Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Faithful Celebrations:  Making Time for God from Mardi Gras through Pentecost (Church), edited by Sharon Ely Pearson, includes experiential activities for observing sacred and secular seasons.  Volumes for Autumn and Advent through Epiphany are forthcoming. The Power of Pinterest, a post from Membership Vision, explores ways to […]

Six New Things

With the theme of Original Blessing, The ConNext Summit October 15-18 features innovative work in faith formation of children, youth and families on storytelling, interfaith themes, Trinity, eco-justice, science, trauma-informed church, talking white supremacy, meditation, yoga, Zentangle, spiritual direction and more.  Puppetry with In the Heart of the Beast; music with Richard Bruxvoort Colligan; keynotes […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. With the theme of Original Blessing, The ConNext Summit October 15-18 features innovative work in faith formation of children, youth and families on storytelling, interfaith themes, Trinity, eco-justice, science, trauma-informed church, talking white supremacy, meditation, yoga, Zentangle, spiritual direction and more.  Puppetry with In the Heart of […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Way of Life (Abingdon) is a four-session DVD study with leader and participant guides based on Brian D. McLaren’s The Great Spiritual Migration (Convergent, 2016).  Seeking Aliveness (FaithWords), a 52-week devotional based on McLaren’s We Make the Road by Walking (Jericho), is coming in November. Inviting Kids […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Messy Church and Messy Christmas (IVP) by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter provide fresh resources to help churches bring together people of all ages and stages of faith.  See more at Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry and Messy Church UK; a Messy Church USA site is forthcoming. From […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth (WJKP) by Cody J. Sanders provides practical advice for affirming congregations.  With Angela Yarber, Sanders is the coauthor of Microaggressions in Ministry (WJKP, 2015). In Holy Rover:  Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God (Fortress), Lori Erickson describes […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Faithful Families author Traci Smith shares practices for children experiencing natural disaster and ways to talk to children about a natural disaster.  She suggests resources in a recorded Facebook live event.   And Hanna Schock of Picture Book Theology recommends Flood (Capstone, 2013) by Alvoro F. Villa.  […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Brightly features Come With Me (Putnam) by Holly M. McGhee and other Children’s Books that Show Kids the Goodness in the World.  Brightly also recommends books and resources for talking with children about race and books that help kids make sense of challenging current events. William H. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. With chapters from MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Kathleen Cahalan, and others, Beyond the Offering Plate:  A Holistic Approach to Stewardship (ed. Adam J. Copeland, WJKP) treats stewardship of time, privilege, work, body, mind, spirit and more.  Copeland directs Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders, which is hosting Beyond […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Storypath reviews Grit and Grace:  Heroic Women of the Bible (Sparkhouse Family) by Caryn Rivadeneira.  Other new Sparkhouse Family titles include Frolic Preschool Bible, Good Night:  A Toddler’s Bedtime Prayer, and You Are With Me:  Prayers for Every Part of the Day. Illustrated Children’s Ministry introduces tags […]