Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.
A lectionary commentary for preaching and worship, Connections (WJKP), ed. Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. Powery, and Cynthia L. Rigby, is designed to help congregants connect their lives with Scripture. A digital sampler is available.
Daniel Erlander’s A Place for You: My Holy Communion Book (Augsburg Fortress) is joined by several companion resources. Hannah Schock of Picture Book Theology offers a curriculum for children based on Erlander’s Manna and Mercy.
Frank Rogers will speak on Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Race and Racial Identity: A Compassion-Based Approach at Yale Youth Ministry Institute October 3. The video will be available on YouTube. Rogers is the author of Practicing Compassion (Upper Room, 2014) and Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers Through Story (Pilgrim, 2011).
The Art of Feminine Spiritual Leadership (Difference) by Sara Shisler Goff is currently free on Kindle.
Working Preacher recommends Collaborative Preaching with Church Members. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship posts on preaching peer groups. Working Preacher presents The Craft of Preaching October 1-3, featuring Amy Butler, Marvin McMickle and Frank Thomas.
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