Resources

WORSHIP SERIES AVAILABLE IN WORKSHOPS

For clergy and laity! Learn a new way of working together. Each series includes 4 to 6 weeks of coordinating plans for every dimension of worship.

For the pastor’s preparation: Focus, Monday Morning Notes, Worship Ways & Words, Sermon Shapers, and Communion. For lay participation: Hand-off ready resources for Children’s Worship, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, and Scripture Sharing.

Additional series available upon request.

COMPLETE THEMATIC RESOURCES FOR CLERGY AND LAITY

COME AWAY

4-Week Worship Series

Rest is an invitation, gift, and commandment. And it’s an essential part of God’s rescue plan for all creation. Come-away rest doesn’t just pause busyness. It transforms reality.

MUSTARD SEED MOMENTS: Small, Overlooked Life-Changers

5-Week Worship Series

The kingdom of God doesn’t require big plans and grand people. God knows how to start small. Right here. With that tiny seed already in your hand.

(Recommended for October. Includes resources for World Communion, Laity Sunday, and All Saints Day.)

LIVING IN THE SACRED ORDINARY

4-Week Worship Series

Most of life is not spent on glorious mountaintops or in dark valleys. It’s spent somewhere in between. Somewhere ordinary, usual, unremarkable. How can we find the sacred in these in-between times?

FEEDING THE HUNGER

4-Week Worship Series

What if our restlessness is actually a spiritual hunger — a yearning for God? Recognize and feed this hunger with simple practices together: baptism, Sabbath, testimony and Communion.

POWER RESISTORS

4-Week Worship Series

The world teaches us to grab and protect power. But God has a different way. Stand with the powerless. Resist on their behalf. It’s a risky practice. And it’s right where God shows up.

GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE

4-Week Worship Series

God’s people have been known to whine, grouse, complain and gripe. It’s a staple of our tradition. So what does all the grumbling mean? And how does grace speak back?

(Recommended for November. Includes resources for Thanksgiving Sunday.)

JUST TO BE NEAR

6-Week Worship Series

Six people who risked everything for a chance to be near Jesus. Their decisions were unthinkable, costly, ridiculous. And absolutely priceless.

JUST ANYBODY

4-Week Worship Series

The salvation story is packed with unappealing, undesirable, untrustworthy folks. God keeps hiring persons who should never even get a job interview. And maybe that’s the point.

DO NOT BE AFRAID

4-Week Worship Series

Four simple words. The Bible’s most repeated response to tragedy, loss, and everyday life. More than a command, it’s a promise. Love comes for you. And the forces of fear don’t stand a chance.

(Recommended for January. Includes resources for Baptism of the Lord, Covenant Renewal, and Human Relations Day.)

STRANGER STORIES: Lessons in Hospitality

4-Week Worship Series

Stories about strangers in the Bible are actually stories about hospitality. But they’re not mere lessons in playing nice. They show us who God is. And who God dares us to be.

CALLED: Listening for God’s Voice in Everyday Life

4-Week Worship Series

All persons are called by God. In all dimensions of their lives. And God has some surprising ways of calling. Most of them occur right here in ordinary life. Ready to listen?