Useful Christian Resources

Please browse our links and resources and e-mail us at: hlbc@btinternet.com if you have suggestions for additions or changes.

Thanks to Gordon, Jim, Sue, Alan, Carole, Ron, Peter and others for helping compile this list.

Christianity Explored

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Local and national Christian organisations and activities

www.townpastors.org.uk

Town Pastors are Christians, available to offer support in the streets of our towns. The pastors operate in 9 towns in Suffolk:

www.networkipswich.org.uk

Network Ipswich is a portal website set up to help improve communications between Christians in and around Ipswich. It is linked to the national Network Churches initiative and has been set up under the auspices of Heart for Ipswich.

www.baptist.org.uk

The web site of the association of Baptist churches in England and Wales (Baptist Union of Great Britain)

www.leprosymission.org.uk

International Christian development organisation which aims  to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy

www.baptisttimes.co.uk

The Baptist Times is one of the world's oldest and most respected Baptist newspapers.

www.licc.org.uk

London Institute for Contemporary Christianity exists to envision and equip Christians and their churches for whole-life missionary discipleship in the world.

www.eauk.org

The Evangelical Alliance was founded in 1846 and is the oldest alliance of evangelical Christians in the world.

CYM (Christian Youth Ministries)

Christian Youth Ministries is a multi-faceted Christian organisation dedicated to helping local churches talk to young people and children about life’s most important things from a biblical perspective.

www.bmsworldmission.org 

BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.

www.samaritans-purse.org.uk

Samaritan's Purse (UK & Ireland) is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

www.talithakoum.org.uk 

Talitha Koum is a Christian Therapeutic Community which will be based on a farm just north of Ipswich. Its mission is to "bring healing, Christian hope and practical support for women caught up in addictive behaviour".

www.icchurch.co.uk

Ipswich community church

www.bmsworldmission.org

BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.

www.twam.co.uk

Tools with a Mission enables people to earn a living and to support themselves by collecting and refurbishing tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sending them overseas.

easternbaptist.org.uk

The Eastern Baptist Association is a family of Baptist Churches situated throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

http://www.tearfund.org

Tearfund is a UK Christian relief and development agency which works in over 50 countries.

youthwork-magazine.co.uk

Ideas, resources and guidance for youth ministry

www.Inspiremagazine.org.uk 

Inspire is a free monthly magazine designed to tell the good news stories of God at work changing individuals, churches and communities around the UK and across the world.

Background to Christianity and journey to faith

www.rejesus.co.uk

ReJesus aims to reach people who have little previous knowledge of Jesus or the Christian faith and to encourage a step or two of faith. Every visitor has the opportunity to delve into engaging material and respond to it by giving their opinion, praying a prayer or asking a tough question.

www.lookingforGod.com

Looking for God is a website that is helping people discover more about who God is, His love for every person across the planet, and what it means to be a believer and follower of His Son, Jesus. Created by UCB, the UK’s leading Christian broadcaster.

www.bethinking.org

Bethinking.org aims to bring together the best possible resources for thinking about and communicating the Christian faith. Its goal is to help to prepare all Christians to provide an answer to those who question the truth of Christianity. Run by UCCF – the UK Christian Unions society.

www.ucb.co.uk/

UCB is a Christian media ministry within the UK and Ireland formed to promote the good news of the Kingdom of God. It strives for excellence and integrity in communicating the reality of life in Jesus Christ in all that it does.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity

Wikipedia is the leading free online encyclopaedia. Its theological pages are generally comprehensive and neutral (in the sense of not asserting a particular faith or doctrine).

www.premier.org.uk

Premier Christian media is a charity providing radio and online TV media. conveying the significance of the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - as recorded in scripture and expressed in the historic creeds of the Christian faith

 www.youversion.com

An amazing resource with versions of the Bible available for download on PC or smartphones, reading plans, and community notes. By registering with the site you can track your reading plans each time you visit. Seems to be safe to register email details (no spam) based on personal experience. Free mobile applications including Bible download and reading plans.

www.biblegateway.com 

Free  resource with many versions and translations online. Also includes audio versions and scripture search features.

 

www.christianitytoday.com

Christianity Today International is a not-for-profit ministry. It is not affiliated with any particular denomination. Billy Graham started the organization in 1956.

 

www.gideons.org.uk 

Many people in Britain have never seen a Bible and may be uncertain what it is. Gideons aim is to give them the opportunity to read it for themselves, perhaps for the first time, and to discover God in a personal way.

