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07/19/2013

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

animate.faith was such a success upon publication in summer 2012 that we are launching animate.bible in late July!

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:

Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church by Jessica Duckworth

Practicing Care in Rural Congregations & Communities by Jeanne Joeft, Shannon Jung and Joretta Marshall

Who is the Church? An Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century by Cheryl Peterson

Other resources:

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.


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