Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

It Feels Good to Be Yourself (Henry Holt) by Theresa Thorn is a book about gender identity for ages 4-8.  Other recent and notable picture books for ministry include The Don’t Worry Book (Little, Brown) by Todd Parr and Where Are You From? (HarperCollins) by Yamile Saied Mendez.

Kenda Creasy Dean discusses Doing Innovative Ministry in a Leading Ideas Talks Podcast from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  She directs The Zoe Project, an initiative designed to foster innovation in congregations around young adults.

Why Jesus? is a practice for telling and hearing stories of faith from Faith+Lead at Luther Seminary.  Faith+Lead shares a Church Delegation Playbook and takeaways from their Spiritual Life Inventory.

Five Wishes is an advance care planner that prioritizes accessibility, understanding, and comfort.  Resources for faith-based organizations are available.  On Being suggests ways to begin talking about death.

Laura Stephens-Reed outlines a process for congregational visioning and planning ministry initiatives grounded in an ongoing exploration of gifts.

Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World (Chalice) by Timothy Murphy is accompanied by a Films & Faith Reflection Guide.

See the Six New Things archive.  It’s searchable.  Contact us with any resource questions: ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.