Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Bible Basics Storybook (Abingdon) by Brittany Sky accompanies the Bible Story Basics curriculum for ages 3-12.

Sparks of Wonder (Skinner House) by Rebecca Brooks and Erika Hewitt provides resources for theme-based ministry for the whole congregation, including services, readings, songs, spiritual practices, reflection questions, and ideas for engaging at home, all related to five themes: Humility, Journey, Chaos, Power, and God.  Hewitt is the author of The Shared Pulpit: A Sermon Seminar for Lay People (Skinner House, 2014) and Story, Song and Spirit:  Fun and Creative Worship Services for All Ages (Skinner House, 2010).

College Chaplain Alice Connor introduces How to Human:  An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World (Fortress), joining her Fierce:  Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation (Fortress, 2017).

Among the Many (Paraclete) is a DVD for those who have lost a loved one to drug addiction.  Marilyn E. Gootman’s When a Friend Dies:  A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Free Spirit) has been updated.

Wellness resources from Living Compass include free downloads:  self-assessments; Faith & Wellness books and guides for adults, parents, and teens; and a summer camp curriculum.

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