Here is where we try to curate a list of some helpful resources for you, the new-comers, the long-timers, the family oriented, the retired, the still growing up.
This list will change and be updated so check back often and see what new resources are being recommended by your pastoral team!
Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-844-437-3247
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868
Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre - 519-620-0204 -or- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lutherwood - 519-743-1460
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo - 519-741-8633
Telecare Cambridge Distress Centre - 519-658-5455
Below you'll find a regularly updated list of some of their favourite books, or perhaps what their even reading now! You'll also find a link to Amazon if you'd like to purchase those books!
Besides the fact that this book is written by a close friend and mentor of mine, Ret. Pastor Stan Grummet is someone who everyone could use a conversation with. He writes in an easily readable and accessible way, so you don't have to have a theological dictionary beside you while reading. It is understandable, and relevant, and you won't regret this book in your hands.
For millennia, people of many cultures and religions have looked to the Ten Commandments as the ultimate moral compass for life, a yardstick for measuring your success or failure as a human being, a checklist for predicting your prospects for eternity. What if life isn't about doing or not doing? What if life is about making the right choice, the right god choice, a choice that will determine the kind of life you live and the society you live that life in?
More robust than the other Habitudes, this new book is filled with sixteen communication principles and images, to be read, discussed and applied as a team. Each chapter contains discussion questions as well as personal application and practical suggestions for you to use to develop your communication.
In the "Habitudes of an Effective Communicator" you will learn: How to captivate even young audiences with your message. How to walk listeners through the mental "seasons" of a presentation. How to feel poised from start to finish during your delivery. How to get your point across in a matter of minutes. How to engage people at the heart level and foster life-change. How to craft the stages of a message which will prepare listeners to act. How to motivate listeners to "own" your message.
The Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
Sick of religion? So was Jesus.
In this expanded edition of the bestselling The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey asks: Has Christianity missed the point? Was Jesus setting up a new religion or abolishing the entire concept? Have Christians gotten faith in Jesus pretty much right--or all wrong?
Thoroughly revised and updated, The End of Religion now includes five entirely new chapters by the author, a new preface, and updates throughout. Join Bruxy Cavey in a dynamic, breath-taking investigation into what Jesus was all about. Find out how twenty-first-century people can live into the subversive spirituality of Jesus.
Jesus lived a scandalous life. Shouldn't we?