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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. See the schedule, check the workshops, and register:  The ConNext Summit, featuring Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Sara Thomsen, is October 13-15.  Through worship, shared spiritual practices, workshops, and rich conversation, ConNext participants will explore how recovering the Holy Spirit can enliven and transform the church’s ministry with […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Cokesbury’s Advent Studies Comparison Chart features Light of the World, a DVD study with Amy-Jill Levine, and The Wondrous Mystery:  An Upper Room Advent Reader.  Low (Chalice) by John Pavlovitz is an honest Advent devotional.  Cynthia M. Campbell  reflects on each gospel’s perspective in Christmas in the […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Picture Book Theology recommends 35 Children’s Books that Teach Empathy and Kindness, including Just Feel (Running Press Kids) for ages 8-12 by Just Breathe author Mallika Chopra. Soul Reset (Upper Room) by Junius B. Dotson calls us to reorder our lives around spiritual practices.  Six video sessions, […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Holy Living Series (Abingdon), ed. Elaine Heath, includes Prayer by Ray Buckley and other four-week studies on the spiritual practices of Discernment, Neighboring, and Worship.  Volumes on Celebration, Confession, Simplicity, and Study will follow next year. Illustrated Children’s Ministry launches an intergenerational resource, the Illustrated Worship […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In How to Be an Antiracist (One World), Ibram X. Kendi guides us to move beyond the “not racist” defense.  Mashable outlines six steps.  Kendi shares media.  See our list of resources on race and privilege. Bullets into Bells, a poetry collection, and “Guns Don’t Kill People, People […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bless This Mess:  A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World (Convergent) by Molly Baskette and Ellen O’Donnell has a companion reading guide.  The authors speak on the Parenting Forward podcast.  Baskette has written about church renewal, telling stories in worship, and  remembering grandparents […]

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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. […]

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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 […]