Six New Things

Visit or email The Ministry Lab at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities for point-of-need consulting and access to resources.  Summer hours are Tuesday through Thursday noon-4:00 and by appointment:  ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.  Please note that staff will not be available at The Ministry Lab during the MN UMC’s Annual Conference June 18-19. Check six ministry […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A free screening of Angst, a documentary about anxiety, at Plymouth Congregational Church May 30 will be followed by a conversation on how the church can better support children, youth, and families living with mental health challenges. The film’s website offers resources.  This is a ConNext Community […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Jean Vanier and Rachel Held Evans are featured in films from The Work of the People.  On Being shares an interview with Vanier.  We Need Each Other (Paraclete, 2018) is Vanier’s most recent book. In Mindful Parent, Mindful Child (Sounds True), Susan Kaiser Greenland introduces 30 short […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Preaching in the Purple Zone (Rowman & Littlefield) by Leah D. Schade equips preachers to address vital justice issues.  Find discussion and study questions and more at The Purple Zone.  Schade is the author of Creation-Crisis Preaching (Chalice, 2015).  She writes at EcoPreacher. Everyday Family Faith (Faith […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. For ages 3-7, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s The Story of AND (Flyaway) has a companion song by Carrie Newcomer.  In God’s Big Plan (Flyaway) by Elizabeth Caldwell and Theodore Hiebert, the story of Babel reveals God’s plan for diversity. Sharon Ely Pearson outlines an Intergenerational Taize service.  Her […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Michel Le Gribble-Dates offers lessons telling children Old Testament and Gospel stories with yoga in two Story & Stretch guides.  Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book (Bala Kids) by Eline Snel includes 75 mindfulness games for ages 4-8.  Free Spirit Publishing posts resources on Mindful Movement […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Engage! Tools for Ministry in the Community (Fortress) by Dana Horrell is a practical guide to help congregations reach out to their local communities.  Horrell directs Faithful Citizen, offering videos, blog posts, and a small group study. Doing Good Together offers children’s curricula on empathy and compassion, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Work of the People’s redesigned website features films for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter; discussion groups, and more. In Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story (SDI), Diane Millis shows us how to author a new story for our lives.  Millis posts […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Illustrated Children’s Ministry launches An Illustrated Holy Week, Coloring Pages & Posters for Easter, and a Pentecost Spirit Coloring Page & Poster.  ICM shares the Illustrated Children’s Moment from Sunday. Shelly Christensen’s From Longing to Belonging (Inclusion Innovations) is a practical guide for including people with disabilities […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Holy Envy (HarperOne), Barbara Brown Taylor explores finding God in other faith traditions.  A small group guide is available.  She will speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum April 30. Unashamed (WJKP) is a coming-out guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna, author of Refocusing My […]