Service of Carols, Lessons, and Prayers

By Barbara Dick
A Service of Carols, Lessons, and Prayers is traditional for some churches, in others it can be an additional service to your planned worship times or added with some adaptations. … read more

Watchnight (New Year's Eve)

By Nancy C. Townley
Premise: The final night of the year finds many Christians reflecting on the events of the past and looking ahead to the future. This is a night devoted to a new covenant with our … read more

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

By St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where… read more

December Funerals

By F. Belton Joyner, Jr.
There is a special sadness upon entering a home where there has been a death and seeing a Christmas tree and under it perhaps presents for the deceased. The contrast between the… read more

Planning for Christmas Services

By David Lindner & Kevin Kruse
In this episode David and Kevin talk about planning Christmas services. The topic came up in the last episode of the podcast when we learned that Kevin had just finished his… read more

Ministry Matters 101

By Ministry Matters
New to Ministry Matters? Welcome! Here are some basic steps to get you started or if you prefer just click around, that works too! Six Steps to Help You Get Started: Click on one … read more

Boring Endings: Ya'll Come Back, Thanks for Coming, Go Eat

By Betsy Hall
If I visited worship at your church how would it end? My personal worship pet peeve is boring endings. You can spend hours with your worship team planning the entire service only… read more

Congregational Singing as a Model for the Body of Christ

By Jackson W. Henry
To sing is to proclaim faith openly, publicly, and courageously. Singing obviously has a long history and prominent role in the church because it allows us to express our faith… read more

Baby Jesus, Come to Save Us

By Jenny Youngman
A simple, creative worship experience for Advent. Theme: The need for salvation. The Scripture expresses the "God, save me" cry to which we all can relate. Participants will… read more

Whom Shall I Fear (Lyric Video)

By Chris Tomlin
"Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]" — Chris Tomlin Video Source: VEVO/YouTube Ministry Matters is not responsible for content or advertising on external sites. read more

Jesus in Disguise

By Brandon Heath
"Jesus in Disguise" — Brandon Heath Video Source: VEVO/YouTube Ministry Matters is not responsible for content or advertising on external sites. read more

Christ is Coming Back, and Advent Is Coming with Him

By Clifton Stringer
This morning as I was returning from my morning walk, I saw our dog Radar, a personable Corgi-Chihuahua mystery-mutt, playing in the front yard. With his elongated body, short… read more
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