Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Messy Church and Messy Christmas (IVP) by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter provide fresh resources to help churches bring together people of all ages and stages of faith.  See more at Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry and Messy Church UK; a Messy Church USA site is forthcoming.

From Elaine A. Heath with Joerg Rieger, Five Means of Grace (Abingdon), a DVD study with Leader Guide and short book, explores Wesleyan spiritual practices for all Christians:  prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and conferencing in small groups.

In Braving the Wilderness (Random House), Brene Brown introduces four practices of true belonging.  Find videos with Brown at The Work of the People and on her website.  NPR interviews Brown, and she discusses belonging on On Being.

Theresa Cho posts Interactive Prayer Stations on Creation and Immigration at Still Waters.

The Vietnam War, a PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, begins Sunday.  Calling congregations to heal the moral injuries of the war, Rita Nakashima Brock offers a guide to hosting compassionate conversations about the film.

Relevant and Religion News Service interview Christopher L. Heuertz about The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth (Zondervan).

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