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Young Children and Worship

Author: Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome W. Berryman May 20, 2017

Here is a resource for introducing very young children (3-7 years old) to worship! A review of the resource follows. For more information or to order go to http://www.pcusastore.com/AdvancedSearch/DefaultWFilter.aspx?SearchTerm=Young+Children+and+worship     REVIEW YOUNG CHILDREN AND WORSHIP, by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome W. Berryman   Basic Information   Title of Resource: Young Children and Worship Authors: […]

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Touch the Water; Taste the Bread: Exploring the Sacraments with Children

Author: Flegal, Foster, Isbell, Ritchie, and Stickler May 20, 2017

 A Worship Education resource for leaders and teachers of children…   Title of Resource:   Touch the Water Taste the Bread: Exploring the Sacraments with Children Contributing Writers: Daphna L. Flegal, M. A. Charles R. Foster, Ed.D Susan M. Isbell, M.A. James H. Ritchie, Jr., Ed.D LeeDell B. Stickler, M.A.   Medium/Media of Resource:  Paperback Book […]

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Leading From the Table

Author: Paul Galbreath May 20, 2017

Here is a resource for adults and older youth who have an interest in deepening their understanding of how worship and daily life: Leading from the Table. A review follows. For more information or to order go to https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781566995702/Leading-from-the-Table# Faith Review of Leading from the Table I.Basic Information Title:  Leading from the Table Author:  Dr. Paul Galbreath.  […]

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The Worship Workshop: Creative Ways to Design Worship Together

Author: Marcia McFee May 20, 2017

Planning a retreat or workshop for worship planning? Here is a resource to help. The resource is reviewed below. For more information or to order go to Abingdon Press at  http://www.abingdonpress.com/product/9780687046348#.WSBYKevytdg Basic Information Title of the Resource: The Worship Workshop Creative Ways to Design Worship Together Author: Marcia McFee, according to the blurb on the […]

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Come Unto Me: Rethinking the Sacraments for Children

Author: Elizabeth Francis Caldwell May 20, 2017

 Your worship education team might want to consider this resource written by long-time Presbyterian educator, pastor, writer Elizabeth Caldwell. A review follows. For more information or to order go to https://www.thepilgrimpress.com/products/come-unto-me-rethinking-the-sacraments-for-children-caldwell Faith Reviews of Curriculum Resources for Christian Education in the Church (Worship and Sacraments and Education, Union-PSCE at Charlotte, May Term 2016) BASIC INFORMATION Title […]

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Washed and Welcome: A Baptism Sourcebook

Author: Augsburg Fortress March 22, 2017

This sourcebook  provides all kinds of practical resources to help congregations prepare for, and celebrate, the gift of baptism—take-home pages for families who are preparing for baptism, explanations of logistics such as how much water to use, suggestions for baptizing children/adults with special needs, bulletin inserts, prayers, and baptism sermon ideas. Although the resource is produced by […]

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The Best VBS Workbook Ever!

Author: Lisa Brown March 21, 2017

Does your children’s committee wish for a VBS currriculum that better fits the interests and needs of the children in your church? Is your children’s committee tired of spending a big portion of the budget on an expensive,  ready-made VBS kit? This resource provides everything a children’s committee needs to create its own VBS curriculum—-custom-fit for the […]

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Deacons

Author: Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding Series August 10, 2016

This workbook for deacons subtitled The Ministry of Compassion and Service can be used as a group study for newly elected deacons in preparation for ordination for ordered ministry and installation or as a self-guided discernment tool. The resource includes contributions, short essays, from many long-time writers for the PCUSA such as Jack Rogers, Donald […]

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Faith Leader

Author: Beth Pattillo June 23, 2016

This set of four participant’s guides written in 2009 by Beth Pattillo, Disciples of Christ pastor, gives  congregations a thorough, 28-session, program for spiritual formation and leadership. Congregations could also opt to adapt the materials for a shorter leadership retreat. The four guides: Spiritual Self-Discovery, Spiritual Practice, Discernment, and The Personal Plan for Ministry each provide worksheets, discussion questions, inventories, […]

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