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Christian Portals/Directories

www.crosswalk.com - a leading Christian portal

www.christsites.com - directory of Christian sites

www.christianlink.com - The Christian Link search engine and directory

General

www.crosslife.org.nz - Christian creative arts

home.christianity.com - Christian ministry issues

www.futurechurch.net - Dr. Thomas Hohstadt's site

www.easumbandy.com - worship discussions, courses, articles hosted by Bill Easum and Tom Bandy

www.ginkworld.net - postmodern culture and the church site

www.matrixofhope.com - an e-ministry of New Hope Church in Pottsville, PA

www.msainfo.org - Mustard Seed Association's site on reinventing the Church

www.next-wave.org - church and culture site

www.outreachnow.com - church marketing and design

www.soulsurvivor.com/uk/IMAG - Soul Survivor's e-magazine

www.soulsurvivor.com - Soul Survivor event schedule

www.gocn.org - The Gospel in Our Culture Network (missional church discussion)

www.theooze.com - postmodern culture and the church

www.thunderstruck.org - pop culture discussion hosted by Steve Beard

www.uscongregations.org - religious research group housed by the Presbyterian Church (USA)

www.walk-this-way.com - extreme discipleship e-zine

www.wlmag.com - Worship Leader Magazine's e-site

www.ngm.org.uk - a music and mission community

www.ancientfutureworship.com - Robert Webber's worship site

www.firstevan.org/articles.htm - worship articles by Ron Mann

www.heartofworship.com - edited by Matt Redman and Andrew Philip

www.vintagefaith.com - ancient/future resources

www.268generation.com - on-line community hosted by the folks at Passion

www.davidmedwards.com - modern worship

www.new-creation.net - information from the creators of Break Forth Canada

www.worshiptogether.com - e-location for WorshipTogether

e-magazines

www.ctlibrary.com - Christianity Today magazine's library

www.revmagazine.com - Rev. magazine's e-site

sojo.net - Sojourner magazine's e-site

Worship Planning Resources

www.churchideas.com - worship ideas for churches

www.communityworship.com - worship (music) resources

www.covenantbookstore.com - on-line Christian bookstore

www.HymnCharts.com - contemporary hymn arrangments

www.igracemusic.com - more contemporary hymn arrangements

www.inspirationalworship.com - project music and words

www.LNWhymns.com - resources for drawing people to Christ

www.maleckimusic.com - printed music retailer

www.thefellowship.com - "contemporary" music resources

www.MoreWorshipIdeas.com - archive of resources and ideas (subscription)

www.multisensoryworship.com - multisensory worship resources and ideas

www.reinventingsunday.com - reinventing Sunday worship

www.textweek.com - lectionary resources

www.wholeheartedworship.com - worship (music) resources

www.worshipinfo.com - worship (music) resources

Praise and Worship Music

www.268store.com - Passion's e-store

www.seasonsofpraise.net - music planning resources

www.songdiscovery.com - Worship Leader Magazine resource

www.songs4worship.com - music books and CDs

www.verticalmusic.com - alternative music from Integrity Media, Inc.

www.vineyardmusic.com - Vineyard Music's e-store

www.worship.com - CDs from Passion

www.worshipmusic.com - e-store (CDs and music books)

www.giamusic.com - sacred choral music

www.reformedworship.org - Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's e-site

Alternative Worship

www.emergingchurch.org - emerging church site

www.emergentvillage.org - emerging church site

www.alternativeworship.org - an introductin to the emerging church

www.ecclesiahouston.org - ecclesia (Houston) communities e-site

www.freshworship.org - fresh, vital (experimental) worship community

www.greenbelt.org.uk - worship festivals

www.holyspace.org - virtual alternative worship

www.instantred.com

www.iona.org.uk

http://jonnybaker.blogspot.com

www.labyrinth.org.uk

www.members.tripod.com/nineoclockservice/linkspage.htm

www.mosaic.org

www.prodigal-project.com

www.proost.co.uk

www.taize.fr

www.the-mass.com

www.the-scriptorium.org

www.trinity-bris.ac.uk/altw_faq

www.tribalgeneration.com

www.sanctus.org.uk

www.santacruzbible.org/graceland/index.html

www.smallfire.org

www.solomonsporch.com

www.soulsurvivor.com

www.visions-york.org

www.westwinds.org

Copyright

CCLI (800) 234-2446 www.ccli.com (music)

