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Resources for Faith Communities

Worship Resources for the Christian Year. There is a page for each season of the Lectionary calendar and includes a page Explaining the Christian Calendar by Rev Dr Lynne Wall.

The Art and Craft of Telling the Christian Story 

The Art and Craft of Telling the Christian Story. The pages in this collection are: 

  1. Videos from Far Country Tall Tales and True. This page in the collection is a video index of David Bell's sermons broadcast on YouTube.  
  2. Creativity and Imagination in Ministry. This highlights the work of preachers and community theologians, including Lavinia Elder, Manoa Havea, Philip Garside, David Hill, Stuart Macadam, Stuart Manins, Rachael Masterton, Melema’u Molitika, Neti Petaia, Ann Pritchard, Rosalie Sugrue, and Dorothy Willis.
  3. The Art and Craft of Shaping a Sermon. On this page there is a free guide on how to research and write sermons using the hidden and ignored resources of congregational involvement.  

Kids Packs

Dorothy and Earnest Willis have a great range of Kids Packs which can be used for various activities in church or at home 

Want to preach - learn to listen

How to integrate this into a worship event?

This superb concerto from 1995 seems to me to have all the excitement of guitar/Spain/ pulsing movement that makes it ideal for a long meditation on a Sunday morning. I'm thinking about how to do it, and would be grateful for any input.

Richard Harvey Concerto Antico

Music resources

The following link givse you access to significant music resource collections

Bill Wallace | Songs for Download from Progesssive Christianity website

Lectionary Readings and Reflective images

Vanderbilt Divinity Library Resources

The Library states, "The slideshow files contain selected texts from each of the Sunday Lectionary readings along with reflective images. Each is available in PowerPoint and PDF format. Since the images have copyright release for non-commercial use, the slideshows may be freely used in worship and educational settings. To download, click on either of the icons to save the file to your computer."

These slides are well-designed, compared to most church Powerpoints. They look very, very good and will communicate various interpretations of the message in a strong way. They can form the basis for active thinking about sermons, reflections, prayers for worship. 

Go to Vanderbilt Lectionary Resources