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 […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Very Best Story Ever Told (Beaming) by Robin Currie teaches children to retell the essence of the gospel story by heart, using American Sign Language. Barbara Brown Taylor’s Home By Another Way (Flyaway) is a Christmas story for ages 6-10.  Parenting Forward posts an interview with […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Living with Hope series (Fortress) helps individuals and pastors deal with pastoral care issues of unemployment, parenting children with developmental challenges, chronic and serious illness, dementia, and relationships. In Glimpsing Resurrection:  Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry (WJKP), Deanna A. Thompson provides concrete suggestions for churches as they […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Learning to Study the Bible (Abingdon) by L. J. Zimmerman is an eight-week study that equips adults to read the Bible.  A leader guide, a participant book, and a version for tweens are available.  The CEB Navigation Bible introduces the Bible to new readers. With an emphasis […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Dialogues On:  The Refugee Crisis is a DVD-based eight-session study from Sparkhouse with a facilitator guide and a learner book.  Free downloads on Today’s Refugee Crisis and on Navigating Tough Topics in Your Small Group are available. Advice on retiring old gifts from Bruce Barkhauer is part […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Via Brian McLaren:  The Lord’s Prayer:  Learning the Words that Jesus Taught (CreateSpace) by Adam Thomas provides children and parents photographs and a short commentary for each phrase.  Thomas offers video Bible studies, a confirmation curriculum, and more. Sparkhouse Digital is a comprehensive curriculum platform for early […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In The Holy No (Eerdmans), Adam Hearlson considers worship as a subversive act.  The Distillery provides an interview.  Hearlson co-hosts Technicolor Jesus, a podcast on movies and ministry. Parenting Forward, a podcast from Cindy Brandt exploring the intersection of parenting and progressive faith, has launched with guests […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Laura Alary’s Read, Wonder, Listen:  Stories from the Bible for Young Readers (Woodlake)  combines contemporary concerns about language and a compassionate and inclusive theology.  Alary is the author of Look! A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas, and Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter […]