Welcome to the download gallery! We created it especially for new members of our 3MMM community! We are delighted to be supporting you and your ministry. In fact, we want to inspire and inform your #pastoralimagination, so we have some cool, free downloads just for you. On this page you will find blessings, prayers, and ministry guides. Each download is featured in an episode of Three Minute Ministry Mentor. Enjoy, and let us know about the ways you find these resources useful in your practice of ministry. Bookmark the page. We will add more.
Baptized & Ordained
If you have just subscribed to Three Minute Ministry Mentor, and you are looking for more information about our new community, Baptized & Ordained, here it is! Watch the introductory video, choose a level of membership and join us today!Learn more and register for Baptized & Ordained
Download the State of Clergywomen Report, a statistical report that includes attention to both ministry and seminary enrollments across a broad number of denominations and traditions.
Download the 30-page #PandemicPastoring Report to learn how a new era of ministry has emerged since March of 2020 and how we can acknowledge, honor, and move forward with those changes. You can read more summary and news stories about the report and watch the September 1 Webinar here.
In this impossible world of brokenness and suffering, we offer this prayer of blessing for everyone receiving ordination for ministry.
Share this blessing with a graduate, in your church, or a school service.
This blessing is for the family and beloved of a graduate, who offered support, love, and kindness to their beloved student.
This blessing is for professors and mentors during the graduation season. The blessing gives thanks for people committed to teaching and generosity with their students.
Share this blessing with someone beginning the wonderful and disorienting journey of seminary or divinity school.
Ministers and lay leaders have all been through so much in the past 30 months. They could all use some appreciation about now. Share this with your minister to thank them.
Share this thank you with your pastor. Print and send. Post on a minister’s social counts. Or email a link and/or image to let them know how thankful you are.
To listen to this interview with Eileen conducted by Andy Hale at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, visit the CBF Podcast link. To read a transcript of the interview, download the PDF. In the interview Eileen discusses pastoral imagination, Three Minute Ministry Mentor, and the #PandemicPastoring Report.
Prayers and Guides
Sometimes life and loss and longing and love are more than our words can contain. As you face the holiday season, let this prayer, punctuated by silence, help you hold and carry the fullness and the emptiness of life.
Here are five spiritual practices for attending to grief. Try this printable download for some practical ways to make space for grief in your life or to lead others in a grief process.
Try this reading list with recommendations from Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings. Please enjoy the links in this download. They will lead you to more books especially for clergy committed to the work of becoming anti-racist.
We want you to be able to listen carefully to the young people in your life. You are invited to download the Youth Journal and the Adult Listening Guide today. We hope they will support you as you survive the holidays and listen with love to one another.
Do you think about invisible legacies? Here is a short lesson plan for you to consider the hidden spiritual work of encouragement, support, and meaningful contributions.