It is important to one's own health and well-being to maintain a lifelong love of learning. This includes maintaining awareness of professional trends and practices, and taking time to read and reflect across a range of disciplines that pertain to God's creative work in the world. Intellectual growth is critical to developing the knowledge base for providing spiritual counsel, relevant sermon preparation, and relating well to people who come from a variety of backgrounds.
Breakpoint: Chuck Colson. The website contains numerous articles and resources regarding Christians and current events and culture. (website)
Mars Hill Audio Journal: (no connection to Mark Driscoll or Mars Hill Church) – "Since 1993, MARS HILL AUDIO has been committed to assisting Christians who desire to move from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement." (website)
Books and Culture: " Books & Culture is a bimonthly review that engages the contemporary world from a Christian perspective. Every issue contains in-depth reviews of books that merit critical attention, as well as shorter notices of significant new titles." (website)
The Martin Institute for Christianity & Culture: As part of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture, the Dallas Willard Center places an enduring emphasis on the intellectual legacy of Dallas Willard, including his focus on the possibility and path to authentic spiritual and moral transformation. (website)
"The Best Ministry Books of the year": The editors of Leadership Journal select Retrieved from: Christianity Today. (article)
"Finding your leadership style: Ten different ways to lead God's people": By: Bill Hybels, (2007). Retrieved from: Christianity Today. (article)
"Research to reality: Research Offers Alternative List of the 12 Traits of Effective Leaders," Strategies for Today's Leader: By: Bob Whitesel, (2001). Retrieved from: Strategies for Today's Leader Magazine. (article)
Livstyle: Visual Personality Portraits provide a holistic and accurate picture of what motivates, challenges, inspires and rewards you – while giving you the tools to understand and serve others more effectively. We've developed the broadest and most comprehensive personality assessments on the market while maintaining validity and reliability. Each Visual Personality Portrait contains nine distinct dimensions that break down your results into visual, usable information.
Bible Study Tools: provides a number of dictionaries, some classical works, bible study aids, etc., for study. (website)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library:The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. (website)
Wesley Center Online: All things related to the Wesleys and more, hosted by Northwest Nazarene University. (website)
Through our unique partnership with Jimmy Dodd of PastorServe Wesleyan pastors are being offered two annual subscription packages. Both PastorCare packages include up to 8 sessions of personal coaching, two-hour marriage check-up with certified counselor, quarterly e-letter for dealing pre-emptively with conflict, and possible district training event. The second package (PastorCare+) also includes a four-days/three nights vacation at a high quality retreat center in Tennessee.