“Devotion Resources”

Are you responsible for devotions at your next church meeting?  Here are five places to find resources to help guide your community faith practice of prayer, scripture and conversation.

JUSTICE, AND ONLY JUSTICE"

“This collection continues the series of devotions which express the growing partnerships in ministry among the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and The Episcopal Church USA (TEC). Earlier series have been written in connection with a season of the Church year (Advent, Epiphany, or Lent). Again this year the devotions are written by the four presiding bishops of these churches, drawing this time on the Scriptures and themes suggested for the eight days of the global ecumenical initiative known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.”

https://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Four-Way-Week-Devotionals-2019.pdf?_ga=2.258291466.1494635827.1548250611-1826802062.1548250611

Proclaim: Evangelism Tips

“These articles are available for download and distribution in full-page or bulletin insert format. Use for committee and council meetings”  some topics:

Courageous Leadership, Dealing with Conflict, Evangelical Leader, Finding Your Voice, Nominating Committee, Staying on Target, Visionary Leadership, Hospitality Matters, Hospitality Team, Welcome the Children

Congregation Team, Senior Adult Ministry: Growing Aging Disciples, Advancing Evangelism in Your Congregation, Creating an Evangelism Team , Disciples into Apostles, Inviting Others, Launching Evangelism in Your Congregation 

https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/eTips

God Pause (by Luther seminary alumni)

“Looking for spiritual refreshment? God Pause devotions are reflections sent daily via email.”

https://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/

The Geranium Farm (with The Reverend Barbara Cawthorne Crafton and friends)

In particular check out the “The Almost-Daily eMos”

“Almost every day, you can receive a brief meditation by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton by e-mail. It is intended to be something to help you start your day with thoughtfulness. Sometimes the eMos are funny and sometimes they're sad. Often, they're both.”

http://www.geraniumfarm.org/home.cfm

Spirituality and Practice (website with many options)

“This multifaith and interspiritual website, founded by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site's name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world's religions and spiritual paths come together. While respecting the differences among traditions, we celebrate what they share in common.”

https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com