Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

In Belonging and Becoming (IVP), Mark and Lisa Scandrette offer guidance on creating a thriving family culture.  A group learning guide is included.

Kenda Creasy Dean will speak on Friendship, Commitment & Integrity on November 2 in Yale Youth Ministry Institute’s Lunch & Lecture Series.  Upcoming speakers include Courtney Goto, Andrew Root, Almeda M. Wright and Anne Streaty Wimberly.  The events are livestreamed and available for playback.

Sarah Griffith Lund is the plenary speaker for Mental Health and the Faith Community’s Response, a conference at Springhouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis November 11-12.  Lund’s Blessed Are the Crazy (Chalice) is accompanied by a study guide and resources for faith leaders.  Mental Health Ministries provides video resources and more.

Joining Matt and Lucy’s Version Births, That Starry Night is a Christmas musical from Living the Questions.  Find more pageant options on our growing list of new and notable resources for Advent and Christmas.

Tom Berlin, author of The Generous Church:  A Guide for Pastors (Abingdon), posts People Want to Attend a Generous Church at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  The Lewis Center presents resources on giving and generosity, including a list of 50 Ways to Encourage Faithful Giving.

Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation is on exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  Tours, special events, and a downloadable introduction for teachers are available.

First Thursday Evenings at the Resource Center for Churches:
Monthly meetings of leaders in ministry with young people provide key learning and support, but many people are unable to attend during the day.  The Resource Center for Churches is open First Thursday evenings for faith formation leaders to check new resources, address questions and meet peers across denominations.  Church staff and volunteers are welcome to drop in between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, November 3 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.
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