Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

In Anxious to Talk About It:  Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism (Chalice), Carolyn B. Helsel paves a way through anxiety with personal stories, insights, and spiritual practices.  Each chapter ends with questions for reflection, and a free sampler and study guide and video introduction is available.  Helsel is featured on the Ravencast.

Michel Le Gribble-Dates explores movement as prayer and outlines several practices in The Presbyterian Outlook.  She is the author of Story & Stretch:  A Guide to Teaching Kids Yoga Using Seasonal StoriesWorks & Wonders of Jesus is a curriculum guiding children through recreating New Testament stories with movement, accompanied by an online training video and manual for leaders.

In Teaching Children the Message of Love (Episcopal Teacher, Winter 2018, page 10), Colette Potts introduces a curriculum and wraparound program that uses contemporary literature and Bible stories to focus on love.  Love First:  A Children’s Ministry for the Whole Church (Church) is forthcoming.

Working Preacher’s Lenten Series focuses on the I AM statements in the Gospel of John.

Small Church Checkup (Upper Room) by Kay Kotan and Phil Schroeder is a guide for assessment and planning.  They suggest focusing on a signature ministry.

The SALT Project lists the top ten practices for Instagram for churches.

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