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Bet you didn’t know…..we have lots of free resources on our webstore!

January 17th, 2012 by Beth A. Lewis

One of the ways we support congregational leaders is through the creation of resources to help them incorporate our faith formation, worship and music resources seamlessly into the life of their congregations.  Of course, many of these items are built right into the resources themselves!  But, in addition, we offer a number of free resources that you can download.  Here are just a few:

  • "Worship Helps" to assist in using items such as our Book of Faith Lenten Journey, Water Marks not only in adult forums or small groups, but as an integrated part of your Sunday morning or Wednesday night Lenten worship services.  These types of "Worship Helps" are available for a number of other Book of Faith resources, as well!  Look for the "Worship Helps" tab toward the bottom of the product pages.  
  • We offer a number of free webinars on a variety of topics.  While some of them are product specific, more and more of them focus on teaching and learning techniques or other helpful insights for professional Christian educators and worship leaders or for members who are engaged in congregational leadership.  Our webinars are offered at varying times during the day and evening because of the wide range of scheduling needs and timezones across the country.  
  • If you want to try out some of the innovative and very popular sparkhouse resources for faith formation before you purchase them for use in your confirmation class, youth group or high school Bible study class, we offer complete lesson samples for free of both the print and video resources for the re:form collection on our sparkhouse website.  
  • For many years, Augsburg Fortress has been famous for hosting Music Clinics in both the winter and summer in various cities across the USA to assist church musicians with learning about and trying new pieces of music.  While the winter Music Clinics are almost concluded, be sure to sign up for notification regarding future dates via our free eNewsletters or on our Music Clinic Facebook page.  
  • And, of course, our Little Red Book is now available as a free download for your Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, etc. to help you keep up with the lectionary dates in the church year and much more!

So, if you are looking for something free to help with your ministry, I hope you'll check out a few of these links.  And, of course, please share them with your local colleagues and via your own  Facebook & Twitter feeds!  



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Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

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