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FORECAST

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2014–2015 Forecast

2014–2015

Yearly Planner for Teaching Ministries Easy to compare & choose!

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Overview of Contents The pages below give an overview of the curriculum, Bible, and supply sections, plus a convenient planning calendar. On the first page of each section you will find a more specific Table of Contents for that particular ministry category.

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How to Choose Sunday School Curriculum . 3–6

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Children’s Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–39

Adult Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55–111

Quarter Fall Winter Spring Summer

Option 1 Deadline May 30, 2014 August 29, 2014 November 28, 2014 February 27, 2015

Tween/Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–54

Option 2 Deadline July 3, 2014 October 3, 2014 January 2, 2015 April 3, 2015

Churchwide Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112–127 Multicultural Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128–133

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Bibles and Bible Reference . . . . . . . . . . 134–138 Classroom Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139–143

FREE Planning Tools

Planning Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144–155

Cokesbury offers an extensive line of studies to fit your particular setting. Search Cokesbury.com for a specific title or click the Curriculum & Small Groups tab to browse by age level.

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156–157 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

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Curriculum that’s trusted and transformational Cokesbury is committed to serving you as you serve the church. We are pleased to offer a variety of biblically and educationally sound curriculum resources that will engage students, help grow your ministries, and transform lives. Dear friends and colleagues in the life of Christian discipleship, I welcome you to this issue of Forecast, the pages of which are replete with information about resources that will help children, youth, and adults grow in their knowledge of Scripture, their understanding of God and the church, their practice of the spiritual disciplines, and their commitment to the joyful and comprehensive journey of following Jesus. I hope that this catalog will function as a helpful tool for you in your ministry. While all of the resources in Forecast are valuable in different ways, you will notice that some of the resources are accompanied by this special emblem: . This emblem indicates that the accompanying resource has been reviewed, approved, and endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee (CRC) of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship. The CRC is a team of experienced church leaders, authors, and educators who have been entrusted with the task of ensuring that United Methodist curriculum is biblically grounded; consistent with United Methodist theology; practical in its scope and application; and consistently reflective of a commitment to representing and resourcing all age groups, all church sizes and learning styles, and all portions of the human family. The CRC emblem is not a status symbol, nor is it an effort to minimize the value of the many other resources that do not bear the emblem. Rather, the CRC emblem is simply a way of helping United Methodist Christians find their way to those resources that most dynamically reflect the unique spiritual and theological voice that our denomination brings to the body of Christ. Even as I write these words, I am praying that the curriculum found in this issue of Forecast—particularly those which bear the CRC emblem—will become a conduit through which the Holy Spirit warms hearts, informs minds, transforms lives, and ushers people more deeply into the life of faithful discipleship to Jesus Christ. Gratefully and prayerfully,

Eric S. Park, Chair, Curriculum Resources Committee Watch for these symbols throughout the catalog. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com For your convenience, this red truck symbol indicates which resources may be ordered through our Automatic Curriculum Shipment Program. The green truck icon indicates the item is available through subscription.

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Choosing the right Sunday school curriculum for your church Cokesbury helps you through the curriculum selection process for your Christian education program by providing you an easy step-by-step process. In the following pages, you’ll find:

Step 1: Suggestions for defining your needs as a church

Step 2: Overview of curriculum options

Step 3: Worksheet for comparing content of your top curriculum picks

Step 4: Handy curriculum comparison chart Need Additional Help Choosing? Visit Cokesbury.com’s Curriculum & Small Groups page • Print the checklist on page 5 to hand out to your leaders and teachers • View a Children’s Quarterly Curriculum Comparison chart • Use the Quick Order form links on many program resources and series for convenient ordering • Visit Cokesbury.com for free samples, scope and sequence, and free discussion guides for select books

Call or Email Curric-U-Phone Professional Christian Educators are waiting to assist you! Call Cokesbury’s Curric-U-Phone at 800-251-8591, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Central Time. You may also email your questions to curricuphone@cokesbury.com.

Step 1: Start with defining your church’s specific needs 3 Determine/invite persons to be involved in the curriculum selection process and pray together as a team. 3 Gather/develop the following information: ___ Mission statement of your church ___ Goals for the students in your program this year ___ Number of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Ages/special needs of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Type of setting, i.e., Sunday school, Wednesday night, weekday ___ Space available—shared or separate ___ Funds available for curriculum and activities

3 Research and request samples for review. ___ Y  our Curric-U-Phone trained education consultants and/or Community Resource Consultants are available to assist you. Call 800-251-8591 or send an email to curricuphone@cokesbury.com or visit Cokesbury.com for the latest contact information for your area. Free curriculum sample pages are also available at Cokesbury.com.

Evaluation Points for Reviewing Sample Curriculum

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Step 2: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Children’s Curriculum Options A Full Faith Experience for Children • Comprehensive Bible study • Colorful, fun, engaging, and theologically sound • Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos, and games • Adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget • Enhance your Sunday school with our extensive website, where you’ll find many FREE extras like classroom management tools, helpful articles, forms, and curriculum samples. • Seven age-appropriate levels: Babies & Woddlers; Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; Older Elementary; Tweens; All Children; and Multi-Age • See page 12 for a FREE app and all-new fun extras to enhance your program

See pages 8–12, 19, 22 & 41

Use Tangible Objects to Teach Eternal Truths • Teach as Jesus taught—involve all the senses • Make Bible learning fun with gizmos, gadgets, and engaging lessons • Proven “one-point” memory retention and application techniques • Ready-to-go lessons require minimum preparation • Kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts extend learning into children’s families • Six age levels: Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Grades 1& 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6

See page 14 & 41

Children Interact with the Bible • Quarterly Sunday school curriculum • Active participation in Bible stories and Bible study, multisensory learning, Bible skill-building activities, and focused life application • Age-appropriate, engaging, and easy to prepare • Flexible; lots of options • Toddler through Preteens: Toddlers and Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; and Preteen See page 15 & 42

Sunday School Made Simple • So easy, even beginners and volunteers have time to prepare • Teachers spend time developing relationships and preparing hearts, not gathering supplies and preparing lessons • Each week kids learn about God’s attributes and how to grow in their relationship with God • Preschool through 6th Grade: Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Grades 1 & 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6 See page 13 &42

Connect Kids to Trustworthy Bible Truths • Easy-to-use, relevant resources to teach the Bible creatively • Activities, games, student guides, and visual aids make Bible lessons come alive • Simple preparation; includes teaching tips, training, weekly devotionals • Ages 2–12: Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Elementary; and Preteen See page 16, 19 & 41 4

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Step 2, continued: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Churchwide Curriculum Options Designed to connect the Adults, Parent, and Child, along with the Church and Child together for the fulfillment of God’s command expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

Families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it.

See pages 114–115

See page 113

Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages. Shared quarterly themes. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides.

Sound, easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons help students put Bible truths to work where it counts—in their everyday lives. Bible-in-Life lessons are Bible-based and Christ-centered, easy to teach and easy to prepare.

See page 130

See page 117

Designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living by applying the Word of God to situations unique to their heritage and lifestyle.

Focuses on the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Students learn about living the holy life and put it to practice.

See page 116

See page 129

Step 3: Comparison Worksheet for Your Top Picks Curriculum being considered: Age-level appropriateness Balance of Old and New Testament

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Bible Lessons For Youth Cokesbury Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Cokesbury

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Bible-In-Life David C. Cook

Echoes David C Cook

2-Year

NLT

6-Year

KJV, ESV NKJV

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older, Adult 6-Year Uniform

NIV

3-Year

NIV

3-Year

NIV

3-Year

NIV

FaithWeaver Friends Group •

Give Me Jesus/The Edge Gospel Light

2-Year Younger, 4-Year Older

NIV KJV

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2-Year

NLT

HeartShaper Standard

2-Year

NIV ICB, KJV

3-Year

NLT

Revised Common Lectionary

NRSV

6-Year Uniform

NIV KJV

Standard Lesson Quarterly Standard

Living the Good News Morehouse Education Resources

Hands-on Bible Curriculum Group

Living Inside Out Group

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NIV

All-Inclusive Kit

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older

Teacher Classroom Pack

CEB

Music

3-Year

Web Tools

Media Component

CEB

All-in-One Classroom Model

6-Year Uniform

Classroom Model

CEB NRSV

Encounter Standard

FaithWeaver NOW Group

6-Year Uniform

Buzz Group D6 Randall House

Bible Translation

Scope & Sequence

Adult Bible Studies Cokesbury

Adults

Youths

Tweens

Older Elementary

Middle Elementary

Early Elementary

Preschool

Toddlers

Infants

CURRICULUM COMPARISON CHART

Title/Publisher

Features

Age Levels

Large-/Small-Group Model

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Urban Ministries UMI

6-Year Uniform

NIV

We Believe Congregational Ministries Publishing

3-Year

NRSV

Wesley Wesleyan Publishing House

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older

NIV

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

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Sunday School

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Downloadable Programs

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Large Group/Small Group

22–23

All-In-One Classroom

24–25

Children’s Church & Worship

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Topical Curriculum

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Vacation Bible School

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Advent & Christmas

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Lent & Easter

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Bibles

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Bible Resources

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Bible Activities

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Special Needs

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Teacher Resources

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Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith By Leaps and Bounds

Show kids will learn how they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games provide a full faith experience for children. Colorful, engaging materials invite them to explore the Bible in fun, age-appropriate ways. Children will discover that their faith can grow right along with them! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! is adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget. Fewer children? Many children? Traditional classroom? DVD-based format? Age levels? Group learning? You can find everything you need here. • Ages 3–10 follow the same scope and sequence • Large Group/Small Group model presents the Bible story and worship for large-group time, with discussion and activities in the small-group breakout • One Room Sunday School model helps children learn together in one group • DVD enhances Bible stories and adds fun music and movement

For children from birth to tweens (7 age groupings) Quarterly components DVD Age appropriate, adaptable, and theologically sound Extensive online support

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NEW for 2014–2015! • Bible Memory Cards with FREE app and multi-level game (order online from your preferred app retailer) - 52 cards, one per week, including twelve 3-D cards. - 3-D glider game where children pick up gems as they fly through a course. As they grab gems, the week’s Scripture is assembled. 12 total levels. - For iPhone, iPad, Android Tablets, or Android Phones. • Download individual sessions for Leader’s Guides (including nonreproducible copies of student pages)—great for substitute teachers! • Individual session downloads are FREE with purchase of full Leader’s Guide download (available at GrowProclaimServe.com).

“We just changed our Sunday school curriculum to Grow, Proclaim, Serve! This past Sunday several leaders came up and thanked me for introducing them to the new curriculum. They love it…I am glad we made the leap. Our leaders and children are now growing, proclaiming and serving.” —Theresa Reiter, Children’s Ministry Director, Frazer United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL

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Children’s Sunday School Grow the faith of little ones

A safe place for growing faith

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Babies & Woddlers

Ages birth–18 months

Caring for babies in a church setting can be more than just babysitting. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! helps caregivers see their role as a ministry, teaching them how to share their faith as they interact with babies. This ministry pak contains everything you need to set up a safe and inviting space for babies. Newly designed, colorful posters will enhance the learning environment. The built-in leader guide includes information about using the posters, plus parent/caregiver helps. A music CD is sold separately. Materials follow the guidelines of Safe Sanctuaries to provide a safe environment for the children. Cokesbury. 9781426784019 9785553911126 9781426798719

Annual Ministry Pak Baby Bible Songs Music CD Easy-Order Kit (one of each resource)

Help children learn the Bible through movement, songs, art activities, and more! Monthly Bible stories and Bible verses are shared using a learning-center approach with colorful visuals that enhance stories and delight young children. Parent helps are provided to continue the faith learnings at home. Includes reproducibles. Music CD sold separately. Cokesbury.

Also Available: Annual Music CD

Learning-center approach Ages 18 months–2

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Toddlers & Twos

WINTER 2014–15 9781426782183 9781426782190 9781426782206 9781426782213 9781630880965 Guide download)

Music CD

$19.99 $3.99 $23.99

Engage busy toddlers with stories of faith

FALL 2014 Leader’s Guide, print 9781426782145 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426782152 Bible Story Picture Cards 9781426782169 Poster Pak 9781426782176 Easy-Order Kit 9781426798702 (one of each resource except for the Leader’s

Annual components

SPRING 2015 9781426783159 9781426783166 9781426783173 9781426783180 9781630880972

Quarterly components Board books for little hands

SUMMER 2015 PRICE PER QTR. 9781426783197 $7.29 9781426783203 $7.29 9781426783210 $5.29 9781426783227 $18.99 9781630880989 $44.99

PRICE EACH $12.99

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Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Preschool

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Flexible sessions

Easy to prepare and lead, biblically grounded, educationally sound, flexible, and fun! Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices for various settings, and extra ideas and activities for expanded sessions. The Bible Story Pak offers a new, easier format that engages preschoolers with a colorful storybook, stickers, and activity pages, with Bible stories told in simple words so children ages 3–4 easily grasp the meaning. The Fun Pak will delight preschoolers with thirteen creative punch-out activities that require only a few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outfit your room with colorful tools designed to enhance the interactive learning experience: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music and movement videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury.

FALL 2014

WINTER 2014–15 SPRING 2015

Leader’s Guide, print 9781426783586 9781426783647 9781426783739 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426783623 9781426783654 9781426783821 Bible Story Pak 9781426783593 9781426783661 9781426783784 Fun Pak 9781426783616 9781426783685 9781426783807 Resource Pak 9781426783548 9781426783692 9781426783715 w/Quarterly Music CD DVD, Ages 3–6 9781426782541 9781426782527 9781426782466 Easy-Order Kit 9781426798726 9781630880996 9781630881009 (Kit: one of each resource above, except Leader’s Guide download)

SUMMER 2015 9781426783845 9781426783890 9781426783869 9781426783876 9781426783838

PRICE (each qtr.) $9.99 $9.99 $6.29 $4.49 $27.99

9781426782435 9781630881016

$39.99 $88.99

Ages 3–4 Quarterly components DVD

Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Early Elementary Trustworthy, Bible-based sessions are easy to lead so you can focus on what really matters—modeling faith and building a relationship with children. Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. The colorful Bible Story Pak with stickers offers Bible stories written especially for beginning readers, with skill-appropriate activities for ages 5–6. The Fun Pak offers thirteen creative punch-out activities that require few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you equip your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. FALL 2014

WINTER 2014–15

SPRING 2015

Leader’s Guide, print 9781426784255 9781426784217 9781426784156 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426784224 9781426784200 9781426784125 Bible Story Pak 9781426784248 9781426784194 9781426784149 Fun Pak 9781426784231 9781426784187 9781426784132 Resource Pak 9781426784262 9781426784170 9781426784163 w/Quarterly Music CD DVD, Ages 3–6 9781426782541 9781426782527 9781426782466 Easy-Order Kit 9781426798733 9781630881023 9781630881030 (Kit: one of each resource above, except Leader’s Guide download)

SUMMER 2015 9781426784101 9781426784071 9781426784095 9781426784088 9781426784118

PRICE (each qtr.) $9.99 $9.99 $6.29 $4.49 $27.99

9781426782435 9781630881047

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Ages 5–6 Quarterly components DVD

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Children’s Sunday School

Attention-grabbing resources for middle elementary

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Middle Elementary

Ages 7–8

Detailed session guide gives you lots of choices for capturing children’s attention and helping them experience God’s love. Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. The Bible Story Pak with stickers energizes children with a variety of faith-building activities, fun dramas, engaging discussions, and more! The Fun Pak helps children get crafty with hands-on creative projects that reinforce their developing skills—a fun way to help them remember what they’ve learned. Few supplies are needed, making the crafts economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outfit your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. FALL 2014

WINTER 2014–15

Leader’s Guide, print 9781426784057 9781426784002 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426784026 9781426783999 Bible Story Pak 9781426784040 9781426783982 Fun Pak 9781426784033 9781426783975 Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD 9781426784064 9781426783968 DVD, Ages 7 & Up 9781426782534 9781426782510 Easy-Order Kit 9781426798740 9781630881054 (Kit: one of each resource above, except Leader’s Guide download)

SPRING 2015

SUMMER 2015

9781426783944 9781426783913 9781426783937 9781426783920 9781426783951 9781426782459 9781630881061

9781426783883 9781426783791 9781426783852 9781426783814 9781426783906 9781426782428 9781630881078

DVD

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Relevant content for older kids

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Older Elementary Leading has never been easier or more enjoyable! Thirteen flexible session guides offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. Faith Guide offers kids an engaging magazine format with activities designed to capture attention and instill lifelong Bible skills in kids ages 9–10, including fun dramas to reinforce the Bible’s message. The Bible Brain Pak offers thirteen entertaining and engaging puzzles to connect children to the weekly Bible story while supporting their independent learning and reasoning skills. No additional supplies are required, making it economical for the church. The Resource Pak will brighten your room with large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus activities, games, and cards; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD; and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. FALL 2014

Quarterly components

WINTER 2014–15

Leader’s Guide, print 9781426783760 9781426783708 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426783722 9781426783678 Faith Guide (Student) 9781426783753 9781426783630 Bible Brain Pak 9781426783746 9781426783609 Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD 9781426783777 9781426783579 DVD, Ages 7 & Up 9781426782534 9781426782510 Easy-Order Kit 9781426798757 9781630881085 (Kit: one of each resource above, except Leader’s Guide download)

SPRING 2015

SUMMER 2015

9781426783555 9781426783517 9781426783531 9781426783524 9781426783562 9781426782459 9781630881092

9781426783494 9781426783326 9781426783487 9781426783333 9781426783500 9781426782428 9781630881108

Ages 9–10 Quarterly components DVD

PRICE (each qtr.) $9.99 $9.99 $6.29 $4.49 $27.99 $39.99 $88.99

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Children’s Sunday School DVD Media Component

• Thirteen Bible stories told in a unique and entertaining way • Two age levels, Ages 3–6 and Ages 7 & Up, featuring the same characters • Children will view characters from teens to adults as they make mistakes and then learn from them • 3 engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song and movements performed by a cast of four young people • Songs are written by Dennis Scott, a Grammy Award-winning composer and producer • Monthly Bible verses include sign language demonstrations • Downloadable videos available at GrowProclaimServe.com • Videos are approximately 5–7 minutes in length

DVD, Ages 3–6 DVD, Ages 7 & Up

FALL 2014 9781426782541 9781426782534

WINTER 2014–15 9781426782527 9781426782510

SPRING 2015 9781426782466 9781426782459

Annual Music CD 2014–15 9781426782411

SUMMER 2015 9781426782435 9781426782428

$9.99

PRICE EACH QTR. $39.99 $39.99

Enhance your program with fun extras Zipper Pull A fun takeaway—kids can hook them on backpacks, key chains, and more. 843504034566

$1.29

Green Tree Frog Puppet Bold colors; ultra soft microfiber fabric; moveable mouth and arms. 16" long.

Banner

843504035846 $15.99 While supplies last.

58" x 34" banner made of durable poly vinyl. Six grommets for easy hanging. 9781426753008

$27.99

Recyclable Bag 13" x 13" black bag with 5" gusset. 9781426756528

$3.99

Our FREE app makes Bible lessons pop! Bible Memory Cards with FREE app and multi-level game (order online from your preferred app retailer) • 52 cards, one per week, including twelve 3-D cards. • 3-D glider game where children pick up gems as they fly through a course. As they grab gems, the week’s Scripture is assembled. 12 total levels. • For iPhone, iPad, Android Tablets, or Android Phones.

Bible Memory Cards Full-color collectible cards reinforce weekly Grow sessions. Includes one 3-D card per month to use with our free app! 12 sets of 13 cards, $19.99 9781630880231 9781630880248 9781630880255 9781630880262

Fall 2014 Winter 2014–2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015

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Buzz Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for preschool through 6th grade. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Kids get to choose the activities, so they are never bored!

Quarterly Kits Ages 3–12 13 sessions per quarter

Each quarter, kids learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes kids and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. Kids will know God and feel God’s love like never before. Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing.

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WINTER 2014–15

PRESCHOOL AGES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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9781470716240 $109.99 Peek-a-boo 9781470716349 $2.99 9781470716295 $7.99

PRE-K & K AGES 5 & 6 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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9781470716257 $109.99 Dreamz -z-z 9781470716356 $2.99 9781470716301 $7.99

GRADES 1 & 2 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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9781470712815 9781470714734 Twists’n Turns Clash 9781470712969 9781470714833 9781470712914 9781470714789

9781470716264 $109.99 Squabble 9781470716363 $2.99 9781470716318 $7.99

GRADES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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SPRING 2015

542352

SUMMER 2015

PRICE PER QTR.

$439.99

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Children’s Sunday School Hands-On Bible Curriculum

Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best! With Hands-On Bible Curriculum, you’ll— • teach as Jesus taught, using unique, tangible objects (“gizmos”) to communicate intangible, eternal truths • get step-by-step instructions so even beginning teachers can lead kids in making lifechanging discoveries about God • involve all the senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, sound) in exploring what it means to be a friend of Christ • help kids have so much fun learning the Bible that they can’t wait to come back for more • use “one-point” Bible learning that’s proven to help kids remember and apply lessons far longer than old-fashioned teaching methods • share kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts that extend learning into children’s families. Learning Labs include Bible Discovery Paks, creative gizmos, CD with music, sound effects, and unique sensory teaching effects. Group Publishing.

Active learning Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 18 months–13 13 sessions per quarter

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WINTER 2014–15

SPRING 2015

SUMMER 2015

PRICE (each quarter)

TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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$29.99 $87.99 $9.99

PRESCHOOL Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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PRE-K & K Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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9781470714444 9781470714321 9781470714383

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$29.99 $87.99 $9.99

GRADES 1 & 2 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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9781470711993 9781470711870 9781470711931

9781470714451 9781470714338 9781470714390

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$29.99 $77.99 $9.99

GRADES 3 & 4 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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9781470712006 9781470711887 9781470711948

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$599.99 Price (each) $9.99

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HeartShaper With HeartShaper Children’s Curriculum, children of all ages will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-specific or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Designed for toddlers through preteens. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable files, teacher resources). Standard Publishing.

Life application focus Adaptable format Ages toddlers–preteens 13 sessions per quarter

FALL 2014 WINTER 2014–15 SPRING 2015 SUMMER 2015 PRICE (each qtr.) TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher’s Convenience Kit 9780784742655 9780784742150 9780784741658 9780784741153 $37.99 Teacher Book 9780784742662 9780784742167 9780784741665 9780784741160 $8.49 PRESCHOOL Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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$44.99 $8.49 $17.49 $4.49 $17.49 $19.49

PRE-K & K Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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$44.99 $8.49 $17.49 $4.49 $17.49 $19.49

EARLY ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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$44.99 $8.49 $17.49 $4.49 $17.49 $19.49

MIDDLE ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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Children’s Sunday School Engaging and imaginative

Gospel Light Sunday School Give Me Jesus

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School. PRESCHOOL AGES 2 & 3 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Preschool Music CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource PRE-K & K AGES 4 & 5 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource EARLY ELEMENTARY GRADES 1 & 2 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun, 1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 10 Get Going! Worship DVD - new for fall! Get Going! Worship CD ELEMENTARY GRADES 3 & 4 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun,1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 10 Get Going! Worship DVD - new for fall! Get Going! Worship CD Also available: Skitter Squirrel Puppet Annual Music CD Year B Annual Music DVD Year B

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Easy-to-use resources help you confidently teach the Bible in relevant and creative ways. Each element engages kids and connects them to trustworthy Bible truths. Fun and meaningful activities, games, student guides, and compelling visual aids make Bible lessons come alive. Gospel Light’s unique teaching method requires less preparation; Teacher’s Guides provide built-in teaching tips, training, and weekly devotionals. Lessons are clearly outlined and simple to prepare. Each week children open their Bibles, encounter God’s Word, and grow in faith. If you use Gospel Light with every age, children will go through the whole Bible four times from preschool through 6th grade. They’ll learn the Bible in a way that makes sense—helping them navigate life and find their place in God’s story. Gospel Light.

Quarterly kits Ages 2–12 13 sessions per quarter

FALL 2014

WINTER 2014–15

SPRING 2015

SUMMER 2015

PRICE (each quarter)

9780830762675

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$9.99 $4.99 $3.99 $19.99

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$9.99 $4.99 $3.99 $19.99

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$14.99 $19.99 $19.99 $19.99 $9.99 $16.99 $19.99

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Children’s Sunday School Grades K–5

Ages 3–8

Imaginative, experiential lessons

4 sessions Includes DVD

6 sessions per unit Dwell

NEW TO COKESBURY

Challenge children to use their imaginations about how people in God’s Story experienced their lives and how they must have felt. By igniting kids’ imagination, breaking through their busy minds and engaging them on a deeper level, Dwell allows them to step in to the Story. This promotes long-term retention, deeper understanding, and moments of awe. In addition, kids learn that God’s Story is ongoing and that they can be a part of it today in meaningful ways. Dwell is designed with a beautiful simplicity. You don’t need to gather a ton of supplies, and there are no dramas to memorize. The story itself drives the lessons and children will delight in exploring the story each week. CRC Publications.

VeggieTales Sunday School Lessons Sunday school has never been this much fun! After 20 years of VeggieTales fun, now these lovable characters help little ones enjoy their favorite VeggieTales stories in Sunday school! Kids will be engaged in Sunday school like never before with their favorite VeggieTales stories! This 4-week Sunday school is great for 3- to 8-year-olds. You’ll get a teacher guide to lead you through each lesson and a DVD with the video clips and coloring pages you’ll need. Each lesson includes an easy-to-follow schedule, an exciting introduction, fun VeggieTales video clips, engaging experiences that tie in to the video, an interactive coloring page, and a closing that wraps up the lesson and encourages kids to come back for more. Group Publishing.

Imagine: Being Part of God’s Family 9781592555758 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592555765 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99

9781470704254 9781470707965

Wonder: About God’s Amazing Plan 9781592555994 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556007 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99

NEW

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Marvel: At God’s Love Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556236 9781592556243 Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99

Faith in God: Dave and the Giant Pickle $24.99; $16.99 Thankfulness: Madame Blueberry $24.99; $16.99 Courage: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen Selfishness: King George and the Ducky

NEW Coming in October:

9781470708955 9781470708948

Peer Pressure: Rack, Shack, and Benny Obedience: Josh and The Big Wall

$24.99; $16.99 $24.99; $16.99 $24.99; $16.99 $24.99; $16.99

3-week introduction to Buzz Sunday school curriculum

Comprehensive program to build faith

Ages pre-K to kindergarten and grades 3–4

Ages 8–11 6-week classes DVD-based CrossTrainer Equipping Children to Change the World CrossTrainer, Ginghamsburg Church’s Core Discipleship Path (CDP) for children, includes seven core classes your church can offer at various times throughout each year to help children lay the foundation for faith that will last a lifetime. CrossTrainer is easy to teach and filled with fun, flexible lessons. Hands-on activities are sure to keep children active, challenged, and on track as they develop lifelong relationships with God and become followers of Jesus Christ. Each unit includes a DVD with media pieces and a CD-ROM that includes the leader’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, weekly kid’s pieces, active games, and more. The kit contains all seven units. For more details, visit Cokesbury.com and search for keyword: CrossTrainer. Abingdon Press.

Buzz Mini Kits Welcome to Buzz—the Instant Sunday School! This unique 3-week mini-kit is a perfect way to experience Buzz quarterly Sunday school curriculum. Buzz is so revolutionary, you just have to try it to believe how easy it is! Here is why Buzz works: kids do more than just listen or read—they experience each lesson. This helps them become doers of the Word and draw closer to Jesus in a very real way. That’s the amazing secret recipe built into every Buzz lesson—and it’s ready to go, right out of the box! Group Publishing. 9781470704681 9781470708498

Flip Flops (Pre-K & K) Gross Me Out (Grades 3 & 4)

$19.99; $15.99 $19.99; $15.99

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Kit (one each of all 7 units) Young Believers: Becoming a Follower of Christ Uniquely You: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Kids on Mission Connections: The Power of Prayer God Provides iWitness: The Case for Sharing Faith Bible Boot Camp

$199.99; $39.99; $39.99; $39.99; $39.99; $39.99; $39.99; $39.99;

$159.99 $31.99 $31.99 $31.99 $31.99 $31.99 $31.99 $31.99

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Children’s Downloadable Programs Episcopal specific

Weaving God’s Promises This three-year Episcopal curriculum shows how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives. Weaving God’s Promises teaches children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world, to give them a solid grounding for a lifetime of faith. This curriculum covers:

Downloadable annual resources Ages 3–11

• Holy Scripture. The great stories of the Old and New Undated, flexible, & affordable Testaments, with special emphasis on the life and teachings of Jesus. • The Church. Church history, seasons, practices, use of The Book of Common Prayer, Anglican and Episcopal tradition, and principal sacraments: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. • Christian Living. Essential principles and practices: prayer, outreach, service, and ethics. • Other Special Themes. Lessons included on Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter—as well as the holidays and feast days. Weaving God’s Promises does not follow the lectionary cycle, but the material indicates where each week’s Bible story fits into the Revised Common Lectionary for Years A, B, and C. Includes a variety of age-appropriate activities for every learning style—arts, crafts, dramas, pencil/ paper activities, games, and others. Age groupings include Preschool (ages 3–4); Primary (K–1st grade); Elementary (grades 2–3); and Intermediate (grades 4–5). With its downloadable content, you never need to worry about having the right number of student and teacher books. You have access to the material any time of day or night. Morehouse Education Resources. ANNUAL ACCESS DOWNLOAD Available for purchase at WeavingGodsPromises.org Pricing starts at $129.00 (based on number of attendees)

PowerXpress! Engage children with Bible learning that uses your volunteers’ creative skills as artists, cooks, musicians, technicians, or funloving teachers! With a rotational approach to Sunday school, several teachers present the same story or theme over several weeks, each using a different teaching method that encourages participation and interaction. From week to week, small groups of children rotate from teacher to teacher to experience many different versions of that lesson theme.

View a complete list of topics at Powerxpress.com! Look under “What is Rotation Model Teaching?” and click on “Additional Resources” to download a FREE director’s manual.

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Rotational curriculum Downloadable annual resources Ages 5–11 Covers all learning styles

Designed for grades K–6, PowerXpress provides complete lesson plans, scripts, and activities, as well as ideas for station setups, and a complete listing of resources needed. Learning stations include art, music, computer, science, cooking, storytelling, games, and video. With downloadable units, buy only the components you need. Components are sold separately, including music, available in CD format or downloadable MP3 format. Abingdon Press. For downloadable formats, visit Cokesbury.com. Downloadable Units Print Units Music CD or Downloadable MP3 Unit Station Downloads, each

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Children’s Large Group/Small Group

All-inclusive quarterly kits

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Large Group/Small Group A great tool for group learning! Children gather in large groups for the Bible story, music, and movement, then break into age-level small groups to dig deeper and apply the story to their daily lives. Leaders can capture the children’s interests as soon as they arrive, and enjoy opportunities to get to know the children during the small-group section. Kits are available for two age groups: ages 3–6 and ages 7 & up. Each kit includes a Leader’s Guide, CD-ROM, and DVD, which provide 13 step-by-step session guides; reproducible sheets for Large Group and Small Group activities; 13 interactive video Bible stories; three engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song featuring words and movement; and monthly Bible verses including sign language demonstrations. Children will experience a three-year Bible overview that is church-year related and theologically sound. Perfect for Sunday school, children’s church, and mid-week sessions. Abingdon Press.

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FALL 2014 9781426782657 9781426782541 9781426782633 9781426782534

Ages 3–6 Kit Ages 3–6 Extra DVD Ages 7 & Up Kit Ages 7 & Up Extra DVD

WINTER 2014–15 9781426782619 9781426782527 9781426782602 9781426782510

SPRING 2015 9781426782596 9781426782466 9781426782572 9781426782459

Two ages levels: 3–6 and 7 & Up Sunday school, children’s church, or midweek DVD & CD-ROM included A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

SUMMER 2015 9781426782565 9781426782435 9781426782558 9781426782428

PRICE $99.99 $39.99 $99.99 $39.99

Gospel Light More Jesus! Large Group Kits Everything you need to teach your large group assembly and small group classes, all in one convenient kit. Children will study the Bible section by section and develop a deep understanding of God’s Word. They will begin to know Jesus, love God, and live their faith in practical, tangible ways. Every lesson of More Jesus! points to Kids to their heavenly Savior. Elementary ages 6-12.

All-inclusive quarterly kits For ages 6–12

Each Quarterly Kit contains: • 1 copy: More Jesus! Large Group/Small Group Leader Guide with reproducible CD-ROM (not sold separately). The CD-ROM includes: Reproducible Small Group Leader Guide (in color), Reproducible Kid Talk Cards (in black & white, color editions may be purchased separately), and Reproducible Family Fridge Fun (in black & white, color editions may be purchased separately) • 1 copy: Mix It Up! Media DVD (not sold separately) • 1 copy: Reproducible Get Going! Worship CD Gospel Light. 9780830762866 9780830762828 9780830763115 9780830763085 9780830763382 9780830763320 9780830763627 9780830763566

Fall Quarterly Kit Get Going! Fall Worship CD Winter Quarterly Kit Get Going! Winter Worship CD Spring Quarterly Kit Get Going! Spring Worship CD Summer Quarterly Kit Get Going! Summer Worship CD

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Children’s Large-Group/Small-Group



Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! Large-group/small-group Preschool–6th grade 30- to 90-minute sessions

Living Inside Out Exciting themes combine with large-group/small-group dynamics in this high-energy curriculum! One confident leader guides all kids—in a super-engaging, enthusiasm-filled time. Every month your kids explore a different topic, for easy-to-prepare, VBS-style excitement each week. Living Inside Out gives you a bigbudget production with a small-church budget. It keeps kids’ attention and sparks great conversation. All you need is one “up front” personality plus a handful of adults willing to be friends with kids in small groups. Each quarterly all-in-one kit includes everything you need to succeed: three themed modules that serve all preschool–elementary-age kids at your church, leader guides, interactive teaching tools (Gizmos and Bible Memory Makers), DVDs, enhanced CDs with questions and slides in multiple media formats, and one poster pack (order additional poster packs if you have more than one classroom). Each module includes: one reproducible Large-Group Leader Guide including scripts for live skits, three reproducible Small-Group Leader Guides (Preschool, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary), DVD, CD, Bible Memory Maker sample, and two Large-Group gizmos. Group Publishing. All-in-one kit Poster Pack (one per classroom) Module 1 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 1 Theme Module 2 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 2 Theme Module 3 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 3 Theme

Themes are: • Fall—Extreme Makeover (Redesigned Attitudes), Imperial Palace (Kings & Queens of the Bible), Vertical Edge (Working for God) • Winter—Snow Day (Jesus’ Life), Off Road (Conflict God’s Way), Level Up (Good vs. Evil) • Spring—Friendship Ride (Being a Loving Friend Like Jesus), Art of Prayer (Learning About Personal Prayer), Miracle Lab (About the Great Power of Jesus) • Summer—Wisdom Quest (Quest for True Wisdom Like Solomon), The Big 10 (Putting Through the 10 Commandments), Kidserve (How Jesus Asks Us to Serve)

FALL 2014 WINTER 2014–15 SPRING 2015 9781470709600 9781470712341 9781470714949 9781470709617 9781470712358 9781470714956 9781470709570 9781470712310 9781470714918 Extreme Makeover Snow Day Friendship Ride

SUMMER 2015 PRICE EACH QTR. 9781470716479 $299.99 9781470716486 $19.99 9781470716448 $5.99 Wisdom Quest

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9781470716455 The Big 10 9781470716462 KidServe

$5.99 $5.99

Also available: Stocking Stuffer (Love) Christmas Seasonal Module 9781470701543 $109.99 Stocking Stuffers Bible Memory Makers, Pack of 5 9781470701529 $5.99 Ultimate Transformer (Resurrection) Easter Seasonal Module 9781470703646 $109.99 Friendship Ride Easter Seasonal Module (Coming 2015) 9781470714994 $109.99

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NOW AVAILABLE AT COKESBURY! LIVE Children’s Curriculum

Three yearly volumes; use in any order

This exciting digital curriculum helps your kids dig into the Bible! LIVE Children’s Curriculum helps kids develop a friendship with God, strengthen their Bible skills, and learn key Bible truths. Available in three yearly volumes you can use in any order (see Scope & Sequence for details). With LIVE, customizing is easy! You can edit, add content, and reorder lessons however you choose. LIVE also includes access to easy-to-use online tools to help organize your teams, communicate schedules, and stay connected with your teachers and volunteers. Each yearly volume contains: online access to 52 customizable lessons, a sing-along DVD, 4 quarterly music CDs, and access to online tools. Group Publishing 9781470711603 9781470711610 9781470711627

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

52 customizable sessions Helpful online tools

$149.00 $149.00 $149.00

Scope & Sequence Year 1 Quarter 1: Getting to Know God: Bible Basics Quarter 2: Building Trust in God: Communication Quarter 3: Sticking With God: Knowing His Love Quarter 4: Putting God First: My Life

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FaithWeaver Friends

FaithWeaver Friends is a revolutionary kids’ midweek program that is Two age levels volunteer-friendly, kid-friendly, and outreach-friendly. This 13-week program allows your church kids to grow closer to God through weekly Bible 13 sessions; 30–90 minutes Points while they grow in their faith through friendships, apply biblical learning through outreach and service opportunities, and make their faith their own through journaling. Small-group “Circles of Friends” help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. In these manageable groups, no kid will feel out of place or left behind. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids connect through Discovery Centers including the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It and Snack-It Café stations, where the Bible Point is reinforced in kid-friendly way. FaithWeaver Friends® is also designed to help your kids learn what outreach is all about by encouraging them to apply each week’s Bible passage to their daily lives in ways that make sense to them. In each Quarterly Kit you get… • Director Quarterly Update which outlines Bible Points, Bible verses, activities, music, and stations for each of your 13 weeks. • Director and Storyteller Leader Guide that illustrates the flow of each week’s activities, all of which bring kids back to that week’s Bible Point. • Sound Effects and Song CD with cool, memorable music that will help kids retain each week’s biblical teaching. • Four Discovery Center Leader Guides for the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It, Snack-It Café stations, where kids encounter God’s love in exciting ways. • Additional Resources including Sample Journal, My Bible Memories Book, FaithWeaver Friends Leader Guide, Dogtag, and Sticker Sheet to make your program even more enjoyable and effective for children of all ages. Group Publishing. PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY Director Quarterly Update Leader Guide Snack-It Café Leader Guide

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WINTER 2014–15

SPRING 2015

PRICE EACH QTR.

