Worship Planning

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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October 13, 2015

2016 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 […]

October 8, 2015

Planning for Lent and Easter as Season of Discipling 2016

This webinar will help your congregation use the 2016 readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year C) as a foundation for […]

Worship, Preaching, and Music Webinar Archive
September 2, 2015

2016 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

PDF document of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2016, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For […]

November 6, 2015

Getting Ready to Get Ready: Planning for the Season after Epiphany, 2016

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

The point of these five weeks of Epiphany (counting the “bookends” of Baptism of the Lord and Transfiguration) […]

September 3, 2015

Litany for Vigilance Against Racism

A Litany by Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr. of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Times of Crisis
July 30, 2015

An Order for the Dedication of Worship & Song

This order is intended to be used within a service of worship. When used separately, it should follow praise, prayer, […]

Hymnals By Name
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 […]