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.
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.