Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. My Testament (Abingdon) by Mark Burrows is a Bible study series for grades 3-5 in two volumes, each with a Leader Guide and Student Journal.  Each of 52 sessions weaves an Old Testament story and a New Testament story around a common theme, inviting students to respond […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Social Justice Bible Challenge (Forward Movement), ed. Marek P. Zabriskie, features forty days of Scripture and reflections.  Zabriskie presents resources for reading the Bible in a year, including The Bible Challenge (Forward Movement), at The Center for Biblical Studies. To Breathe Free, a short documentary on […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Imaginative Prayer:  A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation (IVP) by Jared Patrick Boyd includes 36 sessions leading children through imaginative prayer to experience a connection with God.  A Classroom Conversation Guide will be available September 1. Ars Moriendi et Ars Maerendi:  A Guide for Progressive […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Building Faith features David B. Batchelder’s Pathways to the Waters of Grace:  A Guide for a Church’s Ministry with Parents Seeking Baptism for Their Children (Wipf and Stock), a practical guide for preparation. In Right Here Right Now (Abingdon), Amy G. Oden explores the practice of Christian […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Exploring the rich symbolism of the Lord’s Supper, En la mesa de Dios/At God’s Table (Calvin College Press) is a Spanish-English children’s book by Maria Eugenia Cornou, Carrie Steenwyk and John D. Witvliet. Clergy Stuff is introducing Narratology, a cross-generational, mentor- and story-based way to do confirmation […]

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, […]