Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Cultivating Teen Faith (Eerdmans), ed. Katherine M. Douglass and Richard R. Osmer, shares insights from the Confirmation Project.  The Project has posted infographics for their key learnings and a gallery of portraits from diverse congregations.  Listen to presentations from the Confirmation Conference at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Teaching about Sexual Assault and Consent from Teaching Tolerance is joined by guidance from Building Faith and resources from Peggy Orenstein.

Dawn Rundman’s Little Steps, Big Faith (Beaming) explores how the science of early childhood development can help parents and others grow children’s faith.  A free discussion guide is available.  In Is That Poop on My Arm? (Fortress), Justin Lind-Ayres chronicles parenting while Christian.

The Out of the Depths series of booklets (Abingdon) supports parishioners in common pastoral crises:  sexual assault, grief, divorce, pregnancy and infant loss, addiction, depression and anxiety, and chronic illness.

Fuller Youth Institute shares a free printable download, Engaging the Bible Together as a Family.

Preaching as Resistance (Chalice), ed. Phil Snider, is a collection of thirty sermons from prominent preachers.  Snider lists 10 Unfortunate Myths about Preaching as Resistance.

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