Worship Matters

Featured here are revised and updated articles from two out-of-print books — Worship Matters, Volume 1: A United Methodist Guide to Ways to Worship  and Worship Matters, Volume 2: A United Methodist Guide to Worship Work (both Discipleship Resources, 2003)

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April 22, 2016

The Role of Deacons in Worship

What is the deacon’s vocation in the church and the world? The word deacon comes from a Greek […]

July 2, 2014

The Work of Singing the Psalms

By Dwight W. Vogel

Singing the psalms was part of the experience of the early church.  It was natural for them to do […]

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 […]

April 4, 2014

How to Worship in Multicultural Congregations

A multicultural worship service is a combination of different languages, features, symbols, and cultural distinctives. One chief characteristic of multicultural […]

April 2, 2014

The Work of Visual Artists in Worship

By Ashley M. Calhoun

What is visual about worship? Perhaps the question should be, "What is not visual about worship? Of course, the spiritual […]

March 31, 2014

The Work of Music Leaders

By Anne M. Burnette-Hook

What is the real work of the music leader? Is it to be all things musical to all people in […]

March 26, 2014

How to Worship in Small-Membership Congregations

By Julia Wallace

This article is designed to give practical ideas and suggestions for celebrating the type of vital worship that is central […]

March 18, 2014

How to Sing a New Song

By M. Anne Burnette Hook

It is a daunting but exciting task to formulate a long-term congregational strategy for learning new hymns and songs. This […]

March 14, 2014

How to Get Along Without a Choir

By Diana Sanchez-Bushong

The choir is a vocal instrument that supports the congregation in a way that is similar to the organ or […]

February 23, 2014

The Work of Liturgical Dancers

By Rosalie Bent Branigan

Dance is a word used to describe one of the most basic ways humans express feelings and faith through body […]

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