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).
What Did The Cross Accomplish? A Conversation About The Atonement, by N. T. Wright, Simon Gathercole, Robert B. Stewart.
From the back cover, this book is described as “This heady conversation among serious theologians who are good-humoured, agile, and erudite is a model for how the church thinks. The topic of atonement remains a mystery beyond formulation, which, of course, is why the church has never pronounced definitively on the theme”.
Through the conversation between the authors, this book demonstrates how faithful thinking is done; how deep it should be and how serious and generous interpretation should be to generate new possibilities.
Deeper Water, Resources for immersive worship, by Craig Mitchell.
This book is full of resources to help with providing multi-sensory, participatory, non-linear, poetic, cinematic, political, and interpretive worship.
After unlearning many things as a worship leader, questioning, and challenging the limits and expectations of most Sunday morning worship, the writer, Craig Mitchell, has discovered ways of creating the space to allow “counter imagination” to be cultivated.
Altars for Everyone, Worship Designs On Any Budget by Nancy C. Townley & Stephanie Davis.
Spiritual nurturing is received in different ways; it can be the music; the beautifully read Bible readings; the way the message is delivered; the movements within the worship service: whilst praying, singing, serving; or the way the space of worship is visually presented using symbols, colours, and art.
The latter focus is what this book is about; to engage those who are visually oriented and provide additional representations of the message being offered in worship. After purchasing this book, access to the digital edition is available.
A Companion To Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II, by Wesley Milgate and D’Arcy Wood.
Have you ever wondered what the thinking was behind the popular hymns we sing? Although Together in Song is now out of print this hymn book continues to be used widely in Uniting Churches, linking music and the spoken word together, enhancing worship and the message of the day.
The background for each hymn, comparisons with Australian Hymn Book I, scripture references; and why they were written are interesting for all of us.
Australian Prayers, Revised and expanded by Bruce Prewer.
An old favourite that many of you would have used personally and in worship to unite congregations in their daily lives. In Bruce Prewer’s words, the Australian accent is heard, the natural environment visualised, the challenges and failures acknowledged. For those searching for inspiration for prayer, it continues to inspire.
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