If you’re like me, you love resources. Anything that can help you fulfill your weekly responsibilities of leading a congregation in worship is awesome. I love to collect resources offered by other worship folks to have a pool to draw from for any situation.
I’ve set this page up to freely share some of the resources that I’ve used and developed in my own worship ministry. Feel free to use them as is or adapt them to you situation.
And if you find something helpful, it would be great to let me know how you used it. Or consider leaving a tip. Thanks!
Service Planning Worksheet
This is a form I developed based off of lots of other forms that allows me to keep track of anything related to an upcoming service including themes, Scriptures, ideas, songs, special elements, etc. There is also space to make notes about who might be doing what, and to develop a service flow. Here’s a post about this resource with some examples.
Worship Ministry Information Sheet
This was a form that I adapted from another church that I would give to someone interested in joining the worship ministry as a first step. Not only does it allow us to easily gain some basic information, but I also used it to get a sense of the where the individual’s desire to serve was and their follow throughability.
Worship Ministry Information Sheet v2.5 Docx (updated):
Entering the Throne Room Reading
This was a reading written by my wife that was based off a story that her mom told her as a child. It leads people to imagine what it might be like to physically enter the throne room of the living God. Great to use in a service focused on the glory and greatness of God in conjunction with songs like Revelation Song or I Will Rise.
Statement on the Biblical Essence of Corporate Worship
This was a document developed with the Elders in one of the churches I’ve served at. It was designed to give a overarching framework to worship expression within the church regardless of style, venue, or age.
These are a group of writings that were developed for the use in 2009. These are built around the idea of child asking a question about some aspect of the Advent season and Christ’s birth with a response. The idea was to try and help people understand the significance of the symbolism and actions of this time of year.
Week 1 PDF Document:
Week 2 PDF Document:
Week 3 PDF Document:
Week 4 PDF Document:
Christmas Eve PDF Document:
In one file, here are the Advent readings that I used in services during 2011. These were developed for a church that had not previously done much with the themes of Advent, and were used in conjunction with matching sermon themes.
2011 Advent Readings:
Or, check out the Advent video series available from BluefishTV.com. I’ve used this with two different church congregations, and it has been a great resource. Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Christmas Eve