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9781470715038 $9.99 9781470715052 $17.99 9781470715113 $14.99 9781470715144 $14.99 9781470715199 $14.99 9781470715014 $6.99

ELEMENTARY Kit Student Book, My Faith Journal Fruit of the Spirit Key, Pack of 5 Fruit of the Spirit Key Theme Faith Journal Key, Pack of 5 Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Games Leader Guide Music & Memory Leader Guide Opening & Closing Celebrations Leader Guide Projects-With-A-Purpose Leader Guide Surprise Station Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5

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Also available: Elementary Key Chain, Pack of 5 Elementary Logo Keys, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Community Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Family Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Friends Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Host Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Jesus Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Those In Need Key, Pack of 5

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PRESCHOOL Kit Student Book, My Bible Memories Dogtag Set (13 “tyke-proof” tags, Bible story sticker sheet, and one Doggie Collar. Order 1 set per preschool child!) Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Director & Storyteller Guide Learn-It Leader Guide Make-It Leader Guide Play-It Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5

$19.99 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49

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Children’s All-in-One Classroom

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School

Flexible sessions

One Room Sunday School provides a comprehensive 3-year Bible study, using the same Bible stories as other Grow, Proclaim, Serve! age levels. Everything you need for Sunday school is included in one convenient kit for ages 3–12—Reproducible Kid’s Book, Resource Pak with CD-ROM, and Leader’s Guide. Also great for a second Sunday school hour or after-school program. Reproducible kids’ book offers dramas, puzzles, games, and other activities for both readers and nonreaders. The Resource Pak contains colorful posters, games, maps, and more. The CD-ROM features all-new music, PowerPoint presentations of lyrics and lyric sheets, and music for choir directors. The Leader’s Guide offers 13 easy-to-use, adaptable session plans. Just add basic supplies and you’re set! Extra Leader’s Guides (print or download) may be purchased separately. DVDs add extra excitement with storytelling, music and movement videos, and monthly Bible verses in sign language. Abingdon Press.

Kit Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download DVD, Ages 3–6 DVD, Ages 7 & Up

FALL 2014 9781426782992 9781426782978 9781426782954 9781426782541 9781426782534

WINTER 2014–15 9781426782848 9781426782817 9781426782800 9781426782527 9781426782510

SPRING 2015 9781426782763 9781426782756 9781426782749 9781426782466 9781426782459

Ages 3–12 Quarterly kit Optional DVDs

See the Planning Calendar on pages 144–155 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

SUMMER 2015 9781426782718 9781426782701 9781426782695 9781426782435 9781426782428

PRICE EACH QTR. $69.99 $14.99 $14.99 $39.99 $39.99

Cultivate the innate spirituality of children

Imaginative ways of teaching Scripture

The Complete Guide to Godly Play Jerome W. Berryman

Preschool–grade 6

An imaginative approach for telling Scripture stories that invites children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Based on the Montessori teaching method, The Complete Guide to Godly Play outlines specific storytelling techniques and use of story figures that encourage children to respond through a variety of creative activities. This method is greatly respectful of the innate spirituality of children and encourages them to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. Morehouse Education Resources. $29.95; $22.46

Each 9781889108957 9781889108964 9781889108971

Vol. 1: How to Lead Godly Play Lessons Vol. 2: 14 Core Presentations for Fall Vol. 3: 20 Core Presentations for Winter

9781889108988 9781931960045 9781931960427 9781931960465 9781931960472

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Vol. 4: 20 Core Presentations for Spring Vol. 5: Practical Helps from the Godly Play Community Vol. 6: Enrichment Presentations Vol. 7: Enrichment Presentations Vol. 8: Enrichment Presentations

By same author:

The Spiritual Guidance of Children Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future Jerome W. Berryman This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of the tradition. Morehouse Publishing. $30.00; $20.40

9780819228406

Explains Montessori religious education For leaders of children ages 3–12

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Children’s All-in-One Classroom Two age levels: preschool and elementary

All-in-One Bible Fun 13 Lessons for Busy Teachers Are you feeling the budget pinch in your children’s ministry? Unsure of the number of children you’ll have in Sunday school each week? Have a Sunday school that doesn’t meet each week? All-in-One Bible Fun is the perfect children’s program for teachers on a budget or those looking for a simpler approach. It’s undated, so you can use it throughout the year! It features 13 complete lessons in each book; nothing more to purchase! And each lesson includes an opening, story, activity, and craft. Lessons are geared toward two age levels: preschool (ages 3–5) and elementary (ages 6–10). Reproducibles are included. Abingdon Press. Each $11.99; $7.55 PRESCHOOL (AGES 3–5) 9781426707841 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707858 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707780 Stories of Jesus 9781426707834 Favorite Bible Stories

13 sessions per volume Reproducible

ELEMENTARY (AGES 6–10) 9781426707810 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707827 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707797 Stories of Jesus 9781426707803 Favorite Bible Stories

All Together Now 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room Lois Keffer Each volume offers 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You’ll save time and money—just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you’re ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love. Each lesson comes complete with active-learning experiences to catch kids’ interest and teach them lessons they’ll remember, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage children to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts so children can share what they’ve learned with their families, plus more—including tips to help you better understand kids! You’ll discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team, learn what to expect from different age groups, and give young children the attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn. Group Publishing.

Ages 4–12 13 sessions per volume Reproducible

Each $24.99 9780764478031 Fall 9780764482311 Winter 9780764482342 Spring 9780764482373 Summer

All-In-One Sunday School Series Be Ready No Matter Who Shows Up

Ages 4–12

Revised, updated, and packed series includes creative programs designed for ministries with mixed-age classes of children ages 4–12. Everything’s here—including special programming for the seasons and holidays. This series will work in any ministry, but it’s especially great for smaller churches that combine classes every Sunday. Also good for large churches that combine ages during summer and for any other multi-age class setting. 13 lessons per volume. Each lesson contains active learning experiences to catch kids’ interest, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest children grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage them to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts, and more. Group Publishing.

13 sessions per volume Reproducible

Each $24.99 9780764449444 Volume 1 (Fall) Volume 2 (Winter) 9780764449451 9780764449468 Volume 3 (Spring) 9780764449475 Volume 4 (Summer)

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Children’s Church & Worship Preschool & Elementary

KidsOwn Worship

KidsOwn Worship is flexible, easy to plan, and effective in helping kids grow a personal relationship with Jesus as they experience worship through memorable songs and impactful Quarterly Kits Bible learning. The Kit includes everything you need for a Children’s Church program that teaches lessons about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in refreshing ways. Your leaders will 30–60 minute sessions feel like pros, thanks to the in-depth Children’s Church Leader Guide. Kid-cool crafts and activities and incredible music are included. Use KidsOwn Worship in conjunction with FaithWeaver Sunday School and FaithWeaver Friends mid-week program and watch as families learn about the same important Bible Points together. In each KidsOwn Worship Children’s Church Kit, you get the Children’s Church Leader Guide full of flexible, 30- to 60-minute worship experiences outlined in a simple way; Sing-Along Songs from the FaithWeaver DVD that reinforce Bible Points; Songs From FaithWeaver CD (all the songs for entire quarter), plus electronic files for graphic presentation. Also includes a PowerPoint Show; Children’s Church Video (DVD), including 2- to 3-minute interactive segments that spark great discussions; plus the Preschool Skit Book of 2- to 3-minute interactive segments. Group Publishing. FALL 2014 9781470708887 9781470708870 9781470708856 9781470708894 9781470708900

Kit FaithWeaver Worship DVD Songs from FaithWeaver CD Leader Guide Preschool Skit Book

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For kids of all ages

Hands-On Worship™ Where kids encounter God! With Hands-On Worship, your kids will have life-changing encounters with God every week through irresistible music, unforgettable Bible adventures, and powerful prayer experiences. You get everything you need—including music, Bible exploration, and prayer experiences— in a single, affordable kit. The easy, high-impact lessons are designed for kids of all ages worshipping and connecting together in a single room, with older kids helping lead younger ones—developing the next generation of leaders in your church. Kids will love it so much, they’ll want to bring their friends! Each quarterly kit includes: 13 unforgettable lessons, a Leader Guide, a Hands-On Worship Music CD, a Hands-On Worship Music Video DVD, a Bible Poster Pack (5 posters), and a Hands-On Worship Sing & Play To-Go CD (5-Pack). Group Publishing. Worship Kit Additional Poster Pack Additional Music CDs Sing & Play To-Go CDs (Pkg. of 5)

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WINTER 2014–15 9781470715588 9781470716196 9781470716035 9781470718411

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Quarterly Kits

SUMMER 2015 PRICE PER QTR. 9781470715601 $124.99 9781470716219 $19.99 9781470716059 $6.99 9781470718435 $9.99

Ages 3–9

Celebrate the Good News Children’s Chapel Celebrate the Good News closely mirrors Sunday readings, offering children the same worshipping opportunities that are part of the larger assembly. It gives them the chance to proclaim the gospel, profess their faith, and pray together—in their own terms and on their own turf. Quarterly materials follow the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. Includes complete, easy preparation materials with a step-by-step plan, including each week’s gospel reading and background and prayer suggestions; hands-on activities that reinforce the gospel message and involve children in interactive ways; material for 20- to 40-minute sessions; and at-a-glance material lists each week. Order one per leader. Morehouse Education Resources. Each 846863020546 846863020560 846863020584 846863020607

PRICE PER QTR. $124.99 $14.99 $9.99 $39.99 $18.99

Quarterly; lectionary-based 20- to 40-minute sessions

Also available:

$22.00 Fall 2014 Winter 2014-15 Spring 2015 Summer 2015

Celebrate the Good News Liturgy of the Word with Children (Catholic Edition) Each $22.00 846863020553 Fall 2014 846863020577 Winter 2014-15 846863020591 Spring 2015 846863020614 Summer 2015

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Children’s Church & Worship Ages 8–11

Grades 1–3

60 outlines with CD-ROM

13 sessions

Liturgical; Lectionary-based

Worship the Lord with Gladness God’s Children in Worship Rita B. Hayes

Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship Sarah Lenton

Teach children about worship with 13 lessons based on Scripture verses or passages that children will examine in detail. Each lesson contains Bible Praise Notes (children examine the day’s Scripture); Learn to Worship (activities, games, drama, role play, reproducibles, and music that help the children learn about the day’s worship theme); We Worship God (children practice what they have learned); and My Family Helps Me Worship (take-home ideas for worship in the home and reinforcing the lesson). Abingdon Press.

More than a year’s worth of activities and ideas for including children in worship. Includes simple children’s liturgies and a lesson that harmonizes with what adults are studying on the same day. Flexible for groups of different sizes/ages. CD-ROM includes all text and artwork. Developed and used in an Anglican parish (Church of England) for the past 8 years by a professional educator, artist, and experienced children’s minister. Morehouse Education Resources. Each 9781606740958 9781606740941 9781606741252

$39.95; $31.96 Year B Year A Year C

9781426753305

Celebrates the Christian Year

Children’s sermons

52 weeks; 35–60 minutes

Ages 3–8

Around the Year in Children’s Church 52 Programs for Kids Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger

Moments of Wonder 52 Engaging Children’s Moments Mark Burrows

The celebration of the Christian Year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives. Help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year with 52 active, hands-on programs, each featuring a simple Christian message related to the season of the Christian Year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. Programs last 35–40 minutes; an additional activity is included for those who want an hour-long session. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the book’s easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher. Abingdon Press. 9781426741470

Engage children with moments of wonder! This book is full of lively and Scripture-filled children’s sermons that will WOW your children! These theme-based faith experiences will help pastors share God’s love and connect with young children ages 3–8. Ideal for children’s church. Enough material for an entire year! Abingdon Press. 9781426735981

$12.99; $8.18

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Leader’s Guide

45-minute service for ages 6–12 and families

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Ages 3–7 30–60 minutes

CD-ROM with PowerPoint files

52 weeks

Children First Worshipping with the Family of God Mark Burrows

Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church A Year’s Worth of Programs for Children Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger

45-minute theme-based worship experiences designed for elementary-age children and their families. Children will love the energy, the music, the interactive prayers, and Bible stories. Parents will love the relevant themes, the moments of quiet contemplation, and the teaching of some of the church’s cherished traditions. Includes a CD-ROM of PowerPoint® files with music and words. Abingdon Press. 9781426707759

Book with CD-ROM

Active, hands-on weekly programs with a simple Christian message, Bible verse, story, prayer, sharing time, singing time, snack, and a fun activity. Minimal supplies and set-up. Abingdon Press. 9780687491650 Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church

$19.99; $12.59

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9780687026166 A Year’s Worth of Children’s Church 9780687055685 Celebrating God’s World in Children’s Church

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Children’s Topical Curriculum Ages 4–8

Illustrated storybooks

6-session study

Includes stickers

Touch the Water, Taste the Bread  Exploring the Sacraments With Children Daphna Flegal

These storybooks, used as student resources for the Touch the Water, Taste the Bread study, feature engaging pictures that tell the story without words. Includes stickers that children may add to illustrations for a fun, interactive experience. Abingdon Press.

This classic children’s study is freshly updated and now available both in a CD-ROM and as a convenient download. This latest edition introduces the sacraments in an age-appropriate way. The study includes three lessons on baptism, and three lessons on Communion. Lessons will engage children with colorful PowerPoints and lively music and sound effects. Two storybooks (right) serve as student pieces. Includes reproducibles. Abingdon Press.

Come, Touch the Water A Storybook About Jesus’ Baptism Daphna Flegal 9781426735974 $2.99

Come, Taste the Bread A Storybook About the Lord’s Supper Daphna Flegal

9781426730917 CD-ROM $14.99; $9.44 Download and MP3 Music and Sound Effects Download also available. Visit Cokesbury.com.

9781426735943 $2.99

4-week children’s study

All-in-one mission kit

Includes reproducibles

Great for kids and families

Being Hope: United Methodists in Global Mission A Four-Week Study for Children Sally Hoelscher

Kids Serving Kids A Super Simple Mission Kit Featuring Tales of the Not Forgotten This kit features real-life stories of orphans living in poverty in other countries and will lead kids to discover how God can use them to help meet the basic needs of these children and those in their communities. Perfect for kids’ programs as well as a family night, VBS weekend, VBS follow-up or a missions experience during school breaks. The whole family will be involved though activities and discussion questions and prayer and worship that will challenge them to serve those in need around the world. Standard Publishing.

Equip your church to become a catalyst of change in your community! This a 4-week study follows the 2014 theme of One Great Hour of Sharing—Be Hope. Each session explores the biblical and Wesleyan foundations for our work as a denomination in the areas of disaster relief, global health, and global development, as well as mission efforts close to home. This children’s leader guide includes reproducible activity sheets for the children. Abingdon Press. 9781426782626

$15.99; $10.07

9780784774793

$49.99

Ages 8–13

Ages 3–13

Step-by-step service projects

Help children learn how to welcome newcomers

77 Creative Ways Kids Can Serve Sondra Clark

Leaving Home • Finding Home A Mission Study for Children Ann Broyles

The perfect manual for all those wanting to get involved with community outreach. Aimed toward kids between the ages of 8 and 13, Clark describes projects with a simple step-by-step process. Likewise, this book is the perfect manual for parents and children’s group leaders who want to get involved in community outreach in small ways. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898273632

This resource helps young children understand the many reasons people move from one place to another. Children will read about the courage it takes to make a new place home. Children will also understand that the Bible is the story of many migrating peoples and learn how to welcome people in their community. Includes space for children to write and photos of places for them to look at. United Methodist Women.

$12.99; $9.74

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Vacation Bible School Experience the Wonders of God!

Includes samples of essential VBS resources

Workshop of Wonders

Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush, and put on your creative thinking cap! At For toddlers to adults Cokesbury’s Workshop of Wonders (WOW) VBS, kids will imagine and build with God! At WOW VBS, discover how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use your heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders.

5 flexible sessions

Register today at cokesburyvbs.com to lock in your personalized church URL and experience our helpful features. If you used Cokesbury VBS last year, your information is saved and ready for you! • FREE online registration to all churches; no purchase necessary • Lots of options for customization

“You are the God who works wonders.” — Psalm 77:14a, CEB

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God has brought us a mighty long way!

Includes samples of essential VBS resources

Praise Break

For toddlers to adults

It is always good to pause and praise the Lord! In many churches, there are points in worship wherein a testimony, a song, or a sermon is just so good that it calls for a “praise break!”

5 flexible sessions

The Bible story teachings, arts and crafts activities, music and movements, videos, and outreach projects all work together to help participants be on the uptake, ready for a praise break. With Praise Break: Celebrating the Works of God, participants will: • Hear how people in the Bible had praise breaks! • Celebrate the faith of leaders, past and present! • Give praise for the “right now” works of God! • Have community fun in Jesus Christ! Abingdon Press. 843504047610

Starter Kit $74.99

say so . . .” “Let the redeemed of the LORD — Psalm 107:2a, NRSV

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Children’s Advent & Christmas Part of an all-church Advent experience

An affordable Christmas gift for children in your congregation

Includes reproducibles

Includes Advent calendar, stickers, & activities

NEW Under Wraps The Gift We Never Expected Jessica LaGrone, Andy Nixon, Rob Renfroe, and Ed Robb

NEW Mary’s Song A Child’s Activity Book Daphna Flegal

Explores the character of God shown in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ. Through small-group resources for all ages, teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides, all areas of church life weave together for an exciting, new Advent celebration. The Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for younger and older children, including reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426793813

Sing With Mary and help your child experience the wonder that surrounds the story of Jesus’ birth as you tell the story based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Enjoy singing “piggyback” songs together to help your child remember the Christmas story. Includes a maze, word find, coloring page, and an Advent calendar with stickers. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426794261

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Children’s Leader

Ages preschool–older elementary

Ages 4–12 6 sessions

6 sessions Adam Hamilton’s The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem for Children Daphna Flegal

A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus (Children’s Study) Mike Slaughter

Help children gain a deeper understanding of Christ’s birth. This 5-week study for ages 4–12 is part of Hamilton’s historical-biblical travelogue series The Journey, in which he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem retracing Mary and Joseph’s journey. It looks at some of the stories surrounding Christ’s birth and helps children discover the real meaning of Christmas. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press.

Share this fun and inspiring study with children during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help children discover the broader meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy could ever bring. This Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for preschool, younger children, and older children, including reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. 9781426753626

James W. Moore’s Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam An Advent Study for Children Brittany Sky The children’s study contains five lessons that delve into the Luke account of Jesus’ birth through an ADVENTure to find Bethlehem. Children will have opportunities to really experience the story of Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, the shepherds, and Jesus. The guide is simple to use, and includes reproducible activities for each of the five sessions. Abingdon Press. 9781426769016 Children’s Leader

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Happy Christmas Day! Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp

On the Way to Bethlehem A Child’s Activity Book for Christmas Daphna Flegal

This beautifully illustrated board book celebrates the magic and wonder of Christmas Day. As kids play with and read this sturdy board book, they will encounter different parts of the nativity, including Mary and Joseph, the animals, and the baby Jesus. The perfect Christmas gift for the children in your church! Ages 18 months to 2 years. Abingdon Press.

Listen to the amazing story of Jesus’ birth based on the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. As you travel the road to Bethlehem, delightful illustrations and a descriptive story introduce children to some of the customs of the Bible times. Mary and Joseph are shown as real people who were living ordinary lives when God called them to be part of an extraordinary event—the birth of God’s Son. Includes a maze and an Advent calendar with stickers. Abingdon Press.

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Children’s Advent & Christmas One-day program for families

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Create, rehearse and perform a Christmas play in just one night! Bethlehem Bound The Fun, Instant Christmas Play Starring Families Get your holiday back with this amazing and easy event. In one night, families create props, rehearse, and present a full Christmas production. It doesn’t get any easier than this! With just one hour of rehearsal, four scenes that involve everyone, and a captivating and original script, you’ll have a Christmas hit on your hands! Join Marty and Ramona, a Bible-tomes couple, as they lead the way on this journey to Bethlehem on a night of Jesus’ birth. They’ll cross paths with Mary and Joseph, a musical caravan, Wise Ones going to meet the baby king, harmonic angels, and shepherds with a flock of inspiring sheet—all played by families decked out with amazing props they’ve created! Bethlehem Bound is full of entertaining drama and humor, original music, and a poignant message. Your families and community will thank you for making their annual Christmas production fit into their busy lives and—most importantly—for making Jesus the real star of Christmas this year! Plus, you’ll get ideas on how to get families from your community to attend and how to get them back to your church after the event. Group Publishing. 9781470700690 9781470706951 9781470706678 9781470706937

Christmas Festival Kit Comic Book Event Posters Sheep Puppets

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Showstopper guitars Wise-ones 1/2 Mask Heavenly Harps Camel/Sheep Trifold

25 family devotions

Hands-on with music

Create tree ornaments

Large group/small group 4 sessions or one-day event

The Advent Jesse Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas Dean Lambert Smith

The Christmas Shoppe An Advent Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner At The Christmas Shoppe children explore the story and the symbols of Jesus’ birth, peruse the Bible, create symbols of Advent as special gifts (manger, star, angel, and shepherd’s staff), and prepare to be part of the presentation of the Christmas story. Included is an intergenerational worship model that includes the presentation of the Christmas story and suggestions for making The Christmas Shoppe a one-day event. Abingdon Press.

This book offers 25 devotions, each paired with a symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus, such as a lamb, a star, and more. Children and parents can use the line art printed with each devotion to craft meaningful ornaments. On Christmas Day, your tree will be filled with reminders of the stories of Christ’s birth. For all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426712104

Book

9781426742958

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Book and CD-ROM

Advent alphabet activities

For ages 9–12

For families with children

Explains Advent traditions

26 daily readings

What Is Advent? This latest book in the What Is? series teaches preteens about Advent celebrations and gives them the opportunity to celebrate Advent at home. Includes puzzles, activities, service suggestions for the Advent season, plus instructions for creating their own Advent calendar. They will learn the differences between sacred and secular celebrations during the Advent season and discover the symbols of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. A FREE downloadable Teacher’s Guide is available at Cokesbury.com.

Advent A to Z Prayerful and Playful Preparations for Families John Indermark and Sharon Harding Features 26 daily readings organized as an Advent “alphabet” that illuminates one word each day. Each reading includes an engaging guide that suggests simple, easyto-prepare, complete activities (discussion starters, games, crafts, meditations, journaling, outreach project, devotions). Designed for family use, but also appropriate for individuals or groups. Abingdon Press.

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Children’s Seasonal Skits & liturgies for faith formation All ages Christian faith practices Follows Christian Year Skiturgies Pageants, Plays, Rites and Rituals for the Church Year Just as the name suggests, Skiturgies are skits & liturgies for faith formation! They are creative ways to engage children, youth, families, and adults in experiencing the biblical story, practices and beliefs of the Christian faith. More than just a depository of Christmas pageants, for a simple, click-pay-download, you can have a pageant, play, rite, or ritual ready for your use at church, school, worship, or educational program. Experienced Christian educators and dramatists have written all of these dramas and experiential liturgies. They have been performed in churches throughout the United States. All of them are appropriate for viewing for all ages in a variety of settings. Within each Skiturgy you will receive a full script with production notes, including cast directions, the cast of characters, costume and set suggestions, and what ages are appropriate for the performers. An approximate performance time is also given. With the purchase of a Skiturgy, you have the rights to perform and make copies of scripts for cast members for a production in your own church. Morehouse Education Resources.

Skiturgies Downloads for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

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Gabriel’s News Mary and Simeon Virtual and Virtuosity The Pageant of Miracle Births A Christmas Present Journey Through Advent The Pageant of the Poems The Christmas Story According to the Four Evangelists The Jesse Tree The Pageant of Deliverance A Christmas News Broadcast The Feast of Lights (Epiphany) How the Magi Truly Became Wise Joseph and Mary Sunday Morning with St. Nicholas and John the Baptist Rejoice Looking Forward to Christ

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Stations of the Cross for Children The Way of the Cross Passion Play for Good Friday Let’s Go! An Invitation to Follow Jesus An Easter Walk He Is Lord St. Barnabas Son of Encouragement

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Late Pentecost Celebration of All Saints Feast of St. Francis St. Francis and the Wolf

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Children’s Lent & Easter Part of a churchwide study

Part of a churchwide study

Ages 4–8

6 sessions

7 sessions

Interactive for children

Adam Hamilton’s The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

NEW Renegade Gospel The Rebel Jesus Mike Slaughter

Join Adam Hamilton as he follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. Includes historical and archaeological information, and onsite videos from the biblical land, along with reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press.

As we prepare for Lent and the celebration of Easter, we meet Jesus again. JESUS: a man who denies all our preconceived notions about what God should look like. Joining his movement will mean coming to terms with the real Jesus, the REBEL JESUS. Activities for both younger and older children, along with reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014.

9781426752551 Children’s Leader $16.99; $10.70 Also available: 9781426773877 The Way to Easter $1.59

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Renegade Gospel is part of a churchwide study, with versions for all ages. Find out more on page 126.

For additional age level studies of The Way, see the Churchwide section (page 127).

Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World Jesus’ Last Week on Earth

Happy Easter Day Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp

Age-appropriate 7-week study about the final week of Jesus’ life. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. For Younger Children (Ages 4–8)

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$16.99; $10.70

Parents and preschool teachers will love this fun and colorful board book that shares an important story of the Christian faith. Through simple and beautiful illustrations, Happy Easter Day introduces preschoolers to this very special holiday and the news that Jesus is alive! Abingdon Press. 9781426751417

For Older Children (Ages 9–12)

Children’s Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70

Board Book

NEW The Unexpected King A Child’s Activity Book Daphna Flegal Help your child experience the wonder that surrounds the resurrection of Jesus. Enjoy singing piggyback songs together to help your child remember this amazing story. The book includes mazes, a coloring page, a word find, and a Lenten calendar with stickers. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014. 9781426794278

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Marcia Stoner 9781426714313

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What We Do in Lent A Child’s Activity Book Anne E. Kitch These fun-filled activities help children ages 4–7 learn about the seasons of Lent and Easter. This book includes mazes, crossword puzzles, connect the dots, and more. 41 pages of activities and a 4-page parent guide designed to promote parenting in the pews. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819222787

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The Lenten Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for Christ’s Death and His Resurrection Dean Lambert Smith Travel on a meaningful journey through Lent with these devotions for children and adults. As a family, create a special “Lenten Tree” using the book’s illustrations. Each of the forty-one days has prayers, a memory verse, questions for children, and songs. Abingdon Press. 9780687062799

What Is Lent? Preparing for Easter Marcia Stoner What Is Lent? is like a worship tutor for kids. It’s part of a multi-topic, introductory booklet series to the essential elements of worship for ages 9 to 12. By working through the fun activities, puzzles, and games, pre-teens will learn the basic fundamentals of the church seasons, including the season of Lent. Its convenient size fits nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Abingdon Press. 9781426708480

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Children’s Lent & Easter Follows the Christian Year

Churchwide event for families

Children of all ages

For families

Interactive

Any size church

Easy to produce

Recreates events before Easter

Walk with Jesus An Easter Event for Families

NEW Children’s Dramas for the Church Year Reproducible Dramas for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost

A multisensory family event that lets families follow in Jesus’ footsteps during his last days on earth. Families travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the empty tomb that first Easter morning. Designed for parents and children to experience the adventure together. Perfect for any size church looking for an inspirational Easter event. This kit gives you tools you need to help your guests follow Jesus, not only leading up to the cross, but in their daily lives as well. Kit contains a Director Guide and Leader Guides for Preschool, Setup, Outreach, and Experience; a Poster Pack; Media Pack with Sound-Effect CDs and a Publicity CD-ROM; Walk With Jesus Collector Cards Pack; and a Family-Time Devotions Booklet. Group Publishing.

This reproducible resource consists of very simple Lent, Easter, and Pentecost dramas that can be performed by kids of all ages—the younger children can participate in rhymes and recitations that require very little or no speaking, while older children will enjoy the speaking and narration parts. Short poems are also included for use in programs. Selections take no more than 10 minutes to perform and the number of children can vary as needed by the size of the church. Props and scenery are minimal and selections can be performed with little rehearsal. Abingdon Press. $9.99; $6.29

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Churchwide family event

Large-group/small-group

Interactive, high-energy

7 sessions or 1-day event Intergenerational options Teaches Holy Week symbols

Rock-n-Roll Easter Event Where the Rock Rolled Away From the Tomb

The Easter Garden

An all-out family affair with booths, games, music, crafts, snacks, and activities that center on the fact that God rolled the rock away. And, of course, there’s a full-on high-energy egg hunt! Everything about the Rock-n-Roll Easter Event points people to one thing: celebrating Jesus Christ. We guarantee every visitor will fully engage with the amazing gospel message in a variety of unforgettable ways. Group Publishing.

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A Lenten Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner A special place to explore the story and the symbols of Holy Week. Spend time exploring the Bible, making symbols of Lent as special gifts, and preparing for a presentation of the story of the Easter. Children of all ages will begin with large-group Lenten worship, divide into age-level groupings that will explore one important section of the “garden,” serve others by creating gifts for those whose hearts may need special attention, and prepare to be part of the presentation of the Easter story. Abingdon Press.

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Children’s Bibles

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My Keepsake Bible Lizzie Ribbons

Ideal for promotions. For ages 8–12. Includes Old and New Testament texts, glossary, age-appropriate explanations, 24 pages of full-color maps and artwork, book introductions, and presentation page. Abingdon Press.

Blue/Green Edition 9780687054008

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A thoughtful gift for birth, Baptism, christening, or dedication, My Keepsake Bible provides 60 complete Bible stories that are retold for very young children. In addition, it features beautifully illustrated pages where parents can record baby’s milestones and chronicle his/her unique journey in Christ and early life as a child of God. Gift-givers can personalize this keepsake by including their name and the occasion of the gift on the presentation page. Concordia Publishing House.

Bible fun

Ages 6–12

Ages 9–12

Hands-On Bible, Revised

NIV Adventure Bible, Revised The Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. Zonderkidz. 9780310721987 9780310721970 9780310721994 9780310727521

The preschooler version of the popular HandsOn Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. Helps build a solid faith foundation. Uses the New Living Translation. Ages 3–6. Tyndale House Publishers

Hardcover

$16.99; $11.55

Baby’s First Bible A Special Keepsake for Your New Arrival This is a classic baby gift complete with a record section for entering the special events in a baby’s life. Includes birth record, family record, baby’s first questions about God, a photo page where baby’s picture can be attached, and much more. Thomas Nelson Publishing. 9780840701770

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The Action Bible God’s Redemptive Story Doug Mauss, editor Presents 215 fastpaced narratives in chronological order building up to its thrilling climax. The stories communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers. This blend of clear writing plus dramatic images appeals to all ages. Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures. Ages 8–12. David C. Cook Publishing. 9780781444996

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My First Hands-On Bible

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Interactive Bible learning

Experience the fun! Live the truth! The Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences inviting kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and do God’s Word! Includes 102 Hands-On Bible Experiences, 52 Key Verse Activities, 31 Bible Hero Biographies, 16 Bible Bonanza Experiences, 82 Jesus Connections, 66 Bible Book Introductions, 69 Fun Facts, a Where to Turn When I’m...index, kid-friendly Q&A, and charts and maps. For ages 6–12. Tyndale House Publishing. 9781414337692 9781414337685

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An easy-to-read translation Fun graphics and features designed especially for kids! Ages 7–12

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EASY TO NAVIGATE. BUILT TO CAPTIVATE. Kids will want to join the daring crew of Asia, Kat, and Edgar as they explore the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible Bible. These 3-D characters help children discover the Bible’s message through engaging four-color art, interactive call-outs, and the complete text of the Common English Bible. 9781609261368 9781609261351 9781609260323 9781609260309 9781609260330 9781609260316

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Children’s Bible Resources 8 sessions

When children receive their first Bible, they are naturally enthusiastic and curious about their new book—so it is an ideal time to lay the foundation for the special importance the Bible will have in their lives. These two great resources coordinate with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and, used with it, encourage children to take an interest in the Bible. Abingdon Press.

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Learning to Use My Bible A Study for Children Ages 7–10, Common English Bible Version Uses fun, hands-on activities, maps, games, and charts to introduce Bible skills and prepare children for their lifelong faith journey. The Teacher’s Guide offers eight exciting sessions plus reproducible student activities. The Class Pak provides activities and games for the 8 sessions and is used alongside the Teacher’s Guide and the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. 9781426744235 843504027872

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Teacher’s Guide Class Pak

Finding Your Way Through the Bible A Self-Instruction Book for Elementary Boys and Girls, Common English Bible Version This self-instruction book was written to help children ages 7–10 become familiar with their CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and learn how to use it at their own speed, at home or in the classroom. 9781426744228

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Student Book

FREE RESOURCE!