MPLI (800) 462-8855 www.mplc.com (video)

Dance, Drama, and Film

www.apple.com/trailers/ (film trailers)

www.dramashare.org

www.hollywoodjesus.com (biblical themes in film)

www.killermovies.com (film trailers)

www.tedandlee.com (Ted and Lee: Humor with Art and Soul)

www.us.imdb.com (film plots)

www.worshipdance.org

Preaching

www.biblesociety.org.uk (communicating the Word in postmodern culture)

www.freshministry.org (current events/illustrations)

www.homileticsonline.com

www.ifindsermons.com (Download topical sermons Word format; newsletters, jokes & quotes)

www.ministrynow.com

www.postmodernpreaching.net

www.preachingplus.com (Group Publications/preaching)

www.preachingtoday.com

www.sermonnotes.com (preaching)

www.textweek.com (lectionary text ideas/links)

Technology

www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/02/macbeth (multiple image software)

www.audioethics.com (audio system design/equip/training)

www.audiblefaith.com (Christian MP3 site)

www.casablanca.tv (digital video editing equip)

www.christianv-a.com (film and video equip)

www.churchideas.com (practical helps)

www.churchmedia.net (tech products and help)

www.churchproduction.com

www.churchsoundcheck.com (discussion listserv for church tech people)

www.contactshare.com/vps (freeware software for song lyric projection)

www.edirol.com (digital video editing, playback and mixing)

www.fowlerinc.com (tech products, video/audio)

www.inspirationalworship.com (digitizes CCLI license Church's hymnbook into PowerPoint slides so that both words /music can be projected)

www.lightronics.com (lights)

www.mediashout.com (worship presentation software)

www.mustardseedstudio.com (marketing and design firm for church plants and postmodern churches)

www.projectorsforworship.com A/V projector sales, free presentation templates for download

www.religiousproductnews.com

www.songshowplus.com (worship presentation software)

www.sundayplus.com (worship presentation software)

www.tfwm.com (tech help)

www.vision-mag.com

www.worshiptech.com

www.yourchurch.net (tech and general help)

Worship Leadership Education

www.6acts.org (worship leader retreats and placement service)

www.breakforthcanada.com (annual training conference for church leaders, musicians and worshippers)

www.gbcol.edu (Digital Media and Worship Leader training, Grace Bible College Grand Rapids, MI.)

www.integrityworship.org (Integrity Worship Institute)

www.iwsfla.org (Robert Webber's Institute for Worship)

www.lamarboschman.com

www.powertoworship.com (David Edwards Worship Seminars)

www.worshipinstitute.com

www.worshipinteractive.com (worship leader training resources)

www.worshipschools.com (the Worship Training Site of author/worship leader Gerrit Gustafson)

Visual Art

images.google.com (great tool for finding images on the web)

Religious Images

www.artpassions.net/dore/dore.html (wood cuts/engravings of Biblical scenes, Dante's Inferno)

www.arttoheartweb.com

www.avisualplanet.com

www.drawneartogod.com (downloadable scans of contemporary religious art; usable in PowerPoint presentations)

www2.evansville.edu/ecoleweb/images.html

gallery.euroweb.hu/index.html (Medieval images)

www.ghislainehoward.com/stations1.htm

www.inhisimages.com (powerful and motivational imagery for ministry and worship needs)

www.jrbell.crossdaily.com

www.jimwhitmer.com

www.photoessentials.com temporarily unavailable (historic Christian art, churches and museums)

