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Worship Resources Index

General Worship Resources | Hymn Resources | Contemporary Worship Music | Global & Multicultural | Media, Video & Presentation | Worship Planning  Tools | Drama | Preaching | Organ & Keyboard Organizations | Handbell Organizations | Choral (Adult, Youth, Children) | Visuals | Copyright Articles

General Worship Resources

re:Worship
FREE! Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders. Prayers, Call to worship, drama, etc. for all occasions. Collection from all over the world.

Engage Worship
FREE but must register. Resources and training for innovative, creative and world-changing worship. Great ideas of prayer stations and more.

The Text This Week
The "go-to" site for all things lectionary including scripture, sermon helps, prayers, litanies, music ideas, and drama ideas.

Ministry Matters
Specific information listed for the upcoming Sunday as well as other material. Managed and produced by the United Methodist Publishing House.

Discipleship Ministries: Worship
United Methodist worship planning, music, preaching, hymn stories and more! Updated weekly.

Bible Gateway
Bible Gateway allows you to find just about any translation of the Bible that you need for worship.

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Hymn Resources

Hymnary.org
Includes many denominations' hymnals, texts with some tunes, cross-referenced between hymnals, showing usage, etc.

CarolynsHymns.com
Hymns of Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.

Hymn Resources
This collection of web resources related to classic Christian hymns is provided for your use by N. Douglas Anderson. The links organized and listed here began as his collection of bookmarks. When they outgrew that, it was moved into a group of web pages of their own.

HymnSite.com
Free hymn texts, tunes, and sheet music; lectionary and psalter resources; audio and video resources; free downloads featuring MIDI hymns and psalm tunes from The United Methodist Hymnal (1989 edition) and The Faith We Sing (Hymnal supplement).

NetHymnal
This site includes melody audio files, scanned scores, and specializes in many of the obscure and older hymns.

Lifeway Worship
A great source for both traditional and contemporary hymn accompaniments, basic SATB vocal arrangements, and orchestrations, and audio recordings of the arrangements. The best characteristic of this site is its à la carte menu and affordable pricing. A perfect resource for the church pianist who prefers notated arrangements over improvising the hymns. And, a great affordable option for small budget instrumental groups.

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Contemporary Worship Music

CCLI
Copyright licensing which covers the copying activities that assist with congregational singing for more than 300,000 worship songs.

SongSelect by CCLI
A site from the Christian copyright license with song information. Provides transposable chord sheets, lead sheets and vocal sheets, plus lyrics and audio samples for top CCLI songs.

WorshipTogether
FREE! For any current, main line contemporary Christian pop music, chords, videos, interviews, etc.

PraiseCharts
This site provides lead sheets, orchestrations, click tracks, Reason files, etc. for sale.

MultiTracks
Background loops for contemporary worship songs are available.

Loop Community
Background loops for contemporary worship songs are available.

Lifeway Worship
A great source for both traditional and contemporary hymn accompaniments, basic SATB vocal arrangements, and orchestrations, and audio recordings of the arrangements. The best characteristic of this site is its à la carte menu and affordable pricing. A perfect resource for the church pianist who prefers notated arrangements over improvising the hymns. And, a great affordable option for small budget instrumental groups.

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Global & Multicultural

Canto Metodista
A collection of downloadable songs in English and Spanish with background and performance ideas. Bilingual site. Worship resources to come in the future.

Global Praise
Global Praise is a program of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, which features global and multicultural worship resources.

Five Loaves at the Lord's Table
A "Litany of Five Loaves" uses five different kinds of bread, symbolic of the feeding of the five thousand, in the Service of Holy Communion.

Global Table Adventure: Bread
Recipes for breads from the world. Bring the world into your worship through fresh baked bread for communion.

World in Prayer
A weekly prayer written for the world coming out of the joys and concerns of God's people from the world.

Better World Quotes
A resource of quotes on specific topics for developing sermons and liturgies.

