Worship resources

Celebrating Life: Liturgy that Transforms

During his 12 years at Broadway UMC in Chicago, Reverend Greg Dell wrote and inspired some of the most powerful liturgy available to progressive Christians today. Church Within a Church has gathered much of it into this invaluable resource book and structured the text as a service flows; from inclusive language guidelines to calls to worship and sacraments, Celebrating Life offers elements of truly inclusive worship and grace-filled welcome. To order, go here

Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church

Drawing from ten programs from different denominations in the welcoming church movement, editor Kelly Turney has compiled essays, sermons, liturgies and hymns in this informative and practical book. In reviewing submissions for the text, Turney discovered a common thread connecting individual communities: “a story of struggle that turns to gift as faith communities examine the issues of exclusion and grace.”  Shaping Sanctuary includes a study guide meant to aid small group discussion and reflection during the journey to living God’s radical welcome. To order, go here