Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children (Discipleship Resources) by Leanne Hadley is an accessible curriculum that helps children experience God through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing.

Gleaning wisdom and meaning from the beloved series, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a weekly podcast hosted by Vanessa Zoltan, Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard, and Casper ter Kuile of How We Gather.

Following their free small group studies on Loving Our Muslim Neighbors, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota offers And Who is My Neighbor, a study on racial equity.

6 Ways to Jumpstart Leadership Formation, a post from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, excerpts The Passionate Church (Abingdon) by Mike Slaughter and Karen Perry Smith.  Thomas G. Bandy explores types of leaders in Spiritual Leadership (Abingdon).

Practicing Families hosts recent posts on family activities for World Communion Sunday, a closed Facebook group for middle school parents, and a Prayer Walk.  Christ Walk Kids (Church Publishing) by Anna Fitch Courie is a resource on spiritual walking for tweens and teens.

Backed by extensive research from widely diverse congregations, Growing Young (Baker) by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin of Fuller Youth Institute recommends six strategies for engaging young people and shares a resource library.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  And please note this new gathering, First Thursday Evenings at the RCC:
Many volunteers and part-time church staff working with young people are unable to attend their denominational meetings during the day.  Beginning in October, the Resource Center for Churches is hosting a First Thursday evening gathering of faith formation leaders across denominations.  We’ll check new resources, chat about vital topics, address questions and support one another in ministry.  Staff and volunteer leaders are welcome to attend between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, October 6 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.  Contact Lizabeth with questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.