Stilling the Storm: Worship and Congregational Leadership in Difficult Times

by Kathleen S Smith. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.


This resource offers guidance for worship planners in congregations going through difficulty and identifies key considerations for worship life.


characteristics and dynamics of three separate congregations facing crisis, transition, and conflict; considerations for worship life, communication dynamics, prayers, scripture passages, liturgy suggestions

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and worship leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Design worship services that address times of crisis, transition, or conflict by utilizing the practical worship resources provided after each section.
  • Apply knowledge of emotional and communication dynamics by discussing this resource with clergy and worship planners.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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