As born-again Christians, we are to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). If you don’t know God as your Savior and Lord, you can do that today.
According to Scripture, a disciple involves personal growth characterized by the following: 1) Putting Jesus first in all things (Mark 8:34-38). 2) Following Jesus’ teachings (John 8:31-32). 3) Fruitfulness (John 15:5-8). 4) Love for other disciples (John 13:34-35). 5) Evangelism – Making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).
Here are some resources to assist your own spiritual growth or that of those you disciple as you walk with God.
Bible Reading Resources
- The Bible App, is a free Bible on your phone, tablet, and computer so you can take God’s with you on the go and connect with God.
- The Bible App for Kids, is an animated storybook app for children helping them learn God’s word and connect with God.
- Blue Letter Bible has in-depth study tools, several reading plans, and free classes with BLB Institute all designed to help you connect with God.
- Bible.is, a ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing has the Bible in both text and audio for online and mobile devices to help you connect with God.
- The Voice of the Martyrs Pray Today app encourages you to pray for Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.
- The Open Doors Prayer app gives you prayer requests submitted by front-line workers living out their faith in the world’s most difficult places.
- Book: Effective Prayer Life by Chuck Smith which discusses the principles of prayer and the victorious results of such a life.
- Prayer Request: How can we be praying for you? (you can also remain anonymous)
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association the powerful outreach ministry of the Graham family. Visit the Billy Graham Library.
- Educating Our World is the ministry of Don Stewart to proclaim and defend the Christian faith.
- Pocket Testament League is helping Christians Read, Carry and Share the Word of God.
- Answers in Genesis helps Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus. Visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter.
- Mark Cahill Ministries is helping Christians be equipped for sharing Jesus and for eternity.
- Sean McDowell and Josh McDowell have great resources with a Biblical worldview.
Bible Study Resources
- How to do an Inductive Bible Study – by Pastor Tim Molter
- The Word for Today ministry is the solid and consistent teaching of the whole Bible taught by Pastor Chuck Smith. (Listen also with TuneIn)
- Enduring Word is the verse-by-verse teaching through the Bible and commentary ministry of Pastor David Guzik.
- K-QUIP Radio has an excellent schedule of solid Bible teachers including Pastor Sam Allen and the Calvary Road. (Listen also with TuneIn)
- Through The Bible – Book by Book is the teaching ministry of Pastor Tim Molter. You can subscribe via email. (Listen also with TuneIn)
- HisChannel TV has some good Bible teachers, movies and news updates (with World News Briefing, Thurs at 8pm). (Watch also with Roku)
- Firefighters for Christ is an audio library ministry that distributes God’s word free of charge and Bible teachings and music.
- Through the Bible is the radio program of J. Vernon McGee. Join the 5-year cycle through the entire Bible.
- GodSword is the radio program of Ken Graves of Calvary Chapel Bangor.
Other Helpful Ministries
- Church & Family Life has great Family Worship Resources to help Parents and Family-integrated Churches (FIC)
- Calvary Chapel Magazine provides a glimpse of what God is doing around the world
- Calvary Chapel Relief is answering the call of God and responding to man-made and natural disasters.
- Servant Quarters is the ministry of Gayle Erwin on the Nature of Jesus.
- Calvary Chapel Association has excellent resources and is the one stop for all things Calvary.
- Calvary Chapel Music Channel has pure worship from the early days of Maranatha! Music and the Jesus Movement. (Listen also with TuneIn)
- Focus on the Family provides relevant Christian advice on marriage, parenting and other topics.
- Samaritan’s Purse is an International Relief organization that helps people both physically and spiritually.
- Health Resources Center is our local Pregnancy Resource Center that affirms the value of all human life.
- Faith Comes by Hearing – Military BibleStick Outreach brings the pure Word of God to our American troops.
- The Voice of the Martyrs serves Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.
Financial Stewardship Resources
If you want to be financially healthy and be able to give and serve more (like going on a missions trip or to Israel) then it’s time to learn more about Financial Stewardship. For our church fellowship we will sponsor you for free with help that is Biblically based from:
- DaveRamsey.com – Dave Ramsey’s “The Seven Baby Steps” (PDF Download) Listen online or use the Radio Station Finder
- EveryDollar.com – Free monthly budgeting tool and phone app
- Crown.org – Crown Financial Ministries “Crown Money Map” (PDF Download)
Nearby Calvary Chapels (Also check out the Calvary Chapel Locator)
- Calvary Chapel Fargo, ND – Pastor: Seth Wetter
- Calvary Chapel Bemidji, MN – Pastor: Chris Hess
- Calvary Chapel Saint Cloud, MN – Pastor: Dominic Dinger
- Calvary Chapel Northwoods (Grand Rapids, MN) – Pastor: Wade Freshour
- Calvary Solid Rock (Minneapolis, MN) – Pastor: Mike Fernandez
- Calvary Chapel Saint Paul, MN – Pastor: Chik Chikeles
- Calvary Chapel Red Wing, MN – Pastor: Mike Montgomery
- Calvary Chapel Rochester, MN – Pastor: Don Rypstra
- Harbor Light Christian Fellowship (Lake Superior, MN) – Pastor: Kory Thurnau
These are recommend resources that we have been personally encouraged and challenged by and hope they do the same for you. It’s been said before that great leaders are readers, and we are committed to regularly reading through our Bible and never stop learning. May the Lord bless you as you grow! – Pastor Tim Molter
(The list below contains some of the most recent Pastor’s Picks, to view all click here)