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 […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Carol Howard Merritt’s I am Mary (Chalice) is a daily Advent devotional.  Advent resources are available from A Sanctified Art, SALT, LEAD, and Cokesbury. Baptism Promises (Flyaway) by Carol A. Wehrheim is a board book for ages 0-3.   Today is a Baptism Day (Church) by Anna V. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Coloring Women of the Bible (Chalice) by Natalie Turri and Christopher D. Rodkey is accompanied by a free Dreaming in Color Reflection Guide & Curriculum with complete plans for small group study, women’s retreats, casual coloring parties, and coloring as a spiritual practice.  Rodkey and Turri also […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Lilly Lewin’s Back2School Prayer Experience outlines stations that help children, teens and families reflect on faith in the new school year.  Recommended back-to-school picture books include Jacqueline Woodson’s The Day You Begin (Nancy Paulsen) and Alexandra Penfold’s All Are Welcome (Knopf). In Curating Church (Abingdon), Jacob D. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Healing Our Broken Humanity (IVP) by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offers ten Christian practices for renewing the church and world, with small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter and a seven-session film series available at The Global Church Project.  Author of The […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Luis y Mia/Mia and Luis (Abingdon) by Monica Reyna and L.J. Zimmerman is a flip-over book for ages 6-9 that tells the story of a cross-cultural friendship from each child’s perspective, in both Spanish and English. Faith and Science in the 21st Century:  A Postmodern Primer for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Love First (Church), Colette Potts rethinks ministry with children to focus on love, partner with parents, and energize the whole church. How We Read the Bible (Fuller Youth Institute) by Matt Laidlaw outlines eight ways to engage the Bible with students. Part of The Practicing Democracy […]