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Coming Soon! The Ministry Lab is delighted to launch our new website!

We’ll have a “soft launch” in early September. Check out our new logo and get a guided virtual tour of the new site with a “Blue Whirl Webinar”, hosted by Ministry Lab Director Rev. Emily Meyer on Thursday, September 10 at 12:00/noon CST. (Email Emily at ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu for the zoom link).

We’re excited to unveil new opportunities for sharing resources with one another, learn from inspiring voices, and dive deep into a variety of topics via our pre-curated resource lists – all on a more user-friendly platform. We also look forward to your feedback, so we can tweak anything that isn’t ideal.

Watch for our new url – COMING SOON!!

Joining in the grief around the horrific killing of George Floyd and in support of calls for justice, we suggest the following resources:

Inspiration, a response to the murder of George Floyd, encourages us to listen to the Spirit’s cry for justice and equity.

Joanna from Spacious Faith reflects on the intersections of breath, Covid-19 and the killing of George Floyd in Breathe Freely.

In conjunction with UTS decisions, The Ministry Lab is TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING OPEN HOURS. Keep track of what’s happening on United’s virtual and physical campuses here.

PLEASE CONTACT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMILY MEYER FOR CONSULTATIONS, TO ACCESS RESOURCES, AND/OR TO REGISTER FOR WEBINARS.

CHECK OUR FAITH FORMATION PAGE FOR REGULARLY UPDATED AT-HOME RESOURCES.

GENERAL AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

  • movie & TV study guides
  • movement-based faith-formation
  • multi-generational contemplative practices
  • online curriculum, videos and small group options

ONLINE WORSHIP PREP

  • tech helps
  • basic approaches to worship creation and sermon prep
  • online worship resources

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES TO SHARE AND FOR SELF-CARE

PASTORAL CARE & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCESE

  • county and sheriff help-lines
  • pastoral visit guidelines
  • tips for parents
  • self-care

AT-HOME SERVICE AND OUTREACH

DENOMINATIONALLY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

  • links to judicatory resources:
    • UMC
    • UCC
    • Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
    • Synod of Lakes and Prairies (PCUSA)

ONLINE USE COPYRIGHT & PERMISSIONS INFORMATION

  • music & worship
  • books
  • studies

LABYRINTHS

  • updates on using Ministry Lab indoor labyrinths
  • list of potentially available outdoor labyrinths (Twin City Area)
  • list of potentially available outdoor labyrinths (Out-State)

CHECK OUR UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ZOOM CONFERENCES AND OTHER OFFERINGS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. REGISTER BY CONTACTING EMILY MEYER AT ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

Six New Things will continue to post weekly with hard-copy publications and online resources for at-home and general use.

Blessings of health and safety as we journey into God’s new reality together.