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Resources in Theology and Worship

Hybrid Ministry Discerning Next Steps

As churches return to in-person gatherings, leaders are seeking to decide how(or whether)to begin, discontinue, adapt, or expand their online ministry. This resource provides questions for reflection and discussion as you discern next steps, along with a range of options for hybrid ministry.

This is My Song

Within the pages of a hymnal one can find centuries of theological wisdom, spiritual insight, and practical guidance for faithful living. Here are twelve creative ideas and accessible strategies for using hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs in the church’s ministry of education and formation for discipleship.

1001 Zoom conversation: Creating community in online/digital spaces

Audio recording of 1001 New Worshiping Communities Zoom conversation on how to create community, intimacy and connection in online/digital worship during Covid-19 pandemic. Guests include Lutheran pastor Emily Scott, author of For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World — and panelists the Rev. Neelly Burton from Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita,… Read more »

Reclaiming Jesus Movement invites Presbyterians to rethink discipleship

This resource from Office of Theology & Worship (TW) provides analysis and theological reflection on the “Reclaiming Jesus” statement. In reviewing the statement, which was issued and signed by leaders in several denominations and organizations, TW found commonality with the basic affirmations of Presbyterian’s Reformed faith. Indeed the “Reclaiming Jesus” statement and ensuing movement focuses… Read more »

The Belhar Confession

The full version of the Confession of Belhar, originally published September 1986. This version was added to the Book of Confessions in 2016 by the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at its meeting in Portland, Oregon. This is a translation of the original Afrikaans text of the confession as it was adopted… Read more »