Worship Portal

Lent Resources from GBOD

Weekly Lectionary-based worship planning resources from GBOD.

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Preaching Resources from the General Board of Discipleship

Whether you’re preparing for your first sermon or your 1000th, you’ll find helpful sermon resources here.

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Worship Planning Calendar

Helps for observing the important times in the life of our church.

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Music Resources from the General Board of Discipleship

Whether you are looking for help or resources for churches large or small, rural or urban, contemporary or traditional, you will find it here.

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History of Hymns: “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

Learn the origins of this favorite hymn.

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Have Thine Own Way, Lord
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Offertory Prayers

Offertory prayers from the General Board of Discipleship. Includes link to receive offertory prayers via email.

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Stewardship Worship Resources

Generosity is a matter of action, intentions and heart. It is the grateful outpouring of gifts to others, out of our love for God. Resources include Offertory Prayers and Sermon Starters.

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Worship Resources from The General Board of Discipleship

GBOD provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy and preaching resources for faithful and vital local church leadership.

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Lectionary Planning Helps for Sundays

Resources are listed for Sundays of Revised Common Lectionary.

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Media Warehouse Advent Resources

The Rethink Church Advent Resources include bulletin covers, newspaper and cinema ads, worship and web graphics, postcards, door hangers and flyers. These resources are available as free downloads in a wide range of formats.

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Global Praise III Songbook/CD

The final book in the Global Praise songbook/CD series includes many of the global songs that have begun to seep into our “heart song” repertoire. This songbook has become a staple in the bookshelves of persons who lead global song.

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Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Swahili, German, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, Hmong, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Hawaiian, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog, English
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Global Praise I Songbook/CD

Global Praise I is the first songbook/CD created as part of the awareness of the beauty of song from diverse cultures and languages that everyone can sing to enrich worship, fellowship, and faith.

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Children
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Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Portuguese, Swahili, German, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, Dutch, Finnish, Hmong, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Hawaiian, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog, English
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A Lifegiving Christmas Sermon Starter

“A Life-giving Christmas” sermon series will help you create more than sermons each week. This series is apart of full program calling for people to support one another participate in Advent activities; and raise up social justice ministries.

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A Fresh Start Sermon Starter Series

Looking for resources with a back to school focus? A Fresh Start, a Rethink Church sermon starter series, encourages congregations to look at the back to school season as a chance for all persons to begin anew.

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“Thrive!” Sermon Series

Thrive! is a four-week series that will challenge you physically and spiritually to live a vital life in world community. Through applied principles, you’ll emerge with new perspectives on who you are and why you matter.

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Outside the Box-Sermon Starter Free Download

This four-week, lectionary-based series will guide you through contemplating ancient Scriptures, delving into Christmas traditions and relating to transformative experiences of Christ’s birth throughout humanity.

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A Lifegiving Christmas Multimedia Bundle – CD

Rethink Church invites you to A Life-giving Christmas – to widen the lens, focus on the real…the authentic…the things that really matter and the true gift of the season – life.

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Rethink Church Immigration Package: DVD

Explore the boundaries of citizenship and faith with Rethink Church resources.

The package can help you begin the journey toward awareness and understanding inside your congregations and in your community.

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A Journey to Hope Multimedia Bundle (2012)

Hope changes everything. Your world…your life…your relationship with Jesus. Take your church on a 7-week Journey to Hope. Travel with Jesus to the cross and find Hope in the midst of life’s difficult circumstances.

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Outside The Box Multimedia Bundle DVD

Worship activities for all ages are included to engage the senses, as are challenges to live the message beyond Sunday morning. Supplements for children, youth & young adults and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities will be included

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A Fresh Start Multimedia Bundle

A Fresh Start encourages congregations to look at the back to school season as a chance for all persons to begin anew.

A Fresh Start focuses on this season as a way to create that hospitable environment for the faith community.

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“Thrive! Living the Life” Multimedia Bundle CD

“Thrive! Living the Life” is a church study series produced by Rethink Church and Imagine No Malaria to help congregations improve their physical and spiritual health while tending to the care of those vulnerable to malaria in Africa.

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“Change the World” Multimedia Bundle CD

“Change the World” multimedia bundle contains thematic illustrations to make this 4-week, church-wide series come alive. The sermon series provides a means for inviting persons to worship alongside you, after they’ve worked with you.

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Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World

“Vital” multimedia bundle is for use with the free companion sermon series based on Jorge Acevedo’s book, “Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World.” This multimedia bundle will help you illustrate messages & invite community.

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Reclaim Christmas Invitational & Worship Multimedia

This multimedia package will help you bring “A Different Kind of Christmas” to life in worship and in community. Invitational resources, worship graphics and video convey the message, Reclaim Christmas!

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