The Celebration of the Bible Barbara Bruce Teacher’s guide for activities for continued Bible learning. Available as a download on Cokesbury.com.

Enhances any Bible study program

Fun way to learn Bible verses CEB translation

For all ages

Ages 3–12 Sign and Say 36 Bible Verses for Children

8-foot long!

A resource for teaching favorite Bible verses using signs from American Sign Language. The volume features verses from both the Old Testament and New Testament of the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. For ages 3–12. Abingdon Press. 9781426744419

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Bible Timeline An Illustrated Timeline of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426

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Family devotion time

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NEW God’s Creation A to Z Five-Minute Family Devotions Ted Cunningham Christian parents want their kids to learn biblical truths, but the majority of Christian families never practice devotions together. Designed for families with children in preschool or elementary school, these great family devotion cards include quick and thoughtful lessons, Bible memory verses, and great conversation starters. David. C. Cook Publishing. Coming in June.

Bible Big Book 4-Book Sets Bigger is better with Bible Big Books! An impressive 16 x 20 inches, these are storybooks everyone can see, even from the back row! Each book is beautifully illustrated, with a memorable, kid-friendly telling of a Bible story you want your children to know and remember. And Bible Big Books are easy to read aloud because text is reproduced on the back cover. Group Publishing. 539878 539890

Bible Characters, 4-pack Bible Stories, 4-pack

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A school year’s worth of materials

Ideal for young children Includes reproducibles

Ages 5–12

The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Every Story Whispers His Name

44-session kit w/ DVD-ROM Ages 4–7

Invite children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too. Includes 44 complete lessons, including easy-to-use teacher instructions, story background material, and engaging activities for children, as well as a take-home note for parents. The curriculum kit includes a DVD-ROM with printable teaching material and student handouts, one hardcover Jesus Storybook Bible, and three audio CDs. Zondervan.

Bible Black Belts Scripture with a Kick Mark Burrows

Bible Stories to Color and Tell Len Ebert and Daniel A. Grossman, illustrators

Help familiarize children ages 5–12 with the Bible, giving them a solid foundation for a lifetime of faith. Up to nine months of material, each featuring a different colored belt that focuses on one main passage of Scripture and a related activity, such as a game, reflection, movement, or rhythm. Ideal for Sunday school, Wednesday evening, choir, spring break, or summer. Abingdon Press.

Help children of all ages discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that helps them connect to God, Jesus, the church, family, and others. These age-appropriate resources can enhance any children’s curriculum and help reinforce Bible lessons. Standard Publishing.

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Children’s Bible Activities Two age levels: 3–6 & 6–8

Two age levels: 6–8 & 8–10

Covers both the Old and New Testaments

Fun, age-appropriate Bible puzzles

Reproducible

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Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages Janet Skiles, illustrator

Bible Puzzles for Kids Each age-level book has 125 ageappropriate crosswords, word searches, mazes, word codes, and other puzzles designed to make learning God’s Word fun. Reproducible. Standard Publishing.

Bible story application and Bible memory pictures reinforce Bible teaching for elementary-age kids. Kids will learn and apply Bible stories as they color pictures from both the Old and New Testaments. Reproducible. Standard Publishing. 9780784717837 9780784717851

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More than 100 craft projects

Easy-to-learn Bible stories for preschoolers

Bible Crafts & More Nancy I. Sanders

Bible Songs & Action Rhymes Connie Morgan Wade

Each volume contains more than 100 craft projects to help preschool and elementaryage kids review Bible stories and apply lessons to their lives. Includes both general and seasonal crafts. Standard Publishing. 9780784717844 9780784717868

These Bible stories set to familiar tunes or in simple action rhymes make learning the Bible fun and interactive. Standard Publishing.

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175 Bible games Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry Games to help you reinforce a Bible truth, explore a Bible principle, and cement Bible learning. Fun, noncompetitive Bible games for lots of occasions: holidays, icebreakers, group builders, and road trips. Games that can be played in total silence, and games for those wild ‘n’ wacky times. Use fun like a magnet and draw children to the Scripture. In this encyclopedia you will find 175 games to build rapport in your group and with God. Adapt the games for small groups, indoor/outdoor settings, space limitations, and ability and age limitations. Handy indexes organize games by Scripture reference, energy level (high, medium, low), and game name. Group Publishing.

Preschoolers are excited to explore God’s Word through all their senses—creating, smelling, baking, squishing, and tasting. Appeal to their natural, kinesthetic learning style and teach 75 major Bible stories through crafts. These 175 craft activities are based on well-known topics in books from both Old and New Testaments. Simple, step-by-step directions help you enhance your lessons on short notice, and with little or no preparation. Handy indexes organize ideas by Scripture, theme, and more. Group Publishing. $29.99; $20.39

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Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Preschoolers Nearly 200 Fun Bible Crafts

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Children’s Special Needs Helps you understand different types of disabilities

Guides your church from accessibility to full inclusion

Includes forms and guidelines

Helps you realize that all persons bring unique gifts to the church

Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities Revised Edition Barbara J. Newman

Beyond Accessibility Toward Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Faith Communities Brett Webb-Mitchell

Helps kids and their leaders welcome kids who have disabilities. Contains a wealth of helpful information for understanding disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder; ADHD; behavioral challenges; hearing, visual, and speech/language impairments; intellectual disabilities; physical disabilities; learning disabilities; and severe or multiple disabilities. Includes guidelines and forms, fact sheets for adult leaders, and more. Faith Alive Resources.

A church has built an accessibility ramp and perhaps refitted its restrooms to accommodate a wheelchair. Now what? This new resource by a noted author of several books on people with disabilities offers a theological and practical approach for congregations, with clear, targeted strategies for full inclusion of all members, recognizing and using the gifts that each member brings to the congregation’s life together. Church Publishing, Inc.

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Ten strategies for including persons with ASD

Help everyone feel welcome

Includes reproducibles Autism and Your Church Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Barbara J. Newman

Special Needs Ministry for Children Creating a Welcoming Place for Families Whose Children Have Special Needs Pat Verbal, editor

This new edition of an indispensable handbook provides a wealth of practical tips, including a new chapter on behavior management and an updated discussion of what “Autism Spectrum Disorder” means. It will help your church see those with ASD as persons created in God’s image, discover ten strategies for including people with ASD, and develop an action plan for ongoing ministry. Includes reproducible forms. CRC Publications.

Help special-needs kids and their parents feel welcome in your church. This practical, insightful guide is full of case studies and personal stories. You’ll learn the best ways to reach the most overlooked people in your community; how to start a special-needs ministry in your church; what families with special-needs kids really need from you; and more! Group Publishing. 9780764484704

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Friendship Ministries Program Guide A Resource for Leaders This helpful handbook presents the Friendship Ministries philosophy, describes the program, and provides practical tips for starting a group. This guide focuses on key responsibilities for leaders: sharing God’s love (mission and goals), appreciating each person, getting organized, choosing materials, defining volunteer roles, recruiting friends and mentors, training mentors, tending to details, and building community. CRC Publications. 9781592555055

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Child by Child Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Their Families Susan Richardson

Special Needs Smart Pages Helps churches of all sizes reach out to individuals with special needs, including autism, cognitive brain disorders, and physical disabilities. Learn how to recruit and train leaders for a special-needs ministry; how to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of disabled children; and how to help these children discover and use their unique gifts. Includes specially tailored Bible lessons, teacher devotionals, planning tips, training articles, and inspiring stories. Reproducible pages. Includes DVD/CD-ROM. Gospel Light. 9780830747191

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Ages 3–11 Giant Book of Games for Children’s Ministry

NEW Sunday School That Works The Complete Guide to Maximize Your Children’s Ministry Impact Christine Yount Jones, general editor

200+ must-have games that help kids actually remember what they learned! Each game includes an overview of the game’s energy level, supply level, age level, and preparation needed, so you’ll be able to find the best fit for your lesson and time slot. Plus, these relational, cooperative games can be used anytime wherever they fit into your schedule or to fill an on-the-spot need! Group Publishing.

Designed specifically to help you strengthen and enrich your Sunday school ministry while maximizing what you’re already doing on Sundays. Overflowing with expert insights from more than 20 successful ministry leaders, this book guarantees practical solutions for every area of your Sunday school ministry. You’ll learn best tips, creative ideas, and powerful strategies. Group Publishing. 9781470704261

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HeartShaper Puppet Scripts for Preschool Worship Exploring Bible Truths with Scoot and Scamper Violet M. Toler

HeartShaper God Loves Me Coloring Pages For Toddlers and Twos Mary Bausman Filled with simple pictures that toddlers and 2s recognize from their world. Children can scribble, color, or add texture and stickers to pictures. HeartShaper® resources help children of all ages discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that helps them connect to God, Jesus, the church, family, and others. These coloring pages are age appropriate. Useful with any children’s curriculum. Standard Publishing.

Easy-to-prepare puppet scripts feature Scout and Scamper, the furry friends from HeartShaper® Children’s Curriculum. Questions for guided discussion are included. These age-appropriate resources can enhance any children’s curriculum and help reinforce Bible lessons. Standard Publishing. 9780784717820

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A practical, easy-to-use guide for adults working with elementary age children! This resource focuses on how to live a life of faith in the world today. Activities center on a scripture verse children can read and memorize that engage children’s senses. Abingdon Press.

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It Is Easy Being Green 60 Bible Stories and Crafts with the Earth in Mind LeeDell Stickler

God Talk 52 Fun Activities to Teach Children

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Features sixty exciting craft projects that children will enjoy making while learning about the Bible and building their faith. Simple “green” crafts accompany a related Bible story. Teachers will enjoy clear, step-by-step instructions, along with a materials list featuring green or recycled products. Abingdon Press.

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Safe Sanctuaries Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth (Anniversary Edition) Joy Thornburg Melton Offers the tools necessary to train leaders of the church to keep the children and youth safe. This volume is updated to include information on the growing concern around the internet and predators as well as a new section on vulnerable adults. Discipleship Resources. 9780881775433

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Children’s Teacher Resources Illustrated primer on the sacrament of the Eucharist in the Episcopal Church

A practical guide for childdirected, inclusive worship Episcopal specific

For ages 2–8 NEW

NEW Let us Pray

The Rite Place Kids Do Church! Adults Do, Too! Shawn M. Schreiner and Dennis E. Northway

A Little Kid’s Guide to the Eucharist Jennie Turrell As Jennie Turrell walked into All Saints’ Chapel on Good Friday, her three-year-old son stopped her in the darkened doorway and quietly whispered, “Uh-oh.” At that moment, she realized that changes in the physical space of the liturgy mattered to him. She had been whispering in his ear during liturgies since he was a baby, but it wasn’t until that day that she knew he had been taking it all in—sights and sounds—all of it. In spite of squawking at inopportune times, crawling in the side aisle or narthex when sermons ran too long, drawing on the bulletin, dropping the heavy Book of Common Prayer on his toes, or standing on chairs, her son was present, aware, and sharing in the Eucharist. This is how her little book for little hands came to life. This engaging book helps young children to follow the liturgy and participate in ways that are appropriate for them. Beautiful images and age-appropriate language follow the liturgy. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in July. 9780819229830

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Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, Illinois has become a model for how to engage all generations in an experiential and fully inclusive Eucharistic liturgy. The Rite Place is a 30-minute service designed for young children and their households in response to the congregation’s desire to offer welcoming worship for all ages. This book has three parts: the theology of intergenerational worship, including pastoral issues and how a church might get started to implement such a model; the use of music as an integral piece to worship as formation; and complete liturgies for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday/ Good Friday, Easter, and the Season of Pentecost/Summer that are accessible for other congregations to use in their own settings. Ready-to-use liturgies with music, for all seasons of the church year. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in November. 9780819229458

Perfect for use at home or in the classroom

Includes original art with revised text

Expands on the Godly Play method of faith formation

NEW The Great Family A Picture Book for Children, Leaders, and Parents Jerome Berryman; illustrated by Lois Mitchell This book expands on the success of the Godly Play method of faith formation. The Great Family is a visual retelling of the original lesson from The Complete Guide to Godly Play, told with revised text and original art. The book recreates the experience of hearing this seminal Godly Play story. An ideal supplement to the Godly Play classroom, to be used by storytellers and children during response time and also by parents at home. Full-color throughout, with original paintings based on the materials used in the Godly Play classroom. Morehouse Education Resources. Coming in September.

Parable of the Good Shepherd is a visual retelling of the biblical lesson as taken from The Complete Guide to Godly Play and told with revised text and original art. The book recreates the experience of hearing this core and possibly best-loved, best-known Bible story as a supplement to Godly Play or as a stand-alone bedside reader. For Christian educators, Christian schools, vacation Bible schools, parents, grandparents, godparents—anyone who desires to engage in sharing faith and biblical stories in any setting, especially all those in the Godly Play community: trainers, storytellers, teachers, parents, and children. Morehouse Education Resources. Coming in September.

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Interactive Bible stories

52 reproducible puzzles— one for each week!

Engage children with multiple learning styles and a familiar medium

Reinforce Bible lessons

NEW Building Faith Brick by Brick An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children Emily Slichter Given

NEW Bible Puzzles for a Year Greg Jinkerson, editor Designed for older elementary children with basic reading and/or Bible skills, this resource contains reproducible pages of puzzles, hidden messages to decode, word searches, and crosswords. These activities help teach Bibles verses, Bible skills, and Bible messages. For use as arrival activities for Sunday school and other church classroom settings. Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

Offers a culturally relevant, hands-on way to explore faith stories with a broad range of ages. This book grew out of one congregation’s realization that there was a large group of first-grade boys who needed a new, engaging way of interacting with the biblical story. Knowing how much Lego® bricks continue to be popular with children, the author dug deep into the well of creativity and an enormous bin of little plastic building bricks to meld together a new way of teaching the stories of God. This book offers the methodology as well as 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament stories with lesson plans. This ecumenical resource may be used in all settings and gatherings. Includes take-home sheets for family study and conversation. Morehouse Education Resources. Coming in September. 9781606741924

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Guides church leaders in safe use of online resources and social media

Reproducible

Includes practical tips, FAQs, and sample forms NEW Safe Sanctuaries in a Virtual World Joy Thornberg Melton and Michelle Foster This practical, easy-to-navigate book for churches and church-related ministry agencies is designed to assist leaders in safely and responsibly using different types of technology in daily ministry. It explores social media and cell phones; copyright in the midst of the Internet; the growing problem of pornography and obscenity; and the unique situations presented in campus ministries, preschool and after-school ministries, itineracy, sports, and campus ministries. Includes practical tips, tools, FAQs and sample forms to help you strengthen your communication and use of multi-media in the scope of your ministry for the 21st century. Attention is also given to selection, hiring, and the supervision of staff as it relates to social media and other technology for work-related purposes. Upper Room. Coming in July.

This reproducible resource consists of very simple Christmas dramas that can be performed by kids of all ages—the younger children can participate in rhymes and recitations that require very little or no speaking, while older children will enjoy the speaking and narration parts. Short poems are also included for use in programs. Most drama selections take no more than ten minutes to perform, and the number of children can vary as needed by the size of the church. Props and scenery are minimal, and selections can be performed with little rehearsal time. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. Book

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Tween Sunday School

Contemporary content speaks to today’s kids

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! On the Go for Tweens

See the Planning Calendar on pages 144–155 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

The tween years are an important time in faith development. On the Go provides contemporary resources that engage tweens and build community while emphasizing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Leader’s Guide includes complete lesson plans—all you need to lead and inspire tweens and help them live their faith. On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens is slick and splashy; the colorful 24-page tween magazine engages young people with timely, thought-provoking articles. The Annual Teaching Kit includes: one Fall Leader’s Guide, one Fall On the Go Student Magazine, annual posters, and the annual Tween Leader’s CD-ROM. The large, colorful, easy-to-use posters (24" x 36") bring the sessions to life while the CD-ROM includes materials and reproducibles that enhance discovery and application. Abingdon Press.

1-year Bible survey Ages 11–12 13 sessions per quarter

Leader’s Guide, Print Leader’s Guide, Download On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens

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Active learning

Hands-on Bible Curriculum Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best. Learning Lab is brimming with the tools you need to lead a successful Sunday school class, including creative gizmos that help kids experience God’s Word. Learning Labs include kid-tested Bible Discovery Paks, lively gizmos, CD with music and sound effects, and unique sensory teaching tools. Everything you need to connect kids to Jesus—in fun, unforgettable ways! Group Publishing.

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Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter

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Gospel Light Sunday School The Edge Gospel Light’s proven preteen course will challenge and inspire kids with God’s Love and biblical truth and bring it home in a way that helps them relate to their everyday life. The Preteen Quarterly Kit has everything you need for one teacher and 10 students in one convenient box. The Kit includes: 1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Edge Poster Pack, 1 Sonic Edge CD Year 2, 10 copies Student Guides, and 10 copies Get the Edge Comics (Take-Home Papers). Gospel Light. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School.

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Small group Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6

Kit Teacher Guide Visual Resource Student Guide Take Home Paper

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Tween Sunday School HeartShaper With HeartShaper, tweens will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-specific or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable files, teacher resources). Standard Publishing.

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Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Live Wire Take-Home Papers (Pack of 5)

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Engaging and imaginative

Buzz Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for 5th and 6th graders. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Tweens get to choose the activities, so they are never bored! Each quarter, tweens learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes students and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. They will know God and feel God’s love like never before. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Buzz Curriculum.

Life application focus

Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing. FALL 2014 9781470709723 Skirmish 9781470709822 9781470709778

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Quarterly kits Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 144–155. PRICE SUMMER 2015 EACH QTR. 9781470716288 $109.99 Text Messages 9781470716387 $2.99 9781470716332 $7.99

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Aids spiritual formation

Explore A Discipleship Series for Preteens Colleen Derr

Small-group or individual

Today’s preteens face pressures and make decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. Explore provides opportunities for small-group relational discipleship that is biblically based and instrumental for spiritual formation to help ground preteens in their faith. Explore establishes routines that will move them forward in their journey and prepare them to face a world desperately in need of the Savior.

Preteens 6 sessions

Explore consists of eight books of 6-week discipleship studies. Each book culminates in a milestone celebration to encourage and recognize spiritual growth. The Leader’s Guides contain materials to lead small-group or individual discipleship lessons based on student books. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898274189 9780898274110 9780898274158 9780898274196 9780898274165 9780898274172 9780898275896 9780898275919 9780898275926 9780898275902 9780898275933 9780898275940

Leader’s Guide for Student Books 1 & 2 Student Book 1: Uncover the Truth about God Student Book 2: Discover Your Place in God’s Plan Leader’s Guide for Student Books 3 & 4 Student Book 3: Experience God’s Power in You Student Book 4: Encounter Your Mission for God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 5 & 6 Student Book 5: Investigate God’s Word for Yourself Student Book 6: Link Your Life to God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 7 & 8 Student Book 7: Unearth God’s Image in You Student Book 8: Represent the Evidence for God

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Tween Sunday School Preteens’ toughest questions; the Bible’s smartest answers!

Grapple Preteens need the truth. Grapple helps them find it in God’s Word. Based on real questions asked by real 10- to 12-year-olds—Grapple is a fun and fearless way to search the Bible for answers and build a solid faith foundation. Turn their awkward years into awesome years and discover God’s truth together. Each Grapple Pak includes: Grapple Guide with leader instructions for 12 irresistible Bible studies that encourage kids to explore the truth with their heads and their hearts; 3 thought-provoking videos to get your preteens thinking and talking, plus 3 countdown videos, all on one DVD; 12 reproducible, customizable lessons based on three quarterly themes; and 12 Grapple Dares that challenge kids to apply what they’ve learned. Group Publishing.

Traditional classroom, large & small groups Online component Grades 4–6 Quarterly; 45–90 minutes per session 2-year scope & sequence

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What Is...? Series

Dwell Dive

The series that gives faith answers through interactive puzzles and games. Helps older children ages 9–12 understand and learn about essential elements of worship. Through working the fun, challenging puzzles and games, children will become familiar with each particular element. Its convenient size fits nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Great for Sunday school or midweek programs. Abingdon Press.

Challenge children to use their imaginations when reading God’s Story. Dwell approaches the whole Bible in a way that ignites the imagination and engages kids on a deeper level, breaking through their busy minds and producing moments of awe. By learning how people in the Bible must have felt and experienced things, kids can step into the Story. This promotes both long-term retention and deeper understanding. There aren’t a ton of supplies to gather or dramas to memorize. The story drives the weekly lessons. The six-session units for grades 6–8 are easy to lead and full of great content to get young teens thinking and talking about faith. Use them to help your group explore and express their faith. Order one Student Book per participant. It is not required but suggested that each leader also have a Student Book in addition to a Leader Guide. Faith Alive Resources.

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Youth Sunday School

Teach teens the entire Bible in 6 years using our best-selling Sunday school study! Quarterly components Grades 7–12 Bible Lessons for Youth Bible Lessons for Youth is a comprehensive 6-year Bible-to-life curriculum that helps teens apply the Bible to their real life. Its teacher-friendly format is built around a step-by-step sequence with thought-provoking activities designed to help youth understand Scripture and apply it to their individual experiences. Bible lessons are printed in the CEB and NRSV translations and are coordinated with the Uniform Lesson Series. Contains options for younger and older youth. Leader Guides feature a facsimile of each page from the Student Book and step-by-step teaching plans for easy planning. Student Books have actual Scripture verses (in case students don’t have their Bibles handy), plus reflections on how the Scripture relates to their lives, and activities to engage their interest. Abingdon Press.

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Say hello to the Sunday school curriculum that will make a lasting impression  ncounter E Multimedia Resources for Teachers and Teens How can teens meet with God face to face? Teens need to experience God actively, firsthand—in a way that relates to their lifestyle and how they communicate. Encounter™ brings teens the message of the Bible and relates spiritual truths to the world around them. Every week, Encounter provides a complete, four-step lesson plan. Each step contains two options, allowing teachers to choose the activities for their teens. Options include “hands-on” activities like drama, art, and games, as well as intellectually engaging research, reporting, and discussion. Student pages from the student books and video, audio, and posters from the resource packet equip teachers to easily lead activities while engaging students to participate fully. Order one student book per participant. The Resource Packet contains an enhanced CD-ROM which includes posters, audio skits, video, and more lesson-driven teaching tools. The Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes one quarterly resource of each: Teacher Book, Student Book, Resource Packet, and one 13-week set of Encounter—The Magazine take-home pages. Order one per classroom. Order additional copies of the 13-week Encounter—The Magazine for students, available in sets of 5. Standard Publishing. PRICE FALL 2014 WINTER 2014–15 SPRING 2015 SUMMER 2015 EACH QTR.

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Youth Sunday School Life shaping. Faith forming. Building the foundation of a life of faith. Claim the Life

Comprehensive 6-year program

Don’t waste your Sunday opportunity! Claim the Life’s comprehensive Sunday school curriculum follows youth for the six years that span confirmation through graduation.

Choice of two lesson plans

Lessons begin with Tending, an intentional ritual to help youth develop closer relationships with others and with God. The planned Teaching content focuses on one word (or phrase) significant to the Christian faith. Lessons conclude with Sending, which helps youth create SMART discipleship goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Revealed, and Time-Limited).

Two 16-week semesters

Teachers may choose a lesson plan from the two provided. Lessons include access to images, additional activities, training, denominationally specific material, and music links from the CD-ROM/website. Additional video material may be used from related DVD Discussion Starters, Veracity Video Vignettes and Good God Theater, while supplies last. Abingdon Press.

Visit AbingdonPress.com/ ClaimtheLife for interactive learning plans, sample pages, and to watch a promo video.

Leader Guides with CD-ROM, Each $19.99; $15.99; Student Bookzines, Each $7.99

For Younger Youth—Middle/Junior High (Grades 7–9): Semester YEAR 1/THEME: JOURNEY 1 2 YEAR 2/THEME: WORD 1 2 YEAR 3/THEME: FAITH 1 2

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Youth Downloadable Studies LinC (Living in Christ) Youth Connecting Faith and Life New look, new format! LinC contains Bible-based topical lessons on current issues that matter most to teens. Each week you’ll receive this fresh, timely eCurriculum through email subscription or individual download. LinC can now also be used on your electronic device. Each LinC lesson includes Bible prep material for teachers, a lesson that can be used with middle and high school youth, learning activities, life application discussion questions, and a reproducible student hand out.

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A three-year, downloadable Episcopal curriculum similar to Weaving God’s Promises for children. WGPY activities and stories are middle school age-appropriate (ages 12–14). Year One Weaving Our Faith focuses on the gospel of Matthew. Payand-download price is based on attendance. Morehouse Education Resources.

Weekly subscription Reproducible

Did you know you can purchase and download individual issues of LinC? Great when looking for a small group resource on a particular topic or event. Visit Cokesbury.com/LinC to search by topic.

Episcopal curriculum Download only Ages 12–14 3-year scope & sequence

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Youth Bible Studies 12–13 lesson volumes

NEW Grapple Jr. High Wherever your junior high students are in their spiritual journey, their inquisitive minds have a need for Christ-centered biblical depth. Grapple will help teens ages 12–15 examine tough topics in meaningful ways so they can understand and own their faith. Each week they’ll explore memorable Bible passages and characters grapple with issues that come to the surface, and discover a path that leads to Jesus. Lessons feature interactive, hands-on elements to get them talking, moving around, and seeking answers. Group Publishing.

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Youth version of Disciple adult Bible study

6 sessions Ages 14–20

Older youth

NEW How We Got Our Bible, Youth Edition Ralph Earle; adapted by Mike Wonch

Youth Disciple Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

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A powerful examination of how the Bible was developed. Through captivating stories, readers will be introduced to the issues of canonization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, translation, and modern textual criticism. Youth will find themselves immersed in a deeper understanding and appreciation for God’s Word. Kit includes DVD with 6 short films, Leader’s Guide, and Student Handouts. Beacon Hill Press.

Youth Disciple is a comprehensive 34-week study of the Old and New Testaments. Youth will read daily from the Scripture assignments, then meet weekly with their small group. Order one Youth Study Manual for each participant. Abingdon Press. $34.99 $10.99

Study Manual, Youth Edition Teacher Helps, Download at Cokesbury.com

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Book Only Group Kit

Youth Small-Group Studies Youth component of churchwide study

5 sessions Ages 12–19

Supports UMCOR & One Great Hour of Sharing 4 sessions; Grades 7–12

Welcoming the Stranger A Youth Study on Migration Cindy Klick

Being Hope United Methodists in Global Mission

A youth study that traces stories of displacement and relocation from biblical times to the present with the goal of helping young people embrace the Christian legacy of acceptance. This study, written for leaders, comprises five two-hour sessions designed to engage, educate and inspire new thinking about the strangers in our midst. United Methodist Women.

Strengthen your church’s missional heart and inspire your church’s partnership with UMCOR. This resource is part of the 4-week churchwide Sunday school study that . follows the UMCOR 2014 theme of One Great Hour of Sharing—Be Hope. Each session explores the biblical and Wesleyan foundations for our work as a denomination in the areas of disaster relief, global health, and global development, as well as mission efforts close to home. Includes leader helps for individual or group study. Abingdon Press. 9781426782589

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Youth Small-Group Studies Video-based

Video-based

4 sessions; Ages 14–20

4 sessions; Ages 14–20 NEW See-Through Life Helping Teenagers Get Real, Get Honest, Get Accountable Craig Gross and Rachel Ceballos

NEW Connect Expanding the Boundaries of Worship The Jordan Howerton Band

Being open can lead one to safety, depth, and freedom. On the other hand, in this world of social media and instant connectivity, being too open can lead to danger and success-derailing temptations. See-Through Life is a conversation-driven series that challenges teenagers’ understanding of what it means to be open and accountable. Includes video teachings, discussion guides, promotional materials, reproducibles, and more. Group Publishing.

Connect challenges teenagers to think differently and more deeply about worship. Push the boundaries of their understanding and their definition of what it means to worship God with this video-based, conversation-driven series. Teens will discover that true worship is about loving God and loving others, trusting God in tough circumstances, and following God daily, faithfully, and passionately. In addition to video teachings, includes discussion guides, promotional materials, reproducibles, and more. Group Publishing. 9781470713515

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DVD Study

DVD Study $29.99; $20.39 Student Book for Boys $6.99; $4.75 Student Book for Girls $6.99; $4.75

Individual, small-group, workshop

Youth component of churchwide study

21-day study

6 sessions; Ages 14–20

Ages 14–20

Dare to Dream (Youth Edition) Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter; Youth Edition by Nick Cunningham

The Barefoot Way A Faith Guide for Youth, Young Adults, and the People Who Walk with Them Dori Grinenko Baker This exceptional and innovative resource invites older youth, college students, and all who care about them, to participate for 21 days in journey and experiences of youth who have encountered God and told their story. Perfect for individual, small groups, and workshop use, each day readers step “barefoot” onto the “Holy Ground” of these experiences in order to “L.I.V.E.” the story themselves: To Listen, Immerse, View it Wider, and Explore Actions and “Aha” moments. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664238025

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A startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Teens learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Abingdon Press.

Participant Book DVD

Youth component of churchwide study

All-inclusive, video-based Flexible, contemporary

6 sessions

Ages 12–18 (6th grade– high school)

Teen Talk Bible Studies You Should Know Carl Frazier

The Power of Youth Rodger Nishioka on Being Visionaries and Prophets Rodger Nishioka with Bronwyn Skov

Teen Talk helps youth leaders start and sustain attendance and participation in this 6-session, churchwide program designed to bring all ages together for dinner, fellowship, See page 120 for adult study, and conversation about the key and children’s components stories of the Bible. Abingdon Press. of this churchwide study. Each Leader Guide $14.99; $9.44

At times challenging, often amusing, and always relevant, this all-inclusive program features video, leader’s guide, and reproducible handouts. Eight 3- to 5-minute video clips drawn from the 2011 Episcopal Youth Event featuring Rodger Nishioka set the stage for an engaged discussion among a group of teens moderated by Bronwyn Skov. Included study materials challenge your group to “keep the discussion going.” Morehouse Education Resources.

Volume 1. Creation, The Fall, The Volume 2. The Beatitudes, The Least of Flood, Father Abraham, Ten Words, These, The Great Commission, The Last and The Great Commandment. Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection. 9781426758041 Leader Guide

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Youth Confirmation

Know, Confirm, Live Credo Confirmation Credo Confirmation is a confirmation program that is not your conventional classroom experience! It brings worship, Sunday school, Bible study, service, and church ministries into confirmation. Use Credo the way you want: over a semester, the course of a school year, a 3-year span, or however you want to plan it. In addition to print components, Credo has vast and dynamic web content for leaders and confirmands at CredoConfirmation.com. The leader’s section has access to web content that includes training for leaders, adult mentors, and parents; updates; additional ideas; promotional materials; and networking opportunities. Confirmands have their own section of the website to support what they’ve learned in class with lesson summaries, plus games and quizzes designed to reinforce their faith formation. Cokesbury.

To view a FREE recorded webinar for the Credo family of resources, visit webinars. cokesbury.com.

Director’s Tools

Teaching Plans for 8 Weeks

Multimedia Teaching Tools

Session plans, retreat plans, reproducibles, more.

Eight 90-minute class plans.

Contains 18 videos, PowerPoint slides, and more.

9781426706240 $74.99

Director’s Tools for Small Churches Session plans/activities adapted from the original Director’s Tools for groups of 5 or fewer. Scheduling options: 18 sessions in 36 weeks (school year) to fewer sessions with retreats added.

9781426742194 $28.99

843504020620 DVD, CD-ROM, Leader’s Guide $39.99

Teaching Plans for Including Youth With Special Needs

Student Journal

Clear, structured lesson outline formats meet the requirements of individuals with physical and cognitive challenges.

Devotional readings, key information, questions for journaling. 9781426706257 $10.99

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Credo Confirmation TalkPoints® Frank Nelson

Involve parents & mentors in confirmation

A variety of schedules

Guide for Parents, Mentors, and Adult Leaders Learn what confirmands learn. 9781426706271 $8.99

Session Plans Lesson plans only for the 18 confirmation class sessions. Ideal for churches with multiple confirmation program teachers. 9781426706264 $26.99

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Plan & lead worship instructions

Confirmation in The United 8 sessions Methodist Church is a repeatable rite. While many Two retreats churches confirm youth in early adolescence, this resource provides age-appropriate confirmation materials for older youth and young adults that reflect their greater life experience and thinking capacity. The study is made up of six units, emphasizing baptism and Holy Communion, with multiple learning activities and discussion starters, from which the leader can choose. Also includes instructions on how to plan and implement two retreats. Cokesbury.

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Confirmation Jewelry

The Quadrilateral Game A Wesleyan Trivia Challenge for All Ages

Credo Confirmation Cross Necklace

A quiz-show style competition based on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. Teams test their knowledge of the Bible, church history, and traditions. Includes games for children, families, and church leaders plus youth games that review material covered in Credo confirmation program. Cokesbury.

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Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults

Get mentors and Ice breakers parents more involved in confirmation—with greater participation and more meaningful dialogue outside the classroom experience. TalkPoints helps break the ice by bridging the experience gap with open-ended questions that both the mentor and the teen read, reflect on, and respond to. Cokesbury.

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Youth Confirmation & Baptism Episcopal specific

Junior high/middle school (ages 12–14)

Youth, adult, or intergenerational programs

8 or 35 sessions We Believe: Professing Our Faith A Confirmation Curriculum

I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile

Provides youth a foundational understanding of the Reformed Presbyterian faith and presents the biblical foundations and theology of the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. Also invites youth to learn about the meaning of their baptism, their participation at the Lord’s Supper, and church polity, stewardship, spiritual practices, worship, and mission. The scope and sequence echoes the emphases of the Study Catechism (confirmation version). Congregational Ministries Publishing.

Developed with the help of Episcopal educators, clergy, and theologians. The adaptable format works as a traditional 6- to 12-week program (at a confirmation retreat or conference), or as a sacramental supplement to other 2- to 3-year programs. Built on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer, it reflects on Episcopal heritage and belief, liturgy and prayer. A mentor’s guide offers suggested Scripture readings, discussion questions/topics, and prayers. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108735 9781606740569 9781889108742

Leader’s Guide Mentor’s Guide Youth Journal

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Leader’s Guide $72.95 Student’s Notebook, 35-session course $10.00 Student’s Notebook, 8-session course $5.25

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Interactive baptism & confirmation learning experience

Baptismal preparation for youth Classroom & experiental Passage Into Discipleship Guide to Baptism Christopher W. Wilson

Tour Of Life A Baptism and Confirmation Journey Jeff Wright

Designed to help older children and youth prepare for the act of baptism, this book teaches what it means to walk a Christian journey. It incorporates four learning models: classroom instruction, community/ communal hands-on experiences, mentoring, and a concluding daylong retreat. Topics include confession, contrition, covenant, community, and connection—each coupled with Scripture and daily life applications. Chalice Press. 9780827230088

Draw confirmation and baptism candidates into a deeper faith with this interactive learning experience. They’ll see God’s hand at work in all stages of their lives. Paired with a mentor, candidates are led by groups on a journey through the seasons of life, in a variety of settings—a hospital birthing center, a school classroom, a funeral home, and more. They will explore connections between the church’s truths and their everyday experiences. Chalice Press.

