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What’s the Worship Design Collective?

The Worship Design Collective is a community of pastors and worship leaders who are committed to sharing insights from their rich experiences. Some you may have heard of, while others may be new voices to you; but each author has a heart for worship renewal forged out of years of experience in the parish.

Who’s it for?

Pastors, worship leaders, worship designers, artists, and musicians

Recent Articles


We often assume that people know things, but sometimes they are afraid to ask. Emily Barlow shares why we should define what Easter actually is during the worship service.

The 40 days of Lent are characterized by prayerfulness, repentance, fasting and outward acts of service. For many contemporary churches that are just beginning...

Interruptions are often annoying and unwanted. Silverio Sanchez shares why an interruption from the normal can actually be beneficial and provides two tangible ways you can let the Holy Spirit move this Lent.

We are all created in the image of our creative God. Kory Pence shares 6 ways to incorporate creativity and art into the worship service.

Are you looking for ideas to make this Lent's worship services memorable for your congregation? Patrick Bourckel shares ways to implement different types of fasting.

Worship Design Collective's authors come together to help you plan your Lenten services. Today, they share the best visual Lent reflections they have used in a worship setting.

Lent is right around the corner. Elizabeth Rhyno shares a tried and true order of worship for Ash Wednesday.

Have you ever seen a baptism and wondered what in the world you were actually looking at? Matthew Sigler shares the truth behind one of the strange things you see at church.

What could we possibly get from some ancient practice like chanting? Daniel Rickman-Gibbens shares 6 reasons chanting Scripture or liturgy in worship is good for you.

We always think of pastors as shepherds. Rob Still shares why worship leaders are shepherds as well.

What do worship and protest have in common? Adam Kurihara reflects on recent political protest and activism in light of Christian faith.
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What is liturgy and why does it matter to the church? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Jonathan Powers explains the power and role of worshipful liturgy in the life of the church.

Are you searching for ways to engage people for the gospel via social media? Kory Pence has some advice.

Even non-traditional churches can benefit from worshiping with the church calendar. Emily Barlow shares how to celebrate the season of Lent.