Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

With chapters from MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Kathleen Cahalan, and others, Beyond the Offering Plate:  A Holistic Approach to Stewardship (ed. Adam J. Copeland, WJKP) treats stewardship of time, privilege, work, body, mind, spirit and more.  Copeland directs Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders, which is hosting Beyond Abundance:  Faithful Stewardship Language to Fit Our Realities, a conference August 23.

Faith Matters Network/The People’s Supper offers Resources and Support for Healing in the Wake of Charlottesville.  Working Preacher’s Sermon Brainwave discusses next Sunday’s texts in light of Charlottesville.  Leah D. Schade counsels preachers.  Jacqui Lewis reflects on Charlottesville for ON Scripture.  And the UMC provides a Toolkit for Ministry Post-Charlottesville.

Recent posts from Building Faith include an Ages & Stages outline, tips for Sunday School teacher training, and a free webinar on communicating with youth and their families.

Download resources for the 2017 National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths from the Children’s Defense Fund.

Andrew Root explores The Grace of Dogs (Convergent) on The Distillery, a podcast from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Root’s Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Baker) is forthcoming.

Church Marketing Sucks discusses What the Total Solar Eclipse Means for Your Church.

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