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Excellent study for confirmation classes

Linked to the Book of Common Prayer

Youth & adults What Did Jesus DO All Day? Discovering the Teen Jesus Felicia Silcox

My Faith, My Life A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church Jenifer Gamber;  foreword by Katharine Jefferts Schori

What Did Jesus Do All Day? bridges today’s world and the world Jesus knew. Archaeological discoveries, historical writings, and early-Jewish studies continue to uncover what everyday life was like back then. Like us, Jesus’ contemporaries worked and studied hard, worshipped in community, and observed holidays with family and friends. Like us, they struggled with temptation and sin, failure and loss, political upheaval and war, betrayal and violence, sickness and death. Somehow, the closer we look into Jesus’ world, the more familiar it feels— and the more his words ring true. Morehouse Publishing.

Lively, informative, and never condescending, this book is closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer. It covers church history, sacraments, the meaning of prayer, and ministry. A great resource for confirmation class, youth group, and high school Christian education programs. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819222206 Teen’s Guide $18.00; $12.24 Also available: 9780819222565 Leader’s Guide, Download $6.00 Adult version available: 9780819223210 Your Faith, Your Life $18.00; $12.24

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Youth Seasonal Studies Youth component of churchwide Advent study

Youth component of churchwide Lent/Easter study

4 sessions

6 sessions

NEW Under Wraps

NEW Renegade Gospel The Rebel Jesus Mike Slaughter

The Gift We Never Expected Jessica LaGrone, Andy Nixon, Rob Renfroe, and Ed Robb; Youth Study by David Dorn

Be a renegade for the true Jesus. This youth study is designed for parallel use with the adult and children’s studies as part of an allchurch program. The study communicates the challenging, revolutionary message of Jesus in terms that are meaningful for youth. As we prepare for Lent and the celebration of Easter, we meet Jesus again: a man who denies our preconceived notions about God. Joining his movement means coming to terms with the real Jesus, the Rebel Jesus. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014.

An all-church Advent experience from The Woodlands UMC outside Houston, Texas, that explores God’s character encountered in the Old Testament and revealed through Jesus. Each week centers on a key word describing God that changed through Jesus. Participants will feel prepared spiritually as they move through the Advent season and anticipate Christ’s birth. Great for individuals or group study. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426793790

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Youth Study

Youth component of churchwide Lent/Easter study

5 sessions

7 sessions The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton The third and final churchwide study in Hamilton’s trilogy exploring Jesus’ birth (The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem); death and resurrection (24 Hours That Changed the World); and now, life and ministry. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps through his baptism, temptations, and ministry. This youth study book with leader helps combines history, archaeology, Bible study, and inspiration. The DVD (used for adult classes and also for youth) includes teaching videos of Adam Hamilton on location in the Holy Land. Abingdon Press.

A practical and inspirational study for youth during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help youth reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy or gadget could ever bring. This five-week resource for youth includes leader helps and provides resources for incorporating A Different Kind of Christmas. Abingdon Press. 9781426753619

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Youth Study

Youth Study

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Youth component of churchwide Advent study

Youth component of churchwide Lent/Easter study

5 sessions

7 sessions Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World Jason Gant

Adam Hamilton’s The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Jason Gant

Based on Adam Hamilton’s popular book, this seven-session youth study offers an ageappropriate perspective on Jesus’ final day on earth. Includes leader helps. The DVD (used for adult classes and also for youth) includes teaching videos of Adam Hamilton on location in the Holy Land. Abingdon Press.

Like the children’s and adult study resources, this 5-session participant book for youth, ages 13–18, takes a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth of Christ and combines history, archaeology, Bible study, and inspiration. Includes leader helps. The DVD (used for adult classes and also for youth) includes teaching videos of Adam Hamilton on location in the Holy Land. Abingdon Press. 9781426728587

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A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter

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Youth Activities & Worship Creativity-based

31-day journal devotionals

Options related to Christian Year, holidays, general topics

Individual, small-group, retreats

Book of Fidgets A Jot and Doodle Journal for Christian Youth

Ages 14–20 10-Minute Moments Students need a simple, organized way to deepen their relationship with God on a daily basis. Each 10-Minute Moments edition works like a daily journal with 31 relevant devotionals that only take about 10 minutes. Students read a Bible passage, chew on some questions, get some suggestions to help them pray, and then are given space to reflect. Group Publishing.

After school and studying and homework, youth don’t want more classwork in church. This interactive “doodle journal” gives youth the space to jot, sketch, scribble, and be creative and the freedom to go wherever their brains, and the Spirit, leads them. Includes material for 52 youth group programs and a host of doodle-centric prompts and sessions related to the seasons of the Christian calendar, cultural holidays, Scripture, and more. Abingdon Press.

In this series, Each, $6.99; $4.75 9781470710293 Seeking Justice: Exploring God’s Perspective, Brian Cress 9780764463518  Parables: Exploring Jesus’ Parables, Scott Firestone 9780764462313 God’s Story: Growing Your Faith, Kurt Johnson 9780764462818  Plugged In: Connecting to...God’s Biblical Principles, Doug Fields

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One day or weekend special events Destination Unknown: Missions 30 Excursions to Transform Your Community Sam Halverson

Ready-to-Go Ready-made events contain everything a youth leader needs to easily prepare and smoothly execute fun, instructive, and relevant youth activities with minimal up-front time investment. Books feature plans for retreats, lock-ins, fundraisers, youth missions, service projects, and devotions. In addition to coordinated devotional plans, discussions, and activities, they include event accessories such as publicity flyers and parental forms. Abingdon Press. In this series: 9780687492916 9780687335077 9780687492176 9780687492275 9780687492817

Youth Group Activities Fundraisers Devotions for Mission & Service Service Projects Retreats & Lock-Ins

Destination Unknown Mission has 30 singleevening or single-afternoon excursions which introduce your youth to ministries, organizations, causes, and more. The activities allow you and your group to work together to help your community, while allowing youth a way to make a long-term commitment. Also included are instructions for organizing and operating a week-long day camp for children in the community, along with a retreat to allow more reflection and visioning. There, youth will prayerfully discern ways to serve the community and make a difference. Abingdon Press.

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Reentry What I Learned on My Mission Trip Hank Hilliard

Offer youth electrifying, multisensory, soulfilling worship experiences that creatively capture their interest by blending a diverse range of ancient and modern worship practices. Engage and move them with group participation, silent meditation, sacred symbolism, ancient chants, and contemporary Christian rock. Abingdon Press.

Groups often spend months preparing for a mission trip but, too often, after youth come home, their lives aren’t transformed. Here’s a guide to help them process and apply the experience, both on the way home or after they return. Through individual reflection, group discussion, Bible study, and journaling, they’ll see how they used their unique gifts in service of God and others. Developed and tested by the Division on Ministries With Young People at the General Board of Discipleship. Abingdon Press. 9781426753671

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Youth Ministry What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get It Right David Olshine

OMG A Youth Ministry Handbook Kenda Creasy Dean

The Youth Ministry “movement” appears to be doing a lot of retreats and camps, books and seminars, conferences and leadership symposiums—but many youth leaders quietly doubt their effectiveness in reaching and making a difference in the lives of young people. Young people are spiritually apathetic, biblically illiterate, and find the church to be irrelevant. Youth Ministry shines a revealing light on standard youth ministry practices, helps the reader to see what needs to change, is full of practical ideas that work in real churches, and includes perspectives from current youth ministry leaders. Abingdon Press.

Most contemporary young people know “OMG” means “oh my God,” but most don’t know what that has to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. Christians should hear the phrase differently. It can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love. Using six lenses the authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology. Abingdon Press. 9781426700088

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Best-Ever Games for Youth Ministry Les Christie (“The Game Guy”) Crammed with over 200 fun games, this is the perfect go-to game book for any setting. Games are easy to pull off and field-tested with teens. You’ll find tips on getting kids to participate, leading games for special needs, changing competitive games into cooperative games, and saving games gone bad. Games feature symbols that indicate energy levels (Energy Saver to Zoomer), space needed to play, games that can be played in pairs, and crowd-pleasers that work well for 50 or more players. Includes classic games with new twists, indoor and outdoor games, teaching games, games that build community in your group, supply lists, bonus ideas, and a handy index. Group Publishing.

Ultimate Skits 20 Parables for Driving Home Your Point Bryan Belknap Jesus used parables to connect spiritual truth with people’s lives. Now you can do the same with this book of attention-grabbing modern-day parables (i.e., skits). Use these 5-minute skits to get your group members thinking and laughing, then talking about spiritual truth and how it relates to important areas and issues of their lives. Group Publishing. 9780764423543

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Ages 14–18 Uncommon Youth Ministry Jim Burns

Kidunique Helping Kids Discover Who They Are Dan Webster with Tony Schwartz and Chris Tretheway Make a difference, a life-changing investment, in the life of a kid. Youth ministry veteran Dan Webster skillfully shows you how to take an active role in kids’ lives through the “four-window model” of observation, exploration, affirmation, and revelation. Help them boost self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others. Help them discover their talents and strengths by trying new things. And help them grow into their true selves by pursuing new adventures and opportunities. At the end of the book, you have the chance to put the truths, principles, and practices of KidUnique into practice through a 31-Day Experience with your child or teenager. Group Publishing. 646847171604 9780764466823 FF14

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CEB Common English Bible Life Gear for Grads This special package for graduates includes a Thinline edition of the Common English Bible with a designer cover in complementary blues, stitching, and burnishing, plus a small booklet filled with humorous and inspirational life lessons. An ideal gift for a high-school or college graduate, the Common English Bible Life Gear for Grads gives spiritual and life insights relevant to this special time in a person’s life. It features 9-point type, a ribbon, round corners, heat burnishing, stitching, a gift box, plus the 32-page booklet with content helpful to the graduate. 9781609261252

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The 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Youth Edition

Common English Bible with Apocrypha, Youth Edition

This complete 1979 Book of Common Prayer includes a full-color, contemporary soft cover, and an easy-to-read table of contents. This edition includes 38 pages of additional material designed to help the reader understand more about The Episcopal Church, its worship, and its prayer book. Supplemental essays include “What is the Book of Common Prayer?” “Reading Scripture in Worship,” ”How to Write a Collect,” and an overview of the church year. Morehouse Publishing.

Designed to be accessible to a broad range of people, the Common English Bible is written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators did their work, reading specialists working with seventyseven reading groups from more than a dozen denominations reviewed the texts to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation and personal Bible study. Morehouse Publishing.

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Prayers drawn from The Book of Common Prayer Call on Me A Prayer Book for Young People Jenifer Gamber and Sharon Ely Pearson

God of My Heart A Prayer Book for Youth, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded compiled and edited by Connie Wlaschin Ruhlman and Shannon Ferguson Kelly

This prayer book designed for teens draws from The Book of Common Prayer, prayers written by well-known Episcopalians, and ancient prayers rooted in the Bible. New, original, and relevant prayers are also offered, some by teens themselves, as well as their youth leaders. Includes: Daily Prayer (morning and nighttime prayer, table blessings); Prayers for the Seasons of the Church Year (blessing of a Christmas tree); Prayers for Daily Life (before a special school or sports event, being left out, peer pressure, bullying, dating, friendship, grief, purpose); and Prayers for Important Events (birthday, earning a driver’s license, Confirmation, start of/graduating school, applying for college, joining the workforce). Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227645

Originally released in 1998, this 144-page collection of prayers for youth written by Catholic high school students has been expanded. It offers a fresh contemporary design, an ecumenical format and approach, plus additional prayers written by today’s high school teens and artwork contributed by Episcopal youth from across the country. Other features include a four-page introduction that suggests multiple ways to use the book, a one-page introduction for each season of the church year, Scripture index and topic index, plus more than 150 prayers. Morehouse Publishing.

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HOSTS AND CONTRIBUTORS COVENANT IS AN IN-DEPTH GROUP BIBLE STUDY in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God—and each other—better. The 24-week program discusses books from both testaments—showcasing the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible. Each session includes a thought-provoking video conversation between biblical scholars that serves as an impetus for further discussion and contemplation among the group members. These conversations— held around a handcrafted table—serve as a model for the kind of learning and sharing that is central to Covenant Bible Study; the belief that it is through conversation together— through community—that we can best discover the Bible’s transformative power. Covenant represents a relationship— a living, breathing conversation. And we invite you to join in it.

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COVENANT DVDs (set of 3) ISBN 9781426786785 Hardback folder INCLUDES: Implementation Guide (8 pg) 5.51” x 7.28” $179.99 This attractive DVD video set, produced in partnership with Revolution Pictures, comes with eight pages of episode summaries and 3 DVDs, one for each module—Creating, Living and Trusting. Supplementing the twenty-four episodes of video are thirty additional videos available by download from CovenantBibleStudy.com.

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COVENANT MEDITATIONS ISBN 9781426772207 6” x 9” (96 pgs) $9.99 Many participants find great personal benefit and contentment in an intimate connection with God through “praying scripture.” In addition to the once-weekly meditation in the participant guides (on Day 6), a set of sixty-six additional meditations is included in this book.

COVENANT PARTICIPANT GUIDES (set of 3) (CREATING, LIVING, TRUSTING) ISBN 9781426772153 Tri-fold folder $49.99 The three Covenant participant guides show you what to read and offer space to interact personally with the daily Bible readings, the prayers, and the weekly covenant meditations. The guides are available from Cokesbury as a print set (or individually); or as enhanced eBooks in the Covenant Bible Study app (iOS and Android) for tablets and personal computers from CovenantBibleStudy.com.

CREATING PARTICIPANT GUIDE ISBN 9781426772160 8” x 10” (96 pgs) $19.99 LIVING PARTICIPANT GUIDE ISBN 9781426772177 8” x 10” (96 pgs) $19.99 TRUSTING PARTICIPANT GUIDE ISBN 9781426772184 8” x 10” (96 pgs) $19.99

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Adult Bible Studies Used by more than 450,000 people weekly, this popular curriculum is based on the Uniform Series—which enables Christians across the country and around the world to study the same Scriptures and same topics on the same Sundays throughout the year. We can all literally be on the same page. Adult Bible Studies presents information in a theologically sound manner. Ideal for a variety of settings, Adult Bible Studies lessons are Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved curriculum for use in adult Sunday school classes, midweek Bible study, and small-group studies. Cokesbury.

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52 weeks of lesson plans

The step-by-step lesson plans in this lesson commentary make teaching the Uniform Series easy. Students will understand Scripture, relate Scripture to contemporary living, and be challenged to respond with positive actions. Includes a Faith in Action life application section. Lessons for a full year include analysis by leading scholars, four quarterly Bible background articles, a Teacher Helps article, and four quarterly maps or time lines. Uses both Common English Bible and NRSV texts. Also available by annual subscription. Abingdon Press. 9781426753688

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Faith and Life Current Bible studies with online delivery, on demand Print curriculum can take more than a year to write, produce, and move into distribution. By the time you get it, the current events it addresses aren’t current anymore. For readyto-use lessons that connect faith to the news events and issues of today—you need the electronic delivery of FaithLink. Cokesbury. FaithLink electronic format delivers today’s issues. The weekly FaithLink resource offers: • Rapid response application of faith to major current events and life issues • Convenient online delivery • Printer- or copier-reproducible materials for in-class use Download each new, 6-page single issue at Cokesbury.com/FaithLink for $9.49 or subscribe to automatically receive new issues weekly and save. To learn more, contact SubServices@Cokesbury.com or call 800-672-1789. Each issue contains four reproducible pages of background information and core Bible passages on the current topic, plus two pages of suggested group activities and discussion questions. The work is already done for you. Enjoy home delivery of lessons that are completely prepared and ready to go.

You can purchase individual issues of FaithLink. Great when looking for a small-group resource for a particular topic or event. Visit Cokesbury.com/Faithlink.

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Adult Bible Studies Cover the complete story—beginning to end

A comprehensive textual study

Genesis to Revelation Series

Small groups or Sunday school

Each of the 24 volumes offered in this study series is a comprehensive verse-by-verse, book-by-book exploration of the Bible, using a 3-dimensional approach that guides students to ask three questions:

24 volumes: 13 sessions each Uses the NIV translation

• What does the Bible say? •W  hat does this passage mean? W  hat were ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of the words? •H  ow does the Scripture relate to my life?  hese studies use the NIV translation. T Abingdon Press.

Student Books

Teacher Books Genesis–Esther 9780687072590

Each, $11.99 (Order one for each class member and leader.) $24.99

Job–The Minor Prophets 9780687072392 $24.99

Matthew–Acts 9780687072286

9780687007417 Genesis 9780687062164 Exodus & Leviticus 9780687062171 Numbers & Deuteronomy 9780687062188 Joshua–Ruth 9780687062263 1 & 2 Samuel 9780687062287 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles 9780687062294 Ezra–Esther 9780687062102 Job 9780687062119 Psalms 9780687062126 Proverbs–Song of Songs 9780687062133 Isaiah 9780687062140 Jeremiah & Lamentations

$18.99

Romans–Revelation 9780687072484 $18.99

Teacher Books contain a verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scripture, including background material, with word studies and history of the biblical setting, plus answers to the questions in the Student Books, application of the Scripture to daily life, discussion suggestions, and practical tips for leaders.

9780687062157 Ezekiel & Daniel 9780687062225 The Minor Prophets 9780687062232 Matthew 9780687062249 Mark 9780687062256 Luke 9780687062317 John 9780687062324 Acts 9780687062331 Romans 9780687062348 1 & 2 Corinthians–Ephesians 9780687062355 Philippians–Philemon 9780687062362 Hebrews–Jude 9780687062379 Revelation

Bible studies that stretch wide—yet run deep

A book-by-book Bible study

Journey Through the Bible Series

16 volumes: 13 sessions each

A book-by-book study of the Bible, using the NRSV. Choose the books you want to study, in any order. Each highlights pivotal points in Scripture, lifting up the Bible’s most significant stories, themes, events, and people. Each volume features questions; information on the historical and cultural setting, the original language, and what the passage meant for its first readers; possible life applications for individuals, congregations, and communities; and a daily personal Journey Plan for those interested in reading the whole Bible, verse by verse. Cokesbury.

Components Student Books Each, $11.99 Leader Guides Each, $11.99

STUDY VOLUME

Student Book

Leader Guide

Vol. 1: Genesis Vol. 2: Exodus–Deuteronomy Vol. 3: Joshua–Ruth Vol. 4: 1 & 2 Samuel Vol. 5: 1 Kings–Esther Vol. 6: Job–Song of Solomon Vol. 7: Isaiah–Lamentations Vol. 8: Ezekiel–Malachi Vol. 9: Matthew Vol. 10: Mark Vol. 11: Luke Vol. 12: John Vol. 13: Acts Vol. 14: Romans–Philippians Vol. 15: Colossians–Jude Vol. 16: Revelation

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Adult Bible Studies

Search Scripture…Find Community

The #1 Choice for More Than 20 Years Disciple Bible studies have remained the number one choice for some of the most vibrant congregations in the world— transforming the lives of more than 2 million participants! Abingdon Press. Disciple program activities include: • Daily Reading and Study • Weekly Small-Group Meetings • Video Presentations

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becoming disciples through bible study

The Foundational Overview. This first Disciple Bible study serves as the basis for all other studies in the Disciple family. For 34 weeks, Disciple covers the entire Bible. Planning Kit 9780687330829

$299.99

Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687783496 $39.99 DVD Set 9780687498130 Teacher Helps 9780687496624

$149.99

II

Graduation Lapel Pins 6-Pack 9781426795152 $19.99

This 32-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, examining opportunities for faithful witness and service.

Graduation Certificates 6-Pack 9781426796395 $10.99

Planning Kit 9780687331659

Study Manual: Youth 9780687753239 $34.99

Leader Training DVD 9780687494033 $99.99

For Sunday School or Personal Study Sunday School Teacher 9781426714238

III

$12.99

$12.99

IV

remember who you are

In the Old Testament Prophets and the Letters of Paul, this 32-week study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. DVD Set 9780687493005

$149.99

Context Portfolio A set of maps and charts that situate the prophets and Paul’s writings historically and geographically. $76.99 9780687066704

Teacher Helps 9780687762583

$10.99

Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687762545 $39.99

Graduation Certificates 6-Pack $10.99 9781426796418

Planning Kit 9780687331956

$279.99

DVD Set 9780687492909

$149.99

Teacher Helps 9780687756339

$10.99

Graduation Lapel Pins 6-Pack 9781426795169 $19.99 Graduation Certificates 6-Pack 9781426796401 $10.99

Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687756315 $39.99

Personal Study Guide 9781426714245

$299.99

Basic Resource Library A set of shared books used weekly by group members: CEB Bible Dictionary, NDSB Gospel Of Luke, NDSB Acts Of The Apostles, Oxford Bible Atlas, plus Jews and Christians: A Troubled Family. 9780687757220 $99.99

Teacher Helps Download: Youth 9781426714207 $10.99

$10.99

into the word into the world

under the tree of life

The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. In this 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation, participants will see the entire process of living toward final completion of rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study. Worship plays a central role in the Book of Revelation. Through a special video, Under the Tree of Life, participants will have an interactive, sensory experience of the Book of Revelation as worship. The Revelation video is intended to move Disciple participants beyond the usual understanding of the Book of Revelation.

Graduation Lapel Pins 6-Pack $19.99 9781426795176

Planning Kit 9780687331123

$279.99

Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687096671 $39.99

Planning Kits

DVD Set 9780687055463

Include DVDs, one Study Manual, Teacher Helps, and other materials for the leader. For additional information, call 800-672-1789 or visit Disciple.Cokesbury.com

Teacher Helps 9780687096688

$10.99

Graduation Lapel Pins 6-Pack 9781426795183 $19.99 Graduation Certificates 6-Pack 9781426796425 $10.99

$226.99

Disciple I-IV Multiphase Lapel Pins 6-Pack For participating in all four phases of Disciple. 9781426795190 $19.99

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Adult Bible Studies Short-Term Bible Studies

Search Scripture…Find Community

Widen Your Reach With Shorter Studies These life-changing courses are available for busy people who are unable to commit to longer studies. Focusing on smaller Bible sections, or single books of the Bible, enables you to offer shorter, segmented participation in these courses. • More Convenience = More Participants. With more, shorter Disciple options offered more frequently, you can offer the transformational experiences of Disciple to more church members. • Shorter Length…Same Depth. Disciple short-term studies embody the same scholarship as the major Disciple foundational studies. • Same Activities. Disciple short-term studies use the same activities as Disciple foundational studies: independent reading, weekly small groups, and video presentations by scholars. Abingdon Press.

Invitation to the Old Testament 9780687055067 9780687493906 9780687497218 9780687495900

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

Invitation to the New Testament 9780687054961 9780687054985 9780687055975 9780687055081

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

$52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99 $52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99

Planning Kits Includes DVD, one Participant Book, one Leader Guide, and other materials for the leader. For additional information, call 800-672-1789 or visit Disciple.Cokesbury.com

Invitation to Genesis 9780687495320 9780687494842 9780687495221 9780687494927

$52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

Invitation to Psalms 9780687650613 9780687650910 9780687650811 9780687650712

$52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

Invitation to John 9780687642670 9780687642779 9780687642977 9780687642571

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

Invitation to Romans 9780687496396 9780687496594 9780687496693 9780687496495

Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book

$52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99 $52.99 $15.99 $39.99 $13.99

JESUS IN THE GOSPELS A 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, “Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Abingdon Press. Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, and Gospel Comparisons. 9780687331222 $254.99 Leader Guide 9780687026029

$8.99

DVD Set 9780687026630

$199.99

Study Manual 9780687026920

$39.99

Gospel Comparisons 9780687026623 $11.99 Graduation Certificates 6-Pack 9781426796432 $10.99

CHRISTIAN BELIEVER Focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. Abingdon Press.

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Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, Book of Readings, and Implementation Resource. 9780687493036 $229.99

Book of Readings 9780687985401

$16.99

Graduation Lapel Pins 6-Pack 9781426795206 $19.99

Reading Package 9780687075126

$44.99

Graduation Certificates 6-Pack 9781426796449 $10.99

Leader Guide 9780687076031

$8.99

Study Manual 9780687075638

$39.99

$159.99

Implementation Resource Download 9781426773938 $4.99

DVD Set 9780687494644

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Adult Bible Studies Topical Bible study Appropriate for multiple ages

CONVERGE Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Small groups, classes, or individuals can use CONVERGE. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. Abingdon Press.

For small-group or Sunday school classroom settings 4 sessions each From a diverse assortment of popular authors such as Adam Thomas, James Harnish, and Dottie Escobedo-Frank. Each, $9.99; $6.29 9781426771545 9781426768989 9781426771538 9781426771569 9781426771576 9781426778254 9781426771552 9781426778278 9781426778292 9781426789533

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE OUR COMMON SINS WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST SHARING THE GOSPEL KINGDOM BUILDING PRACTICAL PRAYER RECLAIMING ANGER THREE GIFTS, ONE CHRIST WHO IS JESUS? PERPLEXING SCRIPTURES

James A. Harnish Dottie Escobedo-Frank Shane Raynor Curtis Zackery Grace Biskie Joseph Yoo David Dorn Katie Z. Dawson Adam Thomas Josh Tinley

BEING HOLY ENCOUNTERING GRACE IDOLATRY

Shane Raynor Joseph Yoo Curtis Zackery

CRIES OF THE POOR

Grace Biskie

FASTING

Ashlee Alley

NEW Find out more about the content of CONVERGE studies at Cokesbury.com/CONVERGE. And, if you prefer instant delivery and e-reader convenience, you can download versions of CONVERGE studies right now.

Immersion Bible Studies Take a refreshing plunge into the Bible One reason many give for not participating in personal Bible study is that they find the Bible overwhelming, even intimidating. With the input of a diverse group of biblical scholars, teachers, and writers, these new comprehensive Bible studies offer a guide around those barriers, helping participants explore intellectual, emotional, and spiritual insights into themselves, their needs, and their relationship with God. Immersion Bible Studies follow the pattern of clearly understandable language found in the Common English Bible. Each study is well suited for small groups or individuals.

9781426716232 9781426716324 9781426716331 9781426716348 9781426716355

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Coming June 2014. Coming July 2014.

Coming August 2014.

9781426742972

GENESIS EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA, JUDGES, RUTH 1 & 2 SAMUEL, 1 & 2 KINGS, 1 & 2 CHRONICLES EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER PSALMS PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, SONG OF SOLOMON JOB ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH EZEKIEL, DANIEL MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH,HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI APOCRYPHA

9781426709821 9781426709166 9781426709838 9781426709845 9781426709852 9781426709869 9781426709876

MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS ROMANS 1 & 2 CORINTHIANS

9781426716362 9781426716294 9781426716317 9781426716300 9781426716379 9781426716393 9781426716386 9781426716409

Small-group or personal study Easy to understand Uses the Common English Bible translation 6–8 sessions each

9781426710841 9781426710858 9781426709906 9781426709890 9781426709883 9781426709920

GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS, 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS 1 & 2 TIMOTHY, TITUS, PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES; 1 & 2 PETER, 1, 2 & 3 JOHN, JUDE REVELATION

9781426766671 IMMERSION OLD TESTAMENT SET $69.99 9781426766664 IMMERSION NEW TESTAMENT SET $69.99 9781426767722 IMMERSION COMPLETE SET $129.99

Abingdon Press. Each, $10.99

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Adult Bible Studies What the Bible Is All About Series

Daylight Bible Studies Series

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Explores the lands, cultures, and people of Biblical eras

Study segments in the context of the overall Biblical narrative

Small-group or personal study

Small-group or personal study

15 sessions each

12 sessions each

The Dawning Christianity in the Roman Empire Joe Stowell

Founders of Our Faith (Genesis Through Deuteronomy) From Creation to the Promised Land Henrietta C. Mears

Learn the context of early Christianity by exploring its relationship with the geopolitics and culture of the Roman Empire. In text and video, this study features discussions with a variety of biblical authorities. Includes ice breakers, discussion questions, life lessons, and more. Discovery House Publishers. 9781572937758 717336398939

A study that invites readers to explore the world of the biblical patriarchs in Genesis and journey with the ancient Israelites on their liberating exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. Readers will get to know Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and others—and see God’s timeline for Israel’s formation and salvation unfold. Regal Books.

Participant Study Guide $6.99 DVD with Leader Guide $24.99

Also available from the Daylight Bible Studies Series:

9780830759484

Africa and the Bible The Earliest Roots of the Faith Wintley Phipps 9781572937819 717336412833

Founders of Our Faith

$9.99; $6.79

Also available from the What The Bible Is All About Series: 9780830759460 9780830761302

Participant Study Guide $5.99 DVD with Leader Guide $19.99

The Life of Jesus Christians On the Move

$9.99; $6.79 $9.99; $7.49

Isaiah 53 The Mysterious Prophecy

9781572937611 717336391138

Participant Study Guide $5.99 DVD with Leader Guide $19.99

Discovery Series Bible Studies

The Wiersbe Bible Study Series

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Bible to Life application

Based on the Be commentary series

Small-group or personal study

Small-group or personal study

6 sessions each

8 sessions each

Spiritual Living In a Secular World Guidance from the Life of Daniel Bill Crowder Standing firm in a culture that goes against the grain of God’s Word and your personal faith has been a challenge for believers throughout the ages. How can you live in a way that honors God when there are so many negative influences surrounding you? In this study you’ll take a closer look at the experiences of Daniel as a young man working for the powerful and immoral government of ancient Babylon. Discovery House Publishers. 9781572938083

Participant Study Guide

$5.99

9781572937598

Participant Study Guide

The Trinity The Blessing of God’s Grace, Love, and Fellowship 9781572937604

Participant Study Guide

True Forgiveness The Path to Healing and Restoration 9781572935174

Participant Study Guide

Can I Really Trust The Bible? Evidence for True Authenticity 9781572935884

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Praying with Confidence Overcoming Disappointment in Prayer

These studies offer the depth and richness of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s Bible teaching for a new generation of students. Each study includes interactive questions, stories, illustrations, and flexible formats. David C. Cook Publishing.

1 & 2 Thessalonians Numbers Luke 14–24 Coming July 2014 Judges Coming July 2014

$5.99 Each, $8.99; $6.11 9780781408486 9781434705051 9781434705044 9780781408479

$5.99

Luke 1–13 1 Samuel 2 Peter, 2 & 3 John, Jude Exodus

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Adult Bible Studies A Wesleyan approach to Bible study

A comprehensive overview of the entire Bible

13 sessions

1 year, 47 sessions

Through the Bible A Complete Old and New Testament Bible Study Patricia J. David

NEW Wesley Bible Studies “Downright Bible-Christians, taking the Bible for their whole and sole rule.”—John Wesley. This series provides a thoughtful and powerful survey of key Scriptures, combining commentary from contemporary teachers with integrated highlights from the hymns, life experiences, and complete writings of John and Charles Wesley. And for each week, engaging questions foster deeper fellowship and growth. Wesleyan Publishing House.

While most Christians desire to know and understand God’s Word, many have a limited understanding of the Bible. They may know bits and pieces, random Bible stories and verses, but not how the pieces fit together. This study fits the “bits and pieces” of Bible knowledge together into the big picture, showing a panoramic view of how each one relates to a common theme that runs throughout the Word as a whole. In just one year, you can be guided from Genesis through Revelation viewing the overall scope of the entire Bible. Everyone can benefit regardless of their previous Bible knowledge. Wesleyan Publishing House.

Each, $7.99; $5.43 9780898278620 9780898278385 9780898278460 9780898278767 9780898278408 9780898278484 9780898278446

Matthew Mark John 1 Timothy—Titus James 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude Isaiah

9780898273960 9780898271300

Study Textbook & Leader Guide Student Workbook

$29.99; $23.99 $24.99; $18.74

Coming June 2014 9780898278545 9780898278644 9780898278569 9780898278781

Romans Galatians—Colossians & Philemon 1–3 John Revelation

DVD-enhanced

Topical Bible studies on helping the poor

4 sessions each

4 sessions each

The Invisible What the Church Can Do to Find and Serve the Least of These Arloa Sutter

All In You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life (A 4-Week Church Campaign) Mark Batterson

The poor are always with you. You just can’t see them. How can we serve the invisible in our midst? Through Arloa Sutter’s own compelling stories and those of many others, she examines the hard issues of poverty through real-life examples, theological and philosophical models, and practical direction. With firsthand knowledge from her own ministry to the poor, Sutter will open your eyes to what is happening around your very own neighborhood. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898274561

When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is not an insurance plan; it’s a daring plan. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death. This video-based Bible study challenges participants to resolutely follow God wherever he leads. Campaign resources in the complete kit include: 1 hardcover book, 1 study guide, 1 DVD, 1 curriculum instruction guide, and 1 church campaign marketing insert. Zondervan.

$14.99; $10.19

Book

The Invisible Bible Studies This series of Bible studies based on The Invisible will guide small groups and individuals through Bible passages that focus on God’s desire to bring compassion and justice to those whom society ignores. Each study provides Scripture readings, thought-provoking questions, and memory verses for personal daily study, plus a weekly group discussion guide. 9780898274943 9780898274950

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Curriculum Kit Hardcover Book DVD Study Guide Study Guide with DVD

$59.99; $47.99 $22.99; $15.63 $26.99; $21.59 $10.99; $7.47 $36.99; $25.15

$6.99; $4.75 $6.99; $5.24

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The inductive method for Bible study

N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides N. T. Wright In this newly completed series, the widely respected pastor and New Testament scholar N. T. Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the New Testament. Perfect for small-group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method, combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. InterVarsity Press. Each, $10.00; $7.50

Each, $8.00; $5.44

9780830821815 Matthew 9780830821822 Mark 9780830821839 Luke 9780830821846 John 9780830821853 Acts 9780830821860 Romans 9780830821990 Revelation

9780830821877 1 Corinthians 9780830821884 2 Corinthians 9780830821891 Galatians 9780830821907 Ephesians 9780830821914 Philippians 9780830821921 Colossians & Philemon 9780830821938 1 & 2 Thessalonians 9780830821945 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus 9780830821952 Hebrews 9780830821969 James 9780830821976 1 & 2 Peter & Jude 9780830821983 The Letters of John

For small-group or personal use 9 sessions each

For Sunday school, small groups, or personal study

For Christian use of the Psalms Small-group or personal study The Case for the Psalms Why They Are Essential N. T. Wright

Paul and the Faithfulness of God Two-Book Set N. T. Wright

The Psalms have served as the central prayer and hymnbook for the church since its beginning through today. Wright calls us to return to the Psalms because reading, studying, and praying the Psalms is God’s means for teaching us what it means to be human: how to express our emotions and yearnings, how to reconcile our anger and our compassion. HarperCollins.

In this 2-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright’s series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, he explores the context of Paul’s thought and activity, showing how his worldview and theology enabled him to engage the many-sided complexities of 1st-century life (the Jewish, Greek, and Roman cultural and religious factors) his churches were facing. Fortress Press. 9780800626839

9780062230508

$89.00; $60.52

Two-Book Set

$22.99; $15.63

Hardcover

Small-group or personal study

4 ways to speak to God from the Psalms

7 sessions

Small-group or personal use NEW Psalms for Everyone, Part 2 Psalms 73-150 John Goldingay

NEW Outside the Gate A Study of the Letter to the Hebrews Roy I. Sano

In the 17-volume Old Testament for Everyone series, Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply. In this volume, Goldingay explores Psalms 73-150, where he shows us four ways to speak to God: in words of Praise, Thanksgiving, Trust, and Supplication. Goldingay provides brief commentary on each psalm and shows how each one can be relevant to contemporary life. Westminster John Knox Press.

