One of my goals with this site is to pass on things that have blessed me that I believe may in fact encourage you as well. With that said, here are a variety of resources of ministries, churches, and pastors that I use, trust, believe in, that have blessed and me and taught me something about my faith and/or leadership.
International Justice Mission IJM “knows where people around the world are enslaved and they have a plan to rescue them”. This is a great ministry doing incredible work all over the globe.
Compassion International Compassion is the global leader in child sponsorship. For just $45 a month you can do some serious good around the world in the name of Jesus.
Passion is the greatest movement on the planet for 18-25 year olds. Led by Pastor Louie Gigilio.
HomeWord Family Ministry is a great resource of aimed to help families. Dr. Jim Burns offers a wide variety of resources to help come along you as a parent and lend advice, wisdom, and support. Great site!
Young Life Leader is a great resource. I used to work for YoungLife and love what they do and how they do it. This site is dedicated to helping their “clubs” around the nation reach their full potential. Full of great thoughts, articles, and tips for youth ministry.
Plugged In Online Great resource for getting reviews on everything from movies, video games, TV shows, music, and books.
Download Youth Ministry Possibly the best website for all youth ministry needs. Led by the great combo of Josh Griffen & Doug Fields.
Orange is the most impressive Next Generation Ministry I know of. They cover everything you can think of in ministry from birth to high school. They are best known for their incredible Curriculum (First Look, 252, XP3) and their world renown annual conference called Orange Conference. However, they are way much more than just those 2 things. Check them out.
Dan Reiland is the Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church outside Atlanta, Georgia. I had the privilege of serving under Pastor Dan for over 4 years. There is not a better XP in the nation and his heart is to help coach others and he does just that through his blog. His blog is a must read for all ministry leaders. So insightful, practical, and spot on.
The Bible is not just an incredible app its also a great online resource for reading the Bible (in a wide range of translations and languages) and for 100’s of Bible reading plans. Check them out and see what plan is best for you.
Hillsong Church Led by Pastor Brian Houston
Church of the Highlands Led by Pastor Chris Hodges
12Stone Church Led by Pastor Kevin Myers
LifeChurch Led by Pastor Craig Groeschel
Elevation Church Led by Pastor Steven Furtick
Saddleback Church Led by Pastor Rick Warren
Churchome Led by Pastor Judah Smith
NorthPoint Church Led by Pastor Andy Stanley
Cross Point Church Led by Pastor Kevin Queen
Journey Christian Church Led by Pastor John Hampton Journey is not a perfect church but it is a great church. A church where Everybody is Welcome, Nobody is Perfect, and Through Jesus All Things Are Possible. This is my church home, my community, and the place I get to be the Family Pastor at. If you are ever in Orlando we’d love to connect with you.