Church resources

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Tim Hawkins – comedian, singer, & musician has fun with 2 minute funny clip of “Atheist Kids’ Songs”; has YouTube channel and does tours.

ARTICLES:††

“3 Reasons Kids Ministry Is Important” – by Pastor Eric Geiger.

“4 Ways to Reach Out to Families in Crisis” – by Doug Fields for “Lifeway”.

“A Pastor’s Heart for the Next Generation” by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

Apologetics for Children: Be Ready – Always!” – by Mary Jo LeBlanc for “Creation Today”.

“Apologetics for Children: How can we help our children understand evidence for the Christian faith?” – by Mikel Del Rosario, founder of “Your Apologetics Guy”.

“Biblical and pastoral responses to homosexuality: a resource for church leaders” from the “Evangelical Alliance – Together Making Jesus Known” (in U.K.).

“Don’t Neglect the 4–14 Window of Children’s Ministry” – by Steve S. Chang for “The Gospel Coalition”.

“How Can So Many Pastors Be Godly and Dysfunctional at the Same Time?: Illuminating the blind spots in most approaches to spiritual formation” – by Todd Wilson for “Christianity Today” (CT).

“How Sunday Schools Are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists” – by Natasha Crain, author and founder of “Christian Mom Thoughts” blog.

“Is Creation a Secondary Doctrine?” – by Mike Riddle, founder of “Creation Training Intiative”.

Kids Play a Major Role in Parents Attending a Church” – by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

NOW is the time to reach the next generation with the Gospel” – by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

Senior Adults…the Next Generation Needs You – by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

“The Importance of Biblical Creation” – by Joel Tay with seminary professor, Dr. Rick Griffith, for “Creation Ministries International” (CMI).

“Where Churches Are Failing Kids” – by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

“Why Children Are the Most Important People in the Church: everything you wish your Senior Pastor knew about children’s ministry” – by Damon DeLillo for “International Network for Children’s Ministry” (INCM) blog.

“Why is the subject of Creation an important issue?”– by “Creation Ministries International” (CMI).

“Why the Next Generation Doesn’t Know Christianity is True” – by Dale Hudson, founder of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

BOOKS:

“Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal” – by Samuel R. Chand.

“Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration – by Samuel R. Chand; “Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don’t sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision”.

We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis” – by Mary deMuth; “The church should be the safest place for sexual abuse survivors. Sadly, it’s not always been a haven. But we want to see the momentum gloriously shift.”; offers articles,resources, info for churches, info for survivors, & more (see intro video below under resources / websites).

BULLETIN RESOURCES:

“Church Bulletin Inserts” (free half-page sheets on multiple topics; can also be used as teaching resource/handouts) – by “Creation Moments”.

“Children’s Worship Bulletins” are carefully written and designed by Christian educators to engage children in worship, not distract them from it.”; two age groups available; can receive bulletins each week or customize to match each week’s sermon; can also be used at home.

IMAGES:

“Helix Nebula” is known by some as the “Eye of God”; photo credit to NASA – shown on their “HubbleSite”.

Illuminated cross seen in black hole of “Whirlpool Galaxy”; photo credit to NASA – shown on their “HubbleSite”.

Laminin – the adhesion molecule that holds our cells together; 6 minute video clip from “How Great is Our God” DVD: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 – DVD by Louie Giglio, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Passion” (in 2017, 55,000 people between 18-25 years old attended in Atlanta – the largest Jesus–focused collegiate gathering in history); also founded the “Passion Global Institute”, that partners with “Dallas Theological Seminary”.

KIDMIN RESOURCES are listed on the Kidmin resources page.

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.” 

D. L. Moody

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS:

“Newspring Network exists to serve, equip and connect church leaders so more people are reached for the Gospel” free resources of all kinds for churches (“Sermon Series, Student Series, Kid Series, Group Studies, Volunteers, & Other Resources”); from “Newspring Community Church”.

“Right Now Media” sample trailer for“Book of Judges”“The customizable video Bible study library for every person in your church allows churches to offer access to their congregation of large library of video teachings for all ages: Equip Families, Resource Groups & Develop Leaders”; pricing & how to launch.

“Share Faith” -“All-In-One Church Worship & Outreach Resources To Engage And Grow Disciples”;”creating cutting-edge media and technology resources that equip the entire ministry team and all ministry platforms to serve and teach with excellence.”

“VERGE Network”membership site “for church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, urban innovators, business leaders, community development specialists, non-profit leaders, church planters and everyday leaders – anyone pursuing the mission of God, in community, whatever the context, for the sake of the Gospel”; offer a “discipleship library”; upgrade to “VERGELAB” offers “Master classes”, webinars, discounts, etc.

