Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Lilly Lewin’s Back2School Prayer Experience outlines stations that help children, teens and families reflect on faith in the new school year.  Recommended back-to-school picture books include Jacqueline Woodson’s The Day You Begin (Nancy Paulsen) and Alexandra Penfold’s All Are Welcome (Knopf).

In Curating Church (Abingdon), Jacob D. Myers shares strategies for innovative worship.  He is the author of Preaching Must Die! and Making Love with Scripture (Fortress).

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry recommends Weekly@, a free lectionary-based resource with activity suggestions and a take-home sheet for ages 5-11 and beyond.

Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life (WJKP) by Nancy J. Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of faith.  The Conversation Project and Honoring Choices Minnesota provide additional resources.

LGBTQ:  The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Free Spirit) by Kelly Huegel Madrone has been revised and updated.  Building Faith posts 5 Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Your Church.  Teaching Tolerance shares LGBTQ Best Practices.

Jean Vanier opens the Gospel of John in We Need Each Other (Paraclete).  The Work of the People offers many videos with Vanier.

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