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“Lord Jesus Christ,light of the world, shine on us, shine in us, shine through us, so that your light becomes ours for the sake of others. We pray in your name. Amen.”
—Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Credit: Psalm 148 Shore, Virginia Wieringa, 

Children and Worship materials on sale from Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Children and Worship Vimeo presentation, Helping Children Experience God

First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship, an interview with leaders of the Animate and Awakening summer programs.

Teenage Youth Worship Leaders: Wisdom for Teenagers and Those Who Mentor Them, Eric Mathis offers wisdom in this audio workshop focusing on the task and responsibility of leading worship.

Lent/Easter Worship Resources from Reformed Worship

Lent and Easter Resources from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Devotions for Lent — Free Indeed — pocket edition ($2.00) — or Large print — This devotional takes you through Lent with daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Free Indeed invites you to reflect on Martin Luther’s guide to the basics of Christian faith during the Lenten season, and within the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Forty Day Journey with Martin Luther, drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, this includes a short introduction to Luther's life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion.

Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva, by Karin Maag. A print publication that brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin’s Geneva. (Eerdmans Publication, 2016)

Worship Quest, by Steven Brooks, excellent resource for worship leaders and church musicians. Newly translated into Urdu.

photo by Jonas Nordlund

Don’t forget to join these conversations that are happening on Facebook and the CRCNA Network.

Facebook Group for CRC worship leaders and planners from CRC Worship Ministries. Request to join this private group where you can share and ask questions of each other. If you are a member, share a good idea or ask a worship question of your peers.

Articles and resources for you from The CRCNA Network:

photo by Jonas Nordlund

Enacted Scripture lessons from Revelations, audio and video presentations.

photo by Jonas Nordlund

Reformed Worship

Reformed Worship — a quarterly print and digital worship journal and website produced by Worship Ministries of the CRCNA. A few timely free articles include:

RW E-News — sign up to receive the free Reformed Worship monthly e-newsletter. 
Subscribe to the print/e-version of Reformed Worship here.

Conferences/ Training Events

March 10-11, 2017, Children & Worship Training, Edina CRC, Edina, MN. (Contact Winnie Petersen

March 11, 2017, Children & Worship Enrichment Event, Valleyview Community Church, Calgary, Alberta, email Linda Shaw for details.

March 20-21, 2017, Osterhaven Lectures, “Sola Scriptura? Scripture and Tradition”, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI.

March 27-29, 2017, Prayer Summit 2017, Los Angeles, CA

March 30, 2017,
Kairos Blanket Exercise, Hamilton Regional Indian Center, Hamilton, ON

April 6, 2017,
Danforth Lecture, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Timothy George; Hope College, Holland, MI

May 16-17, 2017, Writer’s Workshop, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI

June 11-16, 2017, Awakening, for high school students, Hope College, Holland, MI

June 26-30, 2017, Animate, 5-day summer program in worship and the arts for teenagers and their adult mentors, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

July 16-20, 2017,
Hymn Society Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON

Sept. 28-29, 2017, Colloquium on Church Music and the Reformation, Baylor University. (Paper proposals due by April 3, 2017).

CRCNA Events Calendar, check the full, updated CRCNA calendar here.

Other Resources

CRC Church Finders map — find any CRC church in the U.S. and Canada

Children & Worship Training Events, Various dates and locations in the US and Canada

Manual of Christian Reformed Church Government, now available in Korean and Spanish in a side-by-side format alongside the English version. Access free English version through the CRCNA Digital Library. If you prefer using a hard copy of the 2015 edition, you can also access the 2016 supplement of updated pages.

Online Worship Leader Certificate available — Leaders called to serve the church through the ministry of music and worship should strive to become theologically perceptive leaders.

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