Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.
Cokesbury’s Advent Studies Comparison Chart features Light of the World, a DVD study with Amy-Jill Levine, and The Wondrous Mystery: An Upper Room Advent Reader. Low (Chalice) by John Pavlovitz is an honest Advent devotional. Cynthia M. Campbell reflects on each gospel’s perspective in Christmas in the Four Homes (WJKP). With the theme What Can’t Wait, Advent resources from A Sanctified Art include an interactive Lessons & Carols liturgy for children and families. SALT offers devotional table tents, placemats, and a short film for Advent. LEAD provides free contemplative Advent liturgies and Advent intentions.
Faith@Home invites families to make faith conversation a part of everyday life by reading, reflecting, and responding to lectionary texts. Grow Christians explores ways to use the free, printable, age-level devotions.
In A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series Volume 2 (WJKP), contributors from seven denominations frame texts into seasonal and short-term series. Other preaching titles include The Preacher’s Bible Handbook (WJKP), ed. O. Wesley Allen, Jr., and Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource (Abingdon).
On the Day You Were Baptized (Beaming, ages 3-5) by Taylor Young joins other children’s books for ministry: Here and Now (HMH) by Julia Denos, An ABC of Equality (Frances Lincoln) by Chana Ginelle Ewing, Listen (Roaring Brook) by Holly M. McGhee, Nya’s Long Walk (Clarion) by Linda Sue Park, My Footprints (Capstone) by Bao Phi, and Between Us and Abuela (FSG) by Mitali Perkins.
Growing Through Disaster (Abingdon) by Clayton L. Smith and Matt Schoenfeld provides tools for financial and trauma recovery in faith communities.