Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Overplayed (Herald Press, March) by David King and Margot Starbuck is a guide to sanity for sports parents.  It joins St. Thomas professor John Tauer’s Why Less is More for WOSPs (Well-Intentioned, Overinvolved Sports Parents) (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2015) to treat this challenging pastoral issue.  See also When Parents Prioritize Church: Serving Our Neighbors, a Progressive Youth Ministry post by Maggie Nancarrow of Hamline Church.  Update:  see also this set of posts from Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry.

In a popular post, Carolyn C. Brown of Worshiping with Children suggests ways to illustrate the bulletin for young people.

Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People (ed. Charles E. Moore, Plough) contains 52 selections from prominent Christians for discussion by groups seeking to live out their faith more completely together.

The Promise of Disability is a blog series on youth ministry and disability from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Contact us for more resources on welcoming young people of all abilities in faith communities.

A June series of free webinars on white privilege from the Center for Progressive Renewal and the UCC will preview a curriculum to be released in September.

Mosques and Islamic Community Centers will again be welcoming their non-Muslim neighbors for a traditional Ramadan Iftar meal in Taking Heart, a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Muslim American Society.

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