Our 2021 Summer Worship Series features three excellent preachers, a beautiful team of current United Theological Seminary students, and a cadre of excellent area musicians and artists giving voice to the diversity of identities and contexts of The Ministry Lab’s supporting congregations.

We are grateful for our judicatory leaders and offer these three services as a gift, hopeful that they enable clergy, faith formation, and worship leaders to take a much needed break once, twice, or thrice over the course of this summer.

MEMBER CONGREGATIONS can complete this four-question Request Form for access to:

June: Staying Awake – Reflecting on the Garden of Gethsemane

July: Everyone’s Chains Fell Off – Reflecting on Paul & Silas’ Liberation from Prison

August: Believe Jesus – Reflecting on Thomas’ Need to See & Touch

  • Preacher: Rev. Jia Starr Brown, First Covenant Church, Minneapolis (Non-Denominational)
  • Spoken Word artist Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora musical collective
  • Additional guest artists & musicians TBA
  • United Seminarians Chance Martinez-Colon and Mike Mataczynski


Worship formats vary across the state, so all three services are available in video and print form – use as best fits your setting!

Due to copyright concerns and our desire to compensate preachers and artists for their time, energy, creativity, and craft, these worship services are free for member congregations only.

MEMBERS: complete this four-question Request Form to receive a pdf of the entire liturgy which includes links to the full worship service and individual segments.

PLEASE NOTE: The Ministry Lab has obtained permission for member congregations ONLY to stream original content and music. Please obtain your own license – with an ‘in-sync’ add-on – to stream published tunes, as noted in the services. To ensure copyright protections, please do not share the service links with others.

If you are not sure of your membership status or would like to become a member, we would love to help you do that! We want these resources to be used!! Simply complete our Membership Form or contact Rev. Emily Meyer with membership questions.


Check back here for additional leaders and featured artists, coming soon!