When ordering 10 copies or more, please first contact Milestones Ministry directly for a 20% quantity discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-300-0836. This is a must resource for pastors, lay leaders, and parents of all ages. The 3rd edition of For Everything A Season is a compilation of 75 blessings for life's milestones that help deepen and make sacred ordinary and out of the ordinary life moments. It offers three simple blessings for the seasons of the day; thirteen for the seasons of the year (holidays we celebrate from New Year's Eve to Thanksgiving); twenty-five blessings for seasons of our lives--events such as getting a driver's license, leaving home, getting a pet; seventeen blessings for seasons of our relationships; eleven for seasons of the Christian life; and six for the seasons of the church year.
Each ritual has a welcome, prayer, time for reflection,
suggested ritual action such as lighting a candle or passing a blessing cup,
and a closing blessing. They can be done by families, other groups, or by
someone alone.These accessible blessings help to transform ordinary
moments in time and space into holy moments of timeless grace.
This is an essential book for Christian leaders to use as a fundamental guide to have a scriptural understanding of the importance of personalizing the care of the Christian life of each follower of Jesus. Retrieving and using this care of souls ministry practice is essential for nurturing Christian faith formation and renewing the church in today's world.
Pastors and lay leaders alike will gain an understanding of the importance the role of shepherding has in the congregation, the home, and beyond. The shepherd of souls ministry represents the deeply meaningful, personal, and communal life of befriending brothers and sisters in the Christian faith. It serves the work of discipleship formed through personal, trusted relationships. The world needs, and the church needs, for that ministry to happen with increased intentionality and consistency. The book includes questions for reflection and conversation at the end of each chapter and can be used as a study guide for church leadership.
The shepherd of souls ministry is based on thirty years of developing the Milestones Ministry Frame. It is a framework of principles, practices, and characteristics necessary for Christian faith formation. Shepherding souls is based on the Five Principles: 1) Faith formed and nurtured through trusted relationships; 2) Equipping shepherds through the ministry of the congregational church; 3) Serving others through the ministry of the home; 4) Understanding and developing faith formation through experiences and relationships, not just by understanding concepts; and, 5) Affirming that shepherding souls is a cross+generational ministry where adults support children and youth and where children and youth support adults of all ages.
contents of the Frogs Without Legs Can’t
Hear: Nurturing Disciples in Home and Congregation book which are based on
the Four Key faith practices and the Five Principles of faith formation
continue to prove themselves to be very helpful to congregations and homes.
Without Legs for Lent (Lectionary Year C) has been revised and updated and
is available to complement the Frogs
Without Legs Can’t Hear source book. This 135 page reproducible workbook
offers a thematic presentation of Lent that will help lead worshippers,
congregational leaders, families, small groups, and Bible study participants
into a deeper experience of the life of the church that partners the home and
congregation in ministry.
This series which is based on
Lectionary Year C, offers the following: Weekly themes; Recommended Bible
texts; Sermon helps; Family and Small Group caring conversations and service
suggestions; Devotional prayers for the week; Short readings from the Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear: Nurturing
Disciples in Home and Congregation book; and five skits for introducing the
Four Key faith practices.
This workbook is reasonably priced to make it accessible for small
groups and congregational leaders. This version comes on a CD ROM for those who
have read and used the Frogs Without Legs
Can’t Hear source book.
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