Celebrating Advent!

Does the activity and busy calendar of the Christmas season wear you out? Are you always looking for a way to slow down when everyone around you seems to be speeding up? Do you long for the “old days” when faith and family seemed more important than finding that perfect “something” for people you barely know?

This daily devotional for the seasons of Advent and Christmas will help to deepen your faith during a period that has become filled with frenetic activity and distractions in our contemporary world. Explore scripture during the season of Advent with the team of The Immediate Word. Take time each day during this busy holiday season to slow down — becoming closer to God and his son, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ....More info...

Living a Contemplative Life

The Faith of a Skeptic explores the diverse ways in which truth is perceived. Skepticism reminds us that the search for truth is not the same as the search for certainty. Firmly held beliefs can misguide us and impede our acceptance of new information. In Greek philosophy belief was a lower form of knowledge. The book has received praise from a wide audience.

Mr. Lentz holds nothing back in sharing his spiritual and social odyssey, illuminating his philosophical insights with graphic portraits of family and friends.
—F. Gregory Campbell, President Emeritus, Carthage College.

We who struggle by the minute with our place and purpose in life will recognize in Tom Lentz the honesty and authenticity of a fellow searcher. For me, these pages resonate with important Truths and speak of a life contemplatively lived. We desperately need the wisdom of such lives in these divided times.
—Kevin Crosby, Professor of Physics and Computer Science; Director – NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium....More info...

Stewardship Resources

While it's not the most favorite topic of pastors, stewardship is definitely one of the most important jobs of the church. CSS helps ease the pain of talking about money and gifts (financial and spiritual) with a diverse range of practical resources...
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Children's Sermons and Resources

Check out the vast array of children's resources published by CSS Publishing Company. Get the help you need in communicating with the toughest to reach and most important demographic in your congregation.
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Special Occasion Sermons

This collection from David Rogne presents a great opportunity for pastors and congregations to connect faith to their everyday lives. Sermons include:
  • Stewardship Sunday
       Increasing the Joy
  • World Communion Sunday
       Communion by the Sea
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