Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The Living with Hope series (Fortress) helps individuals and pastors deal with pastoral care issues of unemployment, parenting children with developmental challenges, chronic and serious illness, dementia, and relationships.

In Glimpsing Resurrection:  Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry (WJKP), Deanna A. Thompson provides concrete suggestions for churches as they love and support those who are ill.  Thompson is the author of The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World (Abingdon, 2016), and Hoping for More:  Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace (Cascade, 2012).

Canvas (Abingdon) is a series of four-week studies for high school students on Grace, God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and Humanity.  Leader and student guides are available.

Bringing Scripture to bear on real-life experiences, Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls:  Educating into the New Creation by Emily A. Peck-McClain (Pickwick) equips the church to call out racism, sexism, homophobia and sizeism.

Faith from the Margins to the Web offers Gospel commentary written through the eyes and experiences of people living with homelessness, poverty and food insecurity.

Jen Bradbury discusses her book, A Mission That Matters:  Short-Term Missions Without Long-Term Harm (Abingdon), on the Youth Ministry Partners podcast.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  Please note our summer hours:  Tuesday noon-4 and by appointment.  Our regular hours resume August 13: Tuesday-Friday noon-4 and by appointment.