A new worship and song collection

Hymnals are generational. They reflect the rhythms of God’s Spirit moving among God’s people in a particular era. A forward-looking church refreshes its worship and song collection once a generation. As worship rhythms develop new currents, the language of a recent generation needs to expand too.

A worship and song collection marks a particular threshold between where the church has been and where the spirit of God may be leading. They earnestly and prayerfully look forward. They preserve some of what is familiar while leaning into challenge and prophetic action, to continue to welcome and inspire worshipers new to the church and those who have been present many years. As the urgencies of church life and identity shift from generation to generation, worship rhythms respond to this Spirit-led movement.

Mennonite hymnals have always reflected and impacted aspects of denominational culture and identity. Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), for example, has reflected and cultivated a growing appetite for songs and worship resources that help us worship with a diverse, global church. What will be the next songs and worship resources to surprise and inspire a singing people?

Your Donation is Needed!

We estimate the project will cost nearly $700,000. We simply can’t do it without your help

Creating an extensive worship and song collection with broad resonance is a rigorous process. MennoMedia needs your support now to make this project a reality by 2020. This work is being fully funded by donations. Your donation goes to support project staffing, travel and expenses for our 13-member volunteer committee, and all the research and development that goes into creating a full suite of hymnal products for Mennonite congregations. Your donations to upfront costs now will help deliver an affordable, on-time release of the new collection. Consider making a donation to the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee today!

Donate Now

Giving Levels

Progress Thus Far

To date we’ve raised $398,000

News & Stories

Worship and Song Collection Project Fund-raising Update by Steve Carpenter

October 4th, 2017

MennoMedia, on behalf of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, is working to create a new Mennonite hymnal by 2020. I have been tasked with raising more than $600,000 to pay for the work of a 13-person hymnal...

Read More

Congregational Feedback Wanted

June 15th, 2017

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee invites congregations to appoint three leaders to give input toward a new hymnal to be released in 2020. Specifically, the committee wants to hear feedback from a pastor, a worship leader, and a...

Read More

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee receives $18,000 grant

May 19th, 2017

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee has received an $18,000 grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship as part of Calvin’s Vital Worship Grants Program. This grant will enable the committee—working under the mantle Resonate—to work with congregations in Mennonite...

Read More

Recommendations for New Hymnal

January 5th, 2017

What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs? These are questions the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee...

Read More

More News & Stories