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Resources in Reports and study guides

Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking

The Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking accompanies the Commitment to Peacemaking. It assists congregations, mid councils and theological institutions as they make, reaffirm and deepen their commitment to peacemaking. The Guide outlines a unique process of worship, spiritual grounding and reflection, community building and partnership, study and preparation, and direct action and advocacy,… Read more »

Worship Books and Intergenerational Ministry

There are many features of a liturgical service book (and the 2018 Book of Common Worship in particular) that, although they are often overlooked, can help to shape vibrant, active, and creative intergenerational worship. Here are a few of them.

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.

Making Music in the Meantime

The following ideas are offered for congregations as they navigate the return to public worship and seek to bridge online and in-person gatherings. These suggestions may need to be adapted for a particular context of ministry. They should be undertaken only insofar as local resources and current conditions allow.

Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community

If we are called to support the most vulnerable, to work for justice, and to care for creation, then we are called to respond to climate change. The solutions are within reach, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s partner Blessed Tomorrow is here to help. The Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation… Read more »

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Camp

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Camp looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) in a camp or conference center setting. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Adults

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Adults looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with adults in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Discipleship and Worship in NWCs

This report explores how new worshiping communities engage in and think about discipleship, spiritual formation, and worship.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Young Adults

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Young Adults looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the young adults in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.