Worship resources – kids lessons, music, song lyrics, pictures and more

www.google.com

It has to be here! Search for anything.

www.thedailybibleverse.org

The Daily Bible Verse is a Christian ministry which delivers a verse from The Holy Bible each day. It delivers His Truth via Website, Email, Facebook, Twitter, Text Message, iGoogle, and RSS.

www.youtube.com

The TV of the new millennium offers sermons and inspirational content, mixed with controversial and sometimes abusive material so explore with caution.

www.amazon.com  and www.apple.com/itunes

Amazon and iTunes are extensive online stores where worship music and videos can be purchased.

ehymnbook.org

Ehymnbook.org is a one-stop collection of over 30,000 hymns and contemporary songs. This is a project in progress and it is being constantly added to. It includes hymn/song writers, Scripture references, tunes, and sources of material.  

www.jcsm.org/top1000

Collection claiming to list the top 1000 Christian web sites

www.wholeheartedworship.com

Free worship songs. Always check out the rights on any public performance at http://www.ccli.co.uk/ Christian Copyright Licensing International.

www.morguefile.com

Royalty free images. The name is apparently from the newspaper industry!

www.dltk-bible.com

www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible.html 

talks2children.wordpress.com

www.sermons4kids.com/nt.htm

Collection of sites specialising in material for children’s sermons, Sunday clubs and other activities

www.thebricktestament.com

The Brick Testament is the “largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible in the world” with over 3,600 Lego-based illustrations that retell more than 400 stories from The Bible.

www.vizaviz.org

Resources and events designed to help young people learn about Jesus.

www.parishpump.co.uk

Resources to help hard-pressed church magazine editors make the most of their church magazine. Each month it publishes extensive resources – both graphic and editorial – paid subscription required.

www.worshiphousemedia.com 

Professionally produced Christian videos and support material for worship services.

www.rgbstock.com

Royalty-free stock photography of anything!

Bible study resources including mobile phone applications

www.spurgeon.org

Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and letters. As relevant today as they were 150 years’ ago.

www.essentialchristian.com

Offers a user-friendly paid store with a range of resources to equip Christians throughout the UK and further afield.

www.careforthefamily.org.uk

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

www.biblesociety.org.uk

Around the world the society is working to end the waiting for the millions without the Bible's life-changing message. Select from 100s of articles, films, games, activities and other resources for discussion, reflection, teaching and learning.

www.godandscience.org 

This impressive site encourage sceptics to examine the truth claims of Christianity, with particular attention on scientific arguments. Many of the articles are written by past sceptics who became Christians. "Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind." (Albert Einstein)

biblia.com 

Biblia.com is your place for Bible study online. Part of a family of services from Logos Bible Software, it offers free access to a collection of Bibles and Bible reference works, with an easy user interface and powerful search engine.

rbc.christiancourses.com 

Christian education online from RBC with courses taught by trusted Christian scholars. Whether you are a “leisure learner” interested in taking a course or two or you are a ministry leader looking for a full academic program, it has something for you! Includes some free courses.

www.rbc.org

RBC Ministries is a global ministry whose mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. Daily readings, videos and devotionals. Also mobile applications for iPhone, Android and Java phones.

ship-of-fools.com

"We're here for people who prefer their religion disorganized," says the Ship's editor and designer, Simon Jenkins. "Our aim is to help Christians be self-critical and honest about the failings of Christianity, as we believe honesty can only strengthen faith.”

www.springh.org 

Spring Harvest exists to 'equip the Church for action'. Through a range of events, conferences, books and resources, Spring Harvest seeks to enable Christians to impact their local communities and the wider world.

www.soulsurvivor.com 

“we run a bunch of events and do stuff to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus. It's that simple.”

Tips on getting started with the internet and online safety

If you’ve never used the internet, or need help to do new things on the net, help is at hand. There are a range of organisations and resources ready to help. And because anyone can contribute to the internet, it can attract a small minority of users who want to promote extreme or unsavoury views, or who have abusive or criminal intentions, so we’ve included guidance on a few sensible precautions.

www.bbc.co.uk/connect

Using computers and the internet is easier than you think. You can find lots of activities, video guides and printable pages on this website to help you get started and feel more confident.

www.bbc.co.uk/webwise

BBC beginners guide to the internet guide to web in general

BBC_First_Click_Beginners_Guide.pdf 

This downloadable document is a great beginners guide to the internet. If you are here on our web site then you probably know most of what’s in this document, but why not download it and print it off for a friend who is taking their first steps?

www.getsafeonline.org

UK Government sponsored initiative for safe internet use.

explore.live.com

Microsoft now includes free parental control tools. See their “family safety” section on live.com.







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