Resources for Spiritual Encouragement

Our team has gathered the following list of resources that can help encourage you spiritually and give you creative ideas for growth during this season.


Prayer Resources

24-7 Prayer has guided prayers for each day.


Pray As You Go - Daily guided prayer time meditating on scripture. Also an app.


An hour of Prayer” is an interactive one-hour prayer time using the different names of God as we have studied in our current message series to pray regarding Covid-19. 


Coronavirus Lectio 365 guides you through daily prayers that focus on praying for issues regarding the virus and issues related to it. (attachment)


The World Council of Churches is an affiliation of churches from around the world. Pray through prayers authored by pastors across the globe related to Covid-19.


This link takes you on 175 days of prayer around the world to pray for people across the globe.



Devotionals


BibleGateway – Daily devotionals


Crosswalk – Daily devotionals


You Version has hundreds of devotionals and Bible reading plans and studies. 


Pastor Rick Warren’s Daily Devotional full of encouragement and reminders.


Our Daily Bread Devotional – Daily devotional videos and/or reading plans.


My Utmost For His Highest – Daily devotional by Oswald Chambers


First 15 Daily Devotional  


Studies/Books/Spiritual Growth

12 Free Video Small Group Studies to do as a group study, or by yourself!

https://groupministry.lifeway.com/2020/03/20/free-bible-study-videos-for-quarantined-groups/?ecid=PDM204940&bid=667268152

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotionals by Tim Keller for $14.29:

https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Jesus-Daily-Devotions-Psalms/dp/0525955143

RightNow Media has hundreds of Christian video studies available online. They are currently offering limited access to some of their library for free.

https://www.rightnowmedia.org/?msclkid=c3ec16311c9415be5c8448b36f004707

Soul Shepherding has spiritual resources to grow in Jesus and reduce fear.

https://soulshepherding.org

The Bible Project offers a variety of videos that include historical context, explanations, and a fun way to understand your favorite books of the Bible and topics.

https://bibleproject.com/

Lots of short videos that talk about some of the tough topics including evil and suffering, evidence of faith, etc.

https://thejohn1010project.com/


Free online discipleship classes for all stages of growth – from beginning to seminary level:

https://www.biblicaltraining.org/  


Free online seminary classes on books of the Bible from Dallas Theological Seminary.  A great opportunity for learning and growth! https://courses.dts.edu/?utm_campaign=DTSweb




Podcasts

Consider signing up for a Podcast on your phone or computer, you can listen to it as you do household chores, or just plug in your headphones while your kids are screaming!

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/crosswalk-s-top-20-christian-podcasts-everyone-should-know-about.html

A podcast for moms surrounding all the topics involved in apologetics.

https://mamabearapologetics.com/

The Bible Project Podcast – Lots of different podcasts available for you to listen to at anytime including topics such as Sabbath, the Parables, generosity, etc.

https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/




Encouraging Music / Entertainment

Pandora online radio. You can set up a channel to play your favorite Christian music for free. Just type in your favorite Christian artist, or find stations like Contemporary Christian Music, or Hymns!

www.pandora.com

On Spotify, also an online music service, you can pick your own songs and set up your own playlist online. You get to choose what songs you’d like to listen to. Free versions available.

www.spotify.com

Godtube is similar to Youtube but with Christian videos. Lots of inspirational content here!

www.godtube.com

CityAlight has a Youtube channel with great worship music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zundjUFazfg&list=RDEMneBVV3ubqkrV1mzwMJs8vg&start_radio=1

Phone/Tablet Free App – The Chosen – Features all 8 episodes of the TV Series called ‘The Chosen’ which follows the story of Christ’s ministry. Locate it in your phone or tablet’s app store.

Pureflix – A subscription service similar to Netflix but only includes Christian movies and entertainment. A free trial is available.

https://www.pureflix.com/




Families with Kids

Free online Sunday School lessons for to do with your kids:

https://churchleaders.com/children/322238-37-free-sunday-school-lessons-for-kids.html?utm_source=cl-fridayweeklysend-nl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=text-link&utm_campaign=cl-fridayweeklysend-nl20200320&maropost_id=742309846&mpweb=256-8703982-742309846

Several free online resources for parents and kids including free trials and free movies:

https://factsandtrends.net/2020/03/27/free-faith-based-content-for-kids-and-parents-stuck-at-home/?ecid=PDM206606&bid=726224587

Focus on the Family has several articles on how to talk to your kids about Covid-19 as well as ideas on things to do as a family under quarantine.

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-time-during-the-coronavirus-quarantine/




Areas of Interest


Illustra Media – Lots of free video resources for the next 60 days, including the videos shown in Grow University’s Intelligent Design Class

https://illustramedia.com/view-videos-free/?utm_source=GO2RPI&utm_campaign=a87e17b9f6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_27_05_30_COPY_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6221da4a27-a87e17b9f6-241687365&goal=0_6221da4a27-a87e17b9f6-241687365&mc_cid=a87e17b9f6&mc_eid=7b513b29c9



Church Contacts


If you’d like someone to talk with or pray with a Church Chaplain please call 530.273.6425 ext. 205, leave a message and someone will return your call promptly!


If you’re struggling with a personal or business conflict Di Helms is willing to help as part of our Conflict Resolution Team – 530.913.8598