The Power of Vision demonstrates that having a positive vision of the future is the most forceful motivator for change and success for groups. This inspirational program is 30 minutes long.
The Business of Paradigms shows how there will always be another solution to the problem and there will always be another door to go through to get to the future. This program helps groups confront the perceptions that can blind them to change and transform the fear of change into flexible and open attitudes. 38 minutes.
Washed and Welcome: A Baptism Sourcebook
This book is a practical theological resource to help pastors walk parents and sponsors through the various parts of baptism. The book includes reproducible pages for parents and sponsors, session options, resource lists, practical helps related to a congregation's total baptismal ministry, handouts, bulletin inserts, and more.
Our own Pastor Andrew Hagen, who serves at Advent, Boca Raton, is a co-author of The Book of Faith Advent Reflections: I Wonder as I Wander. Each week of Advent, readers will focus on one of these four themes - hope, love, joy and peace. Along with the daily readings and reflections, a weekly Bible study is also included, as well as a section with weekly activity ideas for families to help link church and homehttp://www.augsburgfortress.org/store
Pastor at Cross+Road in Orange Park, Pastor Jim Graeser co-authored this guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service. The book is an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more! It will be available November 1, 2010http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store
The most difficult question for lectionary preachers and teachers is simply this: What fresh and compelling word of the Lord for my congregation can be found in the lectionary readings of the day? Perhaps you’ve been through years A, B, and C for more than a few cycles. Or maybe the demands of ministry in the trenches have left you short on both time and inspiration. Whatever the cause of hermeneutical malaise, The Hardest Question is for you.Take look at http://www.thehardestquestion.org
A curriculum for those who want to work toward deeper understanding of stewardship. Seven lessons are designed to be taught to congregational leaders in formal and informal settings. http://archive.elca.org/stewardship/money_leadership
Reproducible materials, Spanish Resources, Financial Response Methods and many more helpful links for stewardship can be found at http://archive.elca.org/stewardship
Nooma videos are ever popular with youth and adults. Would you like a list of descriptions, along with corresponding scripture? What about a power point to be used for an entire Taize Worship Service? For these and many other tools and ideas, go to http://www.myfaithmylife.org/tools.html
This is a reminder, that you still have until October 15 to respond to the draft statement on Genetics. For a downloadable copy of the draft statement, timeline, and to respond, go to http://www.elca.org/genetics
Missional Map-Making by Alan Roxburgh explains in detail the knowledge and skills are needed for leaders to nurture their congregation’s environment as they reach out to their surrounding community.To see a video of the author talking about the book go to http://www.pursuantgroup.com/leadnet
is a 16-session course is for anyone who wants to get a big-picture overview of the Bible. As part of the Book of Faith Initiative, there is a creative and artistic DVD for each session along with leader guide and participant book. To see a sample from the DVD go to http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store
For more information go to http://www.judaism.com/display.asp?nt=DH&keyword=Candle Wax&startPlace=18&etn=JBAII
A short statement from the perspective of the ELCA worship staff, “Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns” can be found at http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Worship.aspx. This resource may be helpful to you in planning worship with the spread of disease in mind.