Favorite Websites
(compiled by Tom and Nancy Wart – Diocese of Central New York)

http://eastmich.org/resources/Dem.htm
http://www.eastmich.org

 

 

Books/Music/Videos

Add All (comparative prices for 41 web sites selling books and CD’s): www.addall.com

Amazon: www.amazon.com

Christian Book Distributors (Discount: books, videos, music, Christian “stuff”): www.christianbooks.com

Integrity Music (CDs, Cassettes, and songbooks of praise music): www.integritymusic.com

Nest Entertainment (Biblical and historical/biographical videos): www.nestentertainment.com

Screen It (describes contents of movies, videos w/detailed warnings re violence, sex, etc):

      www.screenit.com

 

Miscellaneous

Anglican Library Society (many helpful links): www.bibliometrics.com/als/

 

Office/Classroom Supplies

School Specialties (classroom supplies): www.schoolspecialty.com

Quill (office supplies and furniture): www.quill.com

 

Outreach

Food for the Poor: www.foodforthepoor.org

Heifer Project International: www.heifer.org

The Hunger Site: (a click a day provides a cup of food for hungry people around the world)

      www.thehungersite.com

 

Pamphlets

Abbey Press (“Care Notes”): www.abbeypress.com

Channing Bete (pamphlets on a variety of subjects relating to religion): www.faithguides.com

Creative Communications for the Parish (seasonal pamphlets, classrm supplies, videos, books, etc.)

      www.creativecommunications.com

 

Peace and Justice

Children’s Defense Fund: www.childrensdefense.org

Fellowship of Reconciliation (an interfaith peace organization): www.forusa.org

Institute for Peace and Justice/Families Against Violence (IPJ and FAVAN): www.ipj-ppj.org

Public Policy Network (Episcopal lobbying organization for peace and justice):

      www.ecusa.anglican.org/eppn

 

                                                                        Marnie Bash, Diocese of Eastern Michigan

Potentially useful websites and e-mails (11/8/02)

 

Anglican/Episcopal Church:

Anglican Library Society (many helpful links)

      www.bibliometrics.com/als/

 

Anglican World Magazine

      www.anglicancommunion.org

 

Living Church, The

      www.livingchurch.org

 

Art and Literature:

Bee Still Studios

      www.beestill.com (religious images-posters, greeting cards, etc.)

 

Bridge Building Images (icons ancient and modern)

      www.bridgebuilding.com  

 

Episcopal Church and Visual Arts

      Out of Darkness into Light

      www.ecva.org 

 

James Avery (Christian jewelry)

      www.jamesavery.com

 

Ministry of the Arts (prints, note cards, some sculptures by Sisters of St Joseph of LaGrange)

      www.ministryofthearts.org

 

Monastery Icons

      www.monasteryicons.com

 

Sacred Places (helps congregations and communities sustain historic sacred places)

      www.sacredplaces.org

       

Ship of Fools (Christian humor)

      www.ship-of-fools.com

 

Terra Sancta Guild (primarily jewelry)

            www.terrasancta.com

 

Books and Other Resources:

Add All (comparative prices for 41 web sites selling books and records)

      www.addall.com

 

Alban Institute Congregational Resource Guide

      www.congregationalresources.org

 

American Bible Society

      www.americanbible.org

 

Candle Press

      www.Candlepress.com

 

Care Notes (pamphlets of support and encouragement in times of trouble, from Abbey Press)

      www.carenotes.com 

 

 

Channing Bete (pamphlets on a variety of subjects relating to religion)

       (can also access non-religious subjects from this site)

      www.faithguides.com

 

Christian Book Distributors (Discount: books, videos, music, Christian “stuff”)

      www.christianbooks.com

 

Church Publishing Inc.

      www.churchpub.org

 

Cokesbury

      www.cokesbury.com

 

Cowley Publications

      www.cowley.org

 

Creative Communications for the Parish (seasonal pamphlets, classrm supplies, videos, books, etc.)

      www.creativecommunications.com

 

CTA (seasonal and volunteer gifts)

      www.CTAinc.com

 

Episcopal Book/Resource Center (815 Second Ave, NYC)

      www.episcopalchurch.org/ebrc/

 

Eerdmans Publishing

      www.eerdmans.com

 

Forward Movement Publications (pamphlets w/Episcopal orientation)

      www.forwardmovement.org

 

Group Publishing

      www.grouppublishing.com

 

Guideposts Publishing

      www.guideposts.org

 

HearthSong (educational toys, art and craft supplies, etc)

      www.hearthsong.com

 

