CARM.org – Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

As Uni4M aims to promote unity within the body of Christ by sharing free Biblically sound Christian resources, we present another great Apologetics resource.

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) is a nonprofit, non-denominational, multi-staffed Christian Apologetics Ministry that supports evangelism, radio outreach, and provides full-time support for several foreign missionaries. 

On their website they describe their mission as “defending and promoting the Christian faith in all areas of life”. They go on to explain that the reason for their website is ” to equip Christians with the truth, to expose the error of false religious systems, evolution, atheism, secularism, etc., and also to teach apologetics, help Christians defend the faith, and glorify the Lord Jesus”.

For more information about this ministry and the numerous free resources they have made available for the defense of the Gospel of Christ, please visit their website.

Living Way Christian Fellowship

Living Way Christian Fellowship is one of the many testimonies of how God calls and use ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His kingdom. Pastor David Zamora is the senior pastor of this congregation. Watch his inspiring testimony in the below YouTube video.

Things That Matter: David Zamora, From Gang Life to Life in Christ

Living Way Christian Fellowship of Fontana began as a home bible study. The study met in the backyard of Rick Macias’ home, who was then David’s coworker and later assistant in the ministry. David Zamora, being delivered from his drug addiction and life of bondage, taught from God’s word at each meeting. His desire was simply to share the message of God’s heart changing power through teaching the Holy Scripture to any who would be in attendance. As the weekly meetings grew, and the backyard no longer provided sufficient space, they sought out a new venue. Their bible study was then graciously invited to join in fellowship with Fontana Foursquare, at that time being pastored by the late Hector Arreola. The role of senior pastor was passed on to David Zamora by Pastor Arreola before he retired, not too long after he went on to be with the Lord.  To this day Living Way grows in the community of Fontana, Ca, where we host many local outreaches (i.e. feeding ministry), launch out mission trips, and broadcast radio teachings.

http://www.livingwayfontana.org/about-us-3-2/our-history/

In the following video, David Zamora tells the story of how Living Way Christian Fellowship came to be what it is today.

The History of Living Way – David Zamora

To listen to or watch Bible studies from this ministry, please visit Living Way Christian Fellowship’s website or their YouTube channel.

Rosemary Siemens

International violinist and vocal sensation Rosemary Siemens is known for her love of sparkle, bling, quirky laugh, and warm genuine country-girl personality. Originally from a century family farm in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, and currently based in Burnaby, B.C., Rosemary has been mesmerizing audiences around the world while performing on a three-hundred-year-old violin that was played in King Louis XIV’s orchestra that she named Sparkle.

Rosemary has had the honor of gracing some of the world’s most iconic stages. She’s performed in over twenty-five countries, for two U.S Presidents and Canadian Prime Ministers, four times at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall, at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry, and was the first instrumentalist to ever perform at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican since it’s first mass in 1483. Rosemary has also performed for GRAMMY-Award-Winning music producer David Foster, The Gospel Music Awards, The Latin GRAMMY Awards, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, and The Canadian National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa.

Inspired by her country roots and small-town upbringing, her latest album, Plum Coulee, My Home, with her band The Sweet Sound Revival has gained international success including winning “Best Country/Gospel Album” at Canada’s Gospel Music Awards and the Global Music Awards Gold Medal. She was also honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the arts in Canada.

With over thirty-million views on YouTube and Facebook, Rosemary’s passion is to share her musical journey and adventures wherever she goes, taking her social media audience with her. She brings her violin to unexpected locations to touch, inspire, and bring people joy and hope. From