Sierra Pacific Syno Resource Center


February 22, 2019


A NEW 2019 resource for Lent
Lasting Hope Devotions for Lent.

Lasting Hope: Devotions for Lent 2019
Are you and your congregation interested in exploring some Psalms throughout Lent? If so, this is the little devotional for you! The church where I worship will be using this as a guide for Lenten evening prayer services and for our children's messages throughout Lent. It is a great way to enter into prayer as a congregation! The price is very reasonable, so that families can purchase or be gifted a copy. (Think Thrivent Action Grant and share with your neighborhood, too!). We do not have copies at the Resource Center, but this material is good enough I wanted to share it with you right away! Order soon, as Lent is just around the corner. To order, click here:

Book - Hardback
This is not specifically for Lent, but it sure would make a good Lenten study! Or Eastertide....
"Half Truths," by Adam Hamilton, is now available from the Resource Center. We have one DVD and 2 Leader Guides, so you can easily share leadership!

This study explores these 5 "half truths"
1) Everything happens for a reason
2) God helps those who help themselves
3) God won't give you more than you can handle
4) God said it, believe, that settles it
5) Love the sinner, hate the sin.

If you would like more information before requesting a copy, or are considering ordering your own copy, please click here: Half Truths.
And to request a loan or our copy, email Janet at
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Curiosity Cards .  

  This set of 52 cards, with 52 questions, was designed to deepen the conversation about 
  how  and  why   we are Church.  And, just to spark YOUR curiosity, here are 3 NEW randomly      drawn questions to get you sharing with your family, staff and friends:

1) What kind of project or ministry energizes you?
2) Describe the last time you have fun with your congregation?
3) How has your congregation changed in the last 10 years?

Share and enjoy! If you would like to borrow these cards, just let me know.


We also have an excellent video to share with congregations called
"Leading Change: Church Leadership Amid Turmoil" with Dr. Peter L. Steinke.

Dr. Steinke applies systems theory to the task of leadership, especially leadership during or for change. Change is a new constant and change creates anxiety and resistance....this course would be helpful for congregational leaders who are experiencing transitions, conflict, demographic or economic challenges.
For more information about Peter Steinke and his work, please click here.

Please  email Janet  if you are interested in borrowing any of these resources.

We appreciate your calls and e-mails about resources!

The Resource Center is your lending library! You are helping us to do a better job when you recommend the specific resources you are looking for.  Keep telling us what you want, at   This is how we know what to purchase.

The  Synod Resour ce Center of the Sierra Pacific Synod  is eligible to receive  your Choice Dollars from  Thrivent Financial. 
We are sincerely grateful to Thrivent Financial and those individuals who designate their Choice Dollars to us for the support of the Synod Resource Center. THANK YOU! 
For more information  email Janet  or contact your Thrivent Representative.
Synod Resource Center office hours:

Monday - 3pm-5pm
Tuesdays - 8:30am-11:30am  
Fridays - 8:30am-11:30am
Additional hours are available by appointment, please contact me. You can always reach me by email:

To order materials through our website, 
please visit us at:
Click "Resources" and then click "Request Manager for the SPS Resource Center." You will then be on our online catalog page!
Let me know if you have any questions or problems. Blessings! 

J anet Lane, 
Synod Resource Center Director
Call 559-345-2725 (ext 120 if asked) and leave a message,  or send an email:

This is your Synod Resource Center; 
                              I am happy to serve you.