www.picturesofjesus.com/FaceOfJesus.htm (Pictures of Jesus)

www.textweek.com/art/art.htm (art indexed by themes/church year)

www.thrivent.com/heritage/art (The Thrivent Online Art Gallery: one of the top art collections in the country)

www.tribalgeneration.com

www.visualimpactdesign.com

www.zondervan.com (Worship Image Gallery – CD Rom of still images for worshi

Museums

metalab.unc.edu/wm/ (WebMuseum)

www.ocaiw.com/pintura.htm (classic art by artist/category)

www.thinker.org (San Francisco Museum of Art)

Photography

www.avisualplanet.com

johnbragg.com (photography)

www.artville.com

www.cyberphoto.com

www.harbingeronline.com

www.jamphotography.com (nature and Christian)

www.jrbell.crossdaily.com

www.NextMonet.com

photoarchive.ap.org/ Associated Press

www.photolib.noaa.gov (nature photos)

www.ruavista.com urban photography (world and N. America)

www.webshots.com

www.worshipphotos.com

Royalty Free Fine Art

www.anthroarcheart.org

www.fotosearch.com

www.photospin.com (huge collections of images, reasonably priced)

www.royaltyfreeart.com

Royalty-free Photography

www.epictura.com (stock photography and Illustration)

www.gettyimages.com (quality stock photography)

www.photospin.com (huge collections of images, reasonably priced)

www.picturequest.com (search for pics from all stock companies)

Video, PowerPoints and Graphics (for use in worship)

www.angelhousemedia.com (high quality worship videos for emerging churches)

www.artbeats.com (exceptional stock video footage)

www.billabongfilms.com (video backgrounds and worship videos)

www.christiangraphicdesign.com (powerpoints, photos, graphics, flash)

www.dayspring.com (inspirational videos)

www.digitaljuice.com (cutting-edge video clips for design)

www.easyworship.com

www.extraordinaryimages.net (royalty free stock footage/people, world, nature)

www.footageshack.com (low-cost, downloadable worship videos)

www.grootersproductions.com (custom videos for churches and faith based non-profits)

www.highwayvideo.com (Videos For the Emerging Church)

www.imagevine.com (professional images, PowerPoint photo backgrounds, illustrations)

www.interlinc-online.com (Christian music videos)

www.ignitervideos.com

www.leadnet.org/store/Products.asp (Scott Stapp/Creed Interview with Leadership Network - video)

www.lumicon.org (coordinated graphics, video and worship ideas for every week of the year)

www.midnightoilproductions.net (Spark Volumes 1 and 2 - metaphor based graphics - Jason Moore, Len Wilson/Wired Church)

www.OptiPraise.com (background images, motion clips for worship)

www.osbd.org (Videos: Images for Worship 1, 2, and 3)

www.radiatefilms.com

www.songs4worship.com (iWorship DVDs)

www.visions-york.org (video loops)

www.visualimpactdesign.com (power points/visuals for worship)

www.visualrealityonline.com

www.warmfeelings.com/screensavers/interview.html (Interview With God Powerpoint presentation)

www.worshipfilms.com (loopable video backgrounds and sermon illustration clips

www.worshipscapes.com

Video & Documentary Sources

DISCOVERY CHANNEL shopping.discovery.com

(public viewing rights covered in basic CVLI license under Family Home Entertainment)

IMAX www.imax.com (choose the educational versions)

PBS teacher.shop.pbs.org (choose "VideoIndex" versions)

For rights info: John Cecil jcecil@PBS.org

STOCK FOOTAGE (newsreels, historical, entertainment, nature) www.artbeats.com

www.searchbeat.com

www.visualrealityonline.com (cutting edge video illustrations geared toward youth)

Statistics/Info on Life & Religion in U.S.

www.barna.org

www.demographics.com

www.gallup.com

www.pcensus.com

www.uschurch.info/churchnews.htm

www.uscongregations.org