot like our own lives.
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Helping Your Church Catch Lent Requires Slow Effort
Helping Your Church Catch Lent Requires Slow Effort

By: Larry Coleman
If it took the ancient church a century to birth Lenten practices, realize you aren't going to make it all happen in your church this March. Here are a few ways to slowly introduce Lenten liturgies.

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Advent Liturgies Offer Time-Tested Opportunities for Reflection
Advent Liturgies Offer Time-Tested Opportunities for Reflection
Advent, which is Latin for "coming" or "arrival," is the four-week period leading up to Christmas, offering worshippers a time to prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birth.
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Unrelenting Politics Erodes Collaboration, Empathy
Unrelenting Politics Erodes Collaboration, Empathy
There has been little rest for the politically weary since the 2012 election. Our constant campaign mode constrains our ability to collaborate and shrinks our empathy for one another.
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Working Mother's Day into Your Church Liturgy
Working Mother's Day into Your Church Liturgy
How does your church celebrate Mother's Day? Is it a time for nostalgia or gentile respect for the influential role of mothers? Or does it go deeper?
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Explaining Lent to Non-Liturgical Christians
Explaining Lent to Non-Liturgical Christians
The preparation for Easter became known as Lent, which comes from the Old English word "lencten," meaning "lengthen" as the days do as winter gives way to spring.
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