I've often found copyright to be a bit confusing. The rules, regulations, and legal jargon can make your head spin. But fear not, because there's a fantastic resource out there that can help us navigate this tricky terrain.
Practical Resources for Churches (PRC) is an online resource center providing educational webinars, workshops, and resources. The PRC provides clarity in the fogginess of intellectual property providing us with essential information, handy tools, and expert guidance to help us make sense of it all. Check out recorded webinars, find copyright-free music and videos, link copyright, and other helpful information all about copyright! Don't forget to check out the PRC's other resources ranging from Adult and Youth Ministry, Environmental Stewardship, to Intergenerational and Stewardship & Finance.
Living Lutheran is a vibrant and insightful magazine that offers a wealth of engaging content for readers interested in exploring and deepening their understanding of the Lutheran faith. With its rich blend of theology, spirituality, and real-life stories, Living Lutheran provides a space for individuals to connect with their Lutheran heritage, find inspiration for their spiritual journey, and explore contemporary issues from a Lutheran perspective. The magazine's articles, features, and interviews offer a diverse range of perspectives, allowing readers to gain a deeper appreciation for the global and multicultural aspects of the Lutheran tradition. Whether it's highlighting the work of passionate individuals making a difference in their communities or exploring thought-provoking theological topics, Living Lutheran serves as a valuable resource for individuals seeking to live out their faith in a meaningful and relevant way. With its engaging and accessible writing style, the magazine invites readers to reflect, learn, and engage with the world through the lens of their Lutheran faith.
Living Lutheran will print its final issue in December 2023 and will transition to a full online storytelling engine. Throughout the rest of 2023, Living Lutheran will begin producing more content in the forms of podcasts, audio stories, videos, and more so be sure to subscribe to the Living Lutheran e-digest and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Are you ready to bridge the generation gap and start meaningful conversations? Look no further than Cross+Gen: Starting the Conversation by Dr. Rich Melheim. This 3-session resource offers invaluable insights and practical guidance for building stronger relationships and understanding between generations. Dr. Melheim's engaging writing style and relatable anecdotes make it easy to connect with his message.
Discover the power of storytelling as a means of communication and learn how to foster empathy and unity in your community. With actionable advice and thought-provoking ideas, Cross+Gen: Starting the Conversation is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to create lasting connections across generations. Don't miss out on this transformative read!
"Every age has gifts we need and every age has needs we gift."
Step into the imaginative world of Pastor Steve Thomason's, "A Cartoonist's Guide to the Bible," where art and scripture beautifully intertwine. With his unique blend of artistic talent and theological insight, Pastor Thomason invites visitors to embark on a visual journey through the pages of the Bible through his ever-expanding library of cartoon illustrations, animations, graphic novels, and visual and written commentary.
This online resource provides engaging visuals for those looking to learn or for those looking to enhance their teaching of the Bible in a graphic novel format. Each story is available in a ready-to-use PowerPoint but can also be edited for those to control how they want to communicate the text.
Venture into a virtual sanctuary where faith and creativity intersect, inviting you to embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration. And be sure to check out the KRC website for past Resources with Rebekah or to discover more about the KRC!
Hey, everyone! I wanted to take the time to re-introduce myself since we have a few new subscribers. I'm Rebekah, and I am the Synod’s Resource Specialist and Archivist. You may wonder “…okay, so what does that mean you do?” I operate the Kaufman Resource Center (KRC) located in the Lutheran Center, which works like a public library. We provide this service not only for our pastors but also for church members, families, and affiliates! I am always available by email and phone to assist those looking for resources of any kind. Additionally, I am the archivist for our Synod; a very fancy way to say I manage the records and historical files. But I also am a consultant for you– if you need help organizing your church’s archives or you don’t know whether you need to keep certain information, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
A little bit more about me… I am originally from Alliance – go Aviators! I graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I went on to Kent State University and graduated in 2018 with a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a focus in Special Collections and Archives. After finishing my degree, I started working as a Reference Librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. In 2019, I completed a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, hoping to become a Board-Certified Genealogist one day - just as a hobby and to challenge myself.
I now live in Akron with my husband, Jesse, my 11-year-old stepson, Kyle, my 2-year-old son, DJ, and my just-turned-1-year-old daughter, Phoebe.
Shoot me an email at email@example.com if you have any questions about what I do, how I can help, or if you just want to chat!
Faith Lens is a weekly Bible study, created by the ELCA, that engages youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life.
Through weekly studies that focus on scripture passages and themes, participants are invited to explore the intersection of faith and life. Each study includes questions for reflection, discussion, and action, as well as a prayer and a suggested hymn. The Faith Lens is a valuable tool for those seeking to grow in their faith and their understanding of God’s word. Be sure to check out previous weeks on the ELCA website or subscribe to their email to receive a brand-new study directly to your inbox every week!
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis is a systemic issue that refers to the high rates of violence, disappearance, and homicide experienced by Indigenous women and girls in North America. This crisis is rooted in the historical and ongoing colonization, marginalization, and discrimination faced by Indigenous peoples. Indigenous women and girls are more likely to experience violence than any other demographic group in the United States, and the exact number of missing and murdered Indigenous women is difficult to determine due to inconsistent data collection and underreporting. This complex issue requires a multifaceted approach, including supporting Indigenous-led initiatives, increasing awareness and education, and advocating for policy changes to improve the response to cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The ELCA is highlighting resources to bring awareness and show support for Indigenous communities. Worship resources are also available from the ELCA to encourage all congregations to share the truths about this ongoing crisis. These resources are provided to inspire conversation and learning in ministries and communities. Please take the time to read through the resources provided and remember to wear red throughout May to bring greater awareness to #MMIW.
Exciting news! The Kaufman Resource Center just unveiled a brand new library card, designed by our own Pastor Stephanie Woods!
Visit Rebekah at BREATHE for your first chance to sign up for a library card. And be sure to compliment Pastor Woods on her awesome design!
REMINDER: Please bring any overdue materials to BREATHE and return them to Rebekah in the exhibit hall. There will be no fines for overdue materials but please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you have lost or damaged materials.
We would like to invite you to create a library card design for the KRC and submit it to our Resource Specialist, Rebekah. Submissions will be open until Wednesday, April 19. Once all submissions are received we will create a poll to vote on your favorite.
Join us at BREATHE on May 12 and 13th, to be the first to sign up for a KRC library card!
Please email all submissions to Rebekah Wissler at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Luther Seminary is an excellent resource for all - you don't have to attend to take advantage! They offer many online courses that come straight to your email for free as part of their mission to help people grow in their faith and better understand the Bible. The courses are self-paced so you can do them on your own time or share them with friends, and family, or as a bible study.
Their newest course is on the Book of Revelation which explores the context and background of Revelation; how to read the Book of Revelation; an outline and overview of Revelation; introductory issues and theological themes of Revelation.
Follow the link below to sign up for this online course and Explore the Book of Revelation.