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Mission Giving: United Methodist Women Changing Lives

published 7/29/2015
A publication of United Methodist Women. Website: www.missionresourcecenter.org

No Sanctuary: Big Business and Family Detention

published 7/29/2015
A 30-minute video in English and Spanish by Matthew Gossage, produced by Grassroots Leadership and Matthew Gossage. The film gives a brief history of family detention and the coalition that brought it to an end at the T. Don Hutto family detention center in Texas.

United Methodist Women: Faith, Hope, Love in Action

published 7/29/2015
A publication of United Methodist Women. Website: www.missionresourcecenter.org

Who I Am Called to Be

published 7/29/2015
A DVD for laity in the United Methodist Church who feel called by God to become part of a covenant community and make a lifetime commitment to ministries of love, justice and service.

Celebrate What's Right With the World

published 7/27/2015
Dewitt Jones asks: Do we choose to see possibilities? Do we really believe they're there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what's right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us.

A district superintendent's first year

published 7/6/2015
A CD designed to help newly appointed superintendents to prepare themselves for the transition into their new role. Topics include "Opportunities and Challenges Before Moving Day," "Making the Most of the Summer Months," "The Charge Conference Season," "The Appointment Making Season," "Findings and Recommendations," "Some 'Right Questions' for District Superintendents," "Pastoral Vitality Matrix and Congregational Vitality Matrix." The CD also gives information on the Lewis Center for Church ...

Committed to Christ

published 2/26/2015
"Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life" is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. The DVD includes seven gathering time loops of about 1:30 minutes each and seven sermon lead-ins running about 45 seconds each. The video is by Bob Crossman, director of the New Church Leadership Institute for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church and a Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship.

Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving

published 2/26/2015
Built on Robert Schnase's groundbreaking book "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," Michael Reeves and Jennifer Tyler's "Extravagant Generosity" program connects the spiritual role of generosity to daily financial discipleship. DVD includes four video meditations for use with small groups and Sunday school classes; four 60-second worship clips to introduce the weekly themes; and an introductory video to preview "Extravagant Generosity" online or at worship gathering times.

Prom Night in Mississippi

published 2/9/2015
The story of the 2008 senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi, the school's first integrated prom. Classes at the school had been integrated for decades, but proms were held separately. Movie star Morgan Freedman offered to pay for the senior prom, under the condition that it be integrated. The video comes with an educators' companion guide for discussion of social justice and anti-bullying.

Standing in Need: Systemic Poverty in Our Midst

published 1/22/2015
This DVD explores the various components of poverty (losing one's home, becoming unemployed or underemployed) and shows how people navigate the state support systems. Through various stories, you and the faith community will be challenged to work compassionately with the poor.

Time Together In Ministry Everyday

published 1/22/2015
Together In Ministry Everyday (TIME) is the first in the "Go Fish!" series of proven evangelism resources. We can't expect that people will come to our churches simply because we are there. We've got to go fishing for people! Creator of the series was Dr. Kent Millard, senior pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Ind. The kit features a DVD with clips for use in worship and ministry team meetings, and outlines for a Together in Ministry Everyday sermon series. There are ...

VeggieTales: Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler

published 1/22/2015
Larry the Cucumber is detective dynamo Sheerluck Holmes and Bob the Tomato is his sidekick Dr. Watson. Will Sheerluck remember the all-important golden rule in time to rescue the missing Golden Ruler?

Covenant Bible Study

published 11/13/2014
Covenant Bible Study is a conversation. The video discussions with Bible study contributors, led by pastors Christine Chakoian and Shane Stanford, are a key part of the Covenant experience. These conversation s are designed to spark discussion s of the Bible in your group meeting experiences. While most groups will play the videos in their entirety, some leaders may choose to play selected portions of the conversations for their groups. Leaders will practice active listening when previewing the ...

Sisters: Bible Study For Women, Finding Balance: Loving God with Heart and Soul, Mind and Strength DVD

published 10/1/2014
This is a six-week. It will help the women in your group consider the question of balance in their lives--between service and worship, duty and devotion, doing and being. Author Becca Stevens will guide the study, examining the lives of New Testament women such as Mary and Martha, Lydia, Mary the mother of Jesus, the Canaanite woman, and Mary Magdalene. Becca will conclude the study by exploring the anointings of Jesus Christ, in which women played a crucial role. Leader's Guide & Participant's ...

