New Materials Offered Through Augsburg Fortress for Congregations
New faith formation resources with free samples & free webinars to help churches try before they buy:
Holy Moly! Video-based Sunday School for kids (grades K-4)
Connect! Video-based Sunday School for tweens (grades 5/6)
Echo: the Story! Video/experiential faith formation for youth
New worship & music resources:
Augsburg just put together a gorgeous new PDF brochure for the ELW family of resources. Augsburg Fortress ELW Brochure 2013
Another new favorite is our Prayer Book for the Armed Services. At only $8 per unit, it is a bargain! Many congregations are purchasing multiple copies to give to members who serve in active duty or reserves, etc. While based on ELW content, Augsburg is hearing from Episcopalian and Reformed Chaplains that they love it, too!
Worship Matters is another excellent resource!
One of the resources that has really been picking up over the past few months is the web-based subscription resource for church musicians, PreludeMusicPlanner.org . Here is a new 3:19 minute YouTube video on "how to search" using Prelude.
Fortress Press resources:
These are particularly appropriate for congregational & synodical leaders:
In celebration of the ELCA's 25th anniversary, Augsburg is offering a "special" each month. For July it is 25% off on The Greatest Story series (Lutheran Study Bible edition). To receive the special offering, go to http://is.gd/ELCA25July
Looking for free educational opportunities? Augsburg offers 6 to 15 FREE webinars each and every week! Some of them are product specific, but others are on general topics such as Biblical Literacy for Children or Stewardship Best Practices. You can find out what is available at www.augsburgfortress.org/webinars
The Little Red Book:
Deadline for pre-ordering the 2014 ink-on-paper Little Red Book for $9.95 is July 31, 2013! http://is.gd/LittleRedBook
The 2014 downloadable digital version of the Little Red Book is free and will be available after July 31, 2013. http://www.augsburgfortress.org/redbook
Last, but not least:
Augusburg Fortress has 10 Congregational Resource Representatives who spend all day every day assisting congregational & synodical leaders in finding the right faith formation, worship & music resources for their contexts. They are assigned by geographic area across the country. If you don’t know, you can find out who the CRR is for our synod here.