According to the Epistle to the Hebrews, Christians are always to be on the move. Christians are to go voluntarily into a kind of exile and to become strangers and sojourners on this earth while doing God’s will “outside the gate” of the mainstream society. Inspired by Hebrews 13:12–14, Bishop Sano examines this theme and its meaning for the original audience and Christians today. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426795411

9780664233846

$9.99; $6.30

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Adult Bible Studies A 2-year discussion-oriented curriculum

New character studies by J. Ellsworth Kalas

13 sessions per quarter NEW Heroes, Rogues, and the Rest Lives That Tell the Story of the Bible J. Ellsworth Kalas

NEW Fearless Conversations Adult Sunday School Curriculum When people share stories and ask questions—relationships deepen, and people begin to see God at work in their lives and the lives of others. Looking to the Bible for truth, this easy-to-use curriculum guides participants through genuine discussion that digs deep into what God has to say. This 2-year scope curriculum will be released in quarterly studies, spanning 13 weeks each, beginning with the first title, Why Is Jesus So Radical? Group Publishing. Coming June 2014. 9781470713508 9781470713492

Why Is Jesus So Radical? Student Book Why Is Jesus So Radical? Leader Guide

The Bible is filled with heroes and rogues, from the first followers of Christ to the dissenters and critics set on uprooting the Christian faith. Some are well known. Others are not. But all have a place in the eternal story of the Bible. This study offers a close examination of biblical characters— from Adam and Eve to Elijah, from Martha and several Marys to Jesus Christ himself. Each displays strength, courage, and perseverance—characteristics that shaped the lives of the early believers and continue to influence Christians today. Abingdon Press.

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Environmental stewardship

6 sessions Inhabiting Eden Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis Patricia K. Tull

NEW Making Sense of the Bible Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today Adam Hamilton This study deals with fundamental and controversial questions people ask, such as: Who decided which books made it into the Bible and why? How literally must we read it? Is the Bible ever wrong? Hamilton addresses these and other often misunderstood biblical themes, leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426785573 9781426785580 9780062234964

This study looks at what the Bible has to say about our relationships with the earth, to plant and animal life, to each other, to descendants who will inherit the planet, and to our Creator. Offers candid discussions on ecological problems such as the overuse of energy resources, consumerism, factory farming for food production, and toxic waste. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664233334

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Search Scripture and commentary easily and quickly

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The New Testament for Everyone: WordSearch Edition Complete 18-Volume Commentary on CD-ROM N. T. Wright

from The Bible From Scratch Series Exodus from Scratch The Old Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and W. Eugene March

Each passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanations, a glossary, and thoughts on how the text can be relevant to our lives today. The WordSearch software also includes the NRSV Bible, allowing users to easily search and compare texts. Features include the ability to search, print, highlight, bookmark, save notes, and create custom desktops and reading views. Westminster John Knox Press.

Explore the book of Exodus—the story of deliverance of God’s people from slavery, oppression, and injustice. Rather than covering every chapter and verse in the book, this study highlights stories that best reflect the major themes of Exodus: deliverance, abiding faith, and the goodness of a God who desires justice, freedom, and faithfulness for all. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664236755

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Small-group or personal study for adults & older teens

4 weeks

50 provocative discussion starters in each book

Being Hope United Methodists in Global Mission

The Banned Questions Series Christian Piatt

This churchwide Sunday school study for adults, youth, and children follows the 2014 campaign theme of One Great Hour of Sharing: Be Hope, from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) . Each session of this study explores the biblical and Wesleyan foundations for our work as a denomination in the areas of disaster relief, global health, and global development in 81 countries, as well as the role we play in our churches’ mission efforts close to home. Abingdon Press. 9781426782404

In this series, you’ll find some of the most provocative, challenging, or otherwise taboo questions many of us have wondered about but few have actually asked. Each encourages a more open dialogue about what we do and don’t believe, and why. Chalice Press.

Banned Questions About Jesus 9780827202696

Banned Questions About The Bible

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What Jesus’ Jewish identity means to us today

From the Belief Matters series 4 sessions

6 sessions The Jew Named Jesus Discover the Man and His Message Rebekah Simon-Peter

NEW Holy Communion Celebrating God with Us Kenneth M. Loyer

The author writes, “Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew, lived a Jew, died a Jew, and resurrected a Jew. He honored and observed the Sabbath and the Jewish holidays. But most of all, he honored and observed the Torah, the Hebrew Bible, or what we call the Old Testament”. The author, an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, who was born and raised a Jew, challenges Christians to rethink Jesus’ identity as a Jew, and consider the ways traditional Christian theology has contributed to anti-Semitism. Abingdon Press.

To some, Communion is an empty ritual, devoid of meaning or personal significance. Because of that, low worship attendance commonly accompanies Communion Sundays leaving churches feeling spiritually depleted. This study offers a richer appreciation of the sacrament and gives insights and practical suggestions for allowing Communion to have a more prominent role in church life and the Christian formation of individuals. Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014. 9781426796333

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Starting with Ephesians, this study engages the reader in discovering the meaning of church, ministry, and gifts—from the early church up to the present. Designed to encourage individuals to discover God’s call to ministry in their own lives, it leads participants toward practical ways to use our gifts for ministries in our congregations and our communities. Discipleship Resources. $14.00; $9.52

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A Hopeful Earth Faith, Science, and the Message of Jesus Sally Dyck and Sarah Ehrman

The Jesus Priorities 8 Essential Habits Christopher Maricle A focused, simple handbook that provides an analysis from the Gospels of the eight priorities Jesus modeled in his life and ministry. This book can be used as a personal spiritual survival guide, a small-group study, or a churchwide challenge. Succinct summaries, questions, prayers, and Scripture charts help readers internalize and articulate these faith essentials. Upper Room Books. 9780835899147

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Each One A Minister Using God’s Gifts for Ministry (Revised & Expanded) William J. Carter

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Adult Small-Group Studies Embracing Study Series

This series can be used as a resource for personal reflection as well as a small-group experience. Each DVD-based session begins with a video presentation by the author, lasting from 10–15 minutes, followed by filmed interaction with a small group. The Participant’s Guides then help your small group “join the dialogue” in your own setting. Morehouse Education Resources.

NEW Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy Richard Rohr on the Legacy of St. Francis Richard Rohr

Small-group or Sunday class DVD-enhanced

In this edition, Richard Rohr explores five topics central to Franciscan theology and practice:

5 sessions

• Atonement Theory • Eco-Spirituality • The Christ who Existed before Christianity • Orthopraxy vs. Verbal Orthodoxy (Living Like Jesus) • Mysticism over Moralism 9781606741405 846863020065

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Embracing a Life of Meaning Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters Kathleen Norris with Tim Scorer

Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today’s “Pharaohs” Walter Brueggemann with Tim Scorer

A unique viewpoint of “what matters most,” including: Belief (that to which we give our hearts); The Bible (the collective story of the Christian people); Community (where individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance); Place (faith within the space of home, church, land, and people); Us (what it means to remain in God’s image, countering our selfishness to embrace the world and its needs). 9781606741139 846863018888

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Walter Brueggemann presents a compelling 6-session exploration of faith and develops the contemporary significance and relevance of the Old Testament prophets as uncredentialed purveyors of moral coherence in a world of power, money, and violence. 9781606740927 9781606740910

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Embracing Emergence Christianity Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale Phyllis Tickle with Tim Scorer

Embracing an Adult Faith Marcus Borg on What it Means to Be Christian Marcus Borg with Tim Scorer Marcus Borg helps us revisit Christianity’s most fundamental questions: Who is God? What does salvation mean? What place does Jesus hold in contemporary faith? In this faith-formation resource, you can hear Borg in dialogue with a small, diverse group of adults as they honestly, and sometimes painfully, confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers.

This study surveys 2000 years of Western history, identifying the great upheavals that occur in Western culture and Christianity every 500 years. The last was the Great Reformation of the 1500s. The next is happening now. What are the implications (both culturally and spiritually)? What are the key questions and issues? And, perhaps most importantly, where are you, at this moment? Might you be an emergence Christian? 9781606740712 9781606740729

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UNUSUAL GOSPEL FOR UNUSUAL PEOPLE SERIES

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Examining new life as a form of healing

NEW Unusual Healings Studies from the Book of John Adam Thomas In the Gospel of John, Jesus never says, “Your faith has made you well.” He heals no fewer than five people over the course of the Gospel. How can this be? And how do the healings speak to contemporary Christians? In this study, we learn that responding to Jesus’ call in our lives naturally leads to healing, new life, and mission. 9781426774027 9781426776007 9781426776014

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The questions of Jesus’ followers as examples

NEW Unusual Questions Studies from the Book of John Adam Thomas In the Gospel According to John, people ask Jesus some unusual questions. Much of the first half of the gospel is structured around Jesus conversing with individuals or groups. Their questions, along with their discussions with Jesus, are the starting points for this study. Their questions help us explore what it means to ask our own. 9781426784620 9781426784613 9781426784637

A unique study of the nature of Jesus

In the two instances in which Jesus says, “I AM”, the words stands alone. I AM. These statements are declarations of God’s very being, and they appear several more times over the course of the Gospel. A broader statement cannot be made. “I AM” is as close as language can get to universality. There, Jesus discloses a piece of his divine identity, enough for us to swallow and digest over the course of a lifetime.

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NEW Unusual Names Studies from the Book of John Adam Thomas

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A New Series of Small-Group Bible Studies from Tom Berlin This set of three 6-session small-group studies covers three relevant and intriguing themes. Each is designed to foster personal insight and compelling discussion—all leading back to the individual’s relationship with God. Abingdon Press.

NEW 6 Decisions That Will Change Your Life A Six-Week Small Group Experience Tom Berlin Our busy lives are filled with decisions, but are they the important decisions? This study helps us discern six key decisions in our walk with Christ, including: • The Decision to Follow • The Decision for a New Life • The Decision to Mature • The Decision to Respond • The Decision to Persevere • The Decision to Surrender 9781426794445 9781426794469 9781426794483

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NEW 6 Things We Should Know About God A Six-Week Small Group Experience Tom Berlin What are God’s qualities, and what effect do they have on us? This study introduces us to the living God and urges us to respond to each of God’s desires for us: • God Loves You • God Understands You • God Forgives You • God Wants You to Be Free • God Wants You to Change • God Wants to Be With You Forever 9781426794568 9781426794582 9781426794605

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NEW 6 Ways We Encounter God A Six-Week Small Group Experience Tom Berlin When we live, when we worship, when we pray, do we really encounter God? What are God’s qualities, and what effect do they have on us? This study introduces us to six basic characteristics of God, linking each to the characteristics we should develop in response: • God’s Majesty and My Reverence • God’s Fidelity and My Trust • God’s Purity and My Humility • God’s Authority and My Obedience • God’s Righteousness and My Work for Justice • God’s Graciousness and My Love of Others 9781426794681 9781426794704 9781426794728

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Adult Small-Group Studies Relevant trending issues

Frames Study Series

Exploring Nine Critical Issues of Our Times

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

If you are like most people, you have smaller chunks of time and more data coming at you than ever before. So, where can you turn for real insight and livable wisdom?

DVD-enhanced

For this need, we have new kinds of books, called FRAMES, offering biblical insight and real-life application behind nine of today’s most crucial trends—all in less than one-quarter the length of most books. Each FRAME study includes compelling research, full-color infographics, thoughtful insights from experts, plus provocative questions to help your small group have meaningful conversations.

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FRAMES Season 1 The Hyperlinked Life Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload Nicole Baker Fulgham

Greater Expectations Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age Claire Diaz-Ortiz

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Schools in Crisis They Need Your Help (Whether You Have Kids or Not) Nicole Baker Fulgham

Becoming Home Lead the Way in Solving the Orphan Crisis Jedd Medefind

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Sacred Roots Why Church Still Matters in a Post-Religious Era Jon Tyson

Fighting for Peace Your Role in a Culture Too Comfortable with Violence Carol Howard Merritt

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Wonder Women Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity Kate Harris

20 and Something Have the Time of Your Life (Without Wasting Any of It) David Kim

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Encore Careers Find Meaning in Your Next Season Bob Goff

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Practical motivation 4 sessions

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Christian History Made Easy 12 Weeks to a Better Understanding of the Key Events and People Every Christian Should Know Timothy Paul Jones This interesting study covers key figures and events throughout Christian history from the time of Jesus to today, with a great sense of humor. It’s packed with real-life stories that will inform, inspire, and challenge your faith, showing how God was (and still is) working in God’s church despite all the ups and downs. Rose Publishing.

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NEW Greater Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life Steven Furtick We all have honest moments when we’re gripped by a desire to feel that what we���re doing matters more. Unfortunately, most believers have given up on vague notions of “greatness” and settled into a life that’s just “good enough.” This study draws on the biblical story of Elisha to empower you to: take a God-given dream from idea to reality, stretch your limited abilities in ways you never thought possible, replace the images of yourself that keep you feeling stuck in the past, and make a significant impact with your life starting today, rather than making endless plans for tomorrow that you never get around to. Multnomah Press. 9781601426550 9781601424518 9781601424532

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Dialog Study Series

For small-group, Sunday school, or individual study

Small-group or Sunday school

6 sessions

7 sessions These studies offer Bible-based, life-related sessions for small groups, Sunday school classes, or personal discoveries. Each study is written by qualified and thoughtprovoking Christian thinkers to generate meaningful conversation, and promote a sense of community and growth in Christ. Beacon Hill Press.

One Way Love Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World Tullian Tchividjian Life requires many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief. Our exhausted world needs a fresh encounter with God’s one-way love. Sadly, Christianity is perceived as being a vehicle for good behavior and clean living, rather than the only recourse for those who have failed over and over and over again. This study shows that Christianity is not about good people getting better. Instead, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. David C. Cook Publishing. 9780781406901

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The Fruit of the Spirit Evidence of a Flourishing Christian Life Mike Wonch

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Christian symbols in Jewish customs

For small-group, Sunday school, or individual study

Small-group, Sunday school, or individual study

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Feasts of the Bible Dr. Sam Nadler Connect the Hebrew roots of Christianity and discover the symbolism that points to Jesus with this new study from a Jewish Christian scholar who was raised in a Jewish Orthodox home. God’s redemptive plan is unveiled through the feasts of Israel—still relevant for our lives today—because they show how Messiah Jesus is the fulfillment of the feasts and holidays, illustrate the Jewish roots of Christianity, explain the history and symbolism in the Old Testament, and point to our future with the Messiah. Rose Publishing.

The Disciples They wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. But Jesus was looking for a group to get behind him, committed to be his voice, his hands, and his feet. This study introduces six of the twelve men who devoted their lives to Jesus. Participant Workbook Small-Group Resource Kit

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The Woman The Bible was set in a patriarchal time a time when women were considered second-class citizens. Yet, the women of the Bible were portrayed as wise teachers, faithful followers, and strong leaders. Become acquainted with 6 of these women and the role they played in the Story of God. 9780834130548 9780834130555

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Character studies from the Bible

Named is a series of small-group studies that tell the story of people from Scripture, exploring the mystery of faith with a literary touch. Each study takes a fresh look at familiar Bible figures, unpacking one every week. Through examination of each character, we see that their struggles, questions, and fears are much like ours. Nazarene Publishing House.

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Everyday Christian Living Like Christ Seven Days a Week Mike Wonch

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Named Study Series

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The Sower Went Out And Other Parables of Jesus Mike Wonch

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Adult Small-Group Studies Ecclesiastes for today

Biblical principles for faith, fitness, and food

For small-group, Sunday school, or individual study

For churchwide campaigns, small-group, or individual study

6 sessions

6 sessions The Daniel Plan 40 Days to a Healthier Life Rick Warren, with Daniel Amen M.D. and Mark Hyman M.D.

Better How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning Tim Chaddick

Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up. Instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost . over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick developed The Daniel Plan, which shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginable— from the inside out. Zondervan. 9780310344292 9780310824442 9780310824459 9780310824466 9780310344322 9780310344261 9780310826361

This study explores the ancient book of Ecclesiastes for readers who ask, “Will I ever find something in life that’s better than this?” Most people live a life they never would have planned. The good news is that coming to the end of their expectations means they’re on the brink of great wisdom, peace, and joy. That’s what the ancient author of Ecclesiastes helps us figure out—it is possible to face detours in life and still find more satisfaction than you ever could have imagined. Better explores the mysteries, scandalous lines, and deep truths of Ecclesiastes and applies them to life today. David C. Cook Publishing. 9781434705235 9780781411066

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Hardcover Book Study Guide DVD Study Guide with DVD Journal Cookbook Church Campaign Kit

The Heart of Christian Faith Series

The building blocks of Christianity

A 5-volume series of short guides designed to explore core Christian principles. The need for the series arose from McGrath’s conversations with people both inside and outside the church who describe themselves as wrestling with their faith and puzzling over the traditional language used to articulate foundational beliefs. Westminster John Knox Press.

5 sessions

Faith and Creeds A Guide for Study and Devotion Alister E. McGrath

NEW The Living God A Guide for Study and Devotion Alister E. McGrath

In this first in a series of short, accessible guides, Alister McGrath examines the nature of faith. Offering a reflection on the opening words of the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, McGrath provides a compelling defense of core Christian beliefs. Westminster John Knox Press.

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In this second book in The Heart of Christian Faith series, we explore how we can best understand God, using analogies, illustrations, and stories. It provides a spiritual consideration of the difference that our belief in God makes to the way in which we think about ourselves and our world. Westminster John Knox Press.

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Adult Small-Group Studies A Complete Sermon & Devotional Series—in the palm of your hand.

Sermons, small groups, and devotions

You can customize an exciting topical sermon series from Jacob Armstrong, coordinatimg with small groups and individual devotions. Find everything you need on a flash drive that contains a video promo, promotional ials, a small-group Leader Guide for the Daily Readings component, projection slide templates, sermon outlines, and full-text sermons. And, a FREE 30-day pass to MinistryMatters.com that links you to reference and commentary helps. Abingdon Press.

4–7 sessions

Upside Down A Different Way to Live Jacob Armstrong What does it mean to live differently? In this 4-session series, the Sermon on the Mount calls us to a radically different way of life, contrary to the world around us. Works well during New Year or Back- to-School seasons. 9781426773730 9781426773778

Flash Drive Daily Readings

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Loving Large Jacob Armstrong

The God Story Jacob Armstrong

In a world that seems to run on money, corporate power, political power, and greed—what would our world look like if it ran on the love of God? This 4-session series helps people compare Christian values with secular values and then take action, injecting that love of God and neighbor into their community and the world. Suitable for post-Easter season, or any time of year.

Using the classic components of storytelling, this 7-session series helps participants see the threads that run throughout the story of God’s people, from the very beginning to the resurrection of Jesus. Ideal for the Lenten season, or any season of the year. 9781426773754 Flash Drive 9781426773792 Daily Readings

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Companions in Christ

Flash Drive Daily Readings

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Flexible, short-term & long-term studies

Companions in Christ offers a complete family of resources to support your Christian walk. Each study is tailored for the different degrees of spiritual maturity found in your church family. The resources foster Christian growth practices, including prayer, Bible study, guided imagery, worship, and journaling, all nurtured in small-group settings. Upper Room Books.

Promotes spiritual formation 6 to 39 sessions

Participant Book, Each, $12.00; $8.04 Leader Guide. Each, $15.00; $10.05 STUDY TITLE

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The Way of Scripture (8 sessions) The Way of Grace (9 sessions) The Way of Forgiveness (8 sessions) The Way of Prayer (10 sessions) The Way of Blessedness (9 sessions) Exploring The Way (8 sessions) The Way of Transforming Discipleship (6 sessions)

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Participant Book, Vol. 1: Embracing the Journey Participant Book, Vol. 2: Feeding on the Word Participant Book, Vol. 3: Deepening Our Prayer Participant Book, Vol. 4: Responding to Our Call Participant Book, Vol. 5: Exploring Spiritual Guidance

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Adult Small-Group Studies In The Works Series

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

This series of studies explore how Christians can be part of God’s mission in the world. Each study includes five inspiring daily readings each week; five easy-to-use discussion guides with opening and closing activities, follow-up action options; everything you need (except Bibles) in one book. Faith Alive.

Where Do I Come In? Joining God’s Mission Brian Keepers

What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You Rolf Bouma

How Do I Make It Right? Doing Justice in a Broken World Tracy Young

How Do I Begin? Sharing Your Faith Daniel Teerman

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What Do I Do with My Life? Serving God Through Work Kenneth A. Baker 9781592554713

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From the author of The Purpose Driven Life

What on Earth Am I Here For? Six Sessions on The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

Throughout this all-new video-based study you are going to discover the answers to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I here for?” Includes six video teaching sessions and a study guide that leads participants through each session with video notes, discussion questions, and additional Bible study for use in a group, or individually. The curriculum kit includes both the DVD and Study Guide as well a copy of The Purpose Driven Life. Zondervan. 9780310696193 9780310696186 9780310696209 9780310695158 9780310335504

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Faith in the face of danger

Bonhoeffer A Four-Session Study on the Life and Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Eric Metaxas

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

This video-based small-group Bible study will help you discover the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking, and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today. Filmed on location in Germany, Eric Metaxas will take you on a religious journey of Bonhoeffer’s faith, illuminating why it has captured so many people’s imaginations. Thomas Nelson. 9781595552464 9781595555885 9781595555908 9781595555878

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Youth Small-Group Adult Sunday School Studies Churchwide use: small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

You’ll Get Through This Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times Max Lucado You fear you won’t get through this. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In this study, Max Lucado offers assurance. “Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.” Max reminds readers God doesn’t promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. Thomas Nelson. 9780849948473 9780849959981 9780849959974 9780849959660 9780849960048

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Small groups, Sunday school, or individual study Forgiveness Finding Peace Through Letting Go Adam Hamilton

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There is nothing more crippling than holding on to anger. Anger, more than any other emotion, has the power to consume all aspects of our lives, distort our sense of purpose, and destroy our relationship with God. In this book, Hamilton argues that revelation comes when we realize that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves rather than to someone else. He also contends that only when we learn to forgive others and ourselves can we truly receive forgiveness from God. Abingdon Press. 9781426740442 9781426756689 9781426756702

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Answering hard questions

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will Adam Hamilton When the earth quakes, and homes and schools crumble to dust—When a child suffers from a painful disease, or neglect, or abuse—When a tsunami wave erases an entire city from existence, swallowing thousands of innocent people and pulling them out to sea—When a dictator tears apart a nation in civil war for his own benefit—Why? Life can be hard. Prayers often seem unanswered; disasters strike; suffering takes hold. Like you, Adam Hamilton has been there. In Why? he sheds light on understanding the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton provides reasoned, biblical answers to difficult questions with clarity and depth. Abingdon Press. 9781426714788 9781426741463

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Adult Small Group Studies Easy-to use Lenten study

Accessible primer on knowing & doing God’s will

7 sessions The God We Can Know Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus Rob Fuquay Explores the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Perfect for Lent, this series will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?” One by one, Jesus’s statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to God. Significant, yet ordinary images (bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known. The DVD, filmed on location in the Holy Land, allows you to travel with Rob Fuquay and actually see the places where Jesus stood while disclosing his true identity. Upper Room Books. Coming in September. 9780835813389 9780835813624

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Walk In the Light Knowing and Doing God’s Will Steve Harper While Christians are hungry to know God’s will, we often don’t know how to go about learning what that might be. With his gentle, pastoral style, Steve Harper encourages you to pray and read Scripture in ways that lead to knowing and doing God’s will. He employs the metaphor of walking in the light to frame a method of prayer and practice, using Scripture and tradition to inform the steps of this ongoing walk with God called discernment. Questions for reflection and discussion are provided at the end of the book. Upper Room Books. Coming in August.

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Marriage & Family Life Facts, encouragement, tips

NEW You Can Adopt Without Debt Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption Julie Gumm

NEW I Choose You Today 31 Choices to Make Love Last Deb DeArmond

Many families want to adopt, but don’t have the large amount of money it takes to complete a private domestic or international adoption. Some quickly give up the idea of adopting and are left feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. Those who choose to proceed often take out large loans or borrow from family and friends which adds to the pressure. Julie Gumm shares proven strategies from her own experience as well as from others that include applying for grants, creative budgeting, and fundraising that prospective adoptive parents can use to prepare for and avoid those high costs associated with adoption. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2015. 9781426793004

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We need to remind ourselves that love is a choice, not a feeling. I Choose You Today features 31 scriptural principles that support marriage and help couples develop healthy biblically-based behavior. Built on an introductory anecdotal story, each chapter has an inspirational takeaway of not only what to do, but how to apply the principles immediately. Thought-provoking questions create talking points for couples to explore their choices and experiences and serve to generate open dialogue of discovery. This isn’t a book of “shoulds,” but one of clearly identified choices that individuals can make to grow their marriage and align it with the word of God. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2015. 9781426787966

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NEW The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities Kathleen Deyer Bolduc Raising a child with a disability is hard work. Where do you go for solace? For rest, refreshment and renewed joy? We know where to go for our kids, but where do we go for ourselves? In The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, Bolduc uses the metaphor of the mosaic and applies it to life as parents of children with disabilities. How do you rearrange the fragmented and chaotic pieces of your family into a perfectly whole and beautiful work of art? Readers are walked through the process using the spiritual disciplines to help you recognize God’s presence in your life and regain the balance we all need. Judson Press. Hardcover 9780817017446

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Resources for Parenting Fatherhood

280 daily devotions

Know When to Hold ‘Em The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood John Blase

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NEW A Blessing On The Way Counting Each Day While You’re Expecting Sue Christian and Meg Christian

Far from the conventional parenting book, this will encourage readers to see fatherhood through a new lens—that of an adventurous risk-taker. Written from a Christian perspective, Blase invites readers into his imperfect, yet lovable home. With the raw prose of someone in the middle of the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling. Fatherhood is a risk-taking venture.” Abingdon Press. 9781426758218

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As you prepare to be a mother, again or for the very first time, these inspirational readings will help you grow your spiritual life even as new life grows inside you. Each daily devotion features a short inspirational thought, as well as a passage of Scripture. Additional pages are included for moms to record their personal thoughts as they prepare for a new arrival. Abingdon Press. 9781426780608

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Resources on Aging Making peace

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I Love Growing Older, But I’ll Never Grow Old J. Ellsworth Kalas

NEW The Courage to Grow Old Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

If you’re growing older, you have perspective and you keep learning. If you’ve grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse. This book is about learning how to “make peace with where you are right now.” It’s about growing—personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and with others. Abingdon Press. 9781426755927

The author writes, “I think growing older is both funny and sad, but mostly it just makes me grateful to be alive and able to reflect. I have been an Episcopal priest for 33 years and have had extensive experience in ministering with the elderly. Now, I am growing old myself. I hate it when people are ashamed of being old. We should be proud!” Morehouse Publishing. 9780819229106

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7 essential tasks

Dealing with dementia

Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan

Moving Miss Peggy A Story of Dementia, Courage, and Consolation Robert Benson

From age 60 to 90 and beyond, people face a time of special challenges and opportunities to draw closer to God. This book offers readers Bible-based meditations that address 7 tasks essential to living the last third of life with purpose. Upper Room Books. 9780835811170

When the vibrant Miss Peggy began a descent into dementia, her family faced what 35 million people face each day. Here is an intimate look at what dementia means for a family, as they ask—How do you come to terms with the fact that the woman who, “once seemed to hold the whole world in her hands, now does not know the day of the week?” It’s a story that brings strength, wisdom, and inspiration to readers. Abingdon Press.

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Marriage Studies Marriage maintenance & repair

Marriage dispute resolution

NEW UnBreakable Forging a Marriage of Contentment and Delight Charles Causey and Tony Miltenberger

NEW Never Fight Again—Guaranteed Groundbreaking Practices for a Win-Win Marriage David Hawkins

A unique resource for couples who want to repair, strengthen, and shockproof their marriages. The authors bring a remarkable combination of experience: both have served in the military, are actively involved as leaders in the church, and are married with families of their own. Their approach has already helped hundreds of military couples who live in perhaps the most challenging marriage context today. The authors are passionate about their work with our nation’s most-stressed marriages, and are eager to share this resource with chaplains, counselors, and pastors everywhere. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014.

What do couples fight about most? Is it sex, money, children, in-laws, or time management? The answer is: none of the above. Couples can get into power struggles over anything. We want what we don’t have and will fight to get it. In this book, Dr. David Hawkins, best-selling author, psychologist, and advice columnist for a Christian website, argues for a paradigm shift that will take your relationship from one built on selfishness to one of sacrificial love. Once we do that, we give up the fight, and change our hearts for the better. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2014. 9781426773853

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Catholic marriage preparation

Love to Stay Sex, Grace, and Commitment Adam Hamilton

Picture of Love Participant Workbooks for Engaged Couples (Catholic) Joan Vienna

Falling in love is easy. But staying in love takes courage, hard work, and lots of grace. Examine what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. In this study, Adam Hamilton draws upon the survey results and interviews of more than 5,000 couples and singles, as well as marriage therapists, plus the latest research in the field combined with the wisdom from the Bible. Hamilton explores how, with God’s help, we can make love last. Abingdon Press. 9781426759512 9781426759543 9781426759536

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Guidance through the preparation process for the Catholic sacrament of Matrimony. Includes advice on: the influence of one’s family of origin, communication and conflict resolution, finances, married intimacy, goals and decision making, spirituality, family planning, interfaith marriages, and cohabitation. Also includes a Wedding Planning Guide. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108919 9781889108926

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For Convalidation Couples

Convalidation services for couples who already married outside of the Catholic Church so that they may have recognized marriages within that church. 9781889108933 Participant Workbook $5.75; $4.31 9781889108940 Presenter’s Guide $29.99; $21.75

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The Marriage Journey Preparations and Provisions for Life Together Linda Grenz and Delbert Glover A revised and updated edition of a classic for couples about to marry, couples already married, and the congregations that support them. It covers various family-related issues such as extended families, living together, fighting fair, money matters, sexual intimacy, and children. Church Publishing, Inc. 9780898694321

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Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage A Pastor’s Resource Cameron Lee and James L. Furrow Pre-marriage guidance that coaches couples to pay attention to warning signs and deal more skillfully with inevitable conflicts. You don’t need formal training in counseling to use this resource, because the type of work here is not counseling—it’s coaching couples to respond positively to the differences between them. It’s not about having all the answers, but helping couples manage difficulties before they become serious threats to the marriage. Abingdon Press. 9781426753206

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Growing Love In Christian Marriage Joan and Richard Hunt, Jane P. Ives and S. Clifton Ives These books will help couples learn more about themselves and their future spouses and address potential problem areas before the wedding. This official United Methodist resource includes workbooks for each person, Scripture references, and interactive exercises. Ideal for pre-wedding counseling. Pastor’s Manual also available. Abingdon Press. Couple’s Manual 2-Pack 9781426757907 $17.99; $11.33 Pastor Manual 9781426757914 $14.99; $9.44

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Unraveling Hanging On to Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage Elisabeth Klein Corcoran

NEW Healing from Divorce 28 Days of Prayer Series Mary Lou Redding

Divorce can be a very isolating and core-shaking place to dwell. Elisabeth Corcoran knows from experience. After extensive counseling, mentoring, 12-step groups, many tears, and even more prayers, she found her 18-year marriage ending in divorce. Elisabeth walks readers through the varied emotions of being newly single in this collection of vulnerable and hopeful essays, expounding on some of the most common struggles of divorce: anger, faith, guilt, loneliness, and more. What started as an article for Crosswalk.com, has turned into a calling to soothe broken hearts with stories, prayer, action steps, and Scripture readings, helping readers hold on to profound faith and reassurance in the one love that will never die. Abingdon Press. 9781426770272

This sixth book in the 28 Days of Prayer series offers meditations that will lead you on a journey of healing. Whether you anticipate divorce, are in the midst of the process, or are living life after divorce, each meditation suggests a Bible reading and quotes a Bible verse. Each also includes a story, along with a question or exercise for reflection. Weekly themes include: Broken Dreams, Broken Hearts (mourning the loss), The Buck Starts Here (taking responsibility), The Road to Freedom (forgiving self and others), and A Whole New Ball Game (looking into the future). Upper Room Books. 9780835813150

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A community outreach tool in the format of a course

Women’s community outreach 8 sessions DVD-enhanced (240 minutes)

Restored Lives Recovery from Divorce and Separation Erik Castenskiold

Live Again Wholeness After Divorce Michelle Borquez

Based on Christian principles, this study can help people recover from the experience of divorce or relationship breakdown. It will empower them to regain self-confidence and guides them to rebuild their lives. It outlines the journey of breakdown and recovery, offering assurance that recovery is possible and revealing how to move forward as a single person, and build new relationships. Learn the importance of forgiveness, and how it is possible to let go and move on, and establish tools for communicating well with your ex-partner, handling conflict, setting emotional boundaries, and expressing yourself clearly. This study also addresses the impact of separation on family and friends and considers relevant legal and financial factors. Monarch Books. 9780857214768 9780857214782 9780857214775

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This is the only Christian divorce recovery program just for women. When a tragic divorce destroys a family, many women find their hopes and dreams shattered. For many, this is the greatest loss they have ever faced. It devastates them, and they desperately need emotional and spiritual help. The good news is that a recent study showed that Christian faith made a big difference in divorcées’ ability to put their life back together and successfully live with hope and purpose. In fact, Christians recovered nearly 3 times better than people having “no religion.” This series can help you reach out to the community, bring believers back, and build supportive friendships. Rose Publishing. 9781596366367 9781596367579 9781596366350 9781596366343 9781596366336 9781596367463

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Grief Recovery More than 2,500,000 sold

A gift for grieving parents

The classic volume on the 10 stages of grief NEW Pilgrimage Through Loss Pathways to Strength and Renewal After the Death of a Child Linda Lawrence Hunt

Good Grief 50th Anniversary Edition Granger E. Westberg This bestseller has helped millions of readers find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Today this classic text continues to offer helpful insights on the emotional and physical responses people experience during the natural process of grieving. It identifies ten stages of grief: shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance. Recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, it defines no “right” way to grieve. Fortress Press.

The death of a child immerses parents into a lifelong challenge of living with one of life’s most heartbreaking losses. This is the story of one family’s journey, along with interviews from thirty other mothers and fathers who add their voices to the silences that often surround suffering in our “mourning-avoidant” culture. Hunt illuminates the varied pathways parents eventually discover that open their lives to strength and healing. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664239480

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Authored by a miscarriage survivor

A gift book of grief comfort

Endorsed by Will Willimon and Phyllis Tickle Good Mourning Getting Through Your Grief Allan Hugh Cole Jr.

What Was Lost A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage Elise Erikson Barrett

In this brief book Allan Hugh Cole explains the process of grief and what loss can do to us, identifies ways of coping, and reminds us of the hope that we can find in mourning. Ultimately, Cole offers a plan of “good mourning”— a way to work through the loss and rebuild life with new strength. Cole describes what it takes to be engaged in good mourning instead of endless suffering, and demonstrates how faith and prayer can be practical tools in rebuilding life after loss. Westminster John Knox Press.

United Methodist Pastor Elise Erikson Barrett draws on her own painful experiences as well as interviews with others who have gone through the devastation of miscarriage in an effort to help women grieve and, in time, to think theologically about pregnancy loss. Barrett also offers some much-needed practical advice about breaking the news to others, coping with insensitive comments, and grieving what is often a private loss, unmarked by the world. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664235208

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Facing tragedies

Stories of grief from the Bible

Endorsed by grief authors

Treasures in the Darkness Letting Go of Pain, Holding On to Faith L. Lawrence Brandon

The Dave Test A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times Frederick W. Schmidt

The strongest believer’s faith can be shaken when faced with tragedy. Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon faced this when his oldest son, Larry was killed. Here he shares his own struggle, pain, and eventual victory in Christ. While it appeared to the world he was doing well, inside his heart and faith were broken. Only someone who has faced the internal crumbling and nagging doubts can speak with authority to the pain that people face in such dark times. Abingdon Press. 9781426754845

Did you show up to work yesterday just to be greeted with a layoff notice? What do you say when your friend miscarries? Or when your brother is diagnosed with incurable cancer? Hard-hitting issues such as these aren’t necessarily part of God’s perfect plan, or blessings in disguise. When life tosses you hard problems with only painful options, take the Dave Test. It will empower you to take life head-on with blunt wisdom, soul-searching honesty, and utter integrity. Abingdon Press. 9781426755934

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Grief Recovery Offers perspective and advice

For those who care for grieving children

NEW At the Edge of Life Conversations When Death is Near Richard L. Morgan

What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids About Death and Dying Joseph M. Primo

Drawing on 60 years of experience as pastor, hospice chaplain, and friend to dying people, Morgan offers advice to people coping with a family member, friend, or patient who is approaching the time of death. These 30 meditations take us from accepting our own mortality and the impending death of someone we care about through “making preparations,” “finding closure,” and “dying moments.” Upper Room Books. Coming September 2014.

