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Bible Resources

  • Text Week
    • This is a Lectionary based resource that combines scripture study, worship links, and resources.  It is a great source for commentaries on the text that will be used in Sunday’s service.
  • Bible Gateway
    • You can search the bible in 100 different translations.  Look up a specific passage, topic, or key word.  There are also audio versions of the bible, reading plans, and devotions.
  • Easton's Bible Dictionary
    • Look up how a word is used in the Bible.  What does the word mean and how else it is used through out scripture?

Spiritual Growth

  • Devotional Upper Room
    • This daily devotional includes a blog, questions for reflection and a Link to your daily life.
  • MethodX
    • This ministry strives to connect the ancient spiritual disciplines with 21st century technology.  Write on the prayer wall, use different prayer methods, learn about the saints, and do much more through this interactive website.
  • Alive Now
    • This magazine seeks to nourish people who are hungry for a sacred way of living through daily reflections and spiritual tools.

Christian Education

  • Children’s Ministry (KidMin)
    • This website has resources for children’s ministry, free lessons, crafts, devotions, and more.
  • Rethinking Youth Ministry
    • This blog has resources specially designed for youth ministry.  They have everything from creative methods of prayer, games, creative worship, and many other relevant topics.
  • Cokesbury
    • The official book store of the UMC has resources for almost every occasion.  The profits of the book store go towards the pensions for UMC pastors.

Denominational Resources

  • UMC
    • The official website of the denomination.  The answers to all your questions about who we are and what we believe can be found here.
  • Detroit Conference
    • Learn about what is happening in our conference.
  • GBOD
    • The UMC General Board of Discipleship has resources for worship, education, and outreach. 
  • UMCom
    • United Methodist Communications has helpful resources for special Sundays, church marketing, rethink church, and a tech shop.
  • GBGM-UMC
    • The General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC organizes and directs missions work.

Community Resources

  • TPC Helps
    • Troy People Concerned is a local organization that helps to connect people to the resources that they need.
  • Haven-Oakland
    • This local organization provides services related to domestic violence.  They are open 24/7.  The Crisis Support Line is 248-334-1274.
  • Troy Career Assistance Network
    • Troy CAN is a Southeastern Michigan community group working to facilitate the education and/or employment of adults in Troy.
  • Depression Glass Club

 

 

 

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