God Loves the Church and it is the focus of His great plan of redemption. But no one church can do it all and so we’re thankful to endorse and/or partner with some great parachurch ministries. The following are a list of ministries we can highly recommend to you that exist for the glory of God and the good of His people.
The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
Christian growth catches fire where life and Scripture meet. We change when, in the midst of our day-to-day joys, sorrows, sufferings, and sins, we encounter Jesus Christ through his Word and find his grace and mercy for our time of need. We help others change when, in the midst of their day-to-day joys, sorrows, sufferings, and sins, we point them to Jesus Christ through his Word to find grace and mercy for their time of need.
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
For 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) has been certifiying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling.
Church, Gospel & Growth
Nine Marks of a healthy church
9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches. To that end, we want to see churches characterized by these nine marks of health:
The Gospel Coalition of Orange County
The Gospel Coalition seeks to help people know God’s Word with their minds, love God fully with their hearts, and engage the world with grace and truth. Through multimedia content, events, courses, books, training, and international outreach, we seek to communicate both the costly call (Matt. 16:24) and the comforting consolation of Christ (Matt. 11:29-30), whose gospel presents both a countercultural challenge and an audacious invitation to any who would hear it.
In 1980, sensing an irresistible call of the Lord to preach, John Piper became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for almost 33 years. Desiring God began inauspiciously in 1994 when John handed off the church’s tape ministry to his assistant, Jon Bloom. What started with tapes and John’s books, Desiring God has blossomed into an international web ministry with 12,000+ free resources and 3.5+million monthly users. Today, John serves as lead teacher for the ministry
We want to persuade all Christians of the truth of God’s purposes in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, and equip them with high-quality resources, so that by the work of the Holy Spirit they will; 1) abandon their lives to the honour and service of Christ in daily holiness and decision-making; 2) pray constantly in Christ’s name for the fruitfulness and growth of his gospel and 3) speak the Bible’s life-changing word whenever and however they can—in the home, in the world and in the fellowship of his people.
New Growth Press
New Growth Press (NGP) is a growing Christian publisher, producing a wide variety of gospel-centered resources for individuals, families, and churches. NGP publishes books, minibooks, small group, and Gospel Story for Kids resources that provide churches, families, and individuals with gospel-driven publications for all ages. We specialize in helping like-minded ministries and currently publish for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), Serge, Faith Biblical Counseling, Harvest USA, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), Key Life Network, the World Reformed Fellowship,
Grace & Truth Books
Who are Grace & Truth Books? We are the family business of Dennis & Naomi Gundersen, a venture that began in 1993, with our four sons then at home (now all grown adults). Our sons have all had a role in the company: Ben designed book covers; David worked in shipping and receiving; Mike designed our first website and traveled to numerous homeschool conventions with us; and Greg’s artistic design talents were employed for interior artwork in our books.
Stand to Reason
Stand to Reason (STR) equips Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. STR teaches the value of using our minds to love God and share the Gospel. We focus on the basics, the fundamentals of theology and ethics, and the fundamental tools of thought. We teach not just what to think, but how to think. While STR may not be unique in the information we give, we are distinctive in the way we use the information.
The Counsel on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
The mission of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is to set forth the teachings of the Bible about the complementary differences between men and women, created equally in the image of God, because these teachings are essential for obedience to Scripture and for the health of the family and the church.
A Philadelphia-based independent record label with a mission to make theologically-rooted hip hop for the modern context. Since 2003, Lamp Mode has released over 30 albums. The strength of Lamp Mode has been in the rich diversity of sound, all proclaiming Jesus to anyone who would listen.
Sovereign Grace Music
The mission of Sovereign Grace Music is to produce Christ-exalting songs and training for local churches from local churches. We call it Sound+Doctrine. We’ve been doing it for 30 years now, primarily to serve the family of churches known as Sovereign Grace Churches. We’re happy that our songs are reaching a broader audience, and want to join the many others who are encouraging biblically informed, heartfelt, Spirit-empowered singing in the church.
The Psalm Project
The Psalm Project transforms the known melodies of the Geneva Psalter into contemporary compositions. By doing so, The Psalm Project wants to keep the Psalms alive for future generations and do justice to the often beautiful and well-known melodies of the Geneva Psalter.
Some professors give student their own lists and some have even published their list notably D. A. Carson, Tremper Longman, III, John Glynn, and Jim Rosscup. However, these are not available in one place. BestCommentaries.com has collected these scholarly reviews and averaged them along with reviews from other ministries like John Piper’s Desiring God Ministries, R. C. Sproul Ligonier Ministries, and the Denver Seminary Journals well as users of the site. The individual reviews are still extremely valuable, but together they can help ible students at all levels to make good, informed decisions about which commentaries they should purchase.
Biblical Counseling Books
We believe that there is only one inerrant and inspired book – The Bible.
Our hope is that these Biblically centered resources will help direct you to the answers of life’s questions found in God’s Word.
We also want to make finding resources on various topics as easy as possible. When you utilize our search engine on a particular subject, you will quickly get a list of books and booklets on the subject you are looking for.