Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

A revised edition of The Mystic Way of Evangelism:  A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach (Baker) by Elaine A. Heath includes a study guide.  Heath is the co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, which offers a free Advent Incarnate Journey course with four liturgies for all ages.

What did the baby Jesus look like?  Opening conversation with children, That Baby in the Manger (Paraclete) by Anne E. Neuberger has a discussion and activity guide.

In place of traditional metrics, Cultivated Ministry approaches assessment through theology, mutual accountability, learning and storytelling.  NEXT Church provides a free field guide.

My Favorite Color is Blue.  Sometimes. (Paraclete) by Roger Hutchison is a journey through loss with art and color for all ages.  Hutchison’s The Painting Table (Church, 2013) models a process of praying through loss for small groups.

Belief without Borders (Oxford, 2014) author Linda Mercadante discusses How Christians Can Find Common Ground with SBNR, in Bearings Online.

The model of church as convener for social action is explored in Faith & Leadership’s post, A small rural church is bringing together people affected by the opioid epidemic.

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