Here’s a list of some of my favorite web links and some “Misc Resources” I’ve posted here at our site…
Most of them relate to Christian education, The Church, and Tech Topics.
Workshop Rotation Model: Link to free info about a new model for Sunday School. Includes articles, free lesson materials and Rotation Model Ideas Exchange Message Board. Also, Cornerstones or Potter’s Publishing –Rotation Model training and lesson resource companies. Read my Rotation articles here.
Outline to Jeremiah DVD…. aka, one of the TNT Bible videos. This one stars Patrick Dempsey and is good. Free.
Outline to Jesus Christ Superstar DVD…. Love the movie and wrote a teaching outline to it. Free.
25 Questions About Christmas, ..a Quiz I wrote.
Click Here for the BEST ANIMATED BIBLE VIDEOS I’ve ever seen or used. Descriptive listing and order form. When I need an animated Bible videos, these are the ones I use. Nest Animated Bible Videos, What’s in the Bible?, Visual Bible Matthew video, etc.
Here’s my link to the terrific “What’s in the Bible? DVD series from the creator of Veggie Tales.
EGAD Youth Ministries -An unbelievable treasure trove of searchable FREE Youth group activities, lessons, ideas, & games. Submitted by individuals.
66 Free Bible Activity Worksheets with puzzles, story elements and graphics. A teacher’s free collection of online printable handouts. Really a treasure trove of usable stuff.
Free Bible stories with “key concepts” retold in kid-friendly language. This page has numerous links to free Bible stories resources, including lessons from The Virtual Church. An amazing collection of quality free lesson materials, especially helpful to teachers who need to retell the story and need help coming up with the key ideas and questions.
Sunday Software, New Tools for a New Generation
Coffee with Jesus… a very funny cartoon strip where Jesus has coffee with a cast of neurotic characters and waxes theological.
Reverend Fun… clever, color cartoons, extensive collection, free to use in local church. Christian ClipArt from ChristArt… free color clipart, Bibles, Biblical, icons, suitable for color work and webpages. Bible Verse Digital Artwork –a very interesting gallery of tasteful original digital artwork with verses. You can also send them as postcards to friends from the site, or save to use in your screensaver. Cool looking stuff. Christian Clip ART at Barry’s Clip Art Server: Links to an excellent free and commercial Christian clip art sites. Christian Click Art CDs. Powerpoint Bible Class Presentation Resources —E Bible Teacher’s free graphics, articles and equipment reviews, 4sale lesson modules for those using Powerpoint or other similar presentation software in their classrooms. Free email newsletter. A particularly good site for adult ed, teachers and pastors. Maintained by a teacher/techie. Church of the Covered Dish –funny panel cartoons for church publications/newsletters. Some of them free and you can put them in your website for free (and they update automatically). Links to other religious cartoon sites.
CHURCH Website & Technology Magazines, Articles, Tools, Software
Tech Tips for Churches and Church Staff …part of Neil’s Sundayresources.net blog.
Christian Computing Magazine… a free monthly e-zine with good articles about technology in the church, Christian software, Bible software, accounting and membership software, etc.
ChurchMarketingSucks.com –get past the title and you’ll find a treasure-trove of excellent advice, and humorous bad examples of websites and how the church does promotion poorly (and well).
A courtesy listing of software for Church Membership and Accounting, Church Library software, and Worship software.
E-ZEKIEL.com -Church Website Design, Service/Host the best site and set of tools/templates for building a church website I’ve ever seen for those without much time or skill.
Ministry Software -to help keep track of member needs, contacts, attendance. Youth Ministry software, Small Group Software. (not full-membership tracking software). http://www.youthtrack.com/ | http://www.youthassistant.com/ | http://www.childrensassistant.com Links to church accounting software
AVG FREE Antivirus –almost as good as Norton, and has a free version for personal use.
Children’s Technology Revue: An excellent secular site and magazine for those who want objective reviews and great secular software recommendations.
Other Ministry Links & Resources
SundayResources.net –-my blog site, with articles on Church Staff issues, Recommended Books, “Green Jesus” (church eco & energy issues), church change, and other musings.
Christianbook.com …good prices on lots of books, videos and other church related resources.
“Sign Sermons“ ….browse nearly 1000 “sayings” for church signs. There are some really funny ones ~and some quite good ones too. My personal favorite: “Trouble sleeping? Try our sermons”
Presbyterian Church USA: Link to my denomination’s page.
Online Ministry Assessment Tools and Test -Tests you can take on line for measuring various ministries (youth, worship, pastoral care) in your congregation. Developed by the ELCA. Very interesting.
Faith Forums –online message board based community of various kinds of Christians and non-Christians sharing their stories, debating issues. Surprisingly ecumenical, usually polite, sometimes provocative, and frequently of a personal sharing nature. Very interesting -particularly those sharing their life stories of how they came to be a Christian.
NET Results New Ideas for Vital Church….a very interesting magazine from Tom Bandy and Bill Easum. Forward thinking!
Barna Research –interesting and sometimes eye-opening survey into American religious practices and beliefs.
Get the latest info from the Pew Internet & American Life Project www.pewinternet.org
Church Accounting and Membership Software –A list compiled by Neil
Other Misc. Interesting Links from Neil
Screen-it: Before we take our kids to a PG or PG-13 movie, we check here first. Terrific site.
Hollywood Jesus.com –terrific reviews of feature flicks with discussion & commentary about the theology/spiritual images/ideas found in many of today’s most popular movies.
Quick Online Dictionary for Definitions, Rhymes, Synonyms, etc. Great for writers and song writing. http://www.rhymezone.com/
Informative, Weird, Wacky
Radio Free Babylon …their “Coffee with Jesus” cartoon strip is fantastic.
Fullscreen Panoramas of Locations Around the World …Quite wonderful. Make sure you have a fast computer, fast web connection, and plenty of videoram.
Landover Baptist Church –A biting lampoon of a mega-church and the political/commercial nature of American Christianity. Often funny and of questionable taste, but always provocative. For mature audiences. Do not go here without a sturdy sense of humor or desire to understand how Christian churches can seem absurd to non-Christians.
SundayResources.net ~ Neil’s blog about CE Resources, ideas, church rants, church websites, and church transformation. Tech Tips for Church Staff. Ideas for changing your church.
Bible Story Software … our sister site
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