SIX-MINUTE STUDY #100
LENT begins Feb. 14. Whether you are part of a worship planning team, ACW, Men’s Breakfast, a small group leader or hosting a community all-ages event, here are some fresh ideas to consider. Amongst the links are instructions for things like:
Pancake Supper printable placemats (explains the Christian meaning of Shrove Tuesday = missional)
Living Well Through Lent 2018: Loving With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind, A Living Compass Seasonal Resource – A scripture study/devotional available. Review a free SAMPLE of the first week.
Available at a very reasonable price (downloadable) from Amazon
#LiveLent 2018 – a daily devotional from The Church of England
Psalms Colouring Posters & Pages (from Illustrated Childrens Ministry)
Anglicans Online | Resources for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter
Lent, Holy Week & Easter Resources - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada worship website
SIX-MINUTE STUDY #99
Church councils and committees provide essential oversight and planning for the faith community. The role on these leadership teams is more important than ever! Opportunities for exploring new ways to connect people to faith, genuine Christian community and loving service have never been more needed in our communities. As we strive to be more missional in our congregations, we sense a fresh calling to approach ministry in exciting ways – using our unique gifts and interests to reach the world God loves. Read this article by The Rev. Canon Alissa Newton, from St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Kent, WA., about the vocation of serving on Parish Council and similar church bodies. “Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need.”
SIX-MINUTE STUDY #98
Annual meeting time is here again. This is one of the most exciting times in history to be serving in church leadership. There are so many important decisions to be made about doing missional ministry and being wise stewards of all that our generous God has gifted to us. How can we make a difference in growing the Kingdom this year? Read this inspiring article written by Donald V. Romanik, president of the Episcopal Church Foundation, that outlines the joys of being on a Parish or Church Council, or what he calls “vestry”. (Be sure to share this link with your parishioner friends!)
SIX-MINUTE STUDY #97
Lent arrives early this year, in just 5 weeks! Here’s a great link from Building Faith (A Ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary) to some resources to help you plan Lenten activities that will engage parishioners and hopefully, new people in things of faith. There’s something for all ages. Gather a few people and start planning now. This could be the best Lent ever!
LENT IN A BAG: AN ACTIVITY FOR CHURCH OR HOME
LENT-EASTER 2018: "THE GOOD BOOK CLUB" READS LUKE AND ACTS
ADULT STUDY FOR LENT 2018: "MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN"
SIX-MINUTE STUDY #96
A new year, a fresh start! How will things be different for you and your congregation this year? Chart a course for the way ahead by naming some of your hopes and dreams for 2018. Here are some ideas for your short list in this blogpost by Dr. James Emery White (Crosswalk.com).
It’s called, “New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Church.”