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INSPIRE: Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Worship Ministries table at CRC Inspire. We love to connect with our worship leaders. Recordings of worship and plenary sessions will be available soon on the Inspire website.  Take some time to listen to these sessions and be “inspired.”

Worship Ministries Bookshelf: In our Facebook group we asked what worship books people have been reading. We received so many good responses. Here are 5 of the recommendations we got. Check them out if you haven’t read them already. We will name the next 5 in the September e-news but please add to our list! Email kroelofs@crcna.org and let us know what you’ve been reading!

The Heart of the Artist- Rory Noland
Christ Centered Worship- Brian Chappell
You are What You Love - James K.A. Smith
The Next Worship - Sandra VanOpstal
Worship Architect - Constance Cherry

What else is happening in Worship Ministries

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Roundtables

Roundtables resume this fall! There might be a few “one offs” thrown in but save the date for these conversations. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for more information.

  • Planning Center 101: Curious about Planning Center software? Come talk with 4 other worship leaders who use it regularly to learn more and ask questions. Thursday, September 8, 3:00 PM EST. Zoom link to join.
  • Advent/Christmas Planning: We will host two zoom meetings for collective worship planning. Tuesday, October 18. 1:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST. Zoom link to join.

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Classis Worship Leader Gatherings on Zoom

We’ll be starting up the worship leader gatherings on zoom this fall. So far, we’ve covered 9 classis, and we look forward to doing more this fall. Are you in a Classis that hasn’t had a gathering yet? Interested in helping to start this in your area? Contact kroelofs@crcna.org.

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Do Justice Podcast

We partnered with the Do Justice Podcast for a series on the intersection of justice and worship. Episodes are starting to drop and you don’t want to miss some of these conversations. We will also include reflection questions for each episode. This could be a great small group/learning cohort option for the fall.

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Cultural Intelligence Course

Check out Calvin University’s new graduate level courses on cultural intelligence taught by worship coach, Dr. Kai Ton Chau. This is a 5 course certificate that will increase your cultural awareness and build your leadership skills in diversity. Right now they are offering a 75% off discount to CRC Worship folks for one of the first two courses, beginning this fall. Email worship@crcna.org for more information.

Worship Resources

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Season of Creation

More churches are starting to recognize the “Season of Creation” which runs the whole month of September. Check out these new resources from the Climate Witness Project. Even if you don’t observe the whole season, consider spending time during the month to celebrate, pray for, and renew your commitment to serving God’s good creation.

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Labor Day

Don’t forget about the summer sermon and service package that would be great for this particular Sunday. Rev. Dr. Cory Willson, who teaches at Calvin Theological Seminary, preaches a sermon on work and worship. There’s a full liturgy as well that can be downloaded when you fill out the following google form.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming!  Here are some resources on the Network to start your planning.

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Don’t forget to check out our full worship calendar which includes important liturgical dates, but also the CRCNA offering schedule with resources!

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Attention Song Writers!  Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI is hosting their 2022 “New Psalm” contest. Entries are due October, 1. Click here for more information.
  • CRCNA Events Calendar, check the full, updated CRCNA calendar here.

As always know that you remain in our prayers. If there is something specific we can pray for or if there is another way we can support you please email worship@crcna.org.

Worship Ministries Staff
      Rev. Joyce Borger
      Pastor Katie Roelofs
      Mrs. Laura Meyering


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