Unpublished Articles and Resources

Here are several unpublished works by Marty that you can download for free for limited use.  Please respect the notices included with each file in regard to making further copies and replacing them with published editions when available.  

Because these are unpublished works, there will occasionally be mistakes in the score or (sometimes) odd layouts.

Common Ground Workshop notes  This PDF are the notes from a workshop I gave at the NPM Convention on July 13, 2016.

The Living Body of Christian Worship  This article offers a model for examining and exploring faithful worship renewal.

Writing Well, Getting Published  This article was written to offer suggestions for anyone who writes or is interesting in writing music for worship.

The Lesson in the Clay  an essay for those who prepare and lead worship.

The Care and Keeping of a Worship Committee  This is a handout prepared by Rev. Susan Briehl from our Living Liturgy Conferences.

 A Sample Covenant for Music Ministers. This is a file that can be used as a template to create a covenant between a community and its music ministers.


Schedulng an event You can schedule an event with Marty (workshop, conference, evening of sung prayer) by wrting to him at

Every attempt will be made to keep this list as up-to-date and accurate as possible; however, it is subject to change.  If you cannot reach the contact person for any of these events, you may Email Marty

October 8-9, 2022: Worship and Arts Festival, Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Contact: Rev. Clayton Schmit clayschmit@gmail.com 715-496-1957