Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Illustrated Children’s Ministry launches An Illustrated Holy Week, An Illustrated Pentecost, 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 and mental health […]

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 […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ (Convergent) includes a collection of free resources:  videos, a companion guide for groups, a podcast, and more.  The Center for Action and Contemplation offers email intro series, daily meditations, and an invitation to contemplative practices. The Communities of Calling Initiative provides resources […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Parenting Forward (Eerdmans), Cindy Wang Brandt explores ways to raise children with justice, mercy, and kindness.  A study guide is available.  Brandt’s podcast includes interviews and resource links. Religious Institute shares guidelines for being an ally to LGBTQ United Methodists.  Supporting Your Methodist Friends is from […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. How the Bible Actually Works (HarperOne) by Peter Enns argues that Scripture leads us to wisdom rather than answers.  A small group guide is available.  Enns, host of The Bible for Normal People podcast, offers curriculum for children and adults.  The Work of the People features Enns […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. An Evening with Mark Burrows February 21 will explore ways to make worship more engaging for all ages through music, art, and storytelling.  Burrows is the author of My Testament Leader’s Guides and Student Journals (Abingdon). Resources for Lent are appearing.  Take-home Lenten family prayer activities are […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Equipping faith leaders to walk with children, youth, adults and families living with depression, suicidality and other mental health challenges, Come to the Well: Drink and Be Known is a February 26 ConNext Community Event with Rachael Keefe and Hans Peterson.  All are welcome.  Keefe is author […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Dialogues On:  Sexuality (Sparkhouse), an eight-part small group series on sexuality and the church, includes a DVD, facilitator guide, and learner book.  Ending the Silence:  Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church is a related documentary with discussion guide. Martha Postlethwaite’s Addiction and Recovery:  A Spiritual Pilgrimage (Fortress) […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso introduce Who Is My Neighbor? (Flyaway) for ages 3-7.  A note for parents and educators is included. See Lenten resources from Illustrated Children’s Ministry, A Sanctified Art, and SALT. All are welcome to attend a VBS Showcase with Jan Russell, Cokesbury […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Norman Wirzba discusses the theology and politics of eating in Learning to Say Grace, an essay from ABC Religion & Ethics (via Faith and Leadership), and a podcast from Duke.  Wirzba has revised his Food and Faith (Cambridge).  He will present at Luther Seminary’s Mid-Winter Convocation. Emily […]