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Worship: Judicatory/Denominational Resources

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's list of resources offered by our supporting Judicatories, along with lists from adjacent church bodies who share comparable theologies and worship styles.

Judicatory Resources

excellent online faith-building experiences including: Virtual Church Resources​​​​​​​; Worship Resources - including Current Worship Series; Creative Approaches to Worship and the Best of Virtual Worship. Also see Bishop Bruce R. Ough's fall programming and Christmas letter and Conference Regathering Plan Moves to Orange may be helpful in decision-making.

All of the United Methodist Communications' Local Church Learning Sessions have been developed specifically to support local United Methodist churches during this extraordinary time. New sessions will be added here as they are produced.

supports congregations throughout the state with resources to deepen connections, develop leadership, build faith formation, and further courageous action; includes recorded sermons and elements of worship and additional worship assists.

Other Denominational Resources

Expansive Language LiturgySighs Too Deep for Words

Pastor Tamika Jancewicz, Pastor Emilie Casey, and Anne Krentz Organ (all ELCA) shaped this liturgy entitled Sighs Too Deep for Words (Romans 8:26). This resource gives special attention to women’s experiences in scripture and in everyday life, and it invites embodied prayer. This is a liturgy rooted in scriptural accounts of the breaths, sighs, groans, and shouts of God, humanity, and all creation. The writers have aimed to craft language and music that is not only theologically rigorous and aesthetically beautiful, but also clear, adaptable, and singable. May we pray and sing without knowing exactly what to say, for it is when “we do not know how to pray as we ought” that the “Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”

Offers a list of worship resources for online/at-home worship and Frequently Asked Questions, including How Is Lament included in Worship?

(fb) offers zoom APCE webinars covering worship, youth and family, and older adults.

How to Respond When Worship Materials Are Implicated in Abuse is a survivor-centered resource from MennoMedia.

has a huge list of resources for on-lining church (worship and study groups) and free downloadable faith formation for all ages