The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

by John Trent, Gary Smalley. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011.

This resource combines theology and practical suggestions to help congregations build a culture of acceptance and validation.


how to affirm others, building a culture of validation, modeling love and acceptance

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and youth ministry leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Encourage children and youth to accept others and be kind by applying principles of this text at home.
  • Build a culture of blessings and affirmation by sharing this resource with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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