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- YOUTH MINISTRY GUIDE
- SOCIAL MEDIA & THE GOSPEL
- GUIDE FOR VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILES MINISTRY
- WOMEN’S STUDIES
- ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDY
- FAITH FORMATION
- 101 STORIES, SONGS, ACTIONS, & VISIONS OF MISSIONAL MINISTRIES
- KIDS AND PRAYER
Organic Student Ministry by Stephen Ingram –Book – Do you find other youth ministry programs promise you can “plug and play,” only to fall short of expectations, forcing you to “adopt and drop”? This book will help you: – Develop practices instead of just programs – Minister to students where they are instead of spending your time pleading with them to “get with the program. -Focus on a way of doing ministry that grows naturally from the distinctively rich and fertile soil of you unique church.
Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould – Book – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and a growing number of other social media tools can help you build church, deepen faith, and extend your reach in previously unimaginable ways. In this easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to digital ministry, church communications professional Meredith Gould goes beyond “how to” and explains “why to” engage your parish in the world of social media.
Social media tools make it possible to share conversations and content with the long-time faithful, disaffected millennials, the homebound, and spiritual seekers within and beyond church-the-building. Inspired by the Gospel and centered on Christ, The Social Media Gospel gently guides you and your church leaders and volunteers through the rapidly changing world of social media, helping you preach the Good News in new ways.
Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families by Zachary Moon – Book – How can your faith community go beyond gratitude to truly become a place of welcome-and ongoing service-for veterans and their loved ones? In “Coming Home,” commissioned military chaplain Zachary Moon fully equips you to mobilize a receptive and restorative ministry with military families. Includes discussion questions and veteran’s reflections.
Wonder Struck: Awakening to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg. – Join Margaret Feinberg for this 7-session, DVD-based Bible study filmed in the spectacular Canadian Rockies that will remind you what it means to awaken to wonder-every day. Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions of faith? We lose our sense of holy awe. In this study you are invited to drink in the fullness of life God intended. You will learn how to:
-Develop a renewed passion for God; Identify what’s holding you back in prayer; Find extraordinary moments on ordinary days; Discover peace in knowing you’re wildly loved!
Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton – Book with DVD-based study – God helps those who help themselves and other things the Bible Doesn’t say – They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. The clichés include:
- Everything happens for a reason.
- God helps those who help themselves. •God won’t give you more than you can handle. •God said it, I believe it, That settles it. •Love the sinner, hate the sin.
Half Truths is also part of a small-group experience complete that includes a DVD, Leader Guide, and a youth study.
Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture by Walter Brueggemann with Tim Scorer – DVD-based study. Walter Brueggemann, arguably America’s leading Old Testament scholar and theologian, takes us on a wild ride through the poetic prophecy of the Hebrew Scripture, identifying cultural contexts, putting a framework to Israel’s history, and, most significantly—and at times challengingly!—drawing connections between Israel’s sociological, economic and spiritual status and that of America today.
Session 1: Moses, Pharaoh, the Prophets and Us Session 2: The Prophets as Uncredentialed Purveyors of Covenant Session 3: Moral Coherence in a World of Power, Money and Violence Session 4: The Shrill Rhetoric that Breaks Denial Session 5: The Grief of Loss as Divine Judgment Session 6: The Promissory Language that Breaks Despair This DVD contains all video content needed to conduct this six-session study. Each session begins with a 10-15 minute video presentation by Brueggemann followed by filmed interaction with a diverse small group. Leader’s guide included.
Faith Formation 4.0 by Julie Anne Lytle – Book – Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies impact individual and communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks at how our efforts to be story-keepers, story-sharers, and story-makers have evolved over four eras of human communication. Framed by the Great Commission imperative to “make disciples,” this book offers a road map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as well as long-time believers, within a faith community. The author successfully illustrates that church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God’s enduring love, but also how to use today’s tools appropriately for evangelization and faith formation.
Holy Currency Exchange: 101 Stories, Songs, Actions, and Visions of Missional and Sustainable Ministries by Eric Law – Book – The book offers 101 stories, songs, actions, and visions of missional and sustainable ministries.
We all have resources – time, place, leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money. What makes these resources holy is a dynamic process of exchanging them to empower the cycle of blessings that sustains communities. This book captures the real life stories of these holly currency exchanges, most of which emerged out of Christian communities.
The book also offers innovative ideas for holy currency exchanges – some of which have never been tried. These ideas are dreams or visions of what can happen if we dare to follow the divine pattern of holy currency exchange.
Kids and Prayer – DVD hosted by Rachel G. Hackenberg is an author, speaker, and ordained minister. Introduce your kids, your classroom, to prayer with this lively new video presentation in four sessions, each asking a basic question. These four segments include explanations from Rachel G. Hackenberg, interviews with kids, onscreen storyboard Bible teaching, and “on the road” field trips to look at each question from a different angle. Your class will enjoy paying attention to this engaging instruction!
- Session 1: What Is Prayer? Session 2: Why Do We Pray? Session 3: How Do We Pray? • Session 4: Where Do We Pray?
Each DVD session is about 8 to 10 minutes. A discussion guide is included.
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