Culturally-Conscious Worship

by Kathy Black. Chalice Press, 2000.


This resource identifies challenges and offers solutions for congregations looking to reflect the different ethnicities and cultures in a congregational worship setting.


multi-culturalism, a theology of worship, definitions of terms, additional worship services, hymns from a variety of cultures around the world, list of hymns set to traditional tunes with contemporary words

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and worship leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Adapt traditional hymns using contemporary words that embrace a multi-cultural context and reflect multi-cultural worship by referring to the appendix.
  • Plan multi-cultural-friendly worship services using the list of hymns from a variety of cultures.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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