Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus:  A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week (Abingdon) is a six-session DVD study accompanied by a leader guide.  Levine also offers Short Stories by Jesus, a DVD study on the parables. T.B.D.: Mission (Sparkhouse) is a four-session DVD study for grades […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren’s Cory & the Seventh Story (Porch), a fable about “us” and “them” for children, and The Seventh Story, a companion e-book for adults, are available for pre-order and delivery in December.  This afternoon, the authors offer a Storytelling Webinar hosted by Homebrewed […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Connecting Faith and Justice–Lectionary Year C is a free curriculum for junior high students from the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. Via APCE:  Decolonizing Thanksgiving from Books for Littles features kids books on gratitude and generosity.  Picture Book Theology lists favorite […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Advent Conspiracy (Zondervan) by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder has been revised and updated.  Companion resources include a four-part video series, weekly devotional, activities for children, and more. Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers “I Will Give Thanks” Coloring Pages for kids and adults.  Traci Smith presents […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Invisible String (Little, Brown) by Patrice Karst  is reissued in paperback with illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.  Spinoffs will include a workbook with activities promoting healing and emotional growth, and a book aimed at helping children cope with the loss of a pet.  Picture Book Theology and […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Jan Richardson’s online Illuminated Advent Retreat for individuals and groups will intertwine writing, art, music, and community.  Richardson offers Night Visions, an Advent devotional; Through the Advent Door, an ebook; and The Advent Door:  Entering a Contemplative Christmas, a blog. Native America, a four-part PBS series beginning […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Common English Bible Lectio Divina Prayer Bible (Abingdon) provides recommended passages, reflection questions, prayers and suggestions for action.  Christine Valters Paintner offers a reproducible handout on How to Practice Lectio Divina. Illustrated Children’s Ministry posts on discovering the power of the arts with teens:  photography, poetry, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Advent resources are appearing:  see Traci Smith’s free Advent Family Faith Practices Calendar,  the Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas deck of cards from Augsburg Fortress, and resources from Sparkhouse, Bless Each One, and Columbia Theological Seminary. Companion resources for Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead (Random House) include […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Cultivating Teen Faith (Eerdmans), ed. Katherine M. Douglass and Richard R. Osmer, shares insights from the Confirmation Project.  The Project has posted infographics for their key learnings and a gallery of portraits from diverse congregations. Teaching about Sexual Assault and Consent from Teaching Tolerance is joined by […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A lectionary commentary for preaching and worship, Connections (WJKP), ed. Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. Powery, and Cynthia L. Rigby, is designed to help congregants connect their lives with Scripture.  A digital sampler is available. Daniel Erlander’s A Place for You:  My Holy Communion […]