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Worship, Pastoral Care, Evangelism and Missions

General Worship Resources
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship for the study and renewal of worship
Reformed Worship
Experiencing Worship Articles for worship leaders.

Resources for worship preparation and preaching
The Consultation on Common Texts (CCT) This site provides background on the consultation that established the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), including the current list of consultation members, though it does not appear to provide a calendar list of the readings.
Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary This site is maintained by the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.
Ken Collins Web Site This site includes the NIV text of the lectionary readings. This site also allows one to determine a calendar of Holy Days for any designated year according to either the Western or the Eastern liturgical calendar of the Christian year.
Sermons and Sermon-Lectionary Resources. This site is maintained by the Rev. Richard J. Fairchild of Golden, BC.
The Text This Week. A site of Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources maintained by Jenee Woodard.
The Taize Community
Sermon Illustrations.Com Like all such resources this one should be used prudently.

Resources for ministry to children.

Children and Worship Tips and ideas to help parents and children nurture faith.
Sermons 4 Kids Weekly children's sermons with related graphics and word games.


Sites related to music for worship
HymnSite.Com Includes suggested hymns for use with the Revised Common Liturgy.
The Cyber Hymnal Thousands of Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations —lyrics, MIDI files, sheet music, audio, pictures, history & more.
Moveable Feast Resources Canadian Presbyterian Glen Soderholm promotes vibrant worship through music, theology and the arts.

Some useful material for those entrusted with providing pastoral care.
Religion Online There is a section of this material that is devoted to "Practical Theology."
Centre for Suicide Prevention Information, training and research.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Compassionate FriendsCompassionate Friends aspires to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.
Friends for survival A National Outreach Program for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Note: Those engaged in providing pastoral care may wish to familiarize themselves with the additional material available in the Health section of our library where they will find information about health and diseases, links to additional organizations involved in health issues, and resources related to Seniors and those learning to live with various medical problems. The following sites may also prove useful.
Addiction Resource Guide
Bereaved Families of Ontario A local Hamilton support group for the bereaved.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Gamblers Anonymous
Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario)
Victorian Order of Nurses

Resources for Explaining and Sharing the Christian Faith
InterVarsity's Evangelism Website Challenges and resources for evangelism.
Friendship Evangelism

Christian Missions
Missiology.org Reflections on current missionary endeavours and a missions dictionary.
Operation World The online version of the book and CD-ROM "Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk.
Classified Directories of Christian Mission Opportunities The site has an emphasis on short term missions for medical, vocational and professional retirees and students.
World Christian Resource Directory This site is an attempt to encourage Christian networking and to offer resources for missionaries and Christians worldwide. It includes Canadian contacts.


New additions to our link lists are marked with a symbol that will remain in place for about 30 days. This will both assist regular users to spot new entries quickly and also allow those maintaining the site to see at a glance how much new material is being provided for users.

Photo credits this page:The header photographs belong to R.J. Bernhardt. All unidentified images are believed to be in the public domain.

The PresbyKirk Library is the creation of Robert J. Bernhardt.