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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bible Basics Storybook (Abingdon) by Brittany Sky accompanies the Bible Story Basics curriculum for ages 3-12. At Psalms School/En la escuela de los Salmos (GIA) by John D. Witvliet, María Eugenía Cornou, and Joel Schoon-Tanis has companion music resources and a downloadable Adult Guide by Robert J. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A Spirituality of Fundraising Workbook Edition (Upper Room) by Henri J.M. Nouwen and Nathan Ball is a four-week guide that includes the original text, commentary, questions, prompts, and suggestions for group reflection. Creator of Teen Text and Reading Between the Lines lectionary studies, The Educational Center now […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. It Feels Good to Be Yourself (Henry Holt) by Theresa Thorn is a book about gender identity for ages 4-8.  Other recent and notable picture books for ministry include The Don’t Worry Book (Little, Brown) by Todd Parr and Where Are You From? (HarperCollins) by Yamile Saied […]

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Visit or email The Ministry Lab at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities for point-of-need consulting and access to resources.  Summer hours are Tuesday through Thursday noon-4:00 and by appointment:  ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu. Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Love First Project, an approach to children’s ministry that fosters intergenerational relationships and empowers […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A free screening of Angst, a documentary about anxiety, at Plymouth Congregational Church May 30 will be followed by a conversation on how the church can better support children, youth, and families living with mental health challenges. The film’s website offers resources.  This is a ConNext Community […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Jean Vanier and Rachel Held Evans are featured in films from The Work of the People.  On Being shares an interview with Vanier.  We Need Each Other (Paraclete, 2018) is Vanier’s most recent book. In Mindful Parent, Mindful Child (Sounds True), Susan Kaiser Greenland introduces 30 short […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Preaching in the Purple Zone (Rowman & Littlefield) by Leah D. Schade equips preachers to address vital justice issues.  Find discussion and study questions and more at The Purple Zone.  Clint Schnekloth posts a review.  Schade is the author of Creation-Crisis Preaching (Chalice, 2015).  She writes at […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. For ages 3-7, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s The Story of AND (Flyaway) has a companion song by Carrie Newcomer.  In God’s Big Plan (Flyaway) by Elizabeth Caldwell and Theodore Hiebert, the story of Babel reveals God’s plan for diversity. Sharon Ely Pearson outlines an Intergenerational Taize service.  Her […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Michel Le Gribble-Dates offers lessons telling children Old Testament and Gospel stories with yoga in two Story & Stretch guides.  Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book (Bala Kids) by Eline Snel includes 75 mindfulness games for ages 4-8.  Free Spirit Publishing posts resources on Mindful Movement […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Engage! Tools for Ministry in the Community (Fortress) by Dana Horrell is a practical guide to help congregations reach out to their local communities.  Horrell directs Faithful Citizen, offering videos, blog posts, and a small group study. Doing Good Together offers children’s curricula on empathy and compassion, […]