Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Equipping faith leaders to walk with children, youth, adults and families living with depression, suicidality and other mental health challenges, Come to the Well: Drink and Be Known is a February 26 ConNext Community Event with Rachael Keefe and Hans Peterson.  All are welcome.  Keefe is author of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (Chalice, 2018).

Practicing Prayer Intergenerationally from Building Faith describes designing thumb prayer beads, matching prayer partners, and fostering continuing relationships.  Kristen Vincent provides a video and other resources on prayer beads.

The digital home of The On Being Project has been refashioned to support discussion in family and community, teaching and social repair, and personal reflection.  The Civil Conversations Project provides resources to inspire new ways of being in community.

Debra Dean Murphy explores how Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive–and protect–the natural world, and How to get started reading poetry, in Faith & Leadership.  Murphy is the author of Teaching that Transforms:  Worship as the Heart of Christian Education (Wipf and Stock, 2007).

Neighborhood Church (WJKP) by Krin van Tatehove and Rob Mueller gives practical tools to spur partnerships with families and communities.  Here’s an excerpt.   A video series is available.

Good Grief (Fortress) by Granger E. Westberg is reissued with a companion Journal by Jill Alexander Essbaum and Devotional by Brent D. Christianson.  Other reissued titles from Fortress include Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals by Herbert Anderson and Edward Foley; Jesus Wept by Barbara C. Crafton; A Song to Sing, A Life to Live by Don Saliers and Emily Saliers; and Recalling Our Own Stories by Edward P. Wimberly.

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