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Ash Wednesday A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Marvin A. McMickle
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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Peter Wallace
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
Portraits of Prison Ministry Study guide for a lesson about incarceration, justice, and prison ministry. Includes liturgical elements and reflection questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Congregational Ministry to Problem Gamblers An article about gambling by Deborah Haskins. As congregations become more aware of the spiritual and emotional struggles that gamblers face, they can provide holistic supportive ministries to their members and to the wider community. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Deborah G. Haskins Youth Ministry That's More than Fun and Games In this article, Ken Garfield shares his change in approach to youth ministry, adopting a deeper model aimed at forming young people into devoted disciples. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Ken Garfield Spiritual Friendship: Portrait of a Prison Ministry Article by Dick Allison on prison ministry. If those on the outside are unwilling to be on the receiving end as well as the giving end of the relationship with prisoners, they cannot offer spiritual friendship. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Dick Allison Highlighting Church Ministries Practical worship planning ideas, a responsive call to worship, and music suggestions for an Economic Justice Sunday worship service that highlights the work of ministries within the Church. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Charles B Cotton, Jr. More Relevant than Thou This article argues for a moratorium on "relevance" in church ministry, suggesting that the desperation to be culturally trendy can easily degenerate into the shedding of the real, solid, indispensable features of the Christian life. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Timothy Larsen Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life In this interview, Michael Pasquarello considers the role of preaching in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work, suggesting that was at the very heart of his theology and ministry. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Michael Pasquarello
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