Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Who Counts?  100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons (WJKP) by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a creative retelling of three parables, is the first book in the WJK children’s program.

Faithful Families author Traci Smith gathers resources and stories of “pray-grounds.”  In Faith & Leadership, Melissa Florer-Bixler advocates giving kids a place in the front of the sanctuary.  And Erica Schemper reflects on Where Jesus Would Put the Kids in Worship.

The Sacred Places Project offers Communities for the Common Good, a six-week course that seeks to engage the church in the challenge of climate change.  Project creator Ragan Sutterfield is author of Wendell Berry and the Given Life (Franciscan Media).

A Sanctified Art offers a Pentecost Bundle with meditative coloring posters, banner designs, graphics, visuals, poetry, and visual meditations for Trinity Sunday.  Resources for ordinary time, including a study journal with visuals inspired by the Abrahamic narratives, a customizable promo film, and preacher prep pages/worship notes, are also available.

In 7 Key Questions for Fundraising with Spiritual Integrity, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership summarizes Keeping Faith in Fundraising (Eerdmans) by Peter Harris and Rod Wilson.

Small on Purpose:  Life in a Significant Church (Abingdon) by Lewis A. Parks discusses soul care as a means of discipleship and outreach and the small church is surrogate family.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.orgPlease note that our summer hours will begin May 24:  we will be open Tuesday noon-4 and by appointment.