Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Carol Howard Merritt’s I am Mary (Chalice) is a daily Advent devotional.  Advent resources are available from A Sanctified Art, SALT, LEAD, and Cokesbury. Baptism Promises (Flyaway) by Carol A. Wehrheim is a board book for ages 0-3.   Today is a Baptism Day (Church) by Anna V. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Coloring Women of the Bible (Chalice) by Natalie Turri and Christopher D. Rodkey is accompanied by a free Dreaming in Color Reflection Guide & Curriculum with complete plans for small group study, women’s retreats, casual coloring parties, and coloring as a spiritual practice.  Rodkey and Turri also […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Lilly Lewin’s Back2School Prayer Experience outlines stations that help children, teens and families reflect on faith in the new school year.  Recommended back-to-school picture books include Jacqueline Woodson’s The Day You Begin (Nancy Paulsen) and Alexandra Penfold’s All Are Welcome (Knopf). In Curating Church (Abingdon), Jacob D. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Healing Our Broken Humanity (IVP) by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offers ten Christian practices for renewing the church and world, with small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter and a seven-session film series available at The Global Church Project.  Author of The […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Luis y Mia/Mia and Luis (Abingdon) by Monica Reyna and L.J. Zimmerman is a flip-over book for ages 6-9 that tells the story of a cross-cultural friendship from each child’s perspective, in both Spanish and English. Faith and Science in the 21st Century:  A Postmodern Primer for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Love First (Church), Colette Potts rethinks ministry with children to focus on love, partner with parents, and energize the whole church. How We Read the Bible (Fuller Youth Institute) by Matt Laidlaw outlines eight ways to engage the Bible with students. Part of The Practicing Democracy […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Very Best Story Ever Told (Beaming) by Robin Currie teaches children to retell the essence of the gospel story by heart, using American Sign Language. Barbara Brown Taylor’s Home By Another Way (Flyaway) is a Christmas story for ages 6-10.  Parenting Forward posts an interview with […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Living with Hope series (Fortress) helps individuals and pastors deal with pastoral care issues of unemployment, parenting children with developmental challenges, chronic and serious illness, dementia, and relationships. In Glimpsing Resurrection:  Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry (WJKP), Deanna A. Thompson provides concrete suggestions for churches as they […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Learning to Study the Bible (Abingdon) by L. J. Zimmerman is an eight-week study that equips adults to read the Bible.  A leader guide, a participant book, and a version for tweens are available.  The CEB Navigation Bible introduces the Bible to new readers. With an emphasis […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Dialogues On:  The Refugee Crisis is a DVD-based eight-session study from Sparkhouse with a facilitator guide and a learner book.  Free downloads on Today’s Refugee Crisis and on Navigating Tough Topics in Your Small Group are available. Advice on retiring old gifts from Bruce Barkhauer is part […]