Morehouse Publishing

      www.morehousegroup.com  

 

Search Institute (Youth materials)

      www.search-institute.org

 

Trinity Wall Street

      www.TrinityWallStreet.org

 

Upper Room

      www.upperroom.com

 

Walk Through the Bible (Bible study and devotional magazines)

      www.walkthru.org/home.asp

 

 

Washington National Cathedral Book Store

      www.cathedral.org/cathedral/shop

 

Zondervan Church Source

      www.zondervanchurchsource.com

 

Camp and Conference Centers/ Sites to Visit:

Anglican Center in Rome                                    www.anglicancommunion.org/rome/acorigins.html

Assissi, Italy                                                     http://saints.catholic.org/saints/francisassisi.html  

Canterbury, England                                           www.canterbury-cathedral.org/

Chautauqua Institution, New York                        www.ciweb.org

Durham, England                                               www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Kanuga, North Carolina (Episcopal)                     www.kanuga.org

Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Ireland                           www.lindisfarne.org.uk/

Rome, Italy                                                        www.stpaulsrome.it 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain                          www.red2000.com/spain/santiago/

St George’s College, Jerusalem                          www.stgeorgescollegejerusalem.org

Taize Community, France                                   www.taize.fr 

Walsingham, England                                        www.walsingham.org.uk/

Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC              www.cathedral.org/cathedral/

 

 

Christian Formation:

Augsburg Fortress (Lutheran tradition resources)

      www.augsburgfortress.org

 

Center for the Ministry of Teaching (VTS)

      www.vts.edu/cmt

 

Children at Worship (grass roots association for the full inclusion of children and youth in worship)

      www.childrenatworship.org

 

Christian Ed. Publishers (independent, non-denominational, evangelical resources)

      www.ChristianEdWarehouse.com

 

Cokesbury (United Methodist tradition)

      www.cokesbury.com

 

Faith At Home (ways to talk about faith w/children)

      www.faith-at-home.com

 

Faith Inkubator (resources from Lutheran tradition)

      www.finklopedia.com

      www.headtotheheart.com (confirmation mentoring program)

 

Godly Play

      theologychild@earthlink.net

 

Group Publishing

      www.grouppublishing.com

 

Leader Resources (Journey to Adulthood, Life Cycles, et al)

      www.leaderresources.org

 

Living the Good News (Lectionary Curriculum, Godly Play, other resources)

      www.morehousegroup.com

 

Mustard Seed Series (lessons arranged in Biblical chronological order)

      www.mustardseedseries.com

 

School Specialties (classroom supplies)

      www.schoolspecialty.com

 

Seedlings (curriculum for smaller churches)

      seedlings@aol.com

 

Sewanee (EFM and DOCC)

      www.sewanee.edu  

 

Silver Burdett & Ginn (Roman Catholic curriculum for adults and children)

      www.sbgreligion.com

 

General Sites:

      www.sundaysoftware.com (Sunday School Software)

      www.bssb.com (Lifeways Christian Resources)

      www.kidssundayschool.com (part of Children’s Ministry Web Ring, with links to other sites)

      www.sundayschoollessons.com (a site for teachers and parents to find better ways to teach)

      www.michaelolaf.net (supplies and information)

 

Congregational/Leadership Development:

Alban Institute

      www.alban.org

 

George Barna Associates

      www.barna.org

 

Cornerstone/Episcopal Foundation/Vestry Papers

      www.episcopalcornerstone.org

 

Easum-Bandy Associates

      www.easumbandy.com

 

Enneagram Personality Indicator.

      www.9types.com

 

Group Public (variety of leadership resources from Group Publishing)

      www.onlinerev.com

 

Richard Kew (analyzes trends affecting the church)

      www.thekewfiles.net

 

Leadership Network

      www.leadnet.org

 

Leadership Training Institute (Robert A Gallagher, Maine)

      www.cditrainers.org

      www.cditrainers.org/resources.htm

      www.congregationaldevelopment.com

 

Next Wave e-zine 

      www.next-wave.org

 

Continuing Education:

      www.faithandwisdom.org (continuing ed opportunities for clergy and lay)

 

 

 

 

 

Cursillo (and off shoots)

      National Cursillo: www.natl-cursillo.org          

      Walk to Emmaus: www.upperroom.org/emmaus/default.html

            www.upperroom.org/chrysalis (the youth movement)

      Via de Christo: www.viadecristo.org    

      Tres Dias: www.tresdias.org/

 

Ecumenism:

Journey Into Freedom (ecumenical dialogue for deeper spirituality)

      www.journeyintofreedom.org

 

