Monthly Archives: August 2015

URGENT: Please Respond to Assembly Decisions

Three decisions made at the 2014 general Assembly have been sent down to parishes and presbyteries for their vote. Of particular note is the decision that says that ministers of the PCANZ should officiate only at weddings uniting a man and a woman. If any of these decisions receives insufficient support, it will lapse.

Please make sure your church has voted (and preferably in favour of that particular decision. Check with your minister or ask an elder.

Presbyterian AFFIRM bulletin, August 2015

Assembly decisions plus feedback form

More Resources – Christian Graphics

Are you frequently left looking for suitable graphics to illustrate a sermon or to include in promotional material? Maybe you have gifts for creating them, or someone in your church does but, if not, free resources are always welcome.

See the Free Church Graphics And Resources Toolbox which contains numerous links to free graphics plus a few links to graphics that must be bought. Most of these resources seem to be sermon series graphics and notices rather than clip art or photos.

Also, check out the menu items at the top of the page to see collections of church logos, websites and Christian blogs.

Other sites

You might know of other great places to get free Christian graphics. let us know and we will add them to this list.

Heartlight.org – click on “Artwork”

Sample image from Heartlight.org

Long List Of Resources

David Murray, who describes himself as pastor, professor and author, has compiled a list of The Best 400+ Online Resources For Pastoral Ministry.

He comes from a Reformed perspective so the list reflects that.

The resources are listed by the following categories:

  • Books
  • Calling
  • Character
  • Disappointments
  • Evangelism
  • Family
  • Funerals
  • Health
  • Joy
  • Money
  • Moving/Leaving
  • Organisation
  • Podcasts
  • Prayer
  • Preaching
  • Shepherding
  • Starting Out (young pastors)
  • Student Ministry
  • Study
  • Technology
  • Training
  • Vacation
  • Videos
  • Visitation
  • Weddings
  • Writing
  • Lessons From Ministry