Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Advent resources are appearing:  see Traci Smith’s free Advent Family Faith Practices Calendar,  the Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas deck of cards from Augsburg Fortress, and resources from Sparkhouse, Bless Each One, and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Companion resources for Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead (Random House) include a leadership assessment; a glossary of key language, skills, tools, and practices; and, soon, a read-along workbook.  Videos with Brown focus on vulnerability, empathy, and faith.

The People’s Supper presents Midterm Five, a guidebook and toolkit to host conversations across divides ahead of midterm elections, and other resources including support for survivors of sexual violence.

John Roberto’s Faith Formation for a New Generation shares ways to engage young people and their parents.

“Advent is hard” is one of the 10 Things I Wish All Clergy Understood about Pregnancy Loss from Young Clergy Women International.  Blue Christmas (Upper Room) by Todd Outcalt offers devotions, a worship service, and reflection questions.  Re: Worship provides a Blue Christmas Worship Resource Index.  Mental Health Ministries presents resources for the holiday season.

Via Christian Food Movement:  Dirt Wise is a free ten-session curriculum from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light designed to help congregations start a garden and learn about sustainable food.  And the Dinner Church Collective has a new website and Facebooks at The Dinner Church Movement and Dinner Church Workshop.

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