Designing Worship Together: Models and Strategies for Worship Planning

by Norma de Waal Malefyt, Howard Vanderwell. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

This resource makes the case that collaboration in designing worship has become the preferred norm, and offers steps and templates to help the process of weekly worship planning.


worship planning, structuring the planning process, worship evaluation, templates, questions

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and worship leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Evaluate your current worship services to identify strengths and weaknesses by using the evaluation provided.
  • Increase creativity and insight during worship planning sessions by using templates and questions as guides throughout the process.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. 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 Learns.

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