Our Ministry Resourcing Centre strives to provide you with a wide range of books and resources that cover all areas of church life.
Here you will find resources to:
Our goal is to encourage all of us to engage in an “informed faith”, to recognise that we are all gifted and called to ministry and that our ministries are part of the ministry of Christ (Basis of Union).
A Good Year, introduced and edited by Mark Oakley
How can we enter fruitfully into the seasons of the Church’s year? Why have the seasons become shaped as they have and what can we do to make them good? The seasons take shape “so that faith can breathe in the poetic beauty of Christian belief through all the ways available to us: Scripture and preaching, hymns and songs, movement and colour, drama and debate, prayer and stillness”; it could be the time to take a fresh look.
How Odd of God: Chosen for the curious vocation of preaching, by William H Willimon
From the introduction: “This book ensued from my rereading of Karl Barth’s doctrine of election. Without intending to do so, Barth reminded me of the wonder of the preaching vocation and the oddity of a God who would call the likes of me to preach. Election is God’s act whereby our lives are wrenched out of our control and we are commandeered to witness, thereby enabling the joy of talking about something more important than ourselves, our families, or our churches.
A Fellowship of Differents: Showing the world God’s design for life together, by Scott McKnight
Explore the world as “God’s World-changing Social Experiment” bringing the unlikes and different to the table to share life with one another as a new kind of family, showing the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be.
Praying Our Goodbyes: A spiritual companion through life’s losses and sorrows, by Joyce Rupp
This book is about the spirituality of change. The author writes “We may be harshly bruised by life’s farewells, but it is possible to be healed. We can become whole again. I believe if we are willing to move inside the heart of the experience, to live patiently through the process even as we acknowledge the difficult, painful emotions, we can experience the wonder of spiritual growth and the marvel of new depths of faith in our relationship with God and with others”.
The Gospels Unplugged: 52 poems and stories for creative writing, RE, drama and collective worship, by Lucy Moore
Do you need stories that jump off the page, into the imagination and, from there, into daily life, but don’t have the time to be so creative? Adults as well as children appreciate a hint of humour, a different slant on the stories, a few different voices or the whole congregation being involved; this book is full of ideas.
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