Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post.

Miracle Man (Abrams) is a fresh and beautifully illustrated story of Jesus by John Hendrix.  Storypath provides ideas for using the book in ministry.

Sharon Ely Pearson has updated her helpful curriculum charts.  If you are considering new curriculum, contact us:  at the RCC, you can review materials and learn from the experience of partner churches.

In Becoming Wise (Penguin), Krista Tippett distills insights from an ecumenical array of conversation partners; a discussion guide is available for download.  Becoming Wise, the weekly podcast, and On Being’s Civil Conversations Project provide vital material for adult faith formation; participants can listen and discuss in person or online.

Progressive Youth Ministry, a new blog, shares The Whole Thing is a Temple, Rob Bell’s keynote from the PYM16 conference.  Bell’s new book is How to Be Here (HarperOne).

A rich collection of accessible resources on a new neighborhood ministry with refugees from Faith & Leadership includes a video, interviews, refugee profiles, worship materials, tips for supporting innovation, and learning guides for individuals and groups.  And locally, When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees is a multimedia project about refugees in Minnesota.  The Minnesota Council of Churches is partnering with documentary photographer James A. Bowey to produce this series of portraits and first-person narratives that will be distributed on various platforms through 2016.  The Facebook page presents resources for faith communities.

Just arrived:  She:  Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (Abingdon) by Luther Seminary professor Karoline M. Lewis provides strategies for flourishing as a woman in ministry.  And see HuffPost’s recent 15 Women Get Real about the Role of Women in the Church.

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