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Creative Ideas For The Family Eucharist$40.00Add to cart
Find everything you need to lead a Family Eucharist in this comprehensive and versatile all-age resource. Building on the new Eucharistic Prayers for use in services with children, it balances formality and informality to help you create engaging worship for all. Easily adaptable for large and small all-age congregations, it offers ready-to-use worship ideas and service outlines for themed occasions throughout the year. Imaginatively-planned and well-structured Family Eucharists are a key part of growing churches, and this resource will give you both the structure and the confidence to lead all-age worship well.
-advice on recruiting and training leaders
-ways of getting children involved
-a guide to creating a basic structure
-suggestions for using music and props creatively
-themed services for different seasons
-imaginative service outlines for a variety of occasions, including a baptism in the context of a Eucharist
-downloadable scripts and illustrations for use throughout the year
Clothesline Math : The Master Number Sense Maker$45.99Add to cart
This must-have resource provides the theoretical groundwork for teaching number sense. Authored by Chris Shore, this book empowers teachers with the pedagogy, lessons, and detailed instructions to help them implement Clothesline Math in K-12 classrooms. Detailed, useful tips for facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse are also included. At the elementary level, the hands-on lessons cover important math topics including whole numbers, place value, fractions, order of operations, algebraic reasoning, variables, and more. Implement Clothesline Math at the secondary level and provide students with hands-on learning and activities that teach advanced math topics including geometry, algebra, statistics, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Aligned to state and national standards, this helpful resource will get students excited about learning math as they engage in meaningful discourse.
Reading Intervention Toolkit 4-8$45.99Add to cart
This classroom resource addresses the instructional challenges faced by fourth to eighth grade teachers and provides research-based tools needed to improve students’ reading comprehension. These classroom-tested interventions can be used with struggling readers in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings. Key features of this professional development resource include: responsive teaching and differentiation; the four kinds of interventions that can support students’ reading; intervention tools and strategies for teachers and students; the use of focus standards to discuss key reading strategies (inferring, finding main ideas and themes, and using context to determine a word’s meaning); and getting students to write about their reading.
Strategies For Implementing Writers Workshop$45.99Add to cart
Strategies for Implementing Writer’s Workshop is as research-based, easy-to-use resource that includes all the tools needed to create a successful Writer’s Workshop and enhance student writing. Teachers will learn classroom-tested techniques and engaging instructional approaches to support all levels of writers. This resource provides sample mini lessons, activities, classroom snapshots, student resources, and more. Lesson plans are tailored to these specific grade spans: K-2, 3-5, 6-8.
Strategies For Building Text Dependent Questions$45.99Add to cart
This innovative resource provides teachers with the tools needed to effectively instruct using text-dependent questions. It contains current research and sample text-dependent questions and prompts to aide teachers in creating high-quality questions for any piece of literary or information text. Sample reading passages and student resources provide an excellent guide for teachers in creating their own questions or for students as they practice using evidence from the text to support and verify their responses and build deeper comprehension as called for in today’s standards.
Worship 4 Today Part 2$39.99Add to cart
Church House Publishing
Worship 4 Today is a three-part course specially designed to train and equip all who lead worship in the local church – those with prior experience or none, musicians and the non-musical, ordained or lay, those who lead the prayers, operate the technology, employ the creative arts, or participate in any other way.
Developed and tested in the Diocese of Sheffield over the last five years, Worship 4 Today is now recognised as a national training resource and its publication is fully supported by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England. The course:
* Nurtures a foundation of personal worship, developing new expertise and skills
* Provides a rich Biblical and historical background
* Builds understanding of different worship styles across the church
Part 2 focuses on developing key skills. It explores the role of music in worship using the Psalms, different worship patterns in the Church of England, and how to build a worship team in your local church.
Prayer And Prayer Activities$40.00Add to cart
ROOTS is a joint initiative by all the mainstream churches in the UK and Ireland. For ten years it has provided lectionary-based resources for worship and learning for the whole church. Over 10,000 local churches use its regular magazine and online programmes.
This versatile and adaptable participative prayer resource for all-age worship is taken from the extensive material the ROOTS authors have created. Based on the lectionary readings for each Sunday of Years A, B & C it includes:
* gathering prayers* seasonal prayers of thanksgiving* a creative response to the day’s readings* responsive prayers of intercession* a children’s prayer activity* an all-age prayer activity* responsive prayers for sending out
All the texts can be downloaded or projected from the accompanying CD Rom.
