Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The current issue of Circuit Rider explores pastoral care in the context of trauma, crisis, and  societal change.  Contributor Karen D. Scheib is author of Attend to Stories:  How to Flourish in Ministry (UM General Board of Higher Education) and Pastoral Care:  Telling the Stories of Our Lives (Abingdon, 2016).

MaryAnn McKibben Dana’s God, Improv, and the Art of Living (Eerdmans) is a guide to improv as a practice for life.  She is the author of Sabbath in the Suburbs:  A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time (Chalice, 2012).

Preparing to Launch:  Ten Ways to Have Better Conversations with your Teenager about the Future is a free download from Fuller Youth Institute.

With Christ on the Psych Ward (Church), David Finnegan-Hosey offers resources and practical advice about how congregations can be more welcoming to families struggling with mental illness.  Rachael Keefe, Sarah Lund and Jim Keat will present a Mental Health Awareness Webinar May 30.

The most recent Report from How We Gather, Care of Souls, invites us to live into new categories of religious life.

Lists:  12+ Preachers the English-Speaking World Needs Right Now, from Nevertheless She Preached.  12 Really Effective Women Preachers You Should Know About, from Relevant.  Top 10 Writers Shaping Our Movement, from The Center for Progressive Renewal.

Contact us with your resource questions:  Please note that we begin our summer hours May 22:  Tuesdays noon-4:00 and by appointment.