Are there occasions when Christians should worship with those of other faiths? This booklet looks at the variety of situations where the issue may be raised, from national tragedy, through school assemblies, to local pastoral and evangelistic encounters. In each case, the theological, practical and pastoral issues involved are examined, and advice is given. The key…

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Both clergy and lay pastoral carers are often the first recourse for people in crisis. Whatever the underlying cause of the crisis in question, carers need to know how to respond, sensitively and effectively, during those first vital hours and days when people are at their most vulnerable, when many are so overwhelmed by the…

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This book addresses the aftermath of a wide array of traumatic events (such as natural disasters, criminal violence, catastrophic accidents, life-threatening illnesses) and the mental health difficulties, especially post-traumatic stress disorder, that may be experienced as a result. It is important that those in ministry understand how to help guide people through very difficult places.…

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This book came out a while ago but is an excellent collation of wisdom from mostly Maori and Pasifika writers for supporting whanau through the difficult stressors life can bring, often as the result of colonisation, intermarriage, migration and socioeconomic insecurity. An excellent resource for family, friends and practitioners. https://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago068826.html

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A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book, What Do You Do With an Idea? is for anyone who’s ever had a big idea. This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And…

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Snapshots in Mission 2018 The latest edition of Snapshots, a publication from KCML, considers the theme “Reimagining Home” from a number of angles, many of the articles suggesting innovation by returning to ingredients in our roots that offer fresh insight for the path ahead. View Snapshots in Mission PDF

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In 2017 Doug Gay delivered three Chalmers Lectures to the Church of Scotland, exploring their history and current crisis, and proposing structural change to enable the church to effectively navigate the future. You can search the lectures up online but they were then published as: Reforming the Kirk: The Future of the Church of Scotland.…

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This book by Steve Taylor, Built for Change, draws from six metaphors Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 3 and 4 as it speaks of building innovation teams: servant, gardener, builder, resource manager, fool, parent. It tells stories by way of examples, and explores Jesus as innovator.

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Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak Through You By Geoff New, this book explores the power of lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation for a prayerful approach to preaching scripture. Comes highly recommended by John Goldingay and Walter Brueggamann!

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Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory Tod Balsinger wrote this book and it is proving very popular around the PCANZ. The book offers stories and practical tools for helping leaders chart the challenging territory that is our changing contexts today, aware that what we expect might not be the reality we discover.

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