Six New Things

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 […]

Six New Things

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 […]

Six New Things

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, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Work of the People’s redesigned website features films for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter; discussion groups, and more. In Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story (SDI), Diane Millis shows us how to author a new story for our lives.  Millis posts […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Illustrated Children’s Ministry launches An Illustrated Holy Week, Coloring Pages & Posters for Easter, and a Pentecost Spirit Coloring Page & Poster.  ICM shares the Illustrated Children’s Moment from Sunday. Shelly Christensen’s From Longing to Belonging (Inclusion Innovations) is a practical guide for including people with disabilities […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Holy Envy (HarperOne), Barbara Brown Taylor explores finding God in other faith traditions.  A small group guide is available.  She will speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum April 30. Unashamed (WJKP) is a coming-out guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna, author of Refocusing My […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ (Convergent) includes a collection of free resources:  videos, a companion guide for groups, a podcast, and more.  The Center for Action and Contemplation offers email intro series, daily meditations, and an invitation to contemplative practices. The Communities of Calling Initiative provides resources […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Parenting Forward (Eerdmans), Cindy Wang Brandt explores ways to raise children with justice, mercy, and kindness.  A study guide is available.  Brandt’s podcast includes interviews and resource links. Religious Institute shares guidelines for being an ally to LGBTQ United Methodists.  Supporting Your Methodist Friends is from […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. How the Bible Actually Works (HarperOne) by Peter Enns argues that Scripture leads us to wisdom rather than answers.  A small group guide is available.  Enns, host of The Bible for Normal People podcast, offers curriculum for children and adults.  The Work of the People features Enns […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. An Evening with Mark Burrows February 21 will explore ways to make worship more engaging for all ages through music, art, and storytelling.  Burrows is the author of My Testament Leader’s Guides and Student Journals (Abingdon). Resources for Lent are appearing.  Take-home Lenten family prayer activities are […]