Church Life

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Suggested resources from the desk of Lorna MacQueen, Minister-Faith Formation for Discipleship:

Community Ministry Standards and Best Practices Administrative Standards for Community and Social Justice Ministries: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/community-ministry-standards.pdf

Social Media Guidelines for people working with Youth: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/social-media-guidelines.pdf

Faithful Footsteps Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in The United Church of Canada: A Handbook: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/handbook_faithful-footsteps.pdf

Police Records Check UCC Handbook: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/handbook_police-records-checks.pdf

Interpretation Bulletin regarding police records checks: http://hamconf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/policerecords-prc2011.pdf

Duty of Care information is available on the UCC site: http://www.united-church.ca/leadership/church-administration/duty-care. ‘The Duty of Care Program works to protect individuals through developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with administrative standards.’  It is a good idea for congregations to review Duty of Care periodically.

Resources on The Golden Rule: Workshop guidelines, meditation exercises and other resources are available for teaching and reflection with young people or adults. Scarboro Mission Site: http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php

Faith Trust institute: Working together to end sexual and domestic violence: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/training/upcoming-webinars

Tom Bandy: Thriving Church.com: http://thrivingchurch.com/

WingClips: http://www.wingclips.com. Movie clips that illustrate and inspire.

Team Building Activities: http://www.businessballs.com/freeteambuildingactivities.htm#personality-self-image-exercise

How do you sell creativity at work and get people on board? Linda Naiman: goo.gl/x9LIU

Creative Resilience: 5 strategies to help you thrive during times of transition: Linda Naiman goo.gl/UmquI

Open Space Resources compiled by Chris Corrigan: http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?page_id=957

Bullying:

Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence: http://www.ted.com/talks/scilla_elworthy_fighting_with_non_violence.html. How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return.

Bully Directed by Lee Hirsch  The Weinstein Company 04/12 Documentary Film Review on Spirituality and Practice website: http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/films.php?id=22734. Things to think and talk about after seeing the film:  http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/features.php?id=22735

Printable free e-book – http://www.education.com/static/ebook/education-com-bullying-ebook.pdf

Cyberbullying: http://stopcyberbullying.org/

Stand up to Bullying with tips and Canadian contacts and resources (Red Cross):  http://www.redcross.ca/what-we-do/violence,-bullying-and-abuse-prevention/youth/bullying

Calvin Neufeld on Bullying : http://www.calvinneufeld.com/2011/04/calvin-neufeld-on-bullying.html

Bullying We’ll Stop It OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO- Long Branch Middle School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-X3Pu20w24&feature=related

Interactive ANTI-BULLYING Web site: http://www.teamheroes.ca/website/meet.html

Bullying Awareness Guidebook from Accredited Schools Online (American): http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/.  This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it. Key elements of the guide include: Differences and similarities between cyber and physical bullying; an extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry; bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators.