A Short Directory of Free Resources

February 4, 2013 by Paul Chappell

online-resources

Among the blessings of living in the twenty-first century is the ability to easily and quickly share ministry resources.

Over the past few years, our ministry has been able to develop a variety of web sites to provide such resources. But if you’re anything like me, you find a helpful site, download a few resources…and then forget to check back for more.

If you’ve used the sites below in the past but forget to refer to them later, you might consider bookmarking them in your browser. If you’ve never visited these sites, have a look. Everything below is free:

 

Ministry127.com

 

This is a fast-growing repository of practical ministry helps from ministry leaders around the country. You’ll find articles, illustrations, videos, slides, outlines, and podcasts here. Additionally, you’ll find contact information for the site’s contributors, making this a great place to develop ministry networks.

The name—Ministry127—is based on Philippians 1:27: “…that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” The site is meant to encourage spiritual leaders on the front lines of local church ministry as we all strive together for the faith of the gospel.

 

Preaching.lancasterbaptist.org

 

With almost one thousand sermons available for free download, you could listen to messages 24/7 for over one month straight! :)

The sermons are categorized by series, and you can either watch them online or download mp3 files. Under the “Guest Speakers” category, you’ll find messages from Dr. David Gibbs, Evangelist John Bishop, Dr. Don Sisk, and many other godly men.

I especially like having our messages online because of the ease in sharing a sermon with a friend or on a social network. Much easier than ordering a DVD/CD and mailing it! Also, it makes the messages more accessible for listening during commutes or other “down times.”

 

DailyInTheWord.org

 

This is the homepage for our radio broadcast and daily devotion ministry. If there is no station near you that airs Daily in the Word, you can subscribe to the free podcast for the daily program.

We also publish a short daily devotion at this site. You can read it online or subscribe to receive it as a daily email. Many churches have directed their members to these free devotions by linking to us from their homepage.

As a pastor, I grow weary of the harmful influences of the Internet. Pornography, gossip, and other sinful media is more accessible today than ever before. In a medium flooded with ungodly material, I want to publish sites that are refreshing, helpful, and used to advance the cause of Christ!


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