The following websites provide helpful resources for those in pastoral ministry:
Best Commentaries.com: the site exists to enable “Bible students at all levels to make good, informed decisions about which commentaries they should purchase and use by providing a constantly updated bibliography of commentaries on each book of the Bible and collecting reviews, ratings, and prices of commentaries from a variety of sources.” An excellent resource!
Bible.org: provides a wide variety of resources designed to help people in ministry around the world. Among the many helpful resources available, including loads and loads of useful articles, is the NET Bible with over 60,000 study notes AND an online Bible Study Tool for free! Ideal if your access to study tools is limited.
biblestudydownloads.com: Dr. Rick Griffith of Singapore Bible College has made available hundreds of PowerPoint presentations in 29 languages–all free for download. An absolutely wonderful resource whether you are teaching in a Bible College, pastoring a church, or leading a small Bible study.
BiblicalTraining: The mission of BiblicalTraining is to equip and develop well-rounded disciples of Christ through providing a wide range of free online courses taught by some of the world’s finest scholars. BiblicalTraining also provides discipleship resources for new and growing believers, one being a certificate program offering supervised courses in spiritual foundations, biblical foundations, or leadership development.
desiringGod: from the ministry of Pastor John Piper. Piper has one fundamental life-changing message that encapsulates the two greatest commandments, thereby summing up the essence of Christianity: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” His website his filled with helpful resources for pastors and lay Christians alike, and many of them free!
Freebiblesoftware.com: equipping Christians with Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries, sermons and more on one disk and available for free. Recommended by Jerry Bridges and J. I. Packer.
The Global Initiative: from Pastor David Platt’s church, The Church at Brook Hills. Platt’s heart for seeing the church fulfil it’s role in being a light to the world beats passionately: “Now the world is our focus, and we gauge our success in the church not on the hundreds or thousands whom we can get into our buildings but on the hundreds or thousands who are leaving our buildings to take on the world with the disciples they are making.”
Monergism: an abundance of beneficial resources from books to sermons and lectures to articles and essays covering literally hundreds of topics designed to equip Christians in topics ranging from theology to Bible to marriage to homosexuality to evil and suffering to government and politics and war and terrorism.
Paideia Books: still in its beginning stages, but the goal is to eventually offer a substantial number of books for free download as PDFs.
sermonaudio.com: contains over 421,000 free sermons along with the latest news and current events from around the globe as they relate to Christianity.
The Gospel Alliance: the Gospel Alliance is located right here in Queensland, Australia, and exists to encourage and equip pastors in their gospel-centered ministry.
The Gospel Coalition: made up mostly of American Pastors whose goal it is to see the biblical gospel preached in all its glory. To that end the site provides to date around 45,000 sermons, over 3,500 articles, 2,500 lectures and courses, and close to 500 very helpful and informative interviews covering a wide range of issues from how to help a spiritually stagnant church to managing your time between ministry and family to church planting and evangelism to prayer to Satan and demons and much more.
Within Asia there are many Bible Colleges and Seminaries. I can recommend the following:
Evangelical Theological Seminary: acaindia.org
Lanka Bible College and Seminary: lbcs.edu.lk
South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies: saiacs.org
Singapore Bible College: sbc.edu.sg
Union Biblical Seminary: ubs.ac.in
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