This undergraduate school is located in the Santa Clarita valley about 40 miles southwest of our church. It offers a variety of majors with a strong representation from the Bible department. Even those who major in other areas are required to take a core group of Bible classes. Yet the education is diverse as well, with English and history classes required among others as part of a comprehensive liberal arts program. The school was originally called Los Angeles Bible College before John MacArthur became the president in 1985. Pastor Josh Kornoff, Pastor Curtis Lewis, Clint McClure, and Jason Wick from our staff have graduated from this school, as well as a number of others from our church.
This graduate school is located in the San Fernando valley about 50 miles south of our church. John MacArthur serves as the president of this school, which meets on the campus of the church he pastors, Grace Community Church. The focus of this school is on training men for full-time Christian ministry as pastors, missionaries, and scholars. It has a strong emphasis on studying the Bible in the original languages and preaching expositionally through Scripture. Pastor Josh Kornoff, Brad Norman, and Pastor Mark Schweitzer from our pastoral staff have graduated from this institution.
This undergraduate school is located in downtown Chicago. It was founded in 1886 by the famous evangelist D.L. Moody. Since that time the school has given birth to a large correspondence program that is now offered in part through the internet. A publishing house and a radio station were also developed through the school. Today the campus program is one of the most highly-sought educations in Christian ministry. Those who plan to enter full-time ministry are given priority for entrance as well as a tuition-free education. Our senior pastor, Dean Matteson, graduated from this institution, as have several others from our church.
This website hosts John MacArthur's radio ministry, which is built directly on his weekly preaching ministry at his church. There is an amazing supply of resources here that every Christian can benefit from. All of John MacArthur's sermons are available to be downloaded for free in MP3 format. There is also a host of written resources like questions and answers, topical articles, and sermon transcripts. Because John MacArthur has preached through almost the entire New Testament as well as various sections in the Old Testament, these resources are built on a solid foundation of intense and thorough study of Scripture.
This website contains materials from John Piper, who is the pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he has served since 1980. His ministry is driven by the fact that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. Among the many materials available on this website are sermons, conference messages, seminars, and articles. His sermons are available both in audio and written form, and many of his recent sermons are also available in video. In addition, you can read several of John Piper's many books here.
Have you ever learned a Bible verse and then forgotten where to find it? This website will help you locate it! Just type a word or phrase into the search engine, and the appropriate verses will be listed. You can search through a variety of translations, including many foreign translations. This website essentially serves as a basic concordance for multiple translations of the Bible. It also includes several reference tools, such as a topical index and a Bible dictionary.
This website is the home of the NET Bible, a newer English translation that was released primarily to be used on the internet. The unique feature of the NET Bible is that it includes numerous notes written by the translators. These notes deal extensively with the original languages of Scripture, though some books of the Bible receive more treatment than others. This website also contains many helpful articles on a variety of topics and passages in the Bible.
CARM is a ministry that is designed to equip Christians to defend their faith. It was founded by Matt Slick, a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. This website contains hundreds of concise articles on a host of biblical topics. Especially helpful are the many resources on false religions.
AiG is a ministry founded by well-known author and speaker Ken Ham to support the church in proclaiming and defending the truthfulness of the Bible, starting with the very first verse. This organization promotes the view that God created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days and that the earth is thousands of years old, not billions. The defense for this view is made both biblically and scientifically through numerous articles and other resources available through this website.
Living Waters (livingwaters.com)
This website is the home of Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's evangelistic ministry. Through their television program, "The Way of the Master," as well as a multitude of clever and effective gospel tracts available on their website, they equip Christians to follow Christ's example in their evangelism. Their philosophy is to convict people's hearts of sin by using God's law before sharing the good news of salvation through Christ. They also have materials available on other subjects, especially atheism and creationism.
Crown Financial Ministries (crown.org)
Many Christians do not realize that the Bible talks repeatedly about money. Crown Financial Ministries exists to help Christians live by God's financial principles in every area of their lives. Originally founded by Larry Burkett in 1976, Crown has now taught or equipped more than 50 million people in over 80 nations. This website contains a vast number of helpful articles on a wide variety of subjects related to finances.
If you have any questions about any of these resources, please contact Brad at the church office.