Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bring movement to faith formation with children:  Story and Stretch is a May 29 workshop on presenting Bible stories with yoga poses.   All are welcome at this ConNext Community event led by Michel Le Gribble-Dates.  Please register by May 24.  Gribble-Dates offers a curriculum, an online […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. This Movie Changed Me, a podcast from On Being featuring one fan talking about the transformative power of one movie, provides a model for conversation in faith community.  Naomi Shihab Nye discusses Boyhood.  Nye is the author, most recently, of Voices in the Air:  Poems for Listeners […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The current issue of Circuit Rider explores pastoral care in the context of trauma, crisis, and  societal change.  Contributor Karen D. Scheib is author of Attend to Stories:  How to Flourish in Ministry (UM General Board of Higher Education) and Pastoral Care:  Telling the Stories of Our […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi is a six-session DVD study with leader and participant guides.  Another DVD study with Levine, Entering the Passion of Jesus:  A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, will be released in December. Save the date:  […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Prayer Experiment Notebook (IVP) by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes and Mina Munns includes fourteen interactive prayer experiments for ages 8-12.  Author of We All Share:  Introducing Holy Communion to Under 5s through Play, Exploration and Creativity (Kevin Mayhew), Munns shares ideas at Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry. With personal […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Robert Schnase’s Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations (Abingdon) has been revised and updated to include ministry inside and outside the walls of the church.  Schnase summarizes the book in Ministry Matters. Stories of God at Home (Church) by Jerome Berryman shows how to weave together Godly Play […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. This week’s Festival of Faith & Writing features a long list of speakers.  Rewrite Radio, the festival podcast, includes a presentation from author Christian Wiman, editor of Joy:  100 Poems (Yale, 2017). Starting April 17, The Conversation Project is hosting a free-six-part web-based course on how to […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Marvelous Mustard Seed (Flyaway) by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso includes notes for parents and teachers.  Who Counts?  100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons, their 2017 collaboration, is available in Spanish.  Picture books by Sasso, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Carol Wehrheim are coming soon. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Lifesaving Church:  Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (Chalice) by Rachael A. Keefe commends concrete actions for churches.  See Ten Facts Every Church Needs to Know.  Keefe will present at Mental Health Education Day April 14.  She blogs at Write Out of Left Field.  Monday’s Muse is […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. For ages 3-11, Interfaith Made Easy:  A Christian Education Curriculum for Kids (Possibilities) by Vicki Garlock of Faith Seeker Kids is grounded in stories.  Five volumes on Peace will be published this year; future units will address Compassion, Awe & Wonder, Embracing the Darkness, and World Creation […]