One out of seven children will lose a parent before they are 20. However, we are often at a loss when dealing with a grieving child. They are at high-risk for substance abuse, promiscuity, depression, and suicide. Rather than avoiding all conversations on death or pretending it never happened— offering support requires us to be in-tune with kids through dialogue as they grapple with questions of “how” and “why.” Abingdon Press. 9781426760495

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NEW Wild Things Poems of Grief and Love, Loss, and Gratitude Roberta C. Bondi As Bondi put pen to paper, she gave voice to her grief—and created a resource for others who grieve. She articulates her pain so others can know that they can live beyond the grief and pain and find a measure of comfort. Bondi shines a light on the dark face of grief, reminding us of God’s enduring love. Upper Room Books. Coming September 2014. 9780835813631 $14.00; $9.52

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Beyond the Broken Heart A Journey Through Grief Julie Yarbrough

From the widow of a pastor

How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. This support and ministry program is crafted for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her own experience combined with a love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal exploration of the grief journey. Abingdon Press. 9781426744372 9781426744365 9781426744389 9781426744396 9781426745102 9781426777981 9781426744440

A tool for outreach ministry 8 sessions

Participant Book $12.99; $8.18 Leader Guide $15.99; $10.07 Daily Devotional $15.99; $10.07 DVD $39.99; $31.99 Preview Book: A Journey Through Grief $1.99 Boxed Program Kit $69.99; $55.99 Book: Inside the Broken Heart $14.99; $8.99

A pocket-sized gift book of comfort

Activity-based therapy For small groups or individuals

Secure in the Storm Scriptures For Your Time of Need Julie Yarbrough

The Painting Table A Journal of Loss and Joy Roger Hutchison

This pocket-sized book is a beautiful collection of Scriptures offering comfort to anyone experiencing a loss. Organized into seven categories for quick and easy searching with 150 promises from the Bible. These encouraging Scriptures will strengthen and sustain those who have lost a loved one or suffered some other kind of loss or personal difficulty, reminding them of the steadfast faithfulness of God. Abingdon Press. 9781426768941 9781426780110

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Where there is grief, sadness, and loss, there also is hope. There is an opportunity for celebration as we gather together, break bread, talk, and are welcomed. For many, life happens around the kitchen table, but in this case, we gather at The Painting Table as the reader is invited to draw pictures, record memories, and celebrate living through the creation of something new. This is an accessible, simple, and beautiful book for those who may be grieving the death of a loved one, struggling in a relationship, or facing a major transition in their lives. Morehouse Publishing.

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Balancing Truth and Grace Rob Renfroe

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NEW Jesus Apprentice Doing What Jesus Did Jeff Kirby

There’s a lot of talk today about “culture wars,” but that is only a symptom of a deeper problem. Those who hold to the traditional beliefs of the Christian faith find themselves at odds with a culture that no longer believes that universal moral truths apply to everyone. This study reminds us that the Christian life requires commitment to both truth and grace. Like a tightrope walker, we must learn to balance compassion for people and passion for truth, just as Jesus did. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014. Book Leader Guide DVD

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A model of apprenticeship

When Jesus taught the disciples, his message was simple and clear. In this illuminating study, Jeff Kirby sweeps aside the clutter of our daily lives and takes us to the heart of Jesus’ message. With Christ as our teacher and mentor, we explore Christian belief through Christian action, following in the footsteps of our Lord as apprentices. Abingdon Press. Coming February 2015. 9781426787737 9781426787775 9781426787751

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From a Super Bowl coach

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Fight Winning the Battles That Matter Most Craig Groeschel with Judson Poling

Dare To Be Uncommon Discovering How to Impact Your World Tony Dungy

This study for men looks at the life of Samson, showing how much we have in common with this guy. Things didn’t work out so well for him in the end. But by looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be—a man who knows how to fight for what’s right. Use the weapons God gave you, and you’ll win. Zondervan. 9780310894964 9780310894957 9780310697015 9780310681144

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This study focuses on developing personal character, living an Uncommon life, and being equipped to help foster an Uncommon character in others. It is crafted especially for men, providing biblical answers, relationship-building discussion questions, and character-building insights from Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy. Group Publishing.

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From a Super Bowl coach

The best of a beloved columnist

6 sessions

The Long View Reflections on Life, God, and Nature Don Underwood

Quiet Strength Discovering God’s Game Plan for a Winning Life Tony Dungy

Underwood’s weekly columns for the last 30 years have touched hearts and changed lives. This collection of some of his best reminds readers how God is ever present, in the heat of the summer, in the prayed-for rain, in the lives of the least likely acquaintance, and the best loved parent. It is his celebration of the everyday and recognition of the greatest beauty in the smallest of things that makes this a book readers will return to again and again. Abingdon Press.

This resource addresses six tough questions men ask. Or, more accurately, don’t ask— even though men crave the answers. Each of the six Bible studies is crafted especially for men, and provides biblical answers, relationship-building discussion questions, fun activities, and character-building insights from the life of Super Bowlwinning coach Tony Dungy. Group Publishing. 9780764436628

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NEW Broken and Blessed How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World Jessica LaGrone Every family since the beginning of time has been both broken and blessed. In this study, Jessica LaGrone takes us on a journey through Genesis, a book that tells the story of one perfectly imperfect family—from Adam and Eve all the way to Joseph and his brothers. Despite their brokenness, God chose to love and bless this family so that they might be a blessing to the world. As we get to know each generation, noting both the good and bad traits that were passed down, we will see that God worked for good in their lives for the good of all of us. And we will see that God wants to do the same in our own imperfect families today, bringing blessing from brokenness. Whether you’re single, married, or divorced—with or without children or grandchildren—you have an important job to play as part of God’s family. Abingdon Press. Participant Book $15.99; $10.07 Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 DVD (closed-captioned) $49.99; $39.99 Preview Book $1.99 Leader Kit (includes one each of the above items) $79.99; $63.99

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Namesake When God Rewrites Your Story Jessica LaGrone Every name tells a story. Names in Scripture were often given to tell the story of a person’s identity, upbringing, or character. When transforming lives, God often brings more than we bargained for: new identities, new journeys, even new names.

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Namesake is a small-group study that explores the roots of biblical characters’ names and the transformational power of God through the stories of individuals who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. The DVD features six video teaching segments with Jessica. The Boxed Kit contains one copy each: Leader Guide, Participant Book, DVD, and 5 Preview Books. Abingdon Press. Participant Book $15.99; $10.07 Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 DVD (closed-captioned) $39.99; $31.99 Preview Book $1.99 $74.99; $59.99 Leader Kit (includes one each of the above items, plus 5 Preview Books)

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Women’s Studies This I Know For Sure Taking God at His Word Babbie Mason

Teaching & music DVD segments with Babbie (25 minutes per segment)

Do you have a longing to know God more intimately? Do you desire a rock-solid faith to believe God for the challenges you are facing, regardless of how you may feel?

6 sessions

This Bible study from award-winning Gospel singer-songwriter and Bible teacher Babbie Mason challenges you to examine your personal relationship with God, make up your mind to believe God’s Word—regardless of your feelings or circumstances— and take hold of some nonnegotiable principles of the faith. Whether you are wrestling with questions or fears, struggling in your relationships, or facing a health, financial, or other crisis, these principles will enable you to trust God with your doubts, cease your wavering, and drive a spiritual stake of faith in the ground. Abingdon Press. 9781426772450 9781426772467 9781426772474 9781426775697 9781426772481

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Embraced by God Seven Promises for Every Woman Babbie Mason

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Every woman longs to know that she is loved, accepted, and valued. Yet, many wonder, “Does God really love me as I am? Do I really matter to God?” In this study, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason helps women of all ages and walks of life to discover the depth and breadth of God’s great love and acceptance. Drawing upon her own personal journey to understand how much God loves her—not as a singer or teacher but as God’s beloved daughter—she equips women to accept God’s unfailing love as they understand and claim seven biblical promises.

8 sessions

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The Christ-Centered Woman Finding Balance in a World of Extremes Kimberly Dunnam Reisman This in-depth Bible study helps women to find balance at every age and stage of life, not by asking “How do I juggle my responsibilities?” but “How do I make choices that reflect my relationship with Christ and his direction for my life?”

6 sessions

Using chapter 3 of Ephesians as a biblical foundation, the study identifies barriers to balanced living and explores what the Bible teaches about Christ-centered living. Women will discover how being centered in the Savior can help us contemplate, sort, and prioritize our callings. Through it all, we come to experience Christ as Rock, Solace, and Guide and find him as the calm center from which we can wisely navigate the responsibilities of our lives. Abingdon Press.

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NEW Jeremiah Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Melissa Spoelstra When we look around at today’s world, hope usually isn’t the first word that comes to mind. We live in an unstable world where marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast-paced life get us down. In the Book of Jeremiah, we find God calling out to God’s people with a message of hope—a message that intentional living is possible even in an unstable world. But how do we do it?

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This study offers women hope for living in an uncertain world and navigating the challenges of their lives. By examining God’s words of instruction to God’s wayward people through Jeremiah, women will discover six guidelines for intentional living that can help them overcome fear, worry, and doubt as they surrender their will to God’s and put their hope in God alone. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014. 9781426788871 9781426788949 9781426788956 9781426788970 9781426788963

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Life application from women who encountered Jesus

NEW Anonymous Discovering the Somebody You Are to God Cindi Wood

DVD-enhanced (25 minutes per segment) 6 sessions

Women today are searching for ways to make a difference in their daily lives. Whether they are working women, stay-at-home moms, or women moving into their retirement years, they want to be a somebody who makes a positive impact in the world around them. The Bible is filled with “anonymous” women who made a significant impact in God’s story. Though we do not know their names, all were known and loved by God. This study helps women discover their significance by exploring the stories of four anonymous biblical women who encountered Jesus and were never the same again. The daily lessons explore each woman’s story, including the cultural influences and lifestyles of her day, and the ways that all women can relate to and learn from her. Contemporary “anonymous stories” are sprinkled throughout, offering even more connection points. Together women will grow in their relationship with Christ as they find their significance in the heart of God. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2014. 9781426792120 9781426792137 9781426792151 9781426792182 9781426792168 For

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Women’s Studies For mothers in chaos

Community outreach for mothers

10 spiritual disciplines

DVD-enhanced NEW Mom Seeks God Practicing Grace in the Chaos Julia Roller

18 sessions

The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging of your life— and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. Abingdon Press.

NEW Where Moms Connect A Year of Encouragement A unique curriculum that brings women together and helps them connect naturally, through discussion, Bible study, and fun. The annual program kit contains everything a leader needs to guide a group for 9 months, with the group meeting twice a month. Group Publishing. 9781470704513 9781470704537 9781470704544

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A Spring fellowship & study event for women

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NEW Garden Getaway Retreat Where Women Walk With God

Looking for something fresh and new for your spring event or tea? This faith-based mini-event uses the concept of “upcycling” to bring home the point that God can make all things new. Women will enjoy getting to know one another as they share their lifechanging stories and discover how God is shaping their lives. Kit includes a Leader Guide, a CD-ROM, and a 10-Pack of Participant Books. Group Publishing. 9781470708535 9781470708528

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A refreshing, garden-themed women’s retreat that will encourage women through all the seasons of their life. Here is everything you need to plan and host a top-notch, gardenthemed retreat that will help women make new friends and draw closer to old friends through fun, relational activities, and grow closer to God through Bible study and through sharing with each other. Group Publishing. 9781470708627 9781470708689 9781470708696

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Prayers from women writers

Bible study coordinated with service projects

Women’s Uncommon Prayers Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated Edited by Ann Smith, Marjorie A. Burke, and Elizabeth Rankin Geitz

This Means Love Service Projects for Women Who Want to Make a Difference

Looking for ways to be strong yet tender, independent yet intimate—women today strive toward ever greater understanding of themselves, their relationships with family and friends, and their place in the world. Written by clergy and lay women from all around the country, this compilation of prayers and poems touches on a diverse array of topics organized under the categories of identity, daily life, stages of life, spirituality, and ministry. Also includes seasonal and corporate prayers. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819218643

Daily we are bombarded with needs all around us. A woman’s heart wants to help…to care…to reach out. But how? This easy-to-use kit brings together the pieces needed to plan and execute simple service projects with a small group of women that can make a difference in your community. A coordinating Bible study walks women through what it means to serve and how it affects our faith. Group Publishing.

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Women’s Studies From the Inscribed Collection Bible Study Series

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NEW Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life Joanna Weaver

NEW Amazed and Confused When God’s Actions Collide With Our Expectations Heather Zempel Most women have prayed for something or someone in earnest, seeking God’s will, only to be left confused by God’s response. Sometimes we ask, “Why would a good God allow bad things to happen to good people?” This study tackles that question head-on by exploring the book of Habakkuk. Thomas Nelson.

The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet. But the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him. Yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy. Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy life, and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. In this study, we learn how to deepen our devotion and strengthen our service, doing both with less stress and greater joy. Waterbrook Press. 9781578562589 9780307731609 9780307731593

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NEW Dive Deeper Finding Deep Faith Beyond Shallow Religion

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Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life $14.99; $10.19

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Finding contentment

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One Thousand Gifts A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Ann Voskamp

Restless Because You Were Made for More Jennie Allen

Just like you, author Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. “How,” she wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark?” In this study she invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God’s gifts. Learn to find joy in midst of everything from the typical grind of daily chores and deadlines to the calamity every person eventually faces. Zondervan. 9780310321910 9780310684381 9780310684398 9780310684404 9780310318651

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This study explores the fact that God has called each of us to do great things in God’s name, and helps us discover what that might mean for each of us individually. Author Jennie Allen writes, “We are called to dream but we’re afraid to. But because we are called, when we don’t act on it we become restless—restless to find purpose, to make a difference in the world, to matter.” Allen doesn’t suggest women add one more thing to their to-do list, but instead invites them to stop and listen where they are by offering a simple process on highly designed journal pages to identify the raw materials they’ve been given. Thomas Nelson.

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Adult Spiritual Growth For seekers & skeptics

Prayers for the unsure

NEW The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion A Guide to Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics, and Believers Martin Thielen

NEW Prayers For People Who Say They Can’t Pray Donna Schaper Almost everyone prays: believers, unbelievers, wanna-be believers and mighthave-been believers. When people say “I don’t know how to pray,” what they often mean is “I don’t believe.” Or perhaps they are struggling with disappointment or anger with God and have taken a break from their prayer life. This book introduces new ways of prayer and thinking about what prayer is. Whether you are someone who believes, hopes to believe, almost believes or simply trusts that offering a prayer means something, this book is for you. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2014.

To help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the “Nones” (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664239473

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A unique hands-on learning experience

Learn what captivates young adults Discussion questions with each chapter

A Bead and a Prayer A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads Kristen E. Vincent

Yearning Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church Robert Hendrickson

Readers will explore the history and art of using beads in prayer, discover ways to pray with beads, and learn how beads can help them deepen their faith and listen to God. Instructions for making prayer beads are included. Great for Christians with no experience in using beads for prayer, Sunday school classes, women’s groups, prayer groups, youth groups, and children’s classes. Upper Room Books.

Young adults are searching for a church that demands their involvement, whether it is in mission, worship, theology, or daily life. This book places the church in context with consumerism, freedom of choice, war and terror, and the impact of technology now dominating the worldview of young adults. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228680

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Always We Begin Again The Benedictine Way of Living 15th Anniversary Edition: Revised John McQuiston II

The Workbook of Living Prayer 20th Anniversary Edition Maxie Dunnam This ever popular classic can be used by individuals or groups to make the experience of prayer come alive. This 6-week prayer adventure features daily commentary on a particular facet of prayer, plus Scripture readings, and reflections from Maxie Dunnam. Upper Room Books. 9780835807180

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This study holds timeless appeal for readers who hunger for a meaningful and creatively balanced framework for life. It offers a simple blueprint, based on the Rule of St. Benedict, to order one’s time and create physical and inner space, to step back from the demands and pressures of the moment, and step into a place of peace. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819224286

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Holy Spirit Here and Now Trevor Hudson Many Christians feel that something is missing from their relationship with God. Trevor Hudson invites readers into a fresh relationship with the Holy Spirit, reassuring them that “the Holy See page 96 for Spirit is deeply at work more from Trevor in you, right at this Hudson. moment, wherever you are.” Each chapter includes a simple exercise to help them connect with the Holy Spirit in their daily life, plus questions for small-group discussion. Upper Room Books. 9780835812207

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Adult Spiritual Growth The questions Jesus asked

See God in new places

NEW Jesus Is the Question The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered Martin B. Copenhaver

NEW Undistorted God Dispatches of Faith Amid the Cultural Noise Ray Waddle

Jesus asks many questions in the gospels—307 different questions, to be exact. In contrast, Jesus directly answers only three of the 183 questions he is asked. Contrary to how Jesus is often portrayed, he does not offer spiritual tips or provide easy answers. Instead, in some instances Jesus keeps silent. Sometimes he responds to a question with another question. Asking questions was central to Jesus’ teachings. This book considers the questions Jesus asks—what the questions tell us about Jesus and what our responses might say about what it means to follow Him. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014.

Ray Waddle encourages us to find meaning inside, sometimes despite, the contentious times we live in. He helps readers see through spiritual insecurity and distraction to see God in new places: in the sky, in writing, in walking, in music, in memory, in Gospel reading, the bread and wine, worship, the very name Jesus—and get beneath social habits or routine theological assumptions in order to find a fresh core of epiphany. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014. 9781426767166

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5 sessions Love Does Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World Bob Goff

From his childhood, Moore recalls, “I would be sitting there in church…drawing pictures on the back of the bulletin…daydreaming about sports…and then, the preacher would start telling a story, and…he had my full attention.” Jesus knew the importance of telling stories to convey a message and used this technique often when speaking in the form of parables. We can learn much from this method of the master teacher. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014.

Enjoy the whimsy, paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from author Bob Goff through humorous and thought-provoking lessons that makes faith in God simple and real. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at feelings. Bob’s love takes action, just like Jesus did. The profound lessons drawn from Bob’s life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible too. Thomas Nelson. 9781400203758 9781400206278 9781400206292 9781400206315

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A recovery program in 25 sessions

For small groups and classrooms 24 films (10–14 min. each) with discussion questions

Celebrate Recovery A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes John Baker

NOOMA Complete Film Collection Rob Bell

Alcoholism, Divorce, Sexual Abuse, Drug Addiction, Domestic Violence, Gambling Addiction. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, this program helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. Zondervan. 9780310689676 9780310689652 9780310330172 9780310689607

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For the first time all 24 NOOMA short films are available in one specially priced package. These films have sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. NOOMAs are appropriate for personal use, small-group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives and Bible teachings to tackle tough questions. This series of short topical films and a 32-page discussion guide comes with 2 DVDs. Zondervan. 9780310620846

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Adult Devotions Ways to respond to Jesus

On group prayer

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A House of Prayer The Power of Praying in Community Thomas R. Steagald

Invitations of Jesus Trevor Hudson

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How do we respond to the invitations of Jesus? Trevor Hudson calls us to consider the invitations Jesus offers in five areas of life. In his gentle and intimate style, Hudson leads you to see where Christ is touching your life, calling you to deeper relationship with God, self, and neighbor. This small-group study includes a Leader’s Guide for small-group facilitation. Upper Room Books. 9780835813136

The author incorporates memoir, travelogue, reflection on Scripture, church history, and psychology as he builds a compelling case for congregations to put more focus on praying as a community. Prayer together can take a person from isolation and spiritual distress toward a deep sense of abiding connectedness. Here is a practical guide to serenity by means of praying together—spiritually or physically. Upper Room Books. 9780835813211

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The Guide to Prayer series

The Guide to Prayer series

365 daily devotions

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God Rueben P. Job , Norman Shawchuck

For nearly 20 years, Guide to Prayer books have been used by thousands who hunger for God. Readers appreciate the simple structure of daily worship, the rich spiritual writings, the lectionary guidelines, and the poignant prayers. Now, this third volume offers a daily pattern for those seeking a rhythm of devotion and personal worship, following the Christian year and lectionary readings. Each day offers an opening affirmation, a petition of prayer, and daily Scripture selections. Upper Room Books.

This book, the fourth in The Upper Room’s best-selling Guide to Prayer series, offers a simple pattern of daily prayer built around weekly themes and organized by the Christian church year. The daily readings are drawn from the history of Christian spirituality. Upper Room Books. 9780835813280

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From the author of Jesus Calling

365 daily readings

Jesus Today Experiencing Hope Through His Presence Sarah Young

Jesus Calling Enjoying Peace in His Presence Sarah Young In this best-selling book of inspiration, you will find words of reassurance, comfort, and hope from prayer dialogue that have made her increasingly aware of Jesus’ presence and allowed her to enjoy his peace. Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with him from monologue to a dialogue. Thomas Nelson.

After years of writing in her prayer journal and feeling led to write down what she believed God was telling her, Sarah Young’s prayer journal turned from a monologue to a dialogue. Knowing that her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, this process still helped her grow closer in her walk with God. Readers will be renewed with a sense of hope as Sarah shares her spiritual journey through medical struggles while writing this book. Thomas Nelson. 9781400320097

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Adult Devotions 365 daily devotions for women

Jesus’ words on the afterlife

NEW Rhythms of Growth 365 Meditations to Nurture the Soul Linda Douty

NEW Beyond Death What Jesus Revealed About Eternal Life Flora Slosson Wuellner

Linda Douty uses the seasons of the year to illustrate natural trends in our spiritual lives. For winter, she writes about themes of rootedness, fallow times, and reflection. For spring, planting, growth, and storms. For summer, bearing fruit, blossoming, weeding, and pests. For fall, letting go, sifting, and harvesting. Douty’s ability to bring the everyday and the holy together make this book appealing for the woman who wants a devotional that applies to everyday life. Upper Room Books. Coming October 2014.

What awaits us after death? This study offers hope and comfort to those who might be troubled by mixed messages about the afterlife from church or who are simply wounded from misunderstandings on the subject. Each chapter opens with a quotation from Jesus and develops the implications of those words, closing with a guided meditation. Upper Room Books. 9780835813181

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1 year of weekly devotions on the Psalms

364 devotions in each book BACK BY DEMAND E. Stanley Jones, one of the greatest Christian evangelists of the 20th century is back in print, offering one devotion for each day for 52 weeks. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2014.

My Strength and My Song A Year with the Psalms Simon Peter Iredale

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Reflecting timeless human emotions and experiences ranging from the depths of despair to the highest joy, the Psalms affirm the eternal truths that God is present, God loves, God cares, and God saves. This devotional guides readers on a year-long journey through the Psalms, offering a personal study/reading for each week. Each reading carefully unpacks a psalm, highlights its key insights, and closes with a reflection and a prayer. Abingdon Press. 9781426760471

Written in 1942, Abundant Living has helped more than one million people discover how God desires more for us than we could ever imagine and freely gives us that abundant life of body, mind, and spirit.

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The basics of prayer

Devotions based on classic songs Music for Your Heart Reflections from Your Favorite Songs Ace Collins

Beginning Prayer John Killinger This timeless primer on prayer is a simple how-to book designed to answer basic questions beginners have about how to pray. Killinger addresses topics such as the appropriate attitude for prayer, the best time to pray, the best place for prayer, various postures for prayer, and the mood required for prayer. He also introduces readers to 21 methods of praying. Upper Room Books.

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? Something about its tune or lyrics holds your attention. Why? How did the song come to be? And what does the song really mean? This book takes you behind the scenes of your favorite songs to show how the lyrics and music began. Through insider stories and artist bios, it weaves stirring reflections on our popular classics. Each short chapter will inspire curious music enthusiasts, as well as those seeking a book for devotional meditation. Abingdon Press. 9781426767272

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Daily devotions for women

In Rhythms of Growth, Linda Douty uses the seasons of the year to illustrate natural trends in our spiritual lives: for Winter, she writes about themes of rootedness, fallow times, reflection; for Spring, awakening, planting, new growth, storms; for Summer, bearing fruit, abundance, blossoming, weeding & pests; for Fall, letting go, sifting, harvesting. Linda’s conversational style and ability to bring the everyday and the holy together make this book appealing for the woman who wants a devotional book that is applicable to everyday life. Upper Room Books. Coming in October. 9780835813518

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NEW Disciplines 2015 A Book of Daily Devotions Rita Collett, editor

An annual favorite celebrating 55 years in publication

This popular devotional guide is for Christians who want to delve deeper into Scripture and apply it to their daily lives. Fifty-three writers from diverse Christian backgrounds share messages of hope, challenge, and joy. Each daily reading includes a focal Scripture passage from the Revised Common Lectionary, a meditation related to the Scripture, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection. Writers for 2015 include Trevor Hudson, Marjorie Hewitt Suchoki, Michael W. Waters, Eileen Campbell-Reed, Paul Lynd Escamilla, J. Dana Trent, James Howell, Kristen Vincent, Thomas Thangaraj, and more. Upper Room Books. Coming in July. 9780835812375 9780835812405

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Living Compass is a church-based faith and wellness program designed for individuals and small groups. Readers engage in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, consisting of daily ten-minute readings, plus small, meaningful action steps designed for getting “your life, your relationships, and your work headed in a new direction,” according to the author. Deeply spiritual and exceedingly practical, the new book joins the national Living Compass network, which includes a website, workshop series, wellness resources (including a free Living Well with Living Compass app), social media, and soon, a new multi-million-dollar wellness center to be located in the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in August.

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NEW Not a Silent Night Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton

NEW Travel the Highways of Advent An Advent Study for Adults Stan Purdum

In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; then flashbacks to when she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable. Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, and guided by love for him. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426771842 9781426771996 9781426771859

During Advent season, this study can aid application of biblical principles to everyday, practical life experience. It uses the analogies of the Highway of Reversal, the Highway of In Between, the Highway of Enthusiasm, the Highway of Holiness, and the Highway of Merriment. Each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014.

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5 sessions When God Comes Down An Advent Study for Adults James A. Harnish

NEW The Lord Is Our Light An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary A. Elaine Brown Crawford with Leader Guide by Nan Duerling

The study explores the meaning of the incarnation—God with us in human flesh—by looking at the stories of the primary biblical characters in the birth stories through whose lives the miracle of incarnation happened: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. It also includes a traditional character in Nativity plays, one who is not mentioned in the Bible, the innkeeper. Through all these characters, he helps us claim for ourselves the reality of God’s presence with us. Abingdon Press.

This Advent study for 2014 is based upon the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures for Year B. Key Bible readings call us to praise God as we actively wait for the coming of God’s redemption and new creation. Through the readings, we hear the call to celebrate the light of God revealed through Jesus Christ. We will discover the light that began in the manger that continues as we look forward with hope to Christ’s return. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014. 9781426785832

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Embodied Light Advent Reflections on the Incarnation Melissa Tidwell

A Thrill of Hope The Christmas Story in Word and Art

A study that invites readers to ponder our Creator’s daring adventure of taking on human flesh and coming to earth to live among us. These reflections for Advent reveal how to follow this fully human, fully divine Jesus with our full selves—mind, spirit, and body. Readers will embark on a 4-session journey filled with Scripture readings, illuminating stories, penetrating commentary, and prayers that guide them to open their eyes to the mystery of the Incarnation—God with us. Upper Room Books. 9780835812146

A DVD-based study that presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each Scripture passage is illustrated by the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier Biblical scholars: names such as Dr. Thomas A. Long, Dr. Michael Joseph Brown, Dr. Carol A. Newsom and more. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781606740903 9781606740897

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Advent & Christmas Studies A Bible study inspired by songs

Morning & evening devotions for the Christmas season NEW All I Really Want Readings for a Modern Christmas Quinn Caldwell

NEWLY REVISED Mary Had a Baby An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Marilyn E. Thornton

Sometimes the happiest and holiest time of the year is also the hardest for people to enjoy. These daily readings offer the skeptic and the over-committed the opportunity to make just enough room for God to show up. These brief writings address the challenges and realities of the season and include a simple action, ritual, or meditation designed to gently steer the reader toward the deeper meaning that underlies the season. These readings include a brief prayer for each morning and evening during the entire Christmas season. Includes a calendar with one easy task to do each day. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2014. 9781426790171

This 2014 revised edition has four sessions, one for each week of Advent. Perfect for small groups, Sunday School, mid-week sessions, and choir workshops. Each lesson utilizes Scripture, song lyrics, devotional text, and discussion questions to stimulate deepening faith and a sense of community. The four spirituals featured are “Mary Had a Baby”; “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow”; “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”; and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain.” Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014.

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A women’s social, spiritual, and outreach event

NEW Contagious Christmas Women’s Holiday Event Kit

Vintage Christmas Women’s Holiday Event Kit

Looking for something fresh and new for your next Christmas event or holiday tea? With Contagious Christmas, you’ll breathe new life into your holiday gathering as participants enjoy getting to know one another while they share their own stories and connect with the story that started us all on a mission to make joy contagious—the Christmas story. The kit provides everything you need to plan and host a wonderful winter event for the women in your church and community, including a Leader Guide, DVD, downloadable graphics, and a 10-Pack of the Contagious Christmas Memory Booklet. Group Publishing. Coming June 2014. 9781470710538 9781470710514

This event is centered around the special Christmas memories women have come to love. They will enjoy getting to know one another as they share their own Christmas traditions and memories. They’ll also be challenged to keep Christ at the center of everything they do—especially during the busy holiday season. The kit provides everything you need to plan and host a wonderful winter event for the women in your church and community. Group Publishing. 9781470700881 9780849922367

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A gift book of short stories

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A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season Katherine Paterson

WE: Expectations 1 Event for Advent Laura Keeley

A collection of modern-day short stories that includes tales of real-life people such as a shopping mall night watchman, a lonely widower, a pregnant teenage runaway, a political prisoner in China, a grieving mother, and a privileged American, who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas because of loss, pain, greed, or circumstances. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664239152

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Advent & Christmas Studies Instructions for making an Advent wreath included

Experiential approach to traditional stories

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NEW Taste and See Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas Jan Johnson

NEW Light of Lights

Advent Devotions from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide Robin Pippin, editor

Jan Johnson offers an innovative Advent small-group study built around a careful contextual reading of Scripture combined with the imaginative reading approach introduced by St. Ignatius. The title Taste and See hints at how readers are invited to experience the stories of the season with their senses. Drawing on that experience of Scripture, participants then consider how these stories speak to their own lives. Includes a Leader Guide. Upper Room Books. Coming in June.

This Advent book invites readers to commit to the practice of daily prayer. The collection of meditations from The Upper Room daily devotional guide is arranged to coordinate with the themes of the four candles on an Advent wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Meditations are included for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Sunday after Christmas. A complete Leader’s Guide for small groups and instructions for making an Advent wreath are included. Upper Room Books. Coming in June. 9780835813419

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Short, effective devotions

Revised edition of classic Lenten devotional

Flexible—for Lent or any time of year

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NEW Interruptions A 40-Day Journey with Jesus Jacob Armstrong

NEW Pilgrim Road, Revised Edition A Benedictine Journey Through Lent Albert Holtz, O.S.B.

Life is full of interruptions. You have a flat tire on the way to work. Your phone buzzes, signaling yet another text or e-mail. Or a major interruption blindsides you the death of a loved one, a job loss, a family member in crisis, or a shattering diagnosis. Where is God in all these situations? Interruptions: A 40-Day Journey with Jesus provides a chance for you to set aside your stress for a bit and refocus on God. Jacob Armstrong looks at the life of Jesus and gives insights on how you might respond to all the interruptions in your life. The Scripture-based meditations guide you to think about interruptions from various angles. Armstrong weaves together biblical and contemporary stories in these short, effective devotions. His book will encourage you and remind you that God wants to meet you with peace and joy in the interruptions of life. Upper Room Books. Coming in August. 9780835813471

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In the view of St. Benedict of Nursia, the Lenten journey is an inner pilgrimage with Christ into the deepest parts of ourselves, to be marked not so much by external observances, such as fasting and self-denial, as by a deepening of our relationship with God. Benedictine monk Albert Holtz develops that journey theme through meditations written during a fifteencountry pilgrimage while on sabbatical. At the heart of each reflection is the lesson it teaches about our inner spiritual journey. By applying Benedict’s monastic wisdom to the everyday concerns and aspirations of modern Christians, Pilgrim Road helps contemporary spiritual seekers travel along and experience the journey of Lent in the most positive, meaningful, and fruitful manner. Includes a revised introduction and questions for reflection. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in November. 9780819229816

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How to let go and give praise during Lent

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7 sessions NEW Give It Up! A Lenten Study for Adults Dottie Escobedo-Frank

NEW The Lord Is Our Salvation A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary Katie Z. Dawson with Leader Guide by Nan Duerling

This Lenten study reflects on all the things that hold our attention and occupy our time, yet isolate us from God—distractions like social media, phones, and the noise of life. Imagine the challenge of giving up each of these for a week. But the power of such a release brings great gain. Each of us can be freed to “give it up” in applause and praise for the reward of a life deeply lived in Christ. Each chapter offers a Scripture reference, questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014.

This Lenten study for 2015 from the Scriptures for the Church Seasons series is based on the Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures for Year B. Key Bible readings call us to praise God as we contemplate God’s redemption and new creation through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through the readings, we hear the call to celebrate God’s salvation. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014. 9781426785856

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A study on discipleship

A different approach to Lenten sacrifice

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7 sessions Give Up Something Bad for Lent A Lenten Study for Adults James W. Moore

He Set His Face to Jerusalem A Lenten Study for Adults Richard B. Wilke

For Lent, Christians give up something as an act of sacrifice and discipline. Often it is something like chocolate, knowing that after Easter, they can once again enjoy what they have given up. James Moore challenges readers to instead give up something that they would be better off not doing. He invites all to focus on eliminating one habit that is destructive. Imagine giving up envy, jealousy, self-pity, apathy, procrastination, gossip, resentment, or negative thinking—and how much better life would be. Abingdon Press.

In this Lenten study, Richard Wilke explores Jesus’ commitment to go to Jerusalem in order to help us reflect on how we “set our faces” in life. Includes seven chapters, one for each week in Lent and one for Holy Week and Easter. Each session offers a Scripture reference, a personal reading, questions for reflection, a closing prayer, and a focus for the week. For small-group or individual use. Abingdon Press. 9781426768934

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Lent as a time for action

A Lenten study from a best-selling author

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A World Worth Saving Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action George Hovaness Donigian

Final Words From the Cross Adam Hamilton

For anyone who dismisses Lent as a seemingly endless time of self-sacrifice and introspection, this Lenten study offers a breath of fresh air. God thinks the world is worth saving and invites Christians to join in the movement of redemption. Here is a study that challenges readers to grow in their prayer life by praying about daily news reports, discovering the needs around them, and responding with love and compassion. Upper Room Books.

