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First Baptist Church, Garland
Christian Links

Presence of links here does not necessarily mean full endorsement of those sites by FBC Garland.  As always, use discernment in everything you read and see.

Southern Baptist Links

SBCNET is the official online service for the Southern Baptist Convention.  It provides a number of resources for Southern Baptists that includes a history of Southern Baptists, the Baptist Faith and Message (a summary of our doctrines and beliefs), and a directory of Southern Baptist Resources on the web including the following:

Generational Bible Study Helps
Lifeway.com

(GREAT for SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADERS)
This is a site for those who work with preschoolers or children in Grades 1-5.  Leaders are introduced to the Bible study resources, can learn more about new products and services from Lifeway Christian Resources, and can read related articles.

Looking for a good resource to understand the Preschoolers you lead or teach?  Click here for the FREE online resource:  Understanding Today's Preschoolers.

Looking for a good resource to understand the children you lead or teach?  Click here for the FREE online resource:  Understanding Today's Children.

Looking for a good resource to understand the young adults (18-24) you lead or teach.  Click here for the FREE online resource:  Understand Youg Adults, 18-24 Years.

Looking for a good resource to understand the adults (25+) you lead or teach?  Click here for the FREE online resource:  Understanding Today's Adults:  25 Years and Older.

To access LifeWay's Online Bible Library, click here.

The Discipler's Model of Sunday School Teaching and Ministry:  Veteran Christian educator, Dr. Rick Yount, provides an excellent perspective on Bible teaching ministry (like Sunday School).  The approach is called the Discipler's Model and is applicable to any age group, but especially helpful for adult Sunday School ministry.  You can view a PDF copy of Dr. Yount's presentation material by clicking here.

Christian Mega-Sites

CrossWalk.com is extremely well designed and offers many great features, including a unique message board, daily devotionals, weekly time managment tips, and excellent articles on topics ranging from family to politics.

ChristianityToday.com  is the official web site of Christianity Today, Inc. It contains the content of their nine magazines including Christian Woman, Campus Life, Computing Today, & Christian Reader and features a number of message boards, an excellent news area, and two extensive directories of Christian web sites.

Resources for Study, Apologetics & Research

The Biblical Studies Foundation is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of distributing sound, evangelical Bible study materials in electronic format so those with small personal libraries or without access to a local Bible college or seminary library may have access to sound biblical studies from their home.

Bible Study Tools is a wonderful site for Sunday School teachers or anyone who wants to spend some serious time studing God's Word (the Bible).  It has virtually every tool you would want to use, including several translations of the Bible.  If you don't have an extensive libarary of Bible study tools, this is a great place to visit for "mining the depths" of God's Holy Word.

RightNow Media is a ministry devoted to providing high quality digital Bible study material for use at home, at work, at school, and in the church - anywhere you have an internet connection.  As a FBC Garland member, you have free access to all digital media through RightNow.  Click here to find out more.

This site answers the tough questions that Christians have such as "Under what conditions can Chrisitians divorce and remarry?" and "Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?"  The kids will love the Kid's Quest area where they can learn about God's creation.  There's even a coloring book which you can print out.  Click on the logo to check it out.

Bible SproutBible Sprout is an evangelical website focused on providing the best information about Christianity and providing users the ability to go deeper in their faith.

Probe Ministries - This site provides life-long opportunities to integrate faith and learning through balanced, biblically-based scholarship, educating people how to love God with their minds and equipping them to engage their culture for Christ.

LifeWay Research - Looking for the latest information on what churches are facing in their attempts to provide meaningful, relevant ministry to their members and communities?  Check out this site for the research projects and results from LifeWay's Research Division. Be prepared to have your understanding stretched and your thinking challenged.

Barna Research Online brings to the web all the quality cultural and spiritual research data you have come to know Barna for.  George Barna helps us keep our finger on the pulse of the nation, enabling us to know more about the times we live in and the people we minister to.  An excellent resource!

This site is a great place to find basic evangelism and follow-up materials for those who are searching for Christ or who have recently made a decision to trust Christ as Savior.  It is clear, understandable, and thorough in its presnetation of the gospel and basic Biblical truths.  Click on the logo to check it out.

Online Bibles

Bible Gateway - This site is an excellent place to go for reading and studying the Bible in various languages and translations.  Currently, they other the Bible in 10 languages and 50 Bible versions/translations.

YouVersion - This site is a combination of Bible translation choices and Bible study tools, including applications for your smartphone and/or tablet.

Blue Letter Bible - If you are looking for a deeper study of God's Word, including a glimpse into the original languages, this may the site you want to visit.

Scriptures.com  This site also provides a wealth of Bible translations and languages.  If you are looking for the Bible in another language, this would be a good place to start.  The site also contains various Bible study resources and has an audio version of the Bible, so you can listen to the Bible online.

Bible Pathway  Looking for a personal devotional site?  This is one you can rely on for sound devotional studies to enhance your intimate walk with God.

The Family

Focus On The Family  This site brings the same quality to the Web that we have become accustomed to through their radio and print ministries.

Miscellaneous

LightSource.com  The Christian Network on the Internet.  Ok, so you missed today's issue of Focus on the Family or Charles Stanley's InTouch Radio broadcast.  Now you can listen to Focus or any number of other Christian broadcasts at your own convenience on the Internet!  They have teaching Programs, Family Programs, Live Programs, Christian Radio Stations, Live events, Music and Entertainment.

     

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