Resources for churches

  • Developing an internship program

    Church internships done well can be a valuable source of training and discipleship for those who want to further develop their understanding of the inner workings of ministry in the local church. This course shares the insights from two of our pastors who have a long record of an effective internship program in their church. Our hope is that it will provide you both inspiration and resources to consider starting an internship in your own ministry.

    There are three videos with accompanying notes and sample resources followed by some questions that will hopefully help you consider how to take your next step. 

    You can access this course through the Discover Ministry School learning portal called "Moodle." Create an account on the Discover Moodle site for free HERE by clicking "Log in" in the top right corner and follow the steps where it says, "Is this your first time here?" And then you can enroll in the course "Developing a Church Internship Program." There is no charge for this course. 

  • Administrative Resources

    Church Planting:

    Church Name Change Process - Find the steps to change the church name HERE

    Open Bible Manual The Open Bible Churches Manual is a compendium of our governing documents: Statement of Faith, Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and Official Statements. The manual also contains Covenants of Ethics for ministers and church governing boards, church bylaws models, and other information about our association.

  • Helpful Websites

    Bless Every Home - A fantastic online tool to help you and your congregation map out your neighborhoods and pray for your neighbors.

    Relevant Magazine - Life, God, Culture & Current Events

    YouVersion - an excellent Bible app which includes reading plans

    Bible Gateway - Online Bible with virtually every translation in most languages

    Life Journal - an excellent tool by Wayne Cordeiro for daily devotions - Outreach products, banners, print materials, etc.

  • Staff Compensation Guide

    Here you will find resources to help navigate pastor and staff salaries.


    Thanks to Josh Grimes and Open Bible East for putting these together!

  • Worship resources from Thrive21 Conference

    5 Elements of a Complete Worship Band - Nathan Smith

    10 things Killing Your Live-Stream - Nathan Smith

    Building Joyful Community in Worship and Tech Teams - Nathan Smith

  • Navigating the coronavirus

    Click HERE for resources to help you navigate this pandemic.