Despite the serious effort and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words”— statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves. Adam Hamilton explores these final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross, exploring the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today. Abingdon Press. 9781426746802 9781426746840 9781426746833

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Lent & Easter Studies Prayer as a 2-way conversation 6 sessions Listen Praying in a Noisy World Rueben P. Job We live in a world of noise. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts. This 40-day experience offers help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. With a focus on listening prayer, and prayer as a 2-way conversation, this experience will assist individuals and groups in deepening a personal prayer practice. Abingdon Press. 9781426780745 9781426781209 9781426781216

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Lenten devotions on the book of Matthew

Forgiving and being forgiven during Lent 6 sessions Forgiveness A Lenten Study Marjorie J. Thompson

Lent for Everyone: Matthew, Year A A Daily Devotional N. T. Wright

Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, this study is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for forgiveness. Westminster John Knox Press.

Suitable for both individual and group study, this Lenten devotional will help make Matthew’s gospel your own, and your journey through Lent a period of discovery and growth. During the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter, readers will have covered the entirety of Matthew, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664238933

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Devotions for the post-Easter season

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Resurrecting Easter Meditations for the Great 50 Days Kate Moorehead

What Wondrous Love Holy Week in Word and Art Thomas G. Long

American Christians have forgotten the Easter season. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on one day and then return to ordinary time. But Christ appeared over and over again for forty days in resurrected form. We can sustain Easter with these devotions for the forgotten post-Easter season. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228482

Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries by academic luminaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson. The accompanying study guide depicts the Swanson artwork from the DVD, along with thought-provoking questions, to spark fresh insights into the Bible story. Morehouse Education Resources.

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Leadership Resources Patience resolves issues and aids church growth

Reinvent small groups 15 chapters

NEW Practicing Christian Patience Encouraging Community, Establishing Peace Jeffrey L. Bullock

NEW From Couch to Community Activating the Potential of Small Groups What if small-group ministries had been invented in 2014, by local churches? Would anything be different? Would any “sacred cows” disappear—or at least be prodded toward fresh vision and action? Answering these questions can activate anew the potential of Christian community— and this study can help church leaders do just that. Group Publishing.

Patience may be the least understood and least practiced of the Christian virtues—yet patience may be the most important virtue to today’s church. Building on a theological, biblical, and historical foundation, the author lays out a case for patience as a distinctly Christian practice. Includes questions for reflection and study by individuals and groups. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819229083

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Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible Thom Schultz and Joani Schultz

NEW The Caring Congregation Training Manual and Resource Guide Karen Lampe Here is a manual with all the necessary resources to help pastors organize and equip the lay leaders in their congregations to listen, visit, comfort, and encourage congregants. Includes training for establishing boundaries, learning to listen, visitation etiquette, and support through the final days of life. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2014 9781426793127

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Age-old patterns can continue to derail progress. Here is a call for new structure and ways of behaving as a church. This book offers concrete examples of how intentionality in leadership based on shared foundational theories has the potential to empower our church. Morehouse Publishing. $24.00; $16.32

The church is shrinking fast. Everything that attracted people in the past simply doesn’t work anymore. Is there anything the church can do to turn the tide? This study reveals the truth about this steep decline, along with innovative ideas for changing the way people think about church. Group Publishing. Book 9780764488443 $14.99; $10.19 Discussion Guide (10-Pack) $8.99; $6.11 9781470713249

Becoming the Transformative Church Beyond Sacred Cows, Fantasies, and Fears Kay Collier McLaughlin

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Faith Formation 4.0 Introducing an Ecology of Faith in a Digital Age Julie Anne Lytle Church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God’s enduring love, but also how to use today’s tools appropriately for evangelization and faith formation. This book offers a road map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as well as long-time believers. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228314

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Serving from the Heart Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile This study leads adults through assessing their talents, resources, individual style, dreams, and experiences—all adding up to an enhanced capacity to serve God and neighbor. Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook 9781426735998 Leader Guide 9781426736001 DVD 9781426736018 Toolkit Digital Download 9781426736254

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Five Stones Conquering Your Giants R. Brad Martin and Shane Stanford We all feel like the powerless, scrawny boy David sometimes. And we all must face “giants”— those challenges that threaten to overwhelm us in ministry, work-life, and our personal lives. These lessons arm the reader with practical and powerful tools of self-discovery, so that the reader’s own liabilities, opportunities, convictions, and capabilities are revealed. Abingdon Press. 9781426771729

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Leadership Resources Adapting to new cultural influences and technologies

The most productive leadership practices NEW High Yield Six Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader Lovett H. Weems Jr. and Tom Berlin

NEW Cryptomnesia How a Forgotten Memory Could Save the Church Christine Chakoian

Just as in the world of agriculture, many variables influence fruitfulness. In a church, leader behaviors are among the most important of those variables. Whether by training or intuition, fruitful leaders develop a set of practices that serve them well and bear much fruit. This book compiles a series of leadership practices the authors have found most fruitful for their leadership and for others. While many of these practices are common among diverse leaders, their implementation is as unique as the leaders themselves. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2014.

Americans are becoming more electronically mobile and secular—and the church we know is being left behind. Growing numbers of “spiritual but not religious” show disinterest in church. How do we find a way forward? Ironically, by looking backward. The early church emerged in an age of globalization in which Roman citizens were bombarded with new cultures, new commerce, new foods, new ideas, new philosophies, new religions. It was exactly the right environment for Christianity to emerge and thrive. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014 9781426790607

Fulfilled Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy Kirk Byron Jones This study articulates a new approach for the exhausted leader. This Christian theology of leadership is based on three inner capacities, which every leader already possesses but which most of us simply ignore or disregard: stillness, awareness, and playfulness. Examine these capacities and learn how to draw upon them in daily life. Abingdon Press. 9781426757938

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Next Surviving a Leadership Transition Marvin Anthony Moss Most new leaders hear the same phrase in some form: “This is the way we do it here.” Resistance to change is common, and it is deadly to new church leadership. Leadership transition is a critical point for the church. This study draws on successful transition experiences and biblical examples to focus on practical principles, empowering the new leader to build a solid foundation. Abingdon Press. 9781426751028

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NEW Please Don’t Tell What to Do with the Secrets People Share Emma J. Justes Not many weeks go by that someone does not confide a secret to a church leader, whether pastor, youth director, choir director, or board member. While pastors have a unique role when it comes to confidentiality, listening to secrets is something that every church leader also does. But there are both privileges and responsibilities in reporting, discerning the truth, and helping people bear deep sins or temper the anger that threatens to overflow. Abingdon Press. 9781426772016

Vital Churches Changing Communities and the World Jorge Acevedo This author reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry. Focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission, Acevedo both inspires and coaches. The book also includes stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Abingdon Press. 9781426767555

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Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book Sandy Jackson and Brian Jackson Help for individuals to discern and respond to God’s particular call on their lives, encouraging each person to recognize his or her spiritual gifts for the church. This course invites participants to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in discipleship. Discipleship Resources. 9780881776263

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See, Know, and Serve the People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy Our communities and congregations are changing, and our reliance on ‘best ministry practices’ no longer makes sense. What works in one congregation won’t work the same way in another, because our congregations and communities are so different from one another. Here are new ways to view congregations and communities, enabling leaders to understand the people within their reach on a granular level. Abingdon Press. 9781426774171

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Stewardship Studies & Resources NEW Treasure A Four-Week Stewardship Program and Small-Group Study Jacob Armstrong

Based on Matthew 6 Individual, small-group,

Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your values, your faith, & churchwide and the health of your relationships. It’s no wonder that in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presented a radical message about our “treasure” and our hearts. In this four-week stewardship 4 sessions program and churchwide study, Jacob Armstrong uses Matthew 6 to reexamine how we look at our finances and possessions, through the countercultural teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. Participants are encouraged to explore ways in which generosity and financial challenges in their personal lives can affect relationships with people and with God. The Program Guide and Flash Drive contain all the tools and information needed to plan and implement the stewardship program: sermon outlines, commentary, instructions, and a small-group leader guide to use along with the Daily Readings and DVD ( both sold separately). Also includes stewardship campaign resources: letters, schedules, promotional art, promotional video, and PowerPoint graphics. The Kit includes one each: Daily Readings, DVD, and Program Guide and Flash Drive. Abingdon Press. .

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What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives?

Churchwide program

first putting GOD first in living and giving Mike Slaughter

4 sessions

In first, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a four-week all-church stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving with a special emphasis on missions, based on his popular book, shiny gods. Parents are encouraged to model generosity for their children, readjust priorities in living and giving, and extend the topics of spending and giving to year-round life habits. The comprehensive Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide your group through the study: session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options and suggestions of ways to make the study meaningful. The DVD features Mike Slaughter as he guides us through the program. The book of devotional readings is a companion resource for program participants and includes short readings, Scripture, prayer, and stories. Abingdon Press.

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9781426765544 first Program Guide Flash Drive with Booklet $29.99;$23.99 (Lays out basic plans for the campaign: schedules, team roles, sermon illustrations, worship helps, letters, and more. Art, files, schedules, and task lists are found on the accompanying flash drive.) 9781426762017 shiny gods DVD (4 sessions; 10–12 minutes each) $39.99;$31.99 9781426761966 shiny gods Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426761942 shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us $14.99; $9.44 Book (used as Adult Participant Book) 9781426762024 first Devotional Book $8.99; $5.66 Save when you buy the Kit! 9781426775734 first Program Kit $99.99; $79.99 Includes one each of the components listed here, plus a Children’s Leader Guide and Youth Study Edition (see page 120).

A new, indirect approach

Committed to Christ Six Steps to a Generous Life Bob Crossman

DVD-based

A stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. After an introductory Sunday stressing the importance of commitment to Christ, the next six weeks are spent exploring six steps to a generous life:

6 sessions

• Prayer • Bible Reading • Worship • Witness • Financial Giving • Service With each step, participants are asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step. Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine. Program resources include everything a leader needs to organize and run a small group or Sunday school class in support of the program, including discussion questions, activities, and flexible session lengths and formats. The pocket book, Six Steps to Generous Life is priced for gift giving for every adult member in your church. Abingdon Press.

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Stewardship Studies & Resources Based on Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Extravagant Generosity The Heart of Giving Michael Reeves, Jennifer Tyler, and Robert Schnase

Complete kit with DVD

This stewardship program helps implant the heart of giving within a congregation. Built on Bishop Robert Schnase’s book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, it succeeds where other programs fail, because it offers all the components you need to implement the program simultaneously into your Sunday services, your small-group studies, and your members’ devotional time. It is an innovative stewardship program designed to move the entire congregation toward goal-oriented, mission-minded giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426728563 Program Guide with CD-ROM 843504019105 Small-Group and Worship DVD (4 60-second worship clips) 9781426729119 Small-Group Leader Guide

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4 sessions For more studies by Robert Schnase— see pages 122 & 160.

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Successful 40-day stewardship program Spiritual development DVD with 6 presentations

Transformed Giving John Ed Mathison

Offer your congregation more with this 40-day spiritual development program that focuses on prayer, presence, gifts, and service. You’ll see more giving, more participation, more commitment, more teamwork, more ownership, more service and more faith—leading to more generosity. The Program Kit includes a 40-Day Reading Book, a Participant’s Workbook, a Leader’s Guide with DVD, a Campaign Handbook, a Media Kit, 100 FREE Theme Commitment Cards, and a FREE 10-sheet sticker package (240 stickers total). Abingdon Press. $81.99; $65.59 $17.99; $11.33 $4.99

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Transformed Living in Tough Times John Ed Mathison The program Transformed Giving has changed thousands of lives and congregations. But economic conditions are dramatically different since the program was published in 2006. People are out of work, and churches have experienced reduced giving. Mathison offers hope by going back to the Bible, looking to God, and lifting up the teachings of Jesus. Ideal for individual or group use. Abingdon Press. 9780687657070

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DVD-based Enough Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Adam Hamilton

Churchwide & small-group 5 sessions

Adam Hamilton offers a campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose, and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world. In this program, participants are equipped to add greater simplicity and satisfaction to their lives, and leaders are equipped with a campaign timeline, sample communication pieces, sermon series notes, and artwork for PowerPoint and signage—all for easier implementation. Brian McLaren, author of The Secret Message of Jesus, states, “Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book— and the economic crisis it addresses—as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.” The book and DVD are suitable for individual reading or small-group study. Abingdon Press. 9781426702877 9781426780646 9781426702334

Stewardship Program Guide DVD with Leader Guide (5 sessions; 10–12 minutes each) Book

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Stewardship Studies & Resources Short, to-the-point chapters

Ministries emphasis

Accessible and beneficial for any church size

New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Herb Miller

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Approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual rather than a fundraising perspective. Thousands of congregations have experienced 15%–30% increases in giving with this program in the first year, plus additional increases in subsequent years of use. Order one Manual with the Guest Leader Guide & CD-ROM set for your pastor, chairperson, and guest leader. For remaining members of your team order one Team Member Manual each. One Estimate of Giving Card for each family or member. Abingdon Press.

The Church Money Manual Best Practices for Finance and Stewardship J. Clif Christopher The quintessential guide for churches seeking seeking better ways to manage finances. Thoughtfully targeting multiple areas, the book features mini-chapters that each attack a particular problem or perennially critical theme related to church money management and stewardship. It is constructed in a way pastors can answer specific questions and address specific needs. It outlines some of the most frequent mistakes hindering giving as well as spotlights what churches should be doing to help giving. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2014.. 9781426796579

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Transform fundraising

A Spirituality of Fundraising The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series Henri J. M. Nouwen; edited by John S. Mogabgab Fundraising is a ministry. Christians must explore whether they find security in God or their possessions. Drawing on Scripture, Nouwen emphasizes that individuals must be moved to a common vision in order to feel generous. Fundraising involves not only the gift of many to a common goal but also the gifts of involvement, energy, and prayer for a common mission. Upper Room Books.

This resource—part handbook, part workbook, part spiritual guidebook— removes the terror from stewardship, urging leaders to focus on deep spiritual conversion and a clear, compelling mission. Former monk and popular consultant Charles LaFond presents irresistible, user-friendly text, roadtested strategies, and sample campaign documents with a spiritual director’s sensitivity. Morehouse Publishing.

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Become a steward-in-action

Increase contributions Bounty Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie

Afire with God Becoming Spirited Stewards Betsy Schwarzentraub

Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Bounty explores the critical spiritual aspects of stewardship development, and clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. The authors provide ten immediately doable and ultimately transformative steps that church leaders can take in any church setting. Abingdon Press.

Redefines the word “stewardship” to mean more than meeting the annual budget. Afire with God urges ministries and congregations to become stewards-in-action of all that God has entrusted to us. It examines how being good stewards goes beyond one’s financial commitment and becomes the way we live out the gospel. Includes examples on how to reinvigorate stewardship from worship to long-range planning and individual ministry growth. Discipleship Resources. 9780881775204

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Change how you fundraise

Fearless Church Fundraising The Practical and Spiritual Approach to Stewardship Charles LaFond

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Adult Discipleship Studies Individual, small-group, churchwide

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Vast web components Multiply Disciples Making Disciples Francis Chan with Mark Beuving

6 sessions A Disciple’s Path Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church James A. Harnish with Justin LaRosa

Jesus handpicked ordinary, uneducated men to build his church. Today, the church looks to “trained professionals” to do the work. Lay people who have tremendous potential are made to believe they “don’t know enough” to be of much help. So they sit silently in church services and watch the educated minister. This was never God’s intention. Too many Christians are intimidated by the thought of speaking to others about Jesus. Most feel like leaders. This material is designed to change that. “More a manual than a book, ... [Multiply] is about equipping Christians to grow as disciples, or followers, of Jesus and lead others on the same journey. The book stands apart from other Bible or discipleship studies by offering a vast store of resources, including videos, reading guides, and other tools, on a website (multiplymovement.com) dedicated to the book.” (Publishers Weekly). David C. Cook Publishing.

A Disiple’s Path is a dynamic and engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. It has been field tested with congregations of a variety of sizes and demographics and is perfect for new-member classes or a refresher course for seasoned church members, groups, or a churchwide effort. The Daily Workbook has six weeks of daily readings (five per week). The Companion Reader enhances personal or group study and reflection—each chapter corresponds to a week in the Daily Workbook. The Leader Guide provides six ready-to-use session guides, and the included CD-ROM contains sample emails, customizable handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. The Kit contains everything necessary to conduct the study or congregational-wide program: Companion Reader, Daily Workbook, Leader’s Program Guide with CD-ROM, and samples of all the ancillary products below. Abingdon Press. 9781426743498 9781426743504 9781426743481 9781426777950 843504029753 843504029760 843504030155 843504029777

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Book $15.99; $10.87 Living Crazy Love: Interactive Workbook (7 weeks) $14.99; $10.19 DVD Study Resource (10 weeks; 100 minutes) $29.99; $23.99

3-part basic faith course

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In-class experience (no homework)

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Freedom in Christ A 13 Week Discipleship Course for Every Christian Neil T. Anderson and Steve Goss

Journey 101: Knowing, Loving, Serving God Steps to the Life God Intends Carol Cartmill, Jeff Kirby, Michelle Kirby

The Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course is structured to guide participants from the first step of embracing belief in a living Christ, to finding the truth of who they are in Christ, to resolving personal and spiritual conflicts through genuine repentance, and then on to maturity as a disciple. The course is flexible enough to be used in Sunday teachings or small groups, as well as for a variety of audiences, from people who have not yet committed to Christ to established Christians. The course materials include a Leader’s Guide with a CD of PowerPoint slides, a Workbook for course participants that contains exercises that are incorporated into the lessons (and are strongly recommended, especially in the small-group setting), and an optional DVD set that contains footage of each lesson as taught by Steve Goss, international head of Freedom in Christ ministries. The DVDs offer a way to teach the course without having a leader prepare each lesson. Monarch Books. 9781854249395 9780857215024 9781854249401 9781854249418

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Studies are grounded in 15 core traits of a deeply committed Christian and guide participants on the journey of growing as Christians. Each of the three separate, interactive 6-week studies uses a group teaching format with videos and group discussion. Group members can take the three studies in any order. Each Leader Guide includes 6-week session guides. The 3-DVD set includes 10- to 15-minute videos for all three studies. The Church Program Kit offers everything needed to lead the three-part basic faith course, including one each of the components below. The Preview Book gives an overview of the three studies. Abingdon Press.

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Comprehensive, churchwide 4 sessions

NEW Walking with Nehemiah Your Community Is Your Congregation Joe Daniels

Catch A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism (Revised) Debi Williams Nixon with Adam Hamilton

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, is known for saying “the world is our parish.” Simply stated, the streets are our sanctuary. Our communities are our congregations. Yet too often congregations ignore their neighborhoods. It’s time for churches and congregations to engage with the people around them—most of whom have not yet made a faith decision but are hungering for God. Participate in this study of Nehemiah and discover what people God is asking you to encourage, what walls God is calling you to repair, what ministry God might be calling you to lead or do, and where you should start. This book will give readers inspiration and practical tools for engaging with their communities in ways that help congregations and communities become whole. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2014. 9781426781933

This comprehensive program for invitational evangelism has practical ideas to help any size church attract visitors and become outward-focused. It implements proven techniques from Church of the Resurrection. The Program Guide with DVD-ROM contains training clips, Bible study, worship, promotional material. The Small-Group DVD with Leader Guide has short, inspiring author videos. The kit contains one each of the listed components. Abingdon Press. 9781426743474 9781426743009 9781426743016 9781426741616

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Real Life Evangelism Series Martha Grace Reese This witty series contains life- and churchchanging prayer and faith-sharing studies. Church leaders should first do the 8-session study Unbinding the Gospel for themselves. Then the whole congregation can do the 6-session study and devotional, Unbinding Your Heart. Unbinding Your Church helps you use both books to maximal effect. Unbinding Your Soul has a small-group facilitator guide. Each study has a 40-day personal prayer journal. Chalice Press.

God wired us for service—it’s how we grow. In this study you’ll meet ordinary people who are motivated by more than duty or obligation and who are making a remarkable impact through their service. Discover how you can live a life beyond yourself. The 6-session DVD-based study will give your group momentum and purpose. Its 12 video teaching segments enhance the small-group study guide in the book. Group Publishing. $15.99; $10.87 $17.99; $14.39

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Share your faith with non-Christians

5 sessions

Unearthing My Religion Real Talk about Real Faith Mary Gray-Reeves

Outflow Outward-Focused Living in a Self-Focused World Steve Sjogren and Dave Ping

Episcopal Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves takes six words related to Christian faith and translates them so they speak more broadly to those who proclaim themselves “spiritual but not religious.” The book ties together Jesus’ parables and life today to help non-Christians explore faith and spiritual practice and train Christians to speak clearly about the things that matter most. Study questions included. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228871

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This book inspires readers to lead joyful, outwardfocused lives, powerfully connected with family and friends—and in those connections, to naturally share God’s love. It outlines a five-step process to move from an inward to an outward focus and provides 25 readings that support a five-week Outflow focus, plus practical “Lab” activities for readers. Group Publishing. 9780764434044

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4-session DVD study Just Walk Across the Room Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith Bill Hybels What if you you could change a person’s life just by crossing a room? Become atuned to promptings from the Holy Spirit to leave your circle of comfort. Extend a hand of care, compassion, and inclusiveness. The Kit includes DVD with videos; Leader and Participant Guides, a hardcover book, getting started guide; plus sermon and promotional materials. Zondervan. 9780310494157 Book $14.99; $10.19 9780310694816 DVD Study $26.99; $21.59 9780310694793 Curric. Kit, updated $57.99; $46.39

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10 attitude & perspective shifters NEW Adapt to Thrive How Your Church Must Identify Itself as a Unique Species, Modify Its Dysfunctional Behaviors, and Multiply Its Transformational Influence In Your Community John Flowers and Karen Vannoy

NEW Clip In Risking Hospitality in Your Church Jim Ozier and Fiona Haworth When a cyclist clips into the pedals, a huge risk is involved because he or she must learn a new way to achieve balance and momentum. Creating a culture of hospitality within your church involves the same intricate process. Not only do balance and momentum go hand in hand, one can’t exist without the other. Growing a church requires the same kind of delicate interplay—balancing attention toward existing members and generating momentum through reaching new people. Without both, the church won’t grow. Creating a culture of hospitality involves risk and relearning old habits, but facilitating both will yield fruitful results. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014.

Through stories from real churches and real people, Adapt to Thrive offers an engaging metaphor for the adaptive development of God’s creation. The authors identify ten adaptive shifts to guide leaders in the process of change. These are shifts in perspective and attitude, which enable the church to make changes that work in their unique environment. Includes many heart-wrenching and humorous stories from real churches that illustrate how we can do this work of adaptation, fulfilling our purpose in a changing world. Abingdon Press.

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Church revitalization

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NEW Attract Families to Your Church And Keep Them Coming Back Linda Ranson Jacobs

Resident Aliens Life in the Christian Colony (Expanded 25th-Anniversary Edition) Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon

To grow and remain vital, churches need to attract families. In this changing cultural landscape, that means reaching out to all kinds of families. In addition to two-parent families, there are blended families, boomerang families, adult children of divorce and their families or lack of families, single adults, grandparents parenting again, childless families, co-habitation families, and children with three legal parents. This book will help church pastors and leaders navigate the changing tides in ministry to become the kind of church that families want to attend, where the church’s dynamic faith invites families who may then bring their friends. Includes suggestions for ministries, worship, small groups, and even facilities for creating a welcoming place for everyone. Abingdon Press.

Twenty-five years after its first appearance, Resident Aliens remains a prophetic vision of how the church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today’s world. Resident Aliens discusses the nature of the church and its relationship to surrounding culture. It argues that churches should focus on developing Christian life and community rather than attempting to reform secular culture. Christians should see themselves as “resident aliens” in a foreign land. Their role is not to transform government but to live lives that model the love of Christ. Abingdon Press. $19.99; $12.59

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Overflow Increase Worship Attendance and Bear More Fruit Lovett H. Weems Jr. and Tom Berlin Vital worship attendance reveals that members are growing and new disciples are being brought to faith. Improvement in attendance also helps every other aspect of the church’s ministry. This book provides churches tools for reaching more people and offers specific strategies for each “attendance season” of the year. Abingdon Press. 9781426767517

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Invitational Ministry Move Your Church from Membership to Discipleship Laurene Beth Bowers Inviting others to church makes many Christians uncomfortable, and declining attendance is proof. Moving beyond usual evangelism books, Invitational Ministry helps congregations effectively reach out, guides pastors and church leaders in identifying guests and formats of invitational events, and provides tips on making events successful. Chalice Press. 9780827216655

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9780830810444 Mission: Living for the Purposes of God 9780830810475 Vision: Living Under the Promises of God 9780830810468 Power: Living by the Spirit of God 9780830810451 Culture: Living in the Places of God 9780830810482 Community: Living as the People of God

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Spiritual Growth NEW Three Prayers You’ll Want to Pray George H. Donigian

Reintroduces familiar prayers in fresh new ways

Prayer and praying takes a variety of forms, but in today’s secular world, many people aren’t sure what it is or how to do it. Donigian, a United Methodist pastor and author, (re)introduces three prayers—the Lord’s Prayer, the Serenity Prayer and Dag Hammarskjold’s famous prayer from Markings – as gifts for those who are uncertain or unclear about prayer…and praying. Ideal for use in campus settings, such as “”theology on tap”” groups or excellent as a starter book for those “belonging before believing.” Study guide is included. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in November. 9780819229069

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Teacher Resources NEW Fostering Faith Teaching and Learning in the Christian Church Denise Janssen with Dianr Janssen Hemmen and Sallie Verner Inspired by an expressed need of Christian education leaders, Fostering Faith reaches far beyond the Sunday school hour or Wednesday evening Bible study. It proposes a shift from education as “schooling” with a goal to increase the learners’ knowledge, to a holistic model of education as transformation, which equips and empowers Christian disciples for ministry. It highlights the notion that answers are less the goal of education than discerning and exploring the questions. Presents dual perspectives of teaching—as formal ministry in the church and as an organic process as congregations live out their mission. Valuable for clergy, lay leaders, and education ministry members, Fostering Faith seeks to strengthen the vital role teachers play in the church and in the world as learners and disciples themselves. Contains practical appendices with adaptable resources for Christian education committees and teachers. Judson Press. Coming in August. 9780817017491

Guidelines for developing a deaf ministry

In this unique resource, author Lori Buck offers a thorough introduction to deaf culture and practical guidelines for developing a deaf ministry that goes beyond learning American Sign Language and interpreting Sunday morning worship. It lays out he history of the deaf in the church, including the first deaf church in America. It offers stepby-step instructions on how to plan, structure, and implement a ministry with the deaf/ hard of hearing. Provides real world ministry models from actual churches, spanning a variety of demographics. Judson Press. Coming in August.

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NEW Signed, Sealed, Delivered Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century Sharon Ely Pearson Understanding the importance that baptism now holds in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer’s ecclesiology, many clergy and educators would say that the rite of confirmation in the Episcopal Church today is a sacrament in search of a meaning. Others believe confirmation is an essential rite of passage for adult leadership in the governance of the church. Following a history of how the rite of confirmation came about and its implications for youth and adults in the church today, voices in the Episcopal Church (bishops, liturgical scholars, confirmation leaders, and youth themselves) offer fresh viewpoints in this all-in-one volume in a conversational format that engages readers. Includes questions for reflection and study by individuals and groups. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228918

$18.00; $12.24

L iving as United Methodist Christians Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives Andy Langford and Sally Langford

I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile

This short-term study explores United Methodist beliefs, practices, and organization through the lens of faith development. Use for a small-group study to learn about, review, and reflect upon what it means to live as United Methodist Christians today or as an adult confirmation resource. It includes an introduction that sets the stage for exploring the belief and practices of United Methodist Christians; six chapters that will help learners hear and claim for themselves the Christian story, including particular emphases and beliefs of United Methodists, and ways to live as a United Methodist Christian; and leader and learner helps such as reflection questions placed near main text material to which they refer. These helps will stimulate discussion about the reflections or insights participants gain from the material. Abingdon Press.

This confirmation program, developed with the help of Episcopal educators, clergy, and theologians across the country, encourages youth and adults to enter into a uniquely Episcopal, and profoundly Christian, faith journey. The easily adapted format works for a traditional 6to 12-week program, at a confirmation retreat, or as a supplement to other two- to threeyear programs. Built entirely on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer, the program offers seekers a solid reflection on Episcopal heritage and belief, together with the riches of Episcopal liturgy and prayer. Intended for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation of Baptismal vows. Includes creative suggestions for parish involvement. Morehouse Education Resources.

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United Methodist Studies & Resources The Wesleyan Way A Faith That Matters Scott J. Jones In this exciting and inspiring study, Scott J. Jones helps seekers and believers to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. Presenting Christianity from a Wesleyan perspective, Jones invites participants into a deeper, more thoughtful, more active commitment to Christ. The 8-session study helps participants focus on how, through discipleship with Jesus Christ, we become part of God’s work in transforming the world. During the week, participants have one hour of reading from the student book and a half-hour of Bible reading. Then once a week the group comes together to explore what they’ve read, to view a video, and discuss the reading and video with the group. Abingdon Press.

Wesleyan perspective Discipleship commitment Small-group 8 sessions/DVD-based

Session Titles • You Are Not Alone • Transform Yourself and the World • Invite Others on the Journey • Christ No Matter What

• Following Christ Is a Way of Life • Love Ultimately Wins • It’s a Good World with Issues • Turn Your Life Around with Grace

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History of Methodism

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Methodist Identity

Being United Methodist What It Means, Why It Matters J. Ellsworth Kalas

Each video in this series includes eight halfhour presentations by Methodist scholars and theologians. Part One explains what it means to be Methodist and describes the 18th-century Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the U.S. and the world. Part 2 examines Methodist beliefs, focusing especially on those doctrines that make Methodists distinctive. Methodist theologians offer valuable information and insight concerning core Wesleyan ideas. Each course contains a study guide and supplemental presentations on CD-ROM, including many of Wesley’s own writings. Wesley Ministry Network.

Kalas uses his approachable style to address a topic that seems complicated even to those who have reflected upon it for years. The study explores questions such as—Who are these people called United Methodists? Where have they come from, and where are they going? And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a United Methodist? What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking? Abingdon Press. 9781426752346

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Question-and-answer format

Preaching, small groups, membership classes United Methodist Beliefs A Brief Introduction William H. Willimon

United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers Exploring Christian Faith F. Belton Joyner, Jr.

This brief introduction to The United Methodist Church spells out the major beliefs of the church in a clear, nontechnical style. It discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians, as well as the particular emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines. In his engaging style, Willimon opens the door for further study, challenging the readers to move toward continuing reflection. Great for beginners to United Methodist beliefs as well as a refresher course. Westminster John Knox Press.

With its clear, jargon-free writing, this book is an easy and enjoyable way to learn the essential tenets of the United Methodist faith. Belton Joyner, a veteran pastor and popular author, introduces the reader to key United Methodist beliefs and practices through 78 questions and answers. He uses liberal doses of humor and also draws on hymns from the Methodist tradition to illustrate key theological points. Church groups, those new to The United Methodist Church, and United Methodists with inquiring minds will find this a wonderful resource. Westminster John Knox Press.

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Two sets of material in one

Social Principles of The United Methodist Church 2013-2016

The Works of John Wesley, Volume 13 Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises II Paul Wesley Chilcote and Kenneth J. Collins, editors

This 64-page booklet contains the official text of the Social Principles from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012 along with exercises for individuals or small groups to examine their theology and ethics and to practice discipleship. Also includes a topical index, and Our Social Creed. The Social Principles are prayerful and thoughtful efforts on the part of many General Conferences to speak to complex and controversial issues in the global community and are the product of 98 years of legislative decisions made by lay and clergy members of The United Methodist Church and predecessor denominations. Cokesbury.

The second of three volumes devoted to Wesley’s theological writings contains two major sets of material. The first set (edited by Paul Chilcote) contains writings throughout Wesley’s ministry devoted to defense of the doctrine of Christian perfection, including “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection.” The second set (edited by Kenneth Collins) collects Wesley’s various treatises focused on predestination and related issues, often in direct debate with Calvinist writers, including “Predestination Calmly Considered.” Abingdon Press. 9781426766978

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FaithWeaver Now FaithWeaver Now is a complete dated curriculum for 10 age levels, infants through adults, in which families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it. Simpler and easier lessons fit even the busiest lives. It helps kids see God in their everyday world.

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Wesley Wesley is the choice of growing Sunday schools that value the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Not only will students learn about living the holy life, they will put it to practice! • L esson method and message disciples the student in personal holiness •R  elevant to everyday life challenges and choices •C  hildren and Youth curriculum edited by the Wesleyan Holiness Board •C  olorful teacher and student materials • Easy to teach and prepare •C  hurch/home link throughout 4-step lesson plan •A  ge grading based on developmental needs of the student •S  cripture memory and life application is emphasized David C. Cook, distributed by Wesleyan Publishing House.

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Churchwide Studies Grace More than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine Max Lucado

From Max Lucado

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a “grace” period. The seedy politician falls from “grace.” Musicians speak of a “grace” note. We describe an actress as “gracious,” a dancer as “graceful.” We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what “grace” means.

Nonquarterly

Ages 6–Adults

7 sessions

But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Max Lucado asks deeper questions: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened, emboldened, softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret-riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you. The DVD Study Kit includes seven video sessions (140 minutes/20 minutes each) featuring Max Lucado, a Participant’s Guide with conversation starters and discussion questions, a Leader’s Guide, and Spanish language tracks for each video session. Thomas Nelson. 9780849920707 9781401675820 9781401675844 9781400320387 9781400320844 9781400320349 9781602558236

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New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) for children New International Version (NIV) for youth and adults Large-group/small-group Ages 18 months–Adults Nonquarterly

The Story The Story is a multi-age-level curriculum that invites the whole church to engage in a rewarding life journey. Based on 31 stories found in the children’s version of the book, The Story captivates and empowers participants as they engage in the Bible as a seamless, compelling story. It’s a story of “the big picture,” not just a collection of random adventures. The series is particularly designed to meet the educational needs of both large and small groups. Children’s lessons encourage hands-on learning through activities such as Scripture reading and paraphrasing, sharing, movement, arts and crafts, and activity sheets. Snack ideas accompany many of the lessons as well. The curriculum for teens and adults encourages them to dive deeper into Scripture with their small groups. Zondervan.

PRESCHOOL AGES 2–5 9780310719205 The Story: Preschool Curriculum, CD-ROM (31 lessons) 9780310719274 The Story for Little Ones, Illustrated Bible (NIrV) 9780310720256 Trading Cards

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EARLY ELEMENTARY AGES 4–8 9780310719212 Early Elementary Curriculum, CD-ROM (31 lessons)

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YOUTH AGES 13–18 9780310413714 Teen Curriculum, DVD (31 sessions) 9780310722809 Teen Edition Bible (NIV)

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Adult Curriculum DVD (31 sessions) Participant’s Guide (31 sessions)

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Churchwide Studies

Experience a Modern-Day Revival Great UM or other Wesleyan denominations roots study

NEW Revival Faith as Wesley Lived It Adam Hamilton John Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed.

Individual, small-group, churchwide

Join Adam Hamilton for a six-session journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley, visiting the places he taught (Epworth, Oxford, Bristol, London), and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story—it’s our heritage, it defines our faith, and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.

