Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

In Faithful Families:  Creating Sacred Moments at Home (Chalice), Traci Smith revises and expands her collection of simple practices for family life, Seamless Faith.  Current topics on her blog include an abundance mentality for ministry and ten essential children’s books about death and grief.

Preaching and Worship, a Lilly-funded project of the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship and the Christian Classics Ethereal Library/, curates online resources for a wide range of denominations and traditions.

A companion DVD study for She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (Abingdon) by Karoline Lewis of Working Preacher examines issues of identity, authority, sexuality, authenticity, embodiment and self-care.

Vacation Bible School reviews from Virginia Theological Seminary highlight top picks from MennoMedia and Cokesbury for 2017 as well as perennial programs.  A recorded webinar with Lisa Brown (The Best VBS Woorkbook Ever!) and Emily Slichter Given (Building Faith Brick by Brick) will follow in March.

Jake McGlothin distills The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships (Abingdon) for Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  50 Ways to Engage Local Schools is a free Lewis Center resource.  All Our Children (Church, April) will explore the Church’s call to address education inequity.

Music that Makes Community provides resources for paperless song grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity.  A workshop at United Theological Seminary explored the practice.

Check our growing list of resources for Lent and Easter.  Contact us with any resource questions: