Pastor Media Resources
The following media bibliography is included for the benefit of pastors looking for ways to communicate to a new generation. We have used each one at different times and have found them to be valuable partners in ministry. Look at their sites and see if they can’t enhance what you are doing at your place.
alphausa.org (Alpha Course)
If you aren’t running the Alpha Course (or the companion Marriage Course) at your church, you simply haven’t understood the underlying concepts of Alpha! “It’s cherry flavored cough syrup!” It takes people on a thirteen week journey in basic Christianity while modeling early church relational living and emptying people out of some of the syncretic poisons they have taken in! What sold me was a clip in the training video where a young lady raises her hand to ask, “What should I do when they find out?” “Find out what?” “Find out that I’ve only been saved six weeks and that I’m training to lead a group!” Anything that enables and empowers new converts for the work of the ministry is something that should be in everyone’s venue! Visit our Alpha Course web page.
The Truth Project (training series on DVD)
Measurably, the Truth Project is one of the most significant training segments we have ever done for our congregation! To have people asking themselves “Do I really believe what I say I really believe?” is precious awareness! To have them hear God say something is evil and then have them see it as evil is priceless transformation! It takes some effort to get through the requirements of hosting the Truth Project—but the people you serve will not be the same for your energies and investment! Visit our Truth Project web page.
daveramsey.com (Financial Peace University)
Financial Peace University (FPU) is going to be a staple on everyone’s course offerings! People are in financial trouble and it affects the quality of life and ministry they experience. Every church leader knows that their financial bondage also affects how well the local church operates. People frozen in debt are frozen in ministry! Dave Ramsey has a great presentation of financial principles that will work for anyone seriously wanting to get free from debt and get functional in ministry! Visit our FPU web page.
churchinitiative.org (Divorce Care)
All of us need to increase the entry points into our churches! For too long we only had the front doors…and the world was not flocking to them! DivorceCare is one of the best entry points we have opened to our hurting community. Marriages are busting up everywhere leaving behind a lot of human wreckage and suffering. DivorceCare is a way for them to be healed and introduced to a life that brings wholeness! Visit our DivorceCare web page.
wayofthemaster.com (evangelism DVD’s)
These guys can redefine the idea and “do-ability” of evangelism for the members of your group. This was the only time we have ever done an evangelism class that grew over the period of the course. Highly professional DVD's, exciting to watch, and life challenging…. Comfort and Cameron have done a great service to the Body of Christ in an area that can sometimes lack motivation and courage to witness!
We have used their video parables to emphasize points in our message times. They are well done and a great compliment to you presentations. They have an array of products available to pump up the level of your communications.
outreach.com (print media of all types)
Outreach specializes in print media. Their high quality, ready-made mailers, invitation cards, etc., are real eye catchers. Personalize some of their concept business-size two-fold cards and hand them out by the dozens to your congregation. They’ll be proud to hand over a high quality production piece to their friends.
vision-mag.com (PPT ideas/series ideas)
These guys are great! They can put you in touch with several edge ministries and have helpful articles in each issue to hone you up! A subscription to this magazine is worth every dime!
We buy countdown “timers” from these guys and they help create an expectant attitude in our gathering times. Check them out from time to time to view new products! There’s a lot of creativity exploding out there!