Interfaith:

      www.interfaithalliance.org

      www.Beliefnet.com

 

Buddhism:

      www.buddhanet.net

 

Hinduism:

      www.hindunet.org

 

Islam:

      www.al-islam.com

      www.cair-net.org

      www.islamicity.com

 

Judaism:

      www.jewfaq.org

 

Orthodox Christianity:

      www.orthodoxinfo.com

 

Evangelism

Episcopal Network for Evangelism

      www.Members.aol.com/ENE2020 

 

Servant Evangelism (Vineyard Community Church, Ohio)

      www.servantevangelism.com

       

Mission and Outreach:

Beyond Borders (Haiti)

      www.beyondborders.net

 

Children International

      www.children.org

 

Church World Service

      www.churchworldservice.org

 

Episcopal Relief and Development

      www.er-d.org 

 

Food for the Poor

      www.foodforthepoor.org

 

 

Gospelcom.Net Communications (gateway to a large variety of ministries)

      www.gospelcom.net

 

Heifer Project International

      www.heifer.org

 

The Hunger Site, a click a day provides a cup of food for hungry people around the world

      www.thehungersite.com

      www.gearthatgives.com or www.greatergood.com (online shopping that helps)

 

Kenya Children’s Foundation

      www.Kenyanchildrenfoundation.org 

 

Music and Worship:

GIA Publications (music from Taize, Iona, and contemporary hymnody)

      www.giamusic.com

 

Integrity Music (CDs, Cassettes, and songbooks of praise music)

      www.integritymusic.com

 

Worship Together (contemporary worship music)

      www.worshiptogether.com

 

Office and Communication Help:

      www.reliable.com  (office supplies)

      www.usps.com (US Post Office site, zip codes, orders, etc)

      www.maps.com (printable maps and driving directions)

      www.computerhope.com (software help)

 

Communication Resources, Inc

      www.ChurchArtOnline.com

 

Diocese of Newark-Web Page Creation for Churches

      www.dioceseofnewark.org/technology/webworkshop

 

Episcopal Parish Works (canonical records and other parish paperwork for free)

      www.ssministry.com

 

Peace and Justice:

Anti-Racism:

      Black Clergy Directory:

            www.episcopalchurch.org/congr/Black/directory/default.asp

 

Child Advocacy:

      Children’s Defense Fund:

            www.childrensdefense.org

 

      Institute for Peace and Justice/Families Against Violence (IPJ and FAVAN)

            www.ipj-ppj.org

     

      Quality of Life Publishing Co. (materials to support families during crisis)

            www.QoLpublishing.com

 

      Rainbows (national grief-support organization)

            Silver Linings 2001 (materials to support children and youth deal with crisis)

            www.rainbows.org

General:

      Fellowship of Reconciliation (an interfaith peace organization)

            www.forusa.org

 

      Global Education Associations (educating on peace and justice issues on global basis)

            www.globaleduc.org 

 

      The National Peace and Justice Network (UK Roman Catholic network)

            www.justice-and-peace.org.uk

 

      The Other Side:

            www.theotherside.org

 

      Public Policy Network

            www.ecusa.anglican.org/eppn

 

Sacraments/Bible/Prayer:

Weekly Lectionary Texts:

      Living the Good News                                   www.preparingforsunday.com

 

Prayer/Spirituality:

      Daily Scripture Reading                                www.textweek.com

      Discernment                                                www.spirithome.com/discrnmt.html 

      Jesuit Community in Ireland                          www.sacredspace.ie

      Ignatian prayer                                             www.jesuit.org/pilgrim/Pages/prayss.html

      Intro to Lectio Divina (Fr. Luke Dysinger)        www.valyermo.com/ld-art.html.

      Lectio Divina (Basil Pennington)                    www.lectiodivina.org/

      Labyrinth Enterprises                                   www.labyrinthproject.com

      Spirituality at Work                                      www.spiritualityatwork.com

      Taize Community in France                          www.taize.fr

      Theooze Community                                    www.theooze.com

      Thomas Keating                                           www.centeringprayer.com/

                                                                       

Sacraments:

Confirmation:

      Head to the Heart Confirmation Program (Lutheran tradition)

             www.headtotheheart.com

 

Marriage:

      Marriage Savers

            www.MarriageSavers.org

 

      Marriage Builders Alliance

            www.MarriageBuildersAlliance.org

 

      Retrouvaille

            www.retrouvaille.org

 

Stewardship:

Affluenza Project

      www.affluenza.com

 

