The past few years have witnessed a remarkable change in the worship style in both Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian Evangelical churches in Egypt in particular, and in the Arab World in general. Therefore, the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) has adopted a process of reviving and renewing the liturgy of worship and preaching in the church by reviving songs with sound theological meaning, rich language, and good melodies. To achieve this, ETSC established the Martha Roy Center for Worship (MRCW). The center is named after Dr. Martha Roy, late professor of Church History; and Worship, hymnology, and music at ETSC in the late 20th century. Dr. Roy was an American missionary who lived all her life in Egypt, which she considered her homeland. She made extraordinary contributions to the areas of church singing and music, Coptic music, and liturgy, for which she earned several awards.
MRCW is a great help for pastors, preachers, researchers, singers, musicians, and worship leaders in the areas of preaching, and leading corporate worship, so that the pulpit might be spiritually healthy and uplifting for the worshippers through both preaching and worship.
MRCW currently provides the following services, some of which are available on the ETSC website, and the MRCW Facebook page:
MRCW also has other ebooks produced by some pastors on worship, which are all also available in print form.