worship-resources

Find reflections on scripture, concepts for worship and disciple formation, music, liturgy, and more to invigorate your worship planning. Most of these come from Methodist sources and reflect Wesleyan theology.

#BeUMC worship and preaching materials

Incorporate the #BeUMC campaign into worship services with the help of planning ideas, Scripture, preaching notes, prayers, resources and more from Discipleship Ministries. The series runs for four weeks and is based on John Wesley’s three General Rules.

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ICC Sermon Starters: Promoting Intercultural Competency In Preaching

GCORR has created this PDF downloadable resource to assist both clergy and lay preachers to attend faithfully to the biblical text while engaging Intercultural Competency (ICC) as a value and skill set.

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United Methodist–Related Sources

United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

  • The worship staff at this United Methodist agency provides weekly scripture commentary, sermon ideas, United Methodist Book of Worship content, and worship service suggestions for the upcoming seasons and Revised Common Lectionary readings.

 

Ministry Matters

  • Scripture reflections for preaching, planning and leading worship, services for special occasions, prayers and litanies, complete orders of worship, worship for children, music, and more.

 

Resource UMC

  • Articles, suggestions, references, and more for United Methodist congregational ministry, including worship resources.

 

Hymnary.org

  • A comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals.

 

The Order of St. Luke

  • A religious order dedicated to sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice.

 

Revised Common Lectionary

  • A three-year cycle of scripture texts used by many church bodies around the world.

 

Worship Design Studio

  • Innovative ideas for sensory-rich and well-integrated worship services. Led by Dr. Marcia McFee, a recognized United Methodist worship designer and author, the site offers videos, interviews, resources, advice for coordinating worship teamwork, webinars, and crowdsourcing. The material applies to churches of various sizes and worship styles.