Recommended Links and Resources

Alpha USA – Ten-session course that introduces people to the basics of the Christian faith.

American Bible Society – Offering an increasing range of ministries to address core life questions and struggles.

American Lutheran Publicity Bureau – A non-profit organization independent of official church control, linked by faith and confession to the Church it serves.

Angel Tree – A ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.

Awakening Lives to World Missions – “Call, Mobilize, Equip & Network Churches for Effective Global Mission Outreach”

Bethel Series – A unique overview approach of the Old and New Testaments that immerses the student in the Bible.

Beth Moore Bible Study – Bible study for women of every age and denomination.

Bible Gateway – Search the Bible by passage, keyword or topical look-up.

Blessman Ministries – We work to meet the physical needs of the children of South Africa by providing nutritional support, housing, and medical care; and to meet their spiritual needs through training and support for leaders of the African church.

Breakpoint –  BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends via radio, interactive media, and print.

Campus Crusade for Christ – Helping to build spiritual movements everywhere so everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ.

Christian Answers Network – A mega-site providing biblical answers to contemporary questions for all ages.

Christian Book – Online media reseller of Christian resources.

Church World Service (CROP Walk) – Works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

Compassion International – A Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Crosswalk – Christian living resources and Bible study tools.

Crossways International – Produces visually based Bible studies used around the world.

Daily Texts by Mount Carmel Ministries – A devotional text with Bible verses and prayers for each day of the year.

Eastern European Mission Network – We serve to mobilize congregations for missions involvement, to send out career and short-term missionaries, and to renew and equip the body of Christ in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Faith Inkubators – Sunday School, Confirmation, Catechism and whole-family Christian education curriculum.

Family Life – Non-profit ministry that offers practical help and advice to strengthen marriages and families through conferences, radio broadcasts and other resources.

FaithWeaver – Sunday school curriculum youth to adult.

Focus on the Family – A global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

God Tube – A Christian video sharing site.

Group -Resources to help children, youth and adults grow in their relationship to Jesus.

Habitat for Humanity – “Building community through home ownership.”

Hope Ministries of Des Moines – We are a Christ-centered, faith-based ministry that provides programs and services for homeless and hungry men, women and children.

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) – Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are:

  • free in Christ;
  • accountable to one another;
  • rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
  • working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

Lutheran Evangelical Movement –  Committed to the work of evangelism and discipleship through retreats, media, preaching and church planting.

Lutherans for Life – Equipping Lutherans to be God-motivated voices For Life.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter – Workshops focusing on the needs and challenges of relationships.

Lutheran Renewal – Conducts congregational missions, retreats, and seminars.

Marriage Encounter – A positive and personal experience offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives.

Meals from the Heartland – Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world.

Nav Press – Publisher of discipleship resources.

New Tribes – Mankind’s greatest need is Jesus. Because of Christ’s love, New Tribes missionaries develop caring relationships with tribal people, and help meet physical needs. Because of His love, missionaries want their tribal friends to have the opportunity to place their faith in Christ, to become His disciples, and to experience the joy of being part of a mature church that takes the Gospel to other unreached people.

The Navigators – An international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. Navigators are people who love Jesus Christ and desire to help others know and grow in Him as they “navigate” through life.

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps – Ingham and Okoboji Lutheran Bible Campsare an outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, whose mission is: To boldly proclaim the love of Christ by offering programs and encouraging relationships that nurture the faith and enrich the lives of all individuals.

One Year Bible Online – An online guide for those desiring to read through the Bible in one year.

Promise Keepers – Promise Keepers’ mission is to ignite and unite men to become warriors who will change their world through living out the Seven Promises.

Sola Publishing – Sola is a church publishing house that provides materials with a specific biblical and confessional Lutheran perspective.

Stephens Ministries – Stephen Ministry resources take Christian caregiving to a new level and help congregations meet the ministry challenges of the 21st century.

Tentmakers – A training organization that delivers practical, Christ-centered, leadership and life skills training.

Vibrant Faith Ministries – Equips congregations, households and individuals to live a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ and share the Christian faith among all generations.

Willow Creek – A not-for-profit organization that exists to maximize the life-transformation effectiveness of local churches.

WordAlone Ministries – Provides resources and services for preaching, teaching, and confessing Jesus Christ as God’s Word for us and for our salvation.

World Vision – A Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Youth Specialties – Youth Ministry resources for Youth Pastors and Youth Workers.

YouthWorks – Provides Christ-centered, life-changing christian youth mission events.