Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Living Like They Believe is a free small group curriculum including films, Scripture study, and practices from Leadership Education at Duke and The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation.

Mark Yaconelli explores the transformational power of sharing life stories in The Gift of Hard Things:  Finding Grace in Unexpected Places (IVP).

In The Sacrament of Back to School, Lisa Brown of Building Faith suggests sharing first-day-of-school pictures.  Worshiping with Children presents back-to-school ideas.

Fifty Ways to Pray author Teresa Blythe blogs about spiritual direction:  recent posts focus on spiritual direction with young adults, homebound persons, transgendered persons, people in recovery, and more.  Her Table of Contents includes short summaries of classical spiritual practices.

With the theme Does Preaching Matter?, the current issue of Circuit Rider includes Vulnerability and Embodiment by Karoline Lewis, author of She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (Abingdon).  Faith & Leadership shares a recent sermon by Kara K. Root of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.

In Know Your People, Alaina Kleinbeck offers a list of resources for learning about markers of difference such as race, sexual identity, class, ability, and language.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  Our regular hours, Tuesday-Friday noon-4 and by appointment, resume August 15.