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I’m excited that you have found your way to this page, because it’s for you. I hope it will be a continuing source of resources to enhance your ministry efforts. There are currently several tools available that are yours for the taking. And more will be added. If you’re on my mailing list you’ll be the first to know when other useful tools become available.

I believe this website will also be a wonderful tool that will help your church members grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Bible. Thanks so much for encouraging them to come take a look.

The most valuable tool is actually a sneak peek at the new workbook for the Gospel of John Study Workbook. This free sample pack will give you the first five lessons for a book of 35 lessons. You’ll have a chance to test them with your small group or Bible study class and see if they work in your setting.  I developed these questions for a ministry at my church and have used them to good success. You can never have too many group study resources. I trust these first five lessons will spark a lively discussion among your church members. Click the picture and you will go to a screen where you can download the pdf file.

 

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This workbook is for a Spiritual Gifts class is yours for free. I developed this material for use at my home church several years ago. The workbook is engaging and covers all aspects of spiritual gifts and serving in the church. The download includes a Teacher book, a student book and a set of PowerPoint slides. Click on the picture for more information.

 

 

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Partnership for the Common Good is a publication of the White House from several years ago. It is designed to help your church extend our common faith in your community. From adoption, to helping veterans, to feeding the homeless, this booklet will provide steps and resources to help your congregation accomplish these efforts and many more. Perhaps there is someone in your church who could take these ideas and run with them. Take a look and see what you think.

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While we don’t like to think about disasters, good stewardship requires that we be prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided this planning guide specifically to help churches prepare for unexpected disasters. It provides information regarding emergency operations planning for threats and hazards at a church facility. It discusses actions that may be taken before, during, and after an incident in order to reduce the impact on property and any loss of life and it encourages every house of worship to develop an emergency operations plan. This is a great tool to share with your church board, board of trustees, board of elders, deacon board, or whoever is responsible for the property that you inhabit.