Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Ministry Matters introduces itself as a site “supporting Christian ministry with resources, community, and inspiration.” It is a general purpose site containing dozens of articles and blogs, book reviews, and other resources from a variety of perspectives, from mainline to evangelical. Visitors will find tabs for preaching, teaching, worship, reaching, and leadership. A search for “revitalization” nets forty-four entries such as: “The Reason for a Restart”; “Revitalization Takes Guts”; “Preaching for Church Transformation”; “Accruing Power”; “Organized Religion: Decline, Opportunity and Hope”; “Investing Leadership in the Small Church”; “A Transforming Blight in Urban Blight”; “How Worship Brought our Church Back from the Brink”; and “Make or Break Your Church in 365 Days”. There is a similarly wide range of entries on preaching. Articles and blogs are free. Some of the resources require a membership and a small fee, which entitles users access to “premium” downloads.