This rich sourcebook and curriculum guide equips you to lead your whole congregation into a deep understanding of Holy Baptism based on Daniel Erlander's classic baptism manuals, Let the Children Come and Water Washed, Spirit Born.
This new resource draws on Daniel Erlander's two other baptism manuals: Let the Children Come and Water Washed and Spirit Born plus additional pages that are full of interactive content that kids will love.
Science is not a threat to the faith of Christian youth. In fact, Sara Sybesma Tolsma, an award-winning scientist, and Jason Lief, a leading practical theologian, argue that youth ministry needs science to help young people explore their relationship to God and engage their world faithfully. Pastors, faith leaders, and youth workers must not only engage science but embrace its lessons for the life and practice of Christian faith today.
We have forgotten that we belong to each other, becoming disconnected as fear, hatred, and division have infected our lives together.
In Love Big, leadership coach Rozella Haydée White introduces readers to the power of revolutionary relationships, which lead us to love big--to love despite hardships and fear; to love in the face of despair; to love ourselves and others deeply and passionately; to love in ways that change us all.
Walter Brueggemann shows Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. He claims that sustained engagement with the Old Testament is worth the effort for the preacher. This volume is part of the new Working Preacher Books series designed to provide timely and compelling books on biblical preaching. God uses good preaching to change lives.
Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan's Drink
From the coffee bean's discovery, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations.
In Holy Grounds, Tim Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion. Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.
Author Dana Horrell calls on years of experience in community action to create this practical guide to help congregations reach out to their local communities. Engage! provides twenty-six practical and proven tools to help leaders develop methods and strategies to get started on a path of effective planning.
The primary audience for Engage! includes pastors, lay leaders, and members in local congregations who are engaged in community ministry.
This colorful and inviting board book introduces young children to Holy Communion with its welcoming message: there's a place for you!
In this critical time in history, this volume argues that what is urgently needed is a clear, biblically based, theologically grounded rationale for the manner in which the church speaks and acts in the political arena. This volume includes essays from leading Lutheran theologians, a summary description of what this means for local ministry, and a study guide to encourage conversation and action.
An extensive retelling of the Bible, focusing on God's grace and never-ending love for humanity in the classic Erlander style.
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