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Leading in Worship:

A Handy Manual

A small, fun, easy-to-read sixty page book, with lots of helpful tips for worship leaders.  Ever wonder what to say when? How do you find inspiration?  Read this book as a way of enriching your worship leading and honing your skills.  Some sections are very useful as devotionals for your worship committee or pastoral team.

Cost: $5.00

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Before Forgiveness: A 12-week Bible Study 308.23 KB 125 downloads

How come forgiveness is so hard?  What do we need to do to prepare the way for forgiveness?...


Lecture on Pastoral Sexual Misconduct: Abuse, Accountability, Forgiveness – Columbia Bible College, #ChurchToo Conference, 2019

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner www.leadinginworship.com” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at carol@leadinginworship.com

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Worship resources in a Mennonite voice
for ears of all kinds

Are you looking for resources for a Christian service? Feel free to use or adapt my prayers, poems and litanies. They are written in a Mennonite voice, for ears of all kinds. 

Feel free to use these orally in a worship service (in-person or broadcasted)  , but if they are printed in a bulletin please use the following credit

“Copyright Carol Penner  www.leadinginworship.com.”

Contact me for use in newsletters or printed resources, I am happy to grant permission but I would like to know how my writing is being used.  You can reach me at carol@leadinginworship.com.