A More Mutually Beneficial Post-Covid

This Great Idea was inspired by the coalescence of the numerous resources mentioned in it, all arriving in The Ministry Lab's inbox within 24 hours of one another! Lead your congregation in re-imagining themselves, your community, and the…

Six New Things – Week of February 22, 2021

Blessing and belonging, empowerment and embrace fill out this week's highlights: One Nutrition expert Alexandra Mackillop confronts the culturally engineered hyper-criticism of women's bodies by examining how dieting harms both physical and…

Six New Things – Week of February 15, 2021

One The cover is so gorgeous and the concept so compelling, we must start with Talitha Shipman's inaugural author/illustrator adventure, Finding Beauty (Beaming), which "[transforms] girls into beauty-seeking adventurers charging out into…

Six New Things – Week of February 8, 2021

One Yolanda Pierce weaves together an "everyday womanist theology rooted in... scriptures, experiences..., and ... Black women's lives" by "teasing out the tensions of race, spirituality, trauma, freedom, resistance, and memory" in her narrative,…

Six New Things – February 1, 2021

One It's Black History Month! Rejuvenate essential conversations and inspire acts of healing with C.T. Vivian's Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition (Fortress) a "prophetic... critique and call to action for a society…

Six New Things – Week of January 25, 2021

Perhaps as a pre-cursor to Lent, we've got a journeying theme, this week: One Starting with Keila Dawson's Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book (Beaming) is "the first picture book about the creation and distribution of…

Six New Things – Week of January 18, 2021

One Who can lead us toward healing and reconciliation? A little child! Let Taylor Rouanzion's Rainbow Boy (Beaming) light the way, reminding us of simple delight and the joy of diversity. Two Struggling with where or how to lead in these…

Six New Things – Week of January 11, 2021

One Illustrated Ministry has a plethora of beautiful offerings: free resources that connect families to RCL texts through 'til Lent six-week Lord's Prayer or Beatitudes online Sunday school curricula; For Lent: Psalms Coloring…

Six New Things – Week of January 4, 2021

One Rev. Elsa Cook, in her Cooking with Elsa blog, offers several liturgical pieces for upcoming Sundays, highlighting this video of Shirley Erena Murray's poignant song, Star Child, (which, by virtue of its title, still works in Epiphany!)…

Six New Things – Week of December 28, 2020

One Mark the turning of the year by opening your heart and listening to God in Christos Center's New Year's Eve Quiet Pause, Dec. 31; 4:00-6:00 PM CST. Two End 2020 and begin 2021 with some self-compassion: the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion invites…