DVD-based 6 sessions

This study will deepen people’s faith— United Methodists as well as other Wesleyan denominations—by calling them to a devout and holy life while defining what the Christian life looks like through the eyes of a Wesleyan Christian. The Participant’s Book is based on Wesley’s life, faith, and teachings. The six-session DVD features Adam Hamilton guiding us through the six-session Revival Bible study tracing the life of John Wesley throughout England. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the Bible study program including session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. The Youth Study Guide can be used with the adult-level DVD and contains everything needed to conduct the six-session study for youth ages 13–18. The Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for younger and older children, including reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. Coming in September.

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Participant Book DVD (6 sessions; 10–15 minutes each) Leader Guide Youth Study Book Children’s Leader Guide

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Churchwide Studies A stewardship program based on Mike Slaughter’s book, shiny gods

Churchwide stewardship program based on book

first putting GOD first in living and giving Mike Slaughter

DVD-based 4 sessions

What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral—would you take it? In first, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a 4-session, allchurch stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving—with a special emphasis on missions. The first stewardship program is anchored by a group study facilitated by the shiny gods book, DVD, Leader Guide, and the churchwide first Devotional. The first Program Guide lays out basic plans for the stewardship program including art, files, and promotional materials. The shiny gods book is used as the Adult Participant Book. The first Program Kit includes one of all other components listed. Abingdon Press.

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first Program Guide (Flash Drive with Booklet) $29.99; $23.99 first Devotional $8.99; $5.66 first Youth Study Edition $8.99; $5.66 first Children’s Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70 first Program Kit $99.99; $79.99 shiny gods Book (Used as Adult Participant Book) $14.99; $9.44 shiny gods DVD (4 sessions; 10–12 minutes each) $39.99; $31.99 shiny gods Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55

Bring Bible stories to the table—churchwide!

Bible-based Official UM resource

Table Talk Carl Frazier

Children/Youth/Adults

This program for the whole church family is designed to bring all ages together for dinner, fellowship, study, and conversation about the key stories of the Bible—basic enough for new Christians, but with enough depth to engage the seasoned Bible scholar. Abingdon Press.

6 sessions

Each Table Talk volume can be used for up to a 6-session period, offering an assortment of age-level components, including:

FOR CHILDREN

• Pastor’s Program Guide • CD-ROM • Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Table Talk.

• Teen Talk Youth Leader Guide • Devotions Book • Table Toppers

Table Talk Volume 1 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 1 include: Creation, The Fall, The Flood, Father Abraham, Ten Words, and The Great Commandment. 9781426775987 Pastor’s Program Kit † $79.99; $63.99 9781426758065 Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide $14.99; $9.44 9781426758041 Teen Talk Youth Leader Guide $14.99; $9.44 9781426758003 Devotions $8.99; $5.66 9781426778001 Table Toppers, 5-Pack of 6 each $19.99; $12.59

FOR YOUTH

Table Talk Volume 2 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 2 include: The Beatitudes, The Least of These, The Great Commission, The Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection.

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Pastor’s Program Kit † Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide Teen Talk Youth Leader Guide Devotions Table Toppers, 5-Pack of 6 each

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Churchwide Studies Discover and live God’s dream for your life

Children, Youth, & Adults study DVD-based

Dare to Dream Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter

6 sessions

Are your goals too small? Are you living the “just get by” plan? Or is there a greater “God dream” for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make? Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. The Participant Book includes weekly readings and an interactive format with space for participants to record reflections and create a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. The Leader Guide features six session plan outlines with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more—plus leader helps for facilitating a group. The DVD features six sessions of 7–10 minutes each plus access to a downloadable leader guide. Use the small Preview Book as an excellent invitation to return for the study. The Preview Pack includes the Participant Book, DVD (with access to a downloadable Leader Guide), Youth Edition, Youth DVD, Children’s Leader Guide, and 5 Preview Books. Abingdon Press.

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Churchwide Studies These studies are based on Rueben P. Job’s group studies book Three Simple Rules which interprets John Wesley’s three rules, “do no harm, do good, stay 6 sessions in love with God.” The studies use video, print, discussion questions, and activities and contain 6 sessions. The first three focus on the rules and how to understand them. The last three explore ways to practice them. Parents wishing to discuss the rules with their children may download a free list of suggested questions at Cokesbury.com. Abingdon Press. 843504002152 9781426700255 9781426700347 9781426700330 9781426700422

Three Simple 6 sessions Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose Rueben P. Job

3 age-level

Three Simple Rules for Christian Living

Adult Leader Guide DVD/CD-ROM (6 sessions; 8–12 minutes each) Adult Student Book Youth Leader Guide Youth Student Book Children Leader Guide

$29.99; $7.99; $8.99; $7.99; $16.99;

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A churchwide study based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Questions. The studies explore three basic and profound questions at the center of our faith: Who is God? Who am I? Who are we together? Abingdon Press. 9781426742637 Adult Leader Guide $10.99; $6.92 9781426742576 Adult DVD with Leader Guide (6 sessions; 10–12 min. each) $39.99; $31.99 9781426742613 Youth Leader Guide $8.99; $5.66 9781426742606 Youth Student Book $8.99; $5.66 9781426742620 Children Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70

Original hardcover book by Rueben P. Job available:

9781426741548 Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose $5.99; $3.77

Five Practices Series

Critical to congregational growth

Using the best-selling Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase as its foundation, this family of studies is available as a coordinated churchwide study across all age levels. It moves the discussion of the five practices from the congregational level to personal discipleship. Intentional and repeated attention to these five practices are critical for personal growth in Christ, as well as congregational growth. Abingdon Press. 9781426708800 9781426712180 9781426716423 9780687657766 9780687645404 9780687654130 9780687654338

Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Book Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Leader Guide Five Practices for Children Five Practices of Fruitful Youth Ministry, Leader’s Guide Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Book Five Practices Leader Manual and Media, w/5 Teaching DVDs (7–10 mins. each) Cultvating Fruitfulness, Devotional

Small-Group Planning Workbooks 9780687654239 9781426700040 9781426700057 9781426700026 9781426700033 9780687653874

Radical Hospitality Risk-Taking Mission and Service Extravagant Generosity Passionate Worship Intentional Faith Development Focus on the Five Practices Complete Set

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Based on Wesleyan principles Children–Adults Nonquarterly

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Reformed heritage For details on this product, call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com. the denominational curriculum of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Includes toddlers, youth, & adult annual components

Reshaped. Reformed. Revitalized. We Believe offers curriculum options for learners, ages 18–36 months, 3–5 years, and grades K–6, 7–12, as well as an adult 40-day I Believe devotional guide. Why use denominational curriculum? • Budget friendly • Age appropriate • Scripturally based • Rooted in Reformed tradition • Because children deserve to know and understand the faith We Believe is a fun, easy-to-use, biblically based curriculum that meets your church’s school budget. For less than $5 per student, per quarter, We Believe helps people of all ages learn to love and follow Christ. And because it was written by Presbyterians for Presbyterians, you can rest assured that We Believe provides a strong foundation of faith rooted in Reformed tradition. Visit Cokesbury.com to purchase products using keywords: We Believe. Congregational Ministries Publishing. 122

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Churchwide Studies Want hope for the world? Be that hope!

Churchwide Sunday school study

Being Hope United Methodists in Global Mission

Supports UMCOR & One Great Hour of Sharing

This resource is part of the 4-session churchwide Sunday school study for adults, youth, and children that follows the 2014 theme of One Great Hour of Sharing— Be Hope. By supporting One Great Hour of Sharing and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), we share the goodness of life with those who hurt, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

4 sessions

Included leader helps with the Adult and Youth studies make Being Hope useful for individual or group study. The Children’s Study is designed as a leader guide and includes reproducible activity sheets for the children. Each session of this study explores the biblical and Wesleyan foundations for our work as a denomination in the areas of disaster relief, global health, and global development, as well as the role we play in our churches’ mission efforts close to home. This resource will equip participants to become catalysts of change for their communities and involve younger generations in the important work The United Methodist Church is doing to alleviate suffering in 81 countries around the world.

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Have your whole church on the same page with this lectionary-based curriculum for all ages Living the Good News

Annual subscription Easy to use Multigenerational Flexible session plans; customizable

America’s beloved lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum is now online. It’s the same great program, only now more accessible and affordable than ever. The program: • Unifies your congregation—all ages study the same biblical passages each week • Is published for the seasons of the Christian Year • Includes a Multi-Age level for multiple ages groups in one classroom • Includes all-age resources (from Nursery though Adult) • Easy to order and purchase: an annual subscription means you only order once per year • Is complete: Leader’s guides, student materials, visuals, take-home pages, all included in the price

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Churchwide Advent & Christmas Studies Churchwide study

Unwrapping the real meaning of Christmas

Children/Youth/Adults 4 sessions

NEW Under Wraps The Gift We Never Expected Jessica LaGrone, Andy Nixon, Rob Renfroe, and Ed Robb Under Wraps is an all-church Advent experience that explores the character of God exampled in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ. This complete Advent program features small-group resources for all ages, teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides, so all areas of church life weave together for an exciting, new Advent celebration. Pastors and other leaders will have everything they need for an easy-to-plan and easy-to-tailor Advent worship and study experience. Each week centers on a key word—expectant, dangerous, jealous, faithful—that describes a characteristic of God that is evidenced in the Old Testament and then seen more clearly through Jesus. Additional material on the theme of “Joy” is provided for an optional Christmas week focus.

FOR YOUTH

• The Adult Study Book is the centerpiece of the program—serving as the adult study group resource and it’s ideal for individual reading. • The Leader Guide contains four flexible-format session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more—plus leader helps for facilitating a group of any size and incorporating the video. • The DVD contains four video segments of approximately 10–15 minutes each for use during group sessions featuring the four pastor/teachers from The Woodlands UMC. • The Flash Drive provides digital helps for worship planning and promotion that includes promo videos, four sermon introduction video vignettes, preaching outlines, worship activity ideas, projection slides, web banners, and email templates. • The Youth Study Guide contains everything needed to conduct the 4-week study for youth ages 13–18 and may be used with the adult-level DVD. • The Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for younger and older children, including reproducible handouts. • The Devotional companion functions beautifully on its own or as part of the churchwide experience. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2014.

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Adult Study Book Leader Guide DVD (4 segments; 10–15 minutes each) Worship Planning Flash Drive Youth Study Guide Children’s Leader Guide Devotional

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Churchwide Advent & Christmas Studies Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam James W. Moore

Popular author

Sunday school, Christmas is often a time of bedlam and confusion. But sometimes we forget Christmas large- or small-group and confusion were intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born. Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam is about how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas—how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. Children/Youth/Adults The three age-level Advent studies each have five chapters, one for each Sunday of Advent and 5 sessions one for Christmas. Chapters include questions for reflection/discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week. The Adult Study also includes 25 daily devotions for the Christmas season. Abingdon Press. 9781426760822 Adult Study 9781426768996 Youth Study (Mike Poteet) 9781426769016 Children’s Leader Guide (Brittany Sky)

$12.99; $8.18 $7.99; $5.03 $15.99; $10.07

Finding Bethlehem Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko For availability, visit Cokesbury.com.

This affordable Advent book for kids includes activity pages and stickers. 9781426769061

$1.99

Learn to live generously

A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter

Family growth in faith

How is it that even the most committed Christians look to Christmas as the ultimate fulfillment of a year’s worth of hopes and dreams? We lean on this one day for happiness it was never meant to provide—or was it? Could it be that letting go of our selfish wants might open us to discover the Gift offered for our truest needs? A Different Kind of Christmas is a practical and inspirational study for the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this five-week study will empower your family and your church to avoid the traps and discontentment of consumerism and reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth. Abingdon Press. 9781426753602 Devotional 9781426753633 Adult Leader Guide 9781426727351 Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (used as Adult Participant Book) 9781426753541  DVD (5 sessions; 10–12 minutes each) 9781426753619 Youth Book 9781426753626 Children’s Leader Guide

Children/Youth/Adults 5 sessions

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Popular author

The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton

DVD-based

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating Large-group/small-group look at the birth of Jesus. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using 5 sessions historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road. The updated devotional edition, Walking the Road to Bethlehem, contains added content and is excellent for individual devotion and FOR YOUTH FOR CHILDREN reflection as well as for a small-group experience. The affordable $1.59 book for children includes activity pages and stickers. Abingdon Press. $18.99; $11.96 $19.99; $12.59

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9781426719998  DVD (5 sessions; 10–12 minutes each) $39.99; $31.99 9781426753329 Adult Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426714269 A Season of Reflections (Devotional) $9.99; $6.29 9781426778827  Walking the Road to Bethlehem (Devotional) (Updated/expanded devotions and more) $9.99; $6.29 9781426728587 Youth Participant Book (Jason Gant) $8.99; $5.66 9781426728570 Children’s Leader Guide (Daphna Flegal) $16.99; $10.70 See 9781426759246 On the Way to Bethlehem (Children’s activity book—  page 2 for symbol explanation. Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Margaret Lindmark) $1.99

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Churchwide Lent & Easter Studies All-church Lenten experience

Be a renegade for the true Jesus

Adults, Youth, & Children

NEW Renegade Gospel The Rebel Jesus Mike Slaughter

6 sessions

As we prepare for Lent and the celebration of Easter, we meet Jesus again. Jesus: a man who denies all our preconceived notions about what God should look like. Joining his movement means coming to terms with the real Jesus, the rebel Jesus. Renegade Gospel is a multi-component, all-church sermon series and study. Participants in the study will learn that Jesus’s message was revolutionary, worldchanging, and life-changing. The program is ideal for an all-church Lent and Easter experience, including adult, youth, and children’s components. The adult Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the book and DVD: session plans, discussion questions, as well as flexible format options for use with any size group. The DVD has six video presentations of 8–10 minutes each, featuring Mike Slaughter bringing his edgy, powerful style to bear on this important topic. It’s designed to be used in small groups, in conjunction with the book Renegade Gospel. The Youth and Children’s studies deliver the same message, translated for different age groups. The Children’s Leader Guide includes reproducibles for children. The book has six chapters—perfect for Lent. Topics include: • The Attraction • The Call • Jesus’ Red-Letter Words

• Who Do You Say That I Am? • Expecting Jesus • Seeing Jesus Abingdon Press. Coming December 2014. Components

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Churchwide Lent & Easter Studies Learn the Easter story from a fresh perspective

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NEW Journey to the Cross Reflecting on 24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Experience the final hours of Jesus’ life in new ways as you take your own journey to the cross. Based on Adam Hamilton’s devotions from 24 Hours That Changed the World, this new devotional companion contains added content to help readers prepare heart and mind for Easter—travel notes from Adam Hamilton based on his trip to the Holy Land, historical and scriptural content from each chapter of 24 Hours, links to online travel videos and photographs, as well as Scripture and prayers.

Individual, small-group, churchwide 40 days of devotions

Excellent for individual reflection, this devotional can also be used in a small-group experience. Abingdon Press. 9781426780615 9781426793707

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24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Join Adam Hamilton as he guides you from the Last Supper to Gethsemane to the trial and to the Crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World. Experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours in ways you never have before. The small-group DVD video acts as a companion to enrich your understanding of the original book yet also functions beautifully on its own. Adam personally guides you to the sites where those earthshaking events in the last days of Christ’s life took place. The DVD includes 7 sessions plus an introduction and bonus clips. Sessions average 10 minutes. Abingdon Press. 9780687465552 9781426793424 9781426770265 9780687659708 9781426712074 9781426700316 9781610452830 9781426714320 9781426714313 9781426714306

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A churchwide exploration of the life of Jesus

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The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton

For any size church

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he takes a fascinating look at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this third and final study in the trilogy exploring Jesus’ life, Hamilton once again approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just as he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World and with Jesus’ birth in The Journey.

7 sessions

Ages 3–Adults

Here, using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. This program can be used at any time in the church year and includes resources for worship, promotion, and ideas for a full church family initiative. Also ideal as an individual devotional. Abingdon Press. 9781426752513 9781426793431 9781426752537 9781426753954 9781426752520 9781426767333 9781426752544 9781426752551

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Echoes Echoes is a Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages that features easy-to-use four-step lessons. The format is flexible and affordable to meet any church budget. The shared quarterly themes tie the study of God’s Word together. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides for preschool through adult and International Sunday School Lessons are offered to suit the needs of adult classes. David C. Cook.

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Estudios para adultos, jóvenes y niños

Un recurso para niños

Un programa de EBV bilingüe

13 lecciones cada estudio

El Rey que viene / The Coming King Escuela Bíblica de vacaciones 2014 Laura Monzon, Roberto E. Bustamante, y Veronica Sturtz

Zona Bíblica Donde la Biblia se hace vida C  on Zona Bíblica, ¡los niños no tienen que quedarse quietos! En la clase, los niños y niñas tendrán un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios y reflexionarán sobre la importancia de la Biblia en sus vidas. Disponible para Pre-escolares, Grados 1–3, y Grados 4–6. Cada estudio contiene un CD con música y efectos de sonido. Abingdon Press.

Ernesto Quintillas es un reconocido historiador encargado de un museo. Su hijo Luis y su mejor amigo Paolo se encuentran de vacaciones, deseosos de vivir increíbles experiencias. Siguiendo los pasos del historiador, los dos muchachos se aventuran en la busca de reyes muertos y sus tumbas, y hacen un hallazgo maravilloso: se encuentran con Jesús mismo, quien será el Rey de sus vidas. La historia se desarrolla en Jerusalén en los tiempos del Nuevo Testamento. Los folletos a todo color para que el estudiante lleve a casa refuerzan el tema, el objetivo y la historia de cada día. Cada paquete del líder incluye una guía del maestro, planes de la lección para todas las edades, un cancionero, invitaciones, volantes, certificados de asistencia, recortes de papel, un estudio bíblico para adultos y un programa de clausura—todo este material es reproducible. También incluye carteles, muestras de hojas de actividades y un CD multimedia. Concordia Publishing House.

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NUEVO BILINGÜE Para Jóvenes ¡Al alcance de su mano, ahora tiene estudios de la Biblia en español e inglés para los jóvenes! Para Jóvenes está escrito por autores hispanos y analiza temas de la vida que los jóvenes enfrentan hoy en día. Los adolescentes podrán aplicar la Biblia a su vida cotidiana. Cada descarga electrónica incluye de 3 a 5 sesiones y proporcionan actividades y preguntas para discutir en la clase. ¡Vea a Cokesbury.com/Español para una lista completa de sesiones! Abingdon Press.

Lecciones Cristianas (Christian Lessons for Adults) Este material está escrito especialmente para las clases de adultos de habla hispana. Tiene como propósito ayudar a las personas adultas a crecer en su comprensión de la Biblia y la relación que tiene con la vida. Lecciones Cristianas está basada en las Lecciones Bíblicas Internacionales. Además, el libro del maestro provee sugerencias, preguntas para discutir y actividades importantes que ayudarán a hacer mejor la enseñanza de cada lección. Nuevo cada trimestre. Cokesbury. 9781426790492 9781426790508 9781426790515 9781426790539 9781426790546 9781426790553 9781426790560 9781426790577

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Un estudio para adultos Material oficial de la Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo

Gracia Más que lo merecido, mucho más que lo imaginado Max Lucado Hablamos como si entendieramos lo que significa “gracia.” Pero ¿realmente lo entendemos? Max Lucado tiene una pregunta aun mas profunda: ¿has sido cambiado por la gracia? ¿moldeado por la gracia? ¿fortalecido por la gracia? ¿animado por la gracia? ¿ablandado por la gracia? ¿tomado a la fuerza por la nuca y sacudido hasta los sentidos por la gracia? “Gracia” es la voz que nos llama a cambiar y nos da el poder para lograrlo. Hagamos que la gracia verdadera te atrape. Caracteristicas que incluye siete videos instructivos presentados por Max Lucado (7-12 minutos cada uno); guia del participante con siete sesiones de estudio y discusion; y guia del lider para el facilitador del grupo. Thomas Nelson Publishing. 9781602558236 9781602558250 9781602558267

El Discípulo Revista para la educación crístiana transformadora Producido por la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico, El Discípulo es un recurso de educación cristiana que considera al estudiante un participante activo en el proceso de transformación. Los escritores son de Puerto Rico, los Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica y representan contextos urbanos, rurales y metropolitanos. Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo. 511226 511190 511202 511214

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Tres Meses Cada volúmen consiste de trece estudios bíblicos detallados , uno para cada semana durante de tres meses. Estos estudios bíblicos pueden ser usados para la noche de estudio bíblico, para reuniones en los hogares, para las comunidades de fe, para retiros y para estudios bíblicos personales. Abingdon Press.

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Ministerio La planificación eficaz de la educación cristiana Fernando A. Cascante El propósito de este libro es crear conciencia sobre la importancia de que pastores y pastoras, líderes, y educadores de la iglesia asuman un mayor compromiso con la planificación de la educación cristiana. Abingdon Press. 9781426709517

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Give the gift of a bold new translation that removes language barriers and uses familiar words to ensure an enjoyable, natural reading experience. This relevant, readable, and reliable translation offers a fresh look at the timeless story of the Bible without compromising its message or diluting the accuracy of thorough biblical scholarship.

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A great choice for presentations, confirmations, awards, and personal use. Includes helpful study tools such as a 2-column format; full-color maps; a Bible dictionary; words of Christ in red; Life in New Testament Times; and a listing of teachings, ministry, miracles, and parables of Jesus. Zondervan.

Give their faith a boost with the cost-friendly, imitation leather Common English Bible Gift and Award Edition. These two new red-letter editions replace our previous Gift and Award editions and feature a more spacious typesetting, a stronger spine, and flexible imitation-leather binding. They also feature translation footnotes, in-text subject headings, and color maps from National Geographic. Imprinting available.

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New Revised Standard Version Gift and Award Bible with the Apocrypha Readers will enjoy the NRSV’s contemporary, literal translation and the easy-to-read text. Churches that reference the Apocrypha in liturgy and worship will appreciate the quality and price of these outstanding editions for presentation, and outreach. They’re a great way to honor special achievements at a budget-conscious price. They’re available in a spectrum of attractive colors—black, burgundy, blue, royal purple, dark green, and white—to suit any occasion. Each features readable 9-point type, and color maps and a presentation page. Hendrickson Publishers.

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Prayer & Study Bibles Helps readers grow in understanding the Bible

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The Wesley Study Bible (CEB) Joel B. Green and William H. Willimon, General Editors

The CEB Study Bible Combines reliability and readability with notes and resources to help readers grow in their understanding of the Bible. An introduction for each book provides an overview and other details. Extensive study notes for context within the larger historical and literary framework, with parallel verses. Unique are 210 sidebar articles for topics that require more discussion than the format of a study note allows. Concordance; 21 full-color maps; five articles from contributing scholars; and other additional in-text maps, charts, and pictures are included. Full color throughout. 9781609260286 9781609260293 9781609260408 9781609260279

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Filled with faithful scholarship, devotional application, discipleship practices, and leadership advice from a Wesleyan perspective, and paired with the easyto-read-and-understand Common English Bible (CEB) translation. Contains comprehensive study notes by more than 50 biblical scholars; life application/inspirational notes by more than 50 key pastors; explanations of core terms by more than 60 Wesley experts; extended reference to works by John Wesley; 16 pages of full-color maps with index; a summary of each biblical book; and a concise concordance.

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The Wesley Study Bible (NRSV) Joel B. Green and William H. Willimon, General Editors

Strengthening one’s prayer life ranks high among lists of resolutions. With this new Bible dedicated to the practice of prayer, readers will experience a thoughtful, devotion-like exploration of praying and will feel encouraged to pray because they will learn new ideas for prayer, Bible study, and spiritual formation including: two-way conversation with God and Scripture; imagination in writing and art; praying the text; praying the Psalms; reading the Bible aloud; prayers of the saints; prayer practices from around the world; and highlighted prayers of the Bible. 9781609261238

Offers readers the full benefits of devotional application, faithful scholarship, and guidance for discipleship practices. More than 110 leading scholars and Wesley theologians explain the biblical text as well as key concepts and ideas from John Wesley’s writings. More than 50 pastors provide motivation to help you live your faith. Includes maps, a glossary, and a summary of each biblical book. Abingdon Press. 9780687645039

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The Book of Common Prayer and The Holy Bible NRSV

Combines understanding of ancient texts with focus on life application. Introductory essays to each book by Bible scholars, a timeline, 16 pages of color maps, descriptions and notes within the text, and a concise concordance. Annotations give emphasis to discerning scriptural guidance for living together in community. Westminster John Knox Press.

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and the NRSV Bible are an excellent and logical combination for personal use, both in daily devotion and study, and on Sundays during the liturgy. The NRSV translation of the Bible is accurate, elegant, highly acclaimed by scholars, and enjoys wide use in congregations of the Episcopal Church. Delivers in a sturdy attractive box. Church Publishing.

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Bibles & Reference For in-depth study

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Reference Bibles The Common English Bible Reference editions are filled with features that promote understanding with every use. They contain the complete text of the new Common English Bible translation along with a center-column reference system for in-depth study. Also include a 200-page concordance, 16 full-color maps with map index, double-column format, and a ribbon marker. 9781609261078 9781609261092 9781609260170

The New Interpreter’s Study Bible New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha Walter J. Harrelson, General Editor 60 distinguished scholars have provided unparalleled background and insight on the biblical text. Features include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text; brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book; excursuses giving further background and insight on particular themes and passages; and 19 commissioned maps detailing the biblical world at various historical periods. Abingdon Press.

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Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary Preaching Year B Paul Scott Wilson, Editor Its commentary on the Scripture passages of the Revised Common Lectionary focuses on the questions of Christian life in the world that church members bring to worship. Seeks to answer the questions, “What does this passage say about the gospel and how does it speak to my encounter with God in Christ and my calling as a Christian in the world?” Abingdon Press. 9781426740367

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Introduces the various collections of biblical literature used by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants and gives the beginner clear, concise, and engaging entries into each book of the Bible, covering major controversies. Shows how various biblical books have influenced western ethics, politics, and of course religion. Abingdon Press. 9781426751073

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Gospel Parallels Edited by Joel B. Green and Wong Gil Shin A side-by-side arrangement of the Common English Bible translation of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with all parallel events and sayings are in parallel columns for easy comparison and contrast. Valuable for all Bible students. $39.95; $25.17

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NEW Essential Bible Study Tools for Ministry David R. Bauer Designed to acquaint students and ministers with major works, significant publishers, and prominent scholars in biblical studies. It is the perfect guide for beginning a research project or building a ministerial library. References include: usefulness for the theological interpretation of the Bible within the context of the faith of the church; significance in the history of interpretation; and representation of evangelical and especially evangelical Wesleyan scholarship. Abingdon Press. 9781426755170

Shows where the events of the Bible happened. It includes 21 over-sized, full color, National Geographic maps each with a brief narrative describing what’s being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible. 9781609260743 $14.99; $9.44

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The New Testament Methods and Meanings Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine

Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments

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Introduces three aspects of New Testament study: the world of the text (plots, characters, setting, and themes), the world behind the text (the concerns, circumstances, and experiences of the early Christian communities), and the world in front of the text (the meaning for contemporary readers). The authors also show how controversial texts can be used, whether for religious study, theological reflection, or homiletical practice. Abingdon Press. 9781426741906 $39.99; $25.19

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Outreach & Classroom Bibles Pocket-sized An affordable gift

Common English Bible Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs The ultimate portable companion for personal ministry, or a low-cost gift for others. Designed to fit conveniently in a shirt or pants pocket, it features a flexible brown imitation leather cover and includes the full text of the beloved Psalms and Proverbs in addition to the New Testament. Brown Imitation Leather 9781609260972 Bulk order of 100 copies Bulk order of 200 copies

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The greatest story ever told is now easier to read and easier to share with friends, family, neighbors, and more with the Common English Bible Outreach New Testament. It’s the story of Jesus, who has billions of followers called Christians, a man who still brings peace to the world. Value-priced for bulk distribution. Also available in convenient kit with materials for neighborhood distribution.

With these simple-to-use tools, you can reach out to visitors and invite people to learn more about your church. These kits are ideal for inviting people to holiday services or other events including retreats and special services. Each kit includes 50 Outreach New Testaments, 50 door hanger bags, and 56 invitation cards.

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For pew or classrooms Fresh design Affordable option Casual Classroom Bible This special Common English Bible has an innovative design for the church sanctuary or classroom, especially where the environment is mobile or contemporary. The contemporary brown cork finish features a modern wave design in metallic copper ink. The hardcover edition is ideal for congregational worship with comfortable-to-read two-column format; black-letter text, translation footnotes, and in-text subject headings. Its sturdy binding allows for repeated congregational use for years to come. The softcover is perfect for sending home with visitors or to give to those exploring God’s Word for the first time.

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Bookmarks & Postcards NEW Bible Bookmarks

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The perfect gifts for members of a Bible study group or Sunday school class! Featuring inspirational designs, they are affordable giveaways for children and adults along with being great outreach tools and used as card enclosures. Pair these colorful placeholders with the gift of a Bible, like the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible!

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NEW Postcards Mail or hand-deliver these light-hearted, colorful postcards. Take a moment to thank visitors for worshiping with you, let people know they were missed, or offer get well greetings. A great way to build relationships.

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The History of the United Methodist Church About Being United Methodist What United Methodists Should Know About The Lord’s Supper What United Methodists Should Know About Baptism About John Wesley The History of The Presbyterian Church About Being Presbyterian What Every Presbyterian Should Know About The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper What Every Presbyterian Should Know About The Sacrament of Baptism About The Book of Common Prayer The History of the Episcopal Church Being An Episcopalian – A Guide to More Effective Church Membership What Every Episcopalian Should Know About the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist What Every Episcopalian Should Know About The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Recordkeeping

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Maps & Timelines Large-Size Bible Map Set with Charthead Set includes eight 26" x 40" maps printed on waterproof polyethylene film. Created by Oxford cartographers using the most current archaeological findings, they are designed for in-depth Bible classes for youth and adults. They include location index/finders printed on the back to help locate sites. A set with a folding tripod is also available. Visit Cokesbury.com for a list of the locations on the 8 maps. Abingdon Press. 9780687043378 9780687043279 9780687043569 9780687043668 9780687043767 9780687043071 9780687044566 9780687044269 9780687044665 9780687042975

Set of 8 maps with optional tripod/charthead With location index

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Complete Set of 8 (with Charthead and Tripod) Complete Set of 8 (with Charthead) Ancient Near East Before Exodus The Exodus Israel’s Settlement in Canaan Jerusalem: Old and New Testament Comparison Palestine in the Time of Jesus The Prophets and The Exile The Roman World & Paul’s Journeys The United Monarchy

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Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments Shows where the events of the Bible happened. It includes over 20 oversized, full color, National Geographic maps each with a brief narrative describing what’s being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible.

Bible Timeline An Illustrated Timeline of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426

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Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines

Bible and Informational Booklets

180 pages of reproducible charts, maps, and time lines. Hardcover with spiral binding. Rose Publishing.

Booklets for members and visitors that cover the basic information about the Bible and religion, as well as other study helps. Rose Publishing.

9781596360228 $29.99; $20.39

Each, $3.99

Rose Book of Bible and Christian History Time Lines

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This 20-foot time line includes hundreds of historical facts, key people, and important dates from Adam to now. Rose Publishing. 9781596360846 $29.99; $20.39

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Names of God Denominations Comparison Bible Overview How We Got the Bible Names of Jesus How to Study the Bible Names of the Holy Spirit Attributes of God Where to Find Favorite Bible Verses Genesis Time Line Life of the Apostle Paul The Twelve Disciples

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Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35

Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20

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Monday

Labor Sunday

1

Grandparents’ Day

8

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Tuesday

Labor Day (U.S. & Canada)

21

15th Sunday after Pentecost

28

Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32

Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16

Wednesday

16th Sunday after Pentecost

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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6

9

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12

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GREEN

7

GREEN

LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 1 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES

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15

Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15–10/15)

GREEN

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17

Citizenship Day Constitution Day

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24

Rosh Hashanah

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26

27

LAST WEEK TO RETURN VBS

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22

23

GREEN

Autumnal Equinox First Day of Autumn

LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 1 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES

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30

GREEN

GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost

September Scripture Focus

TIPS:

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

• Plan for Laity Sunday October 19. See Ministrymatters.com for worship and other celebrations.

In the Beginning

• Evaluate 2014 VBS and make plans for 2015.

Creation – Genesis 1:1-25

• Set a meeting with teachers for orientation and training.

In God’s Image – Genesis 1:26–2:4 Noah – Genesis 6:5–8:22, 9:8-17

• See pages 140–143 for Sunday school supplies such as attendance charts and postcards.

A Time for Everything – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

• Start planning for Advent/Christmas studies & service projects.

ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies & YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth The Days Are Surely Coming

• Consider a churchwide Advent study. From Bethlehem to Bedlam by James W. Moore has components for adults/youth/ children.

A Vision of the Future/Returning to God – Jeremiah 30:1-3, 18-22

• Go to webinars.Cokesbury.com for a full list of training how-tos.

Restoration/A New Promise – Jeremiah 31:31-37

• Final check for supplies, equipment, rooms. All classrooms should have set of Bibles and reference materials.

A New Future/A New Start for God’s People – Jeremiah 32:1-9, 14-15

• The Common English Bible was adopted as the official translation for several curriculum resources. Plan to have copies available for those classes.

Improbable Possibilities/God Rebuilds the Land – Jeremiah 33:1-11

• Encourage adult Bible classes to explore the FORECAST catalog to see if they’d like to use a short-term study for a period of time such as Advent. 144

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OCTOBER 2014 5

17th Sunday after Pentecost

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Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46

Sunday

18th Sunday after Pentecost

Monday

Tuesday

19th Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22

Wednesday 1

26

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46

Thursday 2

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Friday 3

Yom Kippur Oct. 3–4

Saturday 4

LAST DAY TO MAKE WINTER AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES

5

World Communion Sunday GREEN

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12

13

Laity Sunday Ecumenical National Children’s Day

Columbus Day Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

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14

15

Sukkot Oct. 8–15

Shemini Atzeret

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10

Simchat Torah 17 16 National Boss’s Day

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Children’s Sabbath 17–19

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25

GREEN

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Laity Sunday UM

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United Nations Day

Reformation Sunday

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Reformation Day Halloween

GREEN

26 GREEN

GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost

October Scripture Focus

TIPS:

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

• Save money—set up your quarterly curriculum on Cokesbury’s Automatic Shipment program. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com.

Beginning of God’s People Abraham and Sarah – Genesis 12:1-9

• Visit MinistryMatters.com to connect with other teachers and share articles, videos, and more.

Isaac Is Born – Genesis 15:1-6; 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Twin Brothers – Genesis 25:19-34

• Work with the worship committee to involve children and youth in World Communion Sunday.

Jacob’s Ladder – Genesis 27–28

ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies & YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth Dark Nights of the Soul

Even So, My Redeemer Lives– Job 19:1-7, 23-29; Psalm 57 God Complains – Job 5; 24:1, 9-12, 19-25; Psalm 55:12-23

• Host a Fall Party! Youth groups could sponsor a costume party for children and lead them in games, crafts, and music.

Hope Satisfies – Job 42:1-10; Psalm 86

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• With your church trustees, review educational facilities, and equipment to assess what you need to update or change. • Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Sabbath weekend is a way for churches to celebrate children as gifts from God and renew their commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf.

Rejoice Anyway – Job 1; Psalm 56; Habakkuk 2:1-5; 3:17-19

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• Check in with teachers and encourage them. Express appreciation.

• On October 26, we celebrate Reformation Sunday to remember the access we have to Scripture. Be sure to teach the Bible in ways that meet the needs of various ages and levels of Bible experience.

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NOVEMBER 2014 All Saints Sunday

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Joshua 3:7-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12

Sunday

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22nd Sunday after Pentecost