Splashed with Promise

published 10/1/2014
3 parts., 1 DVD 1. Learning the Language of Faith 2. Living the Language of Faith 3. Passing on the Language of Faith

Standing in Need: Systemic Poverty in Our Midst

published 10/1/2014
Video is broken up into a number of easily usable segments for teaching a study.

Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp

published 10/1/2014
There's someone new coming to the garden's Summer Camp this year, and, well, he has a problem. He stinks. But that's what stink bugs do. God helps the summer camp to realize that the reason Stanley stinks is because he's afraid and the thing he is most afraid of is others not liking him and accepting him the way he is. Our garden friends soon learn that God created each of us for very special reasons and that, even though Stanley is different, they need to show him love. Young children. 60 min ...

Stop Bullying: Standing Up for Yourselves and Others

published 10/1/2014
Every school day, 150,000 American students stay home to avoid being bullied and they feel hopeless. They need to know what to do if they are being bullied or if they witness bullying. Through presentations by Mark Brown, Youth Motivational Specialist and student's real-life experiences, this video gives students concrete steps they can take to respond to bullying. @ 20 min, (2003).

Stories, Vol. 5 Rebellion, Settling for less, Life’s unfair.

published 10/1/2014
Stories—Doug Fields, student pastor at Saddleback Church and author of Purpose-Driven Youth Minsitry—“I have found that nothing captures the attention of teenagers today more than testimonies from their peers. These 2-3 minute stores are perfect for teeing-up you Bible study lesson or creating discussion before your lesson begins. STORIES is just another way to help you minister to the needs of your teenagers.” Each DVD has 6 brief video illustrations for youth groups Vol. 4: Doubt, depression, ...

Stories, Vol. 6 DVD, Loneliness, consequences, and faith in action

published 10/1/2014
Stories—Doug Fields, student pastor at Saddleback Church and author of Purpose-Driven Youth Minsitry—“I have found that nothing captures the attention of teenagers today more than testimonies from their peers. These 2-3 minute stores are perfect for teeing-up you Bible study lesson or creating discussion before your lesson begins. STORIES is just another way to help you minister to the needs of your teenagers.” Each DVD has 6 brief video illustrations for youth groups Vol. 4: Doubt, depression, ...

Stories, Vol. 7, Painful home, peer pressure, giving up.

published 10/1/2014
Stories—Doug Fields, student pastor at Saddleback Church and author of Purpose-Driven Youth Minsitry—“I have found that nothing captures the attention of teenagers today more than testimonies from their peers. These 2-3 minute stores are perfect for teeing-up you Bible study lesson or creating discussion before your lesson begins. STORIES is just another way to help you minister to the needs of your teenagers.” Each DVD has 6 brief video illustrations for youth groups Vol. 4: Doubt, depression, ...

Stumbling Blocks to Faith

published 10/1/2014
Many people say they would like to become a Christian believer but cannot because of some insurmountable stumbling blocks. This program presents the most common ones: Hypocrisy, Intolerance, Science, Suffering, Sacrifice. 95 mins.

Surviving to Thriving: Successfully Including the Child with Special Needs

published 10/1/2014
The success of a child is often closely tied to the success of a volunteer.  We'll equip volunteers with tips and tactics for keeping the most challenging child engaged. You'll learn easy and effective communication techniques, behavior management strategies, and activity adaptations that acan make any children's ministry environment a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Setup a visual schedule, arrange the physical space, and present the Bible story in a way that participants with ...

Take Away Our Bent to Sinning!

published 10/1/2014
Take Away Our Bent to Sinning! 22:25 mins by Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs Jr.

The Apostles Collection, The Story of Paul the Apostle--

published 10/1/2014
From Peter's conversion to Paul's missions, this authoritative collection draws on ancient texts, visits to sacred sites and interviews with esteemed theologians to explore the lives, legacies and Pauls world. Paul the Apostle examines the earliest extant Christian writings to shed light on the man who ensured the religion's survival. Go far beyond the scriptures for an illuminating look at the ordinary men whose faith forever changed the world. (2000) 70 min

The Apostles Collection, The Story of the Twelve Apostles

published 10/1/2014
They were Christ's first adherents, closest companions and partners in spreading God's Word. He chose twelve personally; the last came to Jesus only after the Crucifixion, yet was arguably the most important figure in Christianity's early history. This authoritative collection draws on ancient texts, visits to sacred sites and interviews with esteemed theologians to explore the lives, legacies and their world view. Narrated by Martin Sheen, this resource reveals the extraordinary, untold tales ...

The Bible Jesus Read: An Exploration of the Old Testament DVD Set

published 10/1/2014
Kit Hosted by author, Philip Yancey, this study combines scholarship and insight to bring new light to old material and stimulate new thought and further study. This eight-session study uses video and group discussion to explore the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings of the Old Testament to help readers know God better. Yancey serves as guide and interpretive leader of each session and, in a series of in-depth interviews and explanations, he covers five crucial segments of the Old ...

The Changing Face of Worship: The Church in a Postmodern World

published 10/1/2014
The challenge Christianity faces in attracting the MTV generation to the Church of the 21st century Today’s Christian churches face the challenge of existing in a postmodern world, in which all principles are questioned, all opinions and beliefs are proclaimed equally valid — if not equally true — and everything is considered relative. Throughout North America, a rapidly growing movement known as “alternative worship” is experimenting to meet this challenge. This program explores the changing ...

The Four Acts of Prayer DVD

published 10/1/2014
Both new and experienced Christians find praying to be something of a mystery and often wonder about how to pray. This resource with Walter Wangerin, Jr. presents a framework for praying that infuses prayer with a rhythm while maintaining its personal nature. He teaches that prayer is more than communication; it is a conversation between God and each one of us and is made up of these four acts: we speak, God listens, God speaks, we listen. Divided into ten lessons, the use of stories explore ...

The Global Banquet: Politics of Food

published 10/1/2014
This video exposes globalization's profoundly damaging effect on our food system in terms that are understandable to the non-specialist. It debunks several underlying myths about global hunger. -That hunger results from scarcity -That small countries don't know how to feed themselves -That only market-driven, chemically-based industrial agriculture can fee the world. (2 segments, each 28 minutes)

The Gospel of John

published 10/1/2014
3 DVDs In this seven-session video Bible study, Dr. John C. Holbert (Professor of Preaching and Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX), explores some of John's remarkably different ideas about the ways Jesus relates to the world and what it is that Jesus means to the world. Seven 20-minute lessons on two videos. Leader's Guide (1990)

The Great Bible Discovery Series: Discovering an Empty Tomb DVD

published 10/1/2014
Combines live action with storybook style animation. David Mead is the host, explaining the action and posing questions in a fresh, entertaining way. This episode follows Jesus from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem to His glorious resurrection on Easter morning. (Ages 6-12) 40 mins

The Jesus Creed DVD: Seven lessons on loving god and loving others

published 10/1/2014
This DVD provides a seven-week study on lessons on how to mature following the model that Jesus provided for his first disciples.

The Jesus I Never Knew DVD

published 10/1/2014
Philip Yancey- A 6-Session Video Series which is a literate and piercingly honest look at the teachings, person, and life of Jesus Christ. You'll experience the insights, the impact, the energy, the challenges, and the life-changes. You'll press beyond popular notions and stereotypes of Jesus to obtain fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure. (Leader's Guide, Participant's Guide - additional ones must be purchased from Zondervan or other book store, a copy of the book by the ...

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem

published 10/1/2014
"The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem." By Rev. Adam Hamilton, with leader"s guide and hardback book. Journey with Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem. As he did with Jesus" crucifixion in "24 Hours That Changed the World," Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and Hamilton"s personal look at some of the stories, Jesus" birth will become more real as you walk this road alongside this ...

The Lion and the Lamb

published 10/1/2014
Christopher Reeve and Amy Grant relate this touching story of how an escaped lion and a newborn lamb teach a brother and sister the true spirit of Christmas.

The Nativity Story

published 10/1/2014
"The Nativity Story." This 2006 feature film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary and Oscar Isaac as Joseph. Follow the drama that focuses on the period in their lives when they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

The Outsiders DVD

published 10/1/2014
The Outsiders is a new look into the lives and abilities of several top-notch surfers from Australia and the United States, and reveals the true substance behind their fame. Produced by The Walking on Water Foundation.

