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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


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.

When you enter into the worship service, are you really engaging in worship, or just engaging in ritual? Michael Jarrell shares about helping your congregation enter into worship that is living and active.
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In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Jonathan Powers encourages churches to design their worship services in a way that faithfully acts out the story of Jesus.

What are the best books for worship leaders to read? Rob Still weighs in.

What doesn it mean to be without a home? Uday Balasundaram shares a look at Christmastide from the eyes of homelessness and tells a story of overcoming.

Is it really beneficial to sing the Psalms? Patrick Bourckel shares an interview with Wendell Kimbrough.

Looking for an order of worship for your Christmas Sunday service? Emily Vermilya shares hers.

Need ideas for your order of worship on Christmas Day? Emily Barlow shares some ideas.

How can you intentionally design the worship service for Christmas this year? Matthew Sigler shares some ideas.