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Worship planning resources, weekly updates of top worship-friendly songs, and other music resources. Read more about contemporary worship music planning...

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Sermon and Preaching Resources for Contemporary Christian worship. Read more about sermon and preaching resources...

worship video resources

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While it's up for debate whether or not video did indeed kill the radio star, even Christopher Cross might enjoy some of these video tips and resources. Check out some great worship video resources...

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contemporary worship planning resources

contemporaroy worship service planningLooking for some contemporary worship songs? How about text commentary to help with your sermon planning? Need a few suggestions for worship videos or sermon clips?

Bookmark this page and stop by each week as we break down the lectionary readings with suggestions and guidance for contemporary worship music, sermons, and worship videos.

a field guide to contemporary worship

Now available for purchase via Augsburg Fortress, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service, and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more!

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipWritten by a church musician and a pastor who have experienced the joys and challenges of this popular form of worship, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship provides field-tested ideas and hints and a wealth of illustrations.

In this book you will learn how to form a worship team, how to build a repertoire, how to lead effective rehearsals, the basic of music arrangement and orchestration, how a PA system works, and how to arrange/assemble a sound system (including info on microphones and speakers).

If you've already been so kind as to purchase a copy [thanks, Mom], please make sure you take advantage of the supplementary material to the book found in the "Field Guide Extras" section. You'll find a ton of free contemporary worship resources, including a searchable index of contemporary worship songs organized by theme.

Order A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship (via Augsburg Fortress)

 

Text Commentary for march 25, 2012 [Lent 5B]

Jeremiah 31:31-34

This new covenant is different from ones of the past. God will put his “law” within us. The “know” used here is for that of intimacy. Intimacy with God will be built into us. The “instruction” (torah) will directly put into us. One might think of Paul’s distinction made between following the letter of the law versus life in the Spirit. Read More...

Hebrews 5:5-10

Melchizedek is mentioned only in Genesis. He is King of Salem AND a priest of God Most High (hmmm). Abram wins a great military victory and Melchizedek brings him bread and wine (hmmm). Read More...

John 12:20-33

This scene is six days before the Passover. A large crowd is gathering, among them Romans, Persians, Syrians, Egyptians, and Greeks. Jesus is in Bethany, at Mary and Martha and the now-celebrity Lazarus’ home. Philip’s Greek-sounding surname and place of origin (Bethsaida, known for its Greek descendants) probably made him more approachable to the Greeks. Read More...

 

Contemporary Worship Music for February 12, 2012 [Epiphany 6B]

This week we'll focus on the readings from 2 Kings 5:1-14, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, and Mark 1:40-45. Specifically, we'll be working with songs that deal with the themes of healing and reconciliation. Read More...

 

recent articles: contemporary worship planning

Looking for some great sermon, contemporary worship music, and worship video resources from weeks past? Feel free to browse the recent articles in contemporary worship planning resources listed below...

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worship music

Contemporary Worship Music for February 12, 2012 [Epiphany 6B]

Contemporary Worship Music for February 5, 2012 [Epiphany 5B]

Contemporary Worship Music for January 15, 2012 [Epiphany 2B]

Contemporary Worship Music for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2011

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, December 18, 2011 [Advent 4B]

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, December 4, 2011 [Advent 2B]

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, November 27, 2011 [Advent 1A]

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, November 20, 2011 [Christ the King Sunday]

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, November 13, 2011 [Pentecost 22A]

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, December 6

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, November 8

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, November 1 (All Saints Sunday)

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, October 25 (Reformation Sunday)

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, October 18

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, October 4

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, September 27

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, September 13

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, August 30

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, August 23

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, August 16

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, August 9

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, August 2

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, July 26

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, July 19

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, July 12

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day)

Contemporary Worship Music for Sunday, June 7 (Holy Trinity Sunday)

sermon & preaching

Sermon & Preaching Resources for March 25, 2012 [Lent 5B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for March 18, 2012 [Lent 4B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for March 11, 2012 [Lent 3B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for February 26, 2012 [Lent 1B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for February 22, 2012 [Ash Wednesday B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for February 19, 2012 [Transfiguration B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for February 12, 2012 [Epiphany 6B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for February 5, 2012 [Epiphany 5B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for January 22, 2012 [Epiphany 3B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for January 15, 2012 [Epiphany 2B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for January 9, 2012 [Baptism of Our Lord]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2011

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, December 18, 2011 [Advent 4B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, December 4, 2011 [Advent 2B]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, November 27, 2011 [Advent 1A]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, November 20, 2011 [Christ the King Sunday, Year A]

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, November 13, 2011 [Pentecost 22A]


Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, December 6

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, November 8

Sermon & Preaching Resources for Sunday, June 7 (Holy Trinity Sunday)

Sermon Clips and Video Illustrations

Sermon Clips and Video Illustrations for Sunday, February 5, 2012 [Epiphany 5B]

Sermon Clips and Video Illustrations for Sunday, January 15, 2012 [Epiphany 2B]

Sermon Clips and Video Illustrations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2011

Sermon Clips and Video Illustrations for Sunday, December 18, 2011 [Advent 4B]

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, December 4, 2011 [Advent 2B]

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, November 27, 2011 [Advent 1A]

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, November 20, 2011 [Christ the King Sunday]

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, November 13, 2011 [Pentecost 22A]

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, November 8


Worship Video Resources for Sunday, November 1 (All Saints Sunday)

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, October 25 (Reformation Sunday)

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, October 18

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, October 4

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, September 27

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, September 13

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, August 30

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, August 23

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, August 16

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, August 9

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, August 2

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, July 26

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, July 19

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, July 12

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day)

Worship Video Resources for Sunday, June 7 (Holy Trinity Sunday)