Episcopal Network for Stewardship, The (TENS)

      www.Tens.org

 

Ministry of Money (learning to live more simply)

      www.ministryofmoney.org

 

More Than Money (helping us grow in outreach)

      www.morethanmoney.org

 

Resource Generation (youth stewardship)

      www.resourcegeneration.org 

 

Stewardship Office, ECUSA

      www.episcopalchurch.org/congr/Stewardship/Steward.htm

 

Videos:

Big Idea (Veggie Tales)

      www.bigidea.com

 

EcuFilm

      www.ecufilm.org

 

Episcopal Media Center

      www.episcopalmediacenter.org  (high quality videos w/Episcopal emphasis)

     

www.FilmClipsOnLine.com (offers question a discussion starters for current movies)

 

Gateway Films/Vision Video

      www.gatewayfilms.com

 

Nest Entertainment (Biblical and Historical/bibliographical videos)

      www.nestentertainment.com 

     

www.screenit.com (describes contents of movies, videos w/detailed warnings of violence, sex, etc.)

 

Youth Resources:

Anglican Youthworks, Diocese of Sydney, Australia

      www.youthworks.net.au (connect with other in youth ministry, curriculum resources, etc)

                                         

Center for Youth Ministry Mission, The (classes, networking, and national resources)

      jsclindstrom@prodigy.net

 

Friends of the Groom

      www.friendsofthegroom.org

 

Ministries with Young People Cluster

      www.ecusa.anglican.org/myp 

 

Search Institute

      www.search-institute.org

 

Thirty Hour Famine

      www.30hourfamine.org 

 

Youth and Family Institute of Augsburg College

      www.youthfamilyinstitute.com (for print and video resources, workshops and leader training)

      www.thirstychurch.org (collaboration of Christian organizations for youth, family, and clergy)

 

Youth Specialties/Zondervan Church Source

      www.youthspecialties.com

 

 

                                                                                                                        (mpb, 11/02

 

I've had some trouble with this request, because the most useful websites for me are publishers, but I'm not sure that's what you want to focus on.  But here's a kind of random list of sites I use and like:

www.google.com  (Can anybody function without it?)

www.amazon.com  (Surprisingly good coverage of religious books & out-of-prints)

www.spiritualityhealth.com  (Great for Top Film lists, among other things)

www.ipj-ppj.org (Institute of Peace & Justice, an interfaith organization)
http://www.uni-mainz.de/~horst/hildegard/ (Hildegard de Bingen)
www.siecus.org/parent ('Families Are Talking' by Sexual Information & Education Council)
www.cgs.org (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)
www.vts.edu/cmt (our web site! at the Center for Ministry of Teaching. Good for Christian
Education job postings & events coming up, our book catalog and video list,
Curriculum publishers with links, and more)

Mary Jo

 


Web sites from Tovi:

www.childrenatworship.org - Children At Worship: founded by the Rev
Caroline Fairless
www.earthministry.org - Earth Ministry, Connecting People with Creation
www.faithlinks.org - Faithlinks - Ecomenical Resources for all
ministries
www.childrensdefense.org - Children's Defense Fund
www.congregationalresources.org - Congregational Resource Guide from
Alban Institute
www.satucket.com/lectionary - Episcopal lectionary and daily offices
www.vts.edu/cmt/EpiscopalTeacher.htm - Virginal Seminary's EPISCOPAL
TEACHER
www.bigidea.com/videos/larryboy/lb001 - A Veggie Tales web site!
www.jerusalem.anglican.org - The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
www.thirdway.com - Mennonite web site with wonderful Christian imagery
http://courtyard.upperroom.org/pockets/Children's publication and
other fun things from Upper Room

 

 Web Sites for Leadership Development

 

http://www.alban.org/ENewsletter_1.asp

 

http://www.boardsource.org/

 

http://www.crle.org/

 

http://www.ecdplus.org/

 

http://www.readtofeed.org/

 

http://www.congregationalresources.org/

 

http://appreciativeinquiry.cwru.edu/

 

http://www.appreciative-inquiry.org.

 

http://similarminds.com

 

http://www.enneagramcentral.com

 

http://www.capt.org

 

http://www.personalitypathways.com

 

http://www/DiscoverYourPersonality.com (fee for test)

 

http://www.hayresourcesdirect.haygroup.com

 

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/history/kolb.html

 

http://pss.uvm.edu/pss162/learning_styles.html (includes multiple intelligences questionnaire).

 

http://www.algonquinc.on.ca/edtech/gened/styles.html

 

http://www.oswego.edu/~shindler/lstyle.htm

 


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