Four Doorways to Deepening Worship

Four Doorways to Deepening Worship

This resource list was developed to supplement the workshop, Four Doorways to Deepening Worship, led by musician, composer and worship consultant Adam Kukuk in March 2014.

Castle, Suzanne and Andra Moran. Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2013.
Brim introduces readers to creative, artistic worship possibilities, including ways to engage a team, worship templates to launch the creative process, and encouragement for the solo worship planner. This book combines music, art resources, imagery, digital content, leader devotionals, prayer encounters and practical how-to’s to create new, meaningful worship experiences.

Pierson, Mark. The Art of Curating Worship: Reshaping the Role of Worship Leader. Minneapolis, MN: Sparkhouse Press, 2010.
The Art of Curating Worship promotes a new vocabulary to help worship curators work out how and why and where worship can best engage their community, inside and outside the church, in transformative encounters with God.

Sims, Natalie. “Sing the Lectionary” (blog).
Weekly song, hymn and recorded music suggestions and resources for worship, based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Suggestions are posted on Wednesday nights, usually a few weeks in advance of each Sunday

Strickland, Annie. “You Call That Church Music?” (blog).
“You Call that Church Music?” is an alternative music planning blog for church musicians following the Revised Common Lectionary. Strickland posts upcoming weeks’ lectionary texts, highlights main themes in the texts, and provides song selections that connect to the texts and themes.  With links and videos, this blog is accessible and practical for those planning worship.