Youth Emmaus : Includes Free CD-ROM$40.00Add to cart
Youth Emmaus is a course designed to help those aged 11 to 16 explore the basics of the Christian faith. This is no easy task – but Youth Emmaus offers a winning combination of meaty leaders’ notes, cool handouts for group members, great cartoons and graphics and a free CD-ROM stacked with other useful resources. The material is fully road-tested and ideal for youth groups and as a confirmation course for young people.
Youth Emmaus tackles:
What Christians Believe (5 Units)
How Christians Grow (5 Units)
Living the Christian Life (3 Units)
Youth Emmaus also contains a FREE CD-ROM that includes:
Handouts and supplementary handouts for all sessions as PDF files
Downloadable services to use with young people and a section on using Youth Emmaus in an all-age context
Powerpoint presentation on Youth Emmaus
Useful links to Emmaus website
All icons from handouts available in colour in a downloadable format
Creative Retreat Ideas$39.99Add to cart
Time apart to listen to God is an essential component of the Christian life. This wide ranging practical resource offers complete programme ideas – from short spiritual breaks for those who can only manage a couple of hours from their work or family responsibilities, to a range of ideas for whole day and full weekend retreats. aaExperienced retreat conductor Sue Pickering explores the elements that are commonly used in retreats:silence, journalling, using craft materials, reflection, lectio divina, imaginative prayer, music and movement, and more. aaOut of these building blocks, unlimited retreat programmes can be created. Part two offers themed retreat programme outlines complete with handouts which are downloadable from the accompanying CD Rom. These include Quiet Breakfasts, A Prayer Walk, A Garden Retreat and much more.
Basic Introduction To Biblical Hebrew$39.95Add to cart
A robust introduction to biblical Hebrew grammar and the Masoretic Text. Hackett’s 30-lesson curriculum features an overview of the history of the Hebrew Bible; deductive lessons on recognition, drawing, and pronunciation; inductive experience in translating Scripture passages; and a CD-ROM with audio files and text files of vocabulary lists, Hebrew-to-English portions of exercises, and more.
Hidden Wholeness : The Journey Toward An Undivided Life$19.95Add to cart
In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives-lives that are congruent with our inner truth-in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation.
Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.”
This paperback edition includes two new and useful features. Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J. Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). Bringing the Book to Life, by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader’s and leader’s guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness. The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practices behind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connect the DVD to the book, offering “a conversation with the author” as well as an engagement with the text. Together, these features give readers new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholeness and share with others this approach to sustaining identity and integrity in all the venues of our lives.
Inspired by Palmer’s writing and speaking-and challenged by the conditions of twenty-first century life-people across the country, from many walks of life, have been coming together in circles of trust to reclaim their integrity and help foster wholeness in their workplaces and their world.
For over a decade, the principles and practices in this book have been proven on the ground-by parents and educators, clergy and politicians, community organizers and corporate executives, physicians and attorneys, and many others who seek to rejoin soul and role in their private and public lives.
A Hidden Wholeness weaves together four themes that its author has pursued for forty years: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change. The hundreds of thousands of people who know Parker Palmer’s books will be glad to find the journey continued
More Excellent Way With DVD$29.99Add to cart
Author Henry W. Wright not only equips the church with respect to defeating sickness, but he also demystifies it by showing, from God’s perspective, why mankind has disease in the first place. A More Excellent Way is a valuable resource in assisting spiritual leaders, health-care professionals, and all individuals in understanding the spiritual dynamics behind diseases of the body, spirit, and soul. The book will help you to discover:
* Why mankind has disease.
* The spiritual roots of disease.
* Blocks to healing.
* Effective disease prevention.
* Spiritual pathways to wholeness and health.
Taking Flight With Creativity$25.99Add to cart
Pastors and church leaders in many congregations have attempted to form teams for the purpose of planning, or designing, worship. Getting a group of people together in one room is fairly easy. But whether large or small church, staff or volunteer, most discover that it is difficult to form a team that actually works.
Using the metaphor of early flight, this resource analyzes how to be a part of a worship design team that works. Major sections include discovering a strategic approach to worship, tips for team composition, a look at how to overcome a series of obstacles that frequently keep teams from finding success together, and some of the usual “mechanical difficulties” that keep teams grounded.
Creative Ideas For Quiet Days$36.99Add to cart
Going a day retreat or quiet day is a regular activity for many local churches. During the preparatory seasons of Advent and Lent, they are especially popular. While many retreat houses and religious communities offer a program for such days, many groups prefer a do-it yourself approach. aaThis resource contains twelve complete day-long programs that are focused around different themes and are appropriate for use at varying times of the Christian year. It is suitable for all ages and assorted pastoral contexts. It also gives step-by-step instructions on creating your own program from scratch. aaEach session includes: opening worship, short talk 1, reflection exercise, short talk 2, second reflection exercise, prayers and blessings. Additionally there are leaders’ notes on all practical aspects of planning and conducting such a day, from booking the venue to handout templates. This new edition comes with download able worship and reflection materials to enrich your program.