The Passion Narratives

published 10/1/2014
The Passion Narratives. In this study, Dr. James "Mickey" Efird walks us through each of the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' betrayal, death, and resurrection. (The Efird Bible Study Series)

The Power of Forgiveness

published 10/1/2014
Kit Every human being gets hurt in ways both big and small, and in turn, we sometimes inflict hurt on others. There comes a time when we face the difficult choice to forgive others and to forgive ourselves. But forgiveness can seem impossible, even undesirable. This resource presents four studies that open our minds and our hearts to a new understanding of forgiveness so we can embrace forgiveness as a key to a wholesome and free life. This program features Dr. Everett J. Worthington, executive ...

The Prayer Path: A Christ-centered Labyrinth Experience

published 10/1/2014
(Kit- Leaders Guide, 10 Devotional Guides, 6 CDs, 2 Videos) With The Prayer Path, you will create your own multimedia labyrinth for a unique guided prayer and devotional adventure. You will journey through the labyrinth over the span of about an hour guided by an inspirational CD narration, set against a worshipful music background. Eleven stations on your journey lead to let go of the busyness, hurts and distractions that can spoil relationships; center your life on God; and reach out to the ...

The Trial of Jesus

published 10/1/2014
Examine what little is known of the actual proceeding that condemned Jesus to death. See why many leading biblical scholars insist the scriptural account cannot be accurate. Go beyond faith in this multi-faceted look at one of the most important events in history. It is an event that changed the course of human history. Yet, beyond the familiar biblical accounts, shockingly little is known about the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. And many of the world\'s most distinguished biblical scholars ...

The United Methodist Way: Faith Working Through Love.

published 10/1/2014
The United Methodist Way: Faith Working Through Love. This 20-minute Adobe Flash presentation shows how following John Wesley"s rules in both doctrine and practice leads to transformed lives and a transformed world.

The Visual Bible Series - Matthew: A Dramatic Presentation of the Life of Jesus

published 10/1/2014
This powerful and entertaining video series is taken word-for-word from the text of the New International Version translation. The film appeals to all ages and it offers educational and spiritual value. From the choices on each DVD on the main menu, you may add your personal preferences and needs and search specifically by chapters and events. Part 1) 135 minutes Part 2) 130 minutes (1984)

The Wesleyan Way: A Faith That Matters

published 10/1/2014
Bishop Scott Jones helps seekers and believers to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. The study is eight sessions, with leader materials. Each video is about 12 minutes and has three parts: introduction by Jones, special presenters, and a testimony. Oklahoma"s Jessica Moffatt Seay is a presenter.

The Women of Color Scholars Program

published 10/1/2014
In 1988, the Black Clergywomen Caucus of the United Methodist Church met in the Bahamas to bring to light some of the concerns involving black women and the church. One of the issues discussed was the lack of women of color faculty at United Methodist seminaries and theological schools. What began as a discussion resulted in a recommendation that the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry develop strategies to address this imbalence. 39 minutes

Theologians Under Hitler DVD

published 10/1/2014
This film, based upon groundbreaking research, introduces the viewer to three of the greatest Christian scholars of the twentieth century: Paul Althaus, Emanuel Hirsch, and Gerhard Kittel, men who were also outspoken supporters of Hitler and the Nazi party. This provocative film asks: how could something like this happen in the heart of Christian Europe? Could it happen again? How does the scholarship of this period affect the church today? Does the church of today retain the ability to ...

They Like Jesus but Not the Church by Dan Kimball

published 10/1/2014
In They Like Jesus but Not the Church you will encounter the firsthand thoughts and feelings of those who find Jesus attractive but dont care for organized religion. Here are insights that will allow you to respond truthfully, caringly, and engagingly to such concerns as: Isn't the church just organized religion that is politically motivated? Is the church homophobic? Does it take the entire Bible literally? Does the church repress women? Is it judgmental and negative? Does it arrogantly think ...

This Is Christianity

published 10/1/2014
 (Video Study- DVD, Leaders guide, Book) In This Is Christianity, he uses the framework of the Apostles Creed to discuss key beliefs of the Christian faith in a way that is compelling and easy to understand.

Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope and Purpose

published 10/1/2014
A six-week study for adults with a comprehensive eaders guide. Reinforces connection to the scripture. Each section leads naturally into discussion and sharing through the use of stories, Scripture, personal comments, and music. Session 1: Introduction (10:03) Session 2: Who Is God? (9:25) Session 3: Who Am I? (7:41) Session 4: Who Are We Together? (13:15) Session 5: Praying the Questions (6:54) Session 6: Living the Questions (7:47)  
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