Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Spoken into Being:  Divine Encounters Through Story (Upper Room), Michael E. Williams explores the power of narrative and helps us tell our stories.  Storytelling prompts encourage conversation. Again this summer, World Trust, producer of Cracking the Codes, is offering free resources to support conversation on race […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Graceful Nurture (Church) by Rebecca L. McClain explores ways to use Godly Play with adults.  The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 2 (Church) has been revised and expanded.  The revision of Volume 3 will be available in September. Rise Up!  Spirituality for Resistance (UCC Resources) presents […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice (CD/audio download, Sounds True), Rising Strong author Brene Brown explores spirituality as a critical component of resilience.  Brown’s Braving the Wilderness:  The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (Random House) is coming in September. ChurchNext is […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Exploring nature-based spiritual practices, Considering Birds & Lilies (CreateSpace) by Cynthia Coe includes questions for reflection for groups or individuals.  Coe has also written creation care lessons for children and youth. Curtiss Paul DeYoung, the new CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches, is featured in five […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Eugene C. Peterson’s Drawn In Bible Studies (NavPress) on Ruth, Esther and Mary each offer coloring, Scripture, commentary, questions, prayer, and leader’s notes for four sessions.  Peterson explores the Biblical foundation of his journey in As Kingfishers Catch Fire (WaterBrook). Author Peggy Orenstein shares recommendations for curricula, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Rob Bell discusses What Is the Bible? (HarperOne) with Jana Riess of Religion News Service.  A small group guide is available.  Bell’s book tour comes to Minneapolis May 31. Teaching Faith with Harry Potter (Church) by Patricia M. Lyons is a guidebook for parents and educators for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Who Counts?  100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons (WJKP) by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a creative retelling of three parables, is the first book in the WJK children’s program. Faithful Families author Traci Smith gathers resources and stories of “pray-grounds.”  In Faith & Leadership, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Doing Justice:  Congregations and Community Organizing (Fortress, second edition) by Dennis A. Jacobsen gives concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena. Author Leanne Hadley offers worship ideas, blessings, and resources on Holy Listening Stones, a tool to help children put their feelings into words.  Hadley […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Option B (Knopf) by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant helps people build resilience and find meaning in the face of adversity.  A companion website offers stories, groups and resources.  On Being presents a conversation with the authors.  Sandberg discusses children in a New York Times op-ed, How […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Cross in Contexts (Orbis) by Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson explores the meaning of the cross in the light of both first and twenty-first century Palestinian contexts.  Raheb leads a recorded Global Ministries webinar on the Palestinian Christian community.  Seeing through the Wall is a […]