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, being 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 and serve within your local church.
Bible Reading Resources
Ready to read the Bible and follow a plan? By spending 15 minutes a day in God’s Word, you could read through it in a year and grow in the knowledge of the Lord.
- 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.
- 1 YEAR PRINTABLE PLANS: Canonical (Genesis to Revelation), Chronological, Historical, Life Journal, Old & New Testament
- 2 YEAR PRINTABLE PLANS: Canonical Five Day Plan (Genesis to Revelation), Old & New Testament
- Bible.is, a ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing has the Bible in both text, audio, and video for online and mobile devices to help you connect with God.
- Journey Through the Bible, is a free online resource for families who want to read all the books of the Bible together from the ministry of Church & Family Life.
- 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. Listen to the VOM Radio
- The Global Christian Relief Prayer app gives you prayer requests submitted by front-line workers living out their faith in the world’s most difficult places. Listen to the Global Christian Relief Podcast
- Book: Effective Prayer Life by Chuck Smith, which discusses the principles of prayer and the victorious results of such a life.
- Send us a Prayer Request. Let us know how we can pray with you.
- How to Share Your Testimony Biblically – by Pastor Tim Molter
- 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. (100’s of Free PDF’s)
- 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.
- BibleThinker is the ministry of Mike Winger dedicated to equipping people to think and live biblically.
- Got Questions Ministries helps people find answers to their spiritually related questions. Adults: GotQuestions.org | Kids: GQkidz.org | Teens: 412teens.org
- Lee Strobel is an atheist-turned-Christian and best-selling author of The Case for Christ.
- Cross Examined led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, who address topics faced by young people today.
- Stand to Reason led by Greg Koukl helps people think more clearly about faith in Christ. Red Pen Logic with Mr. B (Tim Barnett) is a part of this ministry.
- Reasons for Hope and DeBunked are training and equipping a new generation to stand boldly on the Word of God.
Bible Study Resources
- How to do an Inductive Bible Study – by Pastor Tim Molter
- The Word for Today is the solid and consistent teaching of the whole Bible by Pastor Chuck Smith. Commentary is also on BLB.org
- Enduring Word is the teaching through the Bible and commentary of Pastor David Guzik. Commentary is also on BLB.org
- The Defender’s Study Bible by ICR (Institute for Creation Research) founder Dr. Henry Morris.
- BibleRef – Online Bible Commentary You Can Understand by Got Questions Ministries.
- The CCA (Calvary Chapel Association) teaching library of various Calvary Chapel pastors teaching the Bible.
- K-QUIP Radio has an excellent schedule of solid Bible teachers, including Pastor Sam Allen and the Calvary Road. Listen Online
- From the Inside Out is the teaching ministry of Pastor Tim Molter. Listen Online (Watch also with Roku)
- HisChannel TV has some good Bible teachers, movies and news updates (with World News Briefing, Thurs at 8pm). (Watch also with Roku)
- 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.
- Real Life is the radio program of Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.
- A New Beginning is the radio program of Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship.
- Looking for local help for a friend or for yourself? Here is a list we put together of resources available to our community.
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) Listen online
Nearby Calvary Chapels (Also check out the Calvary Chapel Locator)
- Calvary Chapel Fargo, ND – Pastor: Seth Wetter
- Calvary Chapel Bemidji, MN – Pastor: Alex Robinson
- Refuge (Saint Cloud, MN) – Pastor: Dominic Dinger
- Calvary Chapel Northwoods (Grand Rapids, MN) – Pastor: Wade Freshour
- Calvary Chapel Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) – Pastor: Mike Fernandez
- Calvary Chapel Saint Paul, MN – Pastor: Chik Chikeles
- Calvary Chapel White Bear Lake, MN – Pastor: Seann Dikkers
- Calvary Chapel Red Wing, MN – Pastor: Mike Montgomery
- Calvary Chapel Rochester, MN – Pastor: Don Rypstra
These are recommended resources that we have been personally encouraged and challenged by, and we 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)
Other Helpful Ministries
- American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls.
- Calvary Chapel Association has excellent resources and is the one-stop for all things Calvary.
- Calvary Chapel Magazine provides a glimpse of what God is doing around the world
- Calvary Chapel Music Channel has worship from the early days of Maranatha! Music and the Jesus Movement. Listen Online
- Calvary Disaster Relief is answering the call of God and responding to man-made and natural disasters.
- Church & Family Life has great Family Worship Resources to help Parents and Family-integrated Churches
- CSN Radio 90.7 FM (K214FP) has some Calvary Chapel pastors in the schedule. Listen Online
- Faith Comes by Hearing – Military BibleStick Outreach brings the pure Word of God to our American troops.
- Family Research Council is committed to, advancing faith, family, and freedom from a biblical worldview. Pray, Vote, and Stand.
- Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson shares biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development.
- FamilyLife with Dennis and Barbara Rainey help families pursue what matters most and grow more fulfilling connections with God, each other, and their communities.
- Focus on the Family provides Christian advice on marriage, parenting and other topics. They also produce Adventures in Odyssey for kids (heard on 101.5 FM at M-F 6:30 pm & SAT 8 am)
- Health Resources Center is our local Pregnancy Resource Center that affirms the value of all human life.
- Live Action reveals the humanity of the preborn and has excellent Pro-Life Resources.
- Poimen (“Shepherd”) Ministries focuses on Strengthening Pastors, to Strengthen Churches.
- Samaritan’s Purse is an International Relief organization that helps people both physically and spiritually.
- Servant Quarters is the ministry of Mr. Gayle Erwin on the Nature of Jesus.
- The Voice of the Martyrs serves Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.
- The World View in 5 Minutes is a round-up of the daily news from a Biblical perspective.
- Trail Life USA is a Christ-Centered mentoring and discipleship program that speaks to the heart of a boy.