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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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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 […]

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April 25, 2016

Three Ways to Celebrate Advent and Christmas Season Fully

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

We all know there is much competition for attention between Advent and Christmas Season (Advent 1 through Epiphany, January 6) and the […]

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February 29, 2016

Easter Series 2016: A Focus on Our Baptismal Vows and the Book of Acts

By the Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser

This resource was created by Dawn Chesser originally for presentation at the Holston Annual Conference Clergy Convocation in February 2016. It […]

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Preaching the Word
March 9, 2016

The Season of Creation: Weekly Resources for 2016 (Year C)

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

A Season of Creation is an opportunity to spend the month of September focused on creation-centered themes. Begun in Australia […]

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Sundays After Pentecost
March 10, 2016

“And When the Strife is Fierce, the Warfare Long”: A Season of Saints for 2016 (Year C)

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

During this cycle of “A Season of Saints,” we invite you and your worshiping community to take the […]

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Sundays After Pentecost
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 […]

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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) […]

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September 3, 2015

Litany for Vigilance Against Racism

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

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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, […]

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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 […]

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