Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Grand Rapids, MI. (616) 526-6088


This center offers worship resources such as grants, events, online tools for worship planning, and Spanish language resources.


COVID-19 worship resources, general worship resources, trauma- informed worship, tools for planning worship, Spanish language resources, events, grants

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Visit the website for helpful tools focused on planning worship, including COVID-19 considerations and a Spanish language section of resources.
  • Apply for a Vital Worship Grant, a grant aimed at fostering worship renewal in congregations throughout North America.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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