Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The Social Justice Bible Challenge (Forward Movement), ed. Marek P. Zabriskie, features forty days of Scripture and reflections.  Zabriskie presents resources for reading the Bible in a year, including The Bible Challenge (Forward Movement), at The Center for Biblical Studies.

To Breathe Free, a short documentary on the refugee crisis available on Vimeo from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, follows a family during their first year in the U.S. through the lens of the family members themselves and the host congregation.  A study guide is forthcoming.  Other PDA videos include The Trauma Pastoral Care Series, Facing the Human Tragedy in Syria, and Locked in a Box:  Immigration Detention.

Simple Strategies for Raising Up New Leaders from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership is an excerpt from Kay Kotan’s Gear Up! Nine Essential Processes for the Optimized Church (Abingdon).

Part of a series on Telling Our Stories from the Advocate, Telling Our Stories in Worship by Carol Wehrheim discusses a process supporting faith story sharing.  Molly Phinney Baskette outlines another practice in Standing Naked Before God:  The Art of Public Confession (Pilgrim).

Accompanied by a DVD, Peter L. Steinke’s To Make a Difference (New Vision) prepares the church for a radically new context.  Steinke has also introduced Teaching Fish to Walk:  Church Systems and Adaptive Challenge (New Vision).

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel:  Truth to Power opens in theaters on Friday.  Companion resources include a book (Rodale) and prompts for action.

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