Worship

Worship Planning

The GBOD provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources for faithful and vital local church worship. We are committed to working with worship and music leaders throughout the church. Resources, toll-free telephone lines, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations, workshops -- these are ways we seek to be available as partners with you in making disciples for Jesus Christ.

New & Noteworthy:

July 9, 2014

Eclectic, Global All Saints Celebration for Year A

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

As persons enter the worship space, they are invited to touch the water of the baptismal font. Djembe start […]

Liturgy
Great Thanksgiving
July 2, 2014

Whatever Happened to Kingdomtide?

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

Whatever happened to Kingdomtide? Why was it created in the first place? Why don't we hear much about it […]

Article
Liturgical Musings
June 7, 2014

Planning Starters for the Season of Creation 2014 (Year A)

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

The Season of Creation is an ecumenical celebration during the month of September, begun some two decades ago in Australia, […]

Article
Sundays After Pentecost
May 1, 2014

12 Simple Rules on What to Wear, What Not to Wear: UMC Edition

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

I recently received a request on the UMC Worship Facebook group for some simple, straightforward guidance about clergy vestments in […]

Article
Worship
April 30, 2014

Exploring the Revised Common Lectionary

Taylor Burton-Edwards offers this presentation on the Revised Common Lectionary.  He explains what a lectionary is, why we use […]

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General Planning Articles
April 22, 2014

Think Series! Worship Planning after Pentecost A

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

A seasonal planning guide for pastors and worship planning teams to help put the Season after Pentecost into   context […]

Article
Sundays After Pentecost
April 10, 2014

How (and Why) Shall We Worship?

By L. Edward Phillips with Taylor Burton-Edwards

Ed Phillips and Taylor Burton-Edwards help us understand and use the various patterns of worship Wesleyan Christians have experienced to […]

Article
Worship Matters
June 9, 2014

A Great Thanksgiving for Independence Day

This service may be used on July 4 or the Sunday nearest Independence Day or other occasions when the church gathers […]

Liturgy
Worship