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Lent is right around the corner. Elizabeth Rhyno shares a tried and true order of worship for Ash Wednesday.

We are seeing a resurgence in the use of visual arts in worship. Shannon Sigler shares some tips for incorporating it into your service.

The benediction is not some throwaway verbiage to get people out the door; it is nothing less than the heart and soul of who we are and whose we are.

What is the cure for the pain of the world? Elizabeth Rhyno explains what Mary's expectant worship can teach us about praising God for hope yet to come.

While there is great value in offering ministries that are geared toward reaching and discipling people with age-appropriate tactics, the importance of intergenerational worship cannot be understated. The corporate worship gathering of the church should be the place where we collectively gather and respond to the invitation of God—to encounter His revelation.
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In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Jonathan Powers encourages churches to design their worship services in a way that faithfully acts out the story of Jesus.

Would you worship during a funeral? Jonathan Powers shares why worship is important, even at the most solemn of services.

Sometimes, as adults, we are not very good at taking intentional steps toward making our worship child-friendly. Brian Rhea has some suggestions on ways we can make our Ash Wednesday services accessible and easier for our younger church members, so we might lead our children into the presence of Christ and the worship of the church.

Every Sunday morning, after a hymn of praise and praying a Collect together, the churches I serve have a “moment of silence before God.” I conclude the silence with an extemporaneous prayer, usually inviting God to encounter us during our worship service.

So often, we shut down and deny any feelings we have that seem negative or uncomfortable, but Silverio Sanchez shares how the Psalms encourage lament to be part of our worship.

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