Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The Story of Christmas from Sparkhouse Family is an animated video based on the Spark Story Bible.  In Faith & Leadership, Meredith Williams tells about a Chrismons ministry; contact the RCC for instructions.  See our growing list of seasonal resources.

Exploring lectio divina, yoga, and breath prayer, Whitney R. Simpson provides a 40-day guide in Holy Listening with Breath, Body and the Spirit (Upper Room).

Amanda Drury discusses telling and listening to our stories in several short videos from Yale Youth Ministry Institute.  Drury’s Saying Is Believing (IVP) recommends testimony as an essential practice for adolescent spiritual development.

In The E-Giving Guide for Every Church (Abingdon), Richard Rogers encourages leaders to use digital tools to grow ministry.  The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary presents a webinar on digital stewardship.

Yvette Flunder speaks on Preaching at the Margins for Working Preacher’s Preaching Moment series.  Working Preacher also offers a free ebook on Preaching Year A.

The Work of Solidarity is a Ministry Matters interview with Hannah Adair Bonner, Curator of The Shout, an arts and justice movement.   Bonner is author of a DVD study, The Shout: Finding the Prophetic Voice in Unexpected Places, which features poets and other artists responding to questions:  Where is justice?  Who is your family?  What is freedom?  Who deserves our respect?  How much is enough?  How can we be whole?

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.orgPlease note:   we will be open December 20-30 by appointment only.  Our regular hours resume on Tuesday January 3.