Comprehension And Critical Thinking 4 (Teacher’s Guide)$24.99Add to cart
Use these step-by-step guides to build students’ comprehension and critical thinking skills as they prepare for standardized tests that feature document-based questions. Step 1 has students reading high-interest nonfiction articles from TIME For Kids authors. Step 2 has students strengthening comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions from all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Step 3 has students studying primary source documents (such as maps, census reports, population reports, charts, and graphs) that are related to the articles. Step 4 has students demonstrating critical thinking skills by responding to questions based on these primary sources.
Teacher Resource CD includes reproducible pages of articles, primary source documents, and questions.
Effectiveness By The Numbers$24.99Add to cart
Chapter One: The Fear Of Numbers
Chapter Two: If You Could Count Only One Thing
Chapter Three: How Many And How Often
Chapter Four: How Many Stick?
Chapter Five: How Many Serve?
Chapter Six: Who’s New?
Chapter Seven: Growing By Staying Small
Chapter Eight: What’s More Important Than Dollars?
Chapter Nine: What Product Are You Producing Anyway?
Accurately counting the right things can profoundly impact ministry effectiveness. Knowing “the story in the stats” can inform decisions and lead to the things that produce the results most pleasing to God. Gathering and studying the right numbers can help a church wisely invest its resources of time, effort, people, money, and facilities. Effectiveness by the Numbers will help ensure that your church is measuring the right things for the right reasons. Counting what counts enables a church to fulfill its mission–making mature followers of Jesus Christ.
Jesus and his disciples counted. They knew how many he fed with the five loaves and fishes. When a crowd gathered they often knew and recorded the number of men, women and children present for the event. The early church counted. They knew that on the day of Pentecost about 3,000 were added to their number. The book of Acts reports that “many believed,” “people were added,” and “many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.” If Jesus counted and the early church kept track of numbers, it is not unreasonable to expect churches today to use metrics to increase their effectiveness in doing God’s work on earth.
This title contains a CD-ROM containing Excel templates for calculating some of the measures discussed in the book.
Case For The Resurrection Of Jesus$25.99Add to cart
At some point in their Christian walk, many believers ask some difficult questions: Is Christianity really true? Are there any good reasons to know which religion is true? Could it be that God does not really exist? These are important questions, and we have an intense interest in their answers. After all, if atheism is true, then why should we subject ourselves to the teachings of Jesus? Why should we insist on views that alienate others, especially the claim that Jesus is the only way to heaven? If the Christian view of reality is wrong, we may be missing out on something. At least, we are needlessly straining relationships with others.
The authors of this volume did ask these questions as young men. We determined to find some answers. We cannot tell you that we looked at the evidence without presuppositions or biases. This volume and its accompanying interactive software are tools to encourage Christians in their faith and to help them share with others the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.
Big Book Of Job Descriptions For Ministry$29.99Add to cart
Match the right people to the right ministries—right now! Here are 200 professionally prepared, simple, ready-to-use position descriptions for every church job you can imagine—from senior pastor to cookie baker. Customize your documents with the included CD-ROM. Windows 3.1 or higher, Macintosh System 6 or higher. Requires a word processing system with RTF file-reading capability.
Handbook For Multi Sensory Worship 2$36.99Add to cart
Widely known for their innovative use of multimedia elements in worship, Kim Miller and worship team of Ginghamsburg Church provide more practical guidance for planning and conducting contemporary worship celebrations. Through the skillful blending of contemporary media such as music, film, and drama with the timeless truths and stories of the Bible, these celebrations help postmodern persons – particularly those who have little or no experience with the Christian faith – experience God’s love and become faithful followers. Included in this second volume are thirty new and complete worship celebrations, each organized around a central metaphor and theme designed to articulate the needs of and connect with the life experiences of the congregation.
Purple Floral Wedding Accessory Kit$19.99Add to cart
100 Standard-size Bulletins
100 Two-sided Place Cards
100 Favor Tags And Twist Ties
50 Matching Thank-you Notes And Envelopes
Brides and grooms add their personal touch to their ceremony with these coordinating wedding accessories. The user-friendly CD-ROM contains templates and instructions to create and print the programs, place cards, and favor tags. It also includes text samples, guest list spreadsheet, budget worksheet, and more.