Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

In Ministry with the Forgotten (Abingdon), Kenneth L. Carder views dementia through a spiritual lens.  He offers a free video study and reflections on dementia.  His work is featured in the current issue of Circuit Rider on Pastoral Care with the Forgotten.  Discipleship Ministries provides a webinar series.  Faith & Leadership explores dementia ministry, featuring resources from Due West UMC.

Mark Yaconelli will present several Storytelling Workshops October 3-6 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  Yaconelli is the author of Contemplative Youth Ministry (Zondervan 2006).

Raising Disiciples (Herald) by curriculum developer Natalie Frisk outlines how parents can make openings for their children to experience God.  Parenting Forward is an online conference September 23-27.

Featuring Chuck of Chuck Knows Church, The Committee Teaching Series from Discipleship Ministries is a free 16-session online video-based course designed to help congregations as they move toward a preferred future.

Profiled in Faith & Leadership, the Boston Faith & Justice Network offers Lazarus at the Gate, a free small group curriculum exploring economic discipleship.

Children’s books released today include The Night of His Birth (Flyaway, ages 6-10) by Katherine Paterson, The Family Time Bible (Beaming, ages 4-8) by Mary Manz Simon, and I am Love (Abrams, ages 3-7) by Susan Verde.  Spirituality titles include Henri J.M. Nouwen’s Following Jesus:  Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety (Convergent), Stay Curious (Fortress) by Stephanie Williams O’Brien, and Courage to See (WJKP) by Greg Garrett and Sabrina Fountain, a daily devotional pairing selections from literature and Scripture.  The Six Themes Everyone Should Know series (Geneva) adds volumes.  Peter Enns and Jared Byas publish Genesis for Normal People. Donna Barber contributes Bread for the Resistance:  Forty Devotions for Justice People (IVP).

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