World Healing Prayers
Prayers for healing from a wide variety of faith traditions.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle
From the World Council of Churches, the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle enables us to journey in prayer through every region of the world and through every week of the year affirming our solidarity with Christians all over the world, brothers and sisters living in diverse situations, experiencing diverse problems and sharing diverse gifts.

Discipleship Ministries: Hymns for the Global Church Familiar, public domain hymns, set in a variety of languages.

Word to Worship
Find a contemporary worship song using a scripture reference.

Discipleship Ministries: Worship Planning
A worship planning tool from Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Calendar, lectionary, hymn suggestions, color, bulletin fronts, etc. Free for all!

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Media, Video & Presentation

The Work of The People
Videos on topics, scriptures, loops, interviews with theologians and everyday people. Reasonable rates.

CreationSwap
CreationSwap is a great place to find photos and graphics for use in the worship setting. The small price is well worth it to know that what you're putting on your screen is good quality and legal to use.

Worship Media Pro
Worship Media Pro is a resource center for worship leaders, featuring video motion and title loops as well as countdown clocks. It works in connection with many popular presentation software platforms including EasyWorship, MediaShout, and ProPresenter. It's also compatible with PowerPoint.

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Worship Planning Tools

Planning Center Online
Online planning center to record worship leaders participating, to layout the content of the services, and to keep resource files (i.e. lead sheets, audio files, etc.) together in one online location. Also includes facility and group management tools outside of the traditional worship planning functions.

WorshipPlanning.com
WorshipPlanning.com is a tool to centralize worship planning and all communications around worship. It allows you to save worship service templates for repeating later in the year as well as schedule and organize music rehearsals among many other features.

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Drama

Acting in Faith
Fellowship member Pamela Abbey has published a number of scripts organized by the liturgical year. Scripts are available for a small fee.

Dramatix
Dramatix is a collection of royalty-free scripts. Most are available for free, while others are available for a small fee. Sample scripts are available. Scripts are organized by season and topic.

Christian Publishers
A retail site filled with scripts for specific seasons and general season, Christian Publishers offers both traditional drama and musical options for adults and children. There are also scripts for monologues, dinner theatres as well as puppetry, clowning and miming.

StoryCorps
A treasure trove of personal stories for storytellers to retell and for preaching. Some have videos that could be used in worship.

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Preaching

SermonSpice
This site offers sermon illustrations, help with selecting media content to include in worship, and other resources including music.

Working Preacher
A site that has preaching briefs and short scholarly articles based around the lectionary texts for each week. It also has different articles on the craft of preaching — most are by professors from the various seminaries and Christian schools around the country.

Blue Letter Bible
Has great tools for researching Biblical texts like links to various translations, original language resources and commentaries.

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Organ & Keyboard Organizations

American Guild of Organists
The national site of the professional association of organists, links are provided to local chapter websites and information. The AGO also publishes the American Organist Magazine.

The Diapason
The Diapason is an international journal devoted to the organ, the harpsichord, the carillon, and church music. It regularly includes feature articles, reviews, reports, news, organ specifications, and a calendar, as well as classified advertisements. Directed to a diverse reading audience, articles range from technical and scholarly ones to those of more general interest. Emphasis is given to material dealing with all aspects of the pipe organ.

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Handbell Organizations

Handbell Musicians of America
Handbell Musicians of America (HMA - formerly AGEHR) is dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell/handchime ringing through education, community and communication.

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Choral (Adult, Youth, Children)

Choral Public Domain Library
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) was founded in December 1998, ported to ChoralWiki in August 2005, and incorporated in May 2010 as a US 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Here you will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.

Royal School of Church Music
The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.

Choristers Guild
Choristers Guild, a Christian organization, enables leaders to nurture the spiritual and musical growth of children and youth.

American Choral Directors Association
The mission of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

Lois Fyfe Music
Lois Fyfe Music has been a helpful way to track down choral music that is now generally unavailable, or just hard to find.

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Visuals

Pinterest
Many worship visual ideas are posted.

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Copyright Articles


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