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Discipleship Ministries provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources for faithful and vital local church worship. We are committed to working with worship and music leaders throughout the church. Resources, toll-free telephone lines, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations, workshops -- these are ways we seek to be available as partners with you in making disciples for Jesus Christ.

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April 14, 2015

A Season of Creation: United Methodist Resources for September 2015

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

A Season of Creation is an opportunity to spend the month of September focused on creation-centered themes. 

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April 14, 2015

“Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above”: A “Season of Saints” for 2015

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

We invite you to consider joining a growing number of United Methodists and other Christians around the world to who […]

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Sundays After Pentecost
April 8, 2015

Planning Worship for Discipleship and Ministry During the Season after Pentecost, Year B

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

The missional purpose of the Season after Pentecost is to help the church organize its whole life around accountably supporting […]

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Sundays After Pentecost
April 2, 2015

Discipleship Ministries and Book of Worship Resources for Heritage Sunday 2015

May 24, 2015 Compiled by Taylor Burton-Edwards Articles Camp and Retreat Article and Reflections on Welcoming the Stranger, Kevin Witt: Basics of […]

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General Planning Articles
April 10, 2015

Celebrating Extended Advent: Why and How-To

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:30 pm., Central Daylight Time (8:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time)

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November 19, 2014

2015 Revised Common Lectionary—Sundays & Special Days Only

The Rev. Cynthia T. Hinson, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Conroe, TX, offers this 2-page listing of Revised Common Lectionary […]

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General Planning Articles
January 7, 2015

Colors for the Liturgical Year 2015

Dean McIntyre has provided this helpful chart of liturgical colors for 2015.

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General Music Articles
August 13, 2014

2015 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

PDF document of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2015, as well as special days and times throughout the year.   […]

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General Music Articles
May 1, 2014

12 Simple Rules on What to Wear, What Not to Wear: UMC Edition

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

I recently received a request on the UMC Worship Facebook group for some simple, straightforward guidance about clergy vestments in […]

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Worship
April 30, 2014

Exploring the Revised Common Lectionary

Taylor Burton-Edwards offers this presentation on the Revised Common Lectionary.  He explains what a lectionary is, why we use […]

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April 10, 2014

How (and Why) Shall We Worship?

By L. Edward Phillips with Taylor Burton-Edwards

Ed Phillips and Taylor Burton-Edwards help us understand and use the various patterns of worship Wesleyan Christians have experienced to […]

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Worship Matters