Creative Worship

Creative Worship

This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Creative Worship: Designing Memorable Experiences, led by author and animator/illustrator Jason Moore in April and September 2015. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by helping them find and use the best resources to address their challenges and opportunities. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at

Moore, Jason and Len Wilson. Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.
This book, available only in e-book format, helps worship-screen producers learn to "speak" a visual language. These time-tested design principles provide a basic framework for developing a visual literacy.

Moore, Jason and Len Wilson. Taking Flight with Creativity: Worship Design Teams That Work.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2010.
Clergy and lay leaders in many congregations have attempted to form teams for the purpose of planning or designing worship. But most discover that it is difficult to form a team that actually works.  Using the metaphor of early flight, this resource analyzes how to be a part of a worship design team that works. Major sections include discovering a strategic approach to worship, team composition and more.

Church Production Magazine
Church Production Magazine (CPM) is the leading educational magazine for houses of worship covering audio, video and lighting technologies. CPM is now published 10 times per year and targets technical directors and other key technology decision makers at production-oriented houses of worship.

Technologies for Worship Magazine
Technologies for Worship Magazine (TFWM) is designed to educate volunteers, technology staff, media directors, music ministers— anyone involved with technology at their houses of worship. It offers basic to advanced information on audio, video, broadcast, computers, drama and lighting for use in a worship environment.  TFWM is dedicated to strengthening congregations by sharing their knowledge.

WorshipHouse Media
WorshipHouse Media exists to provide worship videos and church media resources for pastors, worship leaders, small group leaders and anyone involved with worship planning. WorshipHouse Media is a clearinghouse of media Christian resources. Clips from thousands of producers can be downloaded and licensed for worship.