Big Birthday for Worship Resource

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For 25 years, Reformed Worship (RW) has provided valuable tools for pastors and worship planners in the Reformed tradition. Published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, the quarterly journal offers sample worship services and other resources, most of them contributed by readers.

The June 2011 RW celebrated the journal’s 25th anniversary and 100th issue with a major redesign, including the incorporation of full-color printing for the first time. It also reflected on RW’s past and looked to its future.

“It is a delicate balance to offer 25 years of worship resources and articles that support the worship of God without encouraging  idolatry of the innovative, the newest. . . ,” Rev. Joyce Borger, the editor, writes.

At the same time, Borger says, RW couldn’t exist without contributions from many churches that submit worship resource materials.

In the anniversary issue, Rev. John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, writes a reflection on Psalm 73 and how it reminds him of what he appreciates about RW.

The psalm, he writes, helps connect and put him in conversation with people who “realize that by the Spirit’s power worship is formative, not merely expressive; it changes our perspectives, shapes our desires, corrects our vision.”

The 100th issue, along with the previous one, is available in print and online at reformedworship.org. Consider subscribing today to receive the latest content and access to copyrighted print music and visual resources.

About the Author

Chris Meehan is news and media relations manager for CRC Communications, and a member of Coit Community Church.

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