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Worship: Leaders & Sacristans

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 curated list of resources to support sacristans and worship leaders in preparing worship, preparing for worship, and leading worship.

Scroll down to find resources that:

  • inspire creation of prayers and other liturgical elements
  • explore the history and theology behind worship
  • prepare worship leaders for their roles
  • illustrate traditional and emerging worship settings

Please find resources for creating inspired worship services in our Liturgy and Rethinking Worship lib guides.

Creating Liturgical Elements - In Our Library

The Art of Curating Worship: Reshaping the Role of Worship Leader     Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design     undefined     Paperback Handbook for Multi-Sensory Worship, Vol.1 Book     Handbook for Multisensory Worship, Volume 2  -     By: Kim Miller, Ginghamsburg Worship Team     In These or Similar Words: Crafting Language for Worship     Praying for the Whole World: A Handbook for Intercessors     Think Like a Filmmaker|Marcia McFee     The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services  -     By: Constance M. Cherry     

History & Theology of Worship - In Our Library

     Embodied Liturgy: Lessons in Christian Ritual     Redesigning Worship: Creating Powerful God Experiences  -     By: Kim Miller     Rhythms of Worship     

Leading Worship - In Our Library

Getting the Word Out: A Handbook for Readers     Leading Worship Matters: A Sourcebook for Preparing Worship Leaders          Serving the Assembly's Worship: A Handbook for Assisting Ministers

Setting the Worship Space - In Our Library

Altar Guild and Sacristy Handbook: Fourth Revised Edition     Welcome One Another: A Handbook for Hospitality Ministers


THIS set of slides on pronouncing a name from a culture that is not your own is very useful and practical - and helpful when you want to be hospitable and welcoming whether in your building or your neighborhood.