Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The Stories We Live:  Finding God’s Calling All around Us (Eerdmans) by Kathleen A. Cahalan explores vocation through eight prepositions.  Companion videos are part of Lives Explored, a video project with free small group programs on vocation from the Collegeville Institute.

In Synergy:  A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon), Ann A. Michel offers practical guidance for collaborative ministry shared between clergy and laity.  Faith & Leadership highlights lay ministry in A Move to Part-Time Clergy Sparks Innovation in Congregations.  The Christian Science Monitor profiles America’s New Ministers.

Children, Teens and Suicide Loss is a free downloadable guidebook from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Dougy Center.

According to Yale Climate Opinion Maps, few Americans engage in conversation on global warming.  Let’s Talk Faith and Climate:  Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders is a free downloadable guide with a companion webinar from Blessed Tomorrow and ecoAmerica.  Grist provides seven conversations tips.

The Interfaith Observer provides a digital library, including resources on interfaith formation for children.

Amy Eilberg will present the Susan Draper White lecture, Women as Seekers and Pursuers of Peace, at United Theological Seminary March 30.  She is author of From Enemy to Friend (Orbis), a portrait of peacemaking as spiritual practice.

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