MAPS & CHARTS:

“Rose Guide to the Tabernacle” – illustrations, charts, diagrams, & clear plastic overlays – by Benjamin Galan for “Hendrickson Rose Publishing”.

MISCELLANEOUS CHURCH RESOURCES:

“4 to 14 Window Movement” – “The 4/14 Window Movement is a Global Mission Movement focusing on Reaching, Rescuing, Rooting, and Releasing children and youth (0-18 years old) to reach their full transformational impact in their family, community, and nation”; Why 4 to 14?”, news, history, resources, & more.

“100 Huntley Street” inspirational stories; YouTube channel.

“Anchored North: Share Christ Authentically”;
“A small but mighty team. Sharing the gospel through media”; churches invited to partner with Anchored North using powerful online testimonies to equip their congregation to reach out those not in church; see trailer.

“Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – “global, in-depth Bible classes producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word and His Church. Our vision is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him; offers thousands of small groups all over the world for men, women, teens, children, & preschoolers; various book studies, blog, Holy Land tours, Facebook page, Find a group, & more.

“Bible School on Wheels” – one year of topical small group studies from “Teach Every Nation” (TEN) founded by author, speaker, & also founder of “Walk Thru the Bible”, Bruce Wilkinson.

“Christian Book Distributors”: Everything Christian For Less” (CBD).

“Crossway” – non-profit publishing organization that “exists solely for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel through publishing and other means in order, by God’s grace”; offers articles, Bibles, books, tracts, mobile apps, & Bible reading plans.

“Generis”: “We take biblical principles, best giving practices, and your ministry’s DNA and collaborate with you to weave them together into a strategy that will help you fund your God-inspired vision.”; offers generosity solutions for churches, non-profits, & Christian Education with various resources.

“Got Questions”, which “seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence”; has videos on their YouTube channel.

“Hendrickson Rose Publishing” – helpful fold-out laminated pamphlets on many topics, posters, Bible studies, books, Bibles, & more.

“IF Gathering” “exists to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events, and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are”; offers “IF Lead” event, “IF Equip” studies, & more.

Lead Volunteers” – “Changing Volunteer Pains into Ministry Gains”; the most comprehensive resource to
recruit, train, and retain volunteers”; membership access to a variety of training modules and resources; also offers on-site consulting workshop; founded by Josh Denhart of “Kidmin Science”.

“Like Jesus” – “a disciple-making platform designed to help your church/ministry/small group create a culture of disciple-making… building a movement of multiplication, just like Jesus did”; offers free app and e-book; founded by Dr. Dann Spader, author and founder of “Sonlife Ministries” and “Global Youth Initiative”.

Love & Truth Network”“equipping to restore relational and sexual wholeness”; founders, Garry and Melissa Ingraham, offer articles, resources for church leaders, speakers, small group DVD study, & more; Garry grew up in a legalistic Christian family while struggling with same sex attraction.

“M-3 Ministries”“to further God’s kingdom movement” and “strengthen local churches through a threefold ministry of pastoral encouragement, church education, and community engagement”; founded by Doug & Frankie Main; Doug is a pastor and professor at “Eternity Bible College”.

“RforH” – resources include “deBunked” video clips, “Two Minute Teaching” video clips, speaking events, “Fast Facts” animal video clips for kids, teens, & adults (scroll down to see six 1-minute video clips for each); the “deBunked Bus” traveling outreach, “Academy of Hope” courses, YouTube channel, & more.

“Renew”intro video; “We renew the teachings of Jesus to fuel disciple making”; offers articles and videos.

“Sunday Cool” – super soft custom t-shirts using “no-feel water based ink”; fast turnaround – great for ministries and VBS.

“TWR360” “breaks down barriers of language and accessibility so users can download, stream and read abundant Christian media resources to grow in their daily walk with Christ”.

“Teach Every Nation” (TEN) – series of Bible studies “to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world.“; founded by Bruce Wilkinson; studies include “Survey of the Bible” (Old Testament and New Testament, “70 x 7” (forgiveness study), “How to Double Your Church, Business, & Personal Productivity” (“Bible School on Wheels” is a year-long certificate program that our church offers), “Anyone can Become a Great Communicator”, & more; after being in 3 of these studies, I highly recommend them to anyone.

“Walk Thru the Bible” – “Take a Walk – Change the World”; offers innovative events, global impact, devotionals, and resources for individuals, churches, small groups, & families; founded by author, speaker, & also founder of “Bible School on Wheels” and “Teach Every Nation”, Bruce Wilkinson.

“Vets 4 Child Rescue” – founded by former Marine, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, for “raising awareness about the epidemic of child sex trafficking, rescuing victims, and putting predators behind bars”; offers “Toolbox”, events, volunteer, testimonials, & arrests.

Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis” – by Mary deMuth; “The church should be the safest place for sexual abuse survivors. Sadly, it’s not always been a haven. But we want to see the momentum gloriously shift.”; offers articles,resources, info for churches, info for survivors, & more (see book above).

“Wordsearch Bible” a tool with seemingly endless resources to equip leaders and others to study God’s Word; “platform is effortless for all to use, affordable for all, and fully customizable”; a division of “Lifeway”.

MODELS (teaching Visuals or projects for Bible study / Sunday School):

“Jerusalem Second Temple Laser Cut Do-it-Yourself Kit” – model by “Judaica Web Store”; balsa wood model (some are very small pieces).

Messianic Passover Seder resources (image credit to “Jews for Jesus”), who can lead an event; if choose another Messianic Jewish person to lead Seder, will need following items: background, supplies, & recipes and “Mysterious Passover Symbols” article from “Jews for Jesus”; Seder plate, Afikoman bag, & Elijah cup, by Judaica Web Store”; “The Messianic Passover Seder Preparation Guide (Haggadah)” – by Barry Rubin; “Hendrickson Rose Publishing” offers“Christ in the Passover” PowerPoint, pamphlets, chart; did this for preteens with their leaders serving & used items to address each plague (bouncing ping-pong balls on table for hail, lice printed on label paper to stick on arms & head, small cattle toys with “X”s on eyes, scarves as blindfolds for darkness, etc.).

“Scale Noah’s Ark Model” – 6-feet long cardboard 1/70 scale; comes with scale animals; have not been able to find replacement animals, but model is at “Kidology” (personal note: I bought his cardboard one and asked a carpenter to use it as a guide to build an Ark of wood so preteens could seal, stain, & seal it – thank, you, Roger! :).

PODCASTS:

“Creation, Believe it or Not” – 2-part “Grace to You” 30-minute podcasts on the plain reading of Genesis by pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “The Master’s University” and “The Master’s Seminary”, Dr. John MacArthur; Part 1 and Part 2.

RESOURCES for STUDENTS & TEACHERS in PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

“Students Don’t Have to Leave Their Faith at Home”“Alliance Defending Freedom” (ADF) offers legal support to those whose religious freedom rights have been violated; the ADF Church Alliance offers “practical legal help for churches so you can freely live and preach the Gospel”; young Christian professionals entering the spheres of public policy, business, law, & biomedical sciences can apply to attend Areté Academy, a week-long summer training program “to become an effective advocate for policies based upon Judeo-Christian principles and natural law theory”.

“Child Evangelism Fellowship” (CEF) – “Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living”; offers “Good News Club” in public schools, “5-Day Club”, “CityKids*”, “Camp Good News“, “Military Children’s Ministry”, & “Youth Challenge”, & “Outreach Ministries” (events).

“Gateways to a Better Education” – resources and conferences for Christian teachers and students in public schools; “The Gateways Minute” answers questions commonly asked.

“Pacific Justice Institute – a “legal defense organization [west coast] specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. Pacific Justice Institute works diligently, without charge, to provide its clients with all the legal support they need.”

“Pacific Legal Foundation” (PLF) – “defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse”.

“Partner with Schools” – goal is to “Bring the Light to School”; equips kids & families to know their rights, encourages churches & parents to connect with local schools and make a difference in the lives of kids; downloadable brochure of religious rights in public schools.

“See You at the Pole” is a “global day of student prayer” begun by 3 students in Texas and now millions of students take part; the event is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led on the 4th Wednesday of each September; logo theme changes each year.

QUOTES:

“If your life consistently bears no fruit, God will intervene to discipline you. If your life bears some fruit, God will intervene to prune you. If your life bears a lot of fruit, God will invite you to abide more deeply with Him.”.

Bruce Wilkinson

VIDEOS on DVD

“Fallout” trailer from 30 minute movie; “evangelistic tool is meant to be shared with pastors, family, and friends”; from “Creation Ministries, International” (CMI).

“The God Who Speaks”trailer for 90 minute 2018 documentary that “traces the evidence of the Bible’s authority” with multiple Bible scholars, pastors, authors, & apologists; learn more; endorsements; site license; produced by “American Family Studios”, a division of “American Family Association” (AFA).

VIDEOS ONLINE:

“Did God Use Evolution?” 6-minute sample short video – by “Creation Training Initiative”

“Creation Training Initiative”“mission is to equip Christians worldwide to be effective teachers and speakers on the subjects of biblical creation and apologetics, so that, the next generation can be trained to stand firm on biblical truth and defend the gospel”; founder, Mike Riddle, offers articles, short videos, various training courses, seminars, online video training, interviews, & more.

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