Resource Links

 

Administration

  • Guidestone Financial Resources :  Providing retirement, relief, insurance and investment information to meet the needs of active and retired Southern Baptist church and denominational employees, missionaries, churches and organizations
  • Next Step Resume Service:  A Southern Baptists of Texas site serving both ministers seeking positions and churches seeking ministers.
  • Pastor/Church Connection: A Texas Baptists site serving both ministers seeking positions and churches seeking ministers.

Bible Study Tools

  • Audio Scriptures :  Audio Scriptures International provides resources for purchase as well as free productions in numerous languages. You can hear examples while online using RealAudio
  • Baptistway Literature :  Bible Study materials for adults and children are published by Baptistway Press, affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Much adult material is available on-line in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Laotian, and Vietnamese. 
  • Blue Letter Bible - Translations and Study Resources :  Good bible study resources on-line for a pastor with limited resources -- Greek / Hebrew searches / / limited commentaries
  •  Discipleship Journal :  The familiar magazine is now available online.
  •  LifeWay's Bible Reference Library :  Provides translation comparisons, reference dictionaries and tools for word study, allowing those without Greek or Hebrew training to understand the roots of words and subtle differences between the original language and the English language.
  •  Multi-Housing Ministry Curriculum Resources :  Mission Arlington, established 18 years ago to minister to multi-housing residents in Arlington, Texas, has developed Bible Study materials designed for use with unchurched residents in multi-housing complexes. Available from their website for free download.
  •  NavPress Periodicals : Offering a variety a resources for bible study and discipleship for purchase
  •  The Commentary Page :  An expansive collection of commentaries on the Internet for studying books of the Bible, an entire testament or just a single character

 
Resource Providers

  • Churchsmart:  Christian books, videos, tapes, etc. for sale online
  • Lifeway:  Resources for bible study, music, camps, church supplies, VBS, and more
  • NavPress :  A variety of resources available for bible study, small groups, and discipleship for purchase.

 

Worship Tools

  • Baker's Plays : Costs a small royalty fee to produce them. Includes plays and how-to books. 
  • Christian Copyright Licensing International : Info on how to obtain copyright licensing for more than 78,000 pieces of music 
  •  Contemporary Drama Service : Publishers of plays, interpretive movement, director instructions and royalty fees all for one price. 
  •  Creative Lifestyles : Software provider with a large library of songs with copyright permission granted, as well as five (more coming) versions of the Bible, which can be quickly accessed on-the-fly. Special feature: Allows for editing in real time out of view of the audience. 
  •  Creative Resource Group : Newest & freshest scripts--plays divided by subjects. Plays are real-to-life situations from two minutes to full-length. Also include resources for doing creative arts in worship. 
  •  CrossPoint Scripts : Quarterly drama min. newsletter with many good scripts for all occasions and fun four to six minutes on average. Each of the scripts has a director's notes sidebar, along with musical suggestions to accompany the script during production. 
  •  Current Movie Reviews with Faith Connections : You may not agree with every thing posted on these pages but for those who are utilizing video clips in your worship services this is a good place to check out your options. LOTS of movies are listed and you can search the site by clicking on Contents. 
  •  Fowler, Inc. : Resource for multi-media projectors at reasonable prices. 
  •  For His Music Clinics : Houston based, For His Music Clinics are individually designed and tailored to meet your church music team's needs by providing essential training in practical music studies for the worship band. Clincs personally visit your church to conduct an evening and one full day of sessions and workshops. The focus is to mentor and equip worship teams, leaders and artists with the skills and insigts aimed to enrich their worship leading and music abilities by providing professional and spiritual development training. The result is to inspire and nurture effective congregational worship leading, while fostering healthy relationships and aptitude as a team.
  •  Ginghamsburg Church : This site could go under several categories -- leadership dev't, lay mobilization, research. But we'll put it here for now since this congregation has taken the lead in the use of media in worship and education.
  •  LifeWay Christian Resources : Books on dramas, monologues and other helpful resources in church drama. Their "National Drama Service" offers a quarterly book of scripts for all occasions. Convention Press also publishes, "The Complete Guide to Church Play Production."
  •  Lillenas Publishing Company : They handle books of plays, single plays and many are royalty-free. Includes some how-to books.
  •  Music & Missions : Somebody has done a ton of work to gather not only a list of mission music, but provide links to audio clips, lyrics, cord charts, and purchasing information! About 100 contemporary songs about missions, 40 mission hymns, 10 mission lyrics set to familiar hymn tunes, and another dozen familiar choruses with lyrics translated into other languages. This is a must-see for music for your next mission conference!
  •  Pray! : While Pray! is produced by NavPress and The Navigators, it is a cooperative effort of four organizations and networks: America's National Prayer Committee, the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network, Mission America, and the National Association of Evangelicals. 
  •  PrayKids! : Prayer resource for children with accompanying helps for parents/caregivers. 
  • The Church Music Report : Network with other music leaders, learn about local and national conferences, view the Church Music Charts, and more.