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Worship and Liturgy Resources


Prayer: A Blessing for Washing Hands During a Pandemic

Prayer: A Blessing for those Who Wait by Beth Richardson, The Upper Room

Prayer: Psalms by a Bishop

Worship: Resources from The Fellowship

Poem: The next time we gather at the table by Rev. Winter Hamilton

Prayer: A Prayer for the Critically Ill in the Time of COVID from enfleshed (All prayers should be used with printed credit to enfleshed unless otherwise noted.)



Get Your Church Online

A video tutorials series featuring Dustin Bryson on how to adapt your church for online platforms. 

No Tech or Low Tech Ideas from the Holston Conference

Instructions for Facebook Watch Parties

A set of instructions on how to host a Facebook Watch Party.

Ask The UMC: How can we livestream worship legally?

There are a number of copyright considerations in order to legally livestream your worship service...

COVID-19 Lockdown: Creating Live-streamed Worship in 3 Days

I pastor a church under COVID-19 restrictions. This is how we worshipped online with only 3 days prep...

Worship Planing & Design with Social Distancing

A webinar from the Rio Texas Conference.

How to Livestream Your Church Service: A Practical Guide

Livestreaming a sermon or Sunday service can be a daunting challenge, especially for small-to-medium-sized churches that lack the budget and team to execute such a production. The following is a practical guide for how small- or medium-sized churches can get started in livestreaming...

Faith Revisited | Episode 15 | Livestream Worship Logistics

Two Millennial church leaders discussing God, faith, the Church, and what it means to be authentic and welcome ALL people.


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Worshiping Online

When doing anything video related online, there are some things to remember.  The most important thing is...

Quick Guide for Shooting Video from Phone and iPads

A brief overview of how to shoot videos on phones and iPads.

Worship Hospitality and Connection Tactics During COVID-19

Ways to adapt church hospitality and connection tactics for in-seat churches.


Licensing and Copyright 

License Discount

One License offers gratis licenses to help with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15.

UM Book of Worship and UM Hymnal Ritual Resources

To assure that local churches have the resources they need, the United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) announced that it is granting permission to livestream and post online selected content from the United Methodist Book of Worship (BOW) as congregations care for their members during the international health crisis...

Use of RSV/NRSV for Church Services

During this time of National Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, the National Council of Churches (which owns the rights to both the RSV and NRSV) has temporarily revised our permissions policy. Churches that livestream or broadcast their church sermons during the National Emergency declared for COVID-19 may use the RSV/NRSV without any special permission requirements.

Worship Matters Episode 13 - Copyright Questions from the Field

As churches have moved to offering more online worship services, the questions keep coming in as to what is legal to stream and what is not. The broader question of copyrighted materials, who owns them, and who can give permission to use them for our worship is discussed with Jay Sudarma, Global Marketing Manager, and Nate Scott, the Director of Publisher and Songwriter Relations, who represent one of the largest copyright licensing companies, CCLI, Christian Copyright Licensing Inc. Listen to learn more: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/worship-matters-episode-13-copyright-questions-from-the-field

Usage Rights: Copyright Concerns for the Digital Church Webinar

In this hour-long webinar, Lawyer Daan Erikson from Husch Blackwell LLP shares practical information related to copyright and trademark concerns, specifically when it comes to online worship.