Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
A Blessing in the Ashes
Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands....
Good Friday: What Abides
Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork.
Painful Path, Strong Faith
This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and difficulty.
Ministry WITH the Poor: Doing For; Doing With; Being With
Reminding that the "poor are in ministry," Paul Slentz's article distinguishes three levels of participating in ministry with the poor: doing a service for others, doing a service with others, and being in fellowship without barriers.
Ministry in Christ’s Name and the Spirit’s Power.
This lectionary resource provides sermon notes and worship planning tools for Genesis 21:8-21, Romans 6:1-11 and Matthew 10:24-39; focusing on supporting people in ministry in Christ’s name and the Spirit’s power.
Restore the Joy of Salvation
On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits.
Ministry is Not Easier than Theology
This video argues that divinity schools should integrate practical and systematic theology to benefit both disciplines and better prepare students for ministry.
Tending to the Financial Strain of Ministry
Ministry is diminished when new pastors suffer with large student debt. In this interview, Richard Foss speaks about efforts to illuminate and alleviate the financial strain of ministry.
Full Text Hymns on Ministry
Renew Thy Church, Her Ministries©
We Have This Ministry©
Tell Me the Story of JesusPD
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Ministry in Practice
These four texts attend to the nature of ministry. Deuteronomy 18:15-20 talks about ministry succession, Psalm: 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 of tending to God's Word, 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 of relationships, and Mark 1:21-28 the calling to ministry.
Ministry Inspired by Home- and the Spirit
This commentary on 2 Timothy 1:1-14 addresses two themes of this exhortation to Timothy: the home/family as a root and sanctuary of Gospel ministry, and the power of the Spirit for engaging in that Gospel ministry.
Ministry Team Leadership: Go Deeper
... fulfillment through service, Kimberly MacNeill's article encourages ministry leaders to commit to their volunteers' spiritual growth ...
Ministry With Persons Going Through Divorce
This resource provides a prayer and suggested Scripture readings (Philippians 3:12-16; Luke 7:36-50; Luke 13:10-17; Luke 18:35-43) centered around themes of healing and forgiveness for a service or ministry with persons who have experienced divorce.
Ministry Helps Struggling Veterans Heal from the Wounds of War
Eileen Flynn's article describes ministries helping veterans deal with moral injury - "the turmoil people experience when they violate their core values" on the battlefield.
Ministry of Reconciliation Among the Poor
In this academic paper, Cheryl J. Sanders reflects on her ministry of reconciliation among the poor at Third Street Church in Washington DC and the important principles of mutuality and empowerment.
Ministry Involves our Support
Through giving to the ministries of the church, we are helping the church flourish and grow.
Ministry to Estranged Parents Started with a Bible Promise
This sermon illustration tells of a ministry dedicated to reuniting parents and children who have been torn apart, and how it started with the providential finding of Jeremiah 31:15.