Session One: The 2018 Book of Common Worship
In this workshop, we will explore the history and development, contents and organization, and new and notable features of the 2018 Book of Common Worship, with a focus on creative and effective use for planning and leading worship.
Session Two: Lectionary-Based Worship Planning
In this workshop, we will examine the texts and themes of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B) from September 2 to November 25, 2018, with attention to sermon development, liturgical design, and music selection.
The Rev. David Gambrell, Ph.D., is associate for worship in the PC(USA) Office of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism, where he has served as co-editor of the new Book of Common Worship (2018), coordinator of the Directory for Worship revision (2017), advisor to the Glory to God (2013) hymnal committee, contributor to the hymnal, and a representative to the Consultation on Common Texts (the ecumenical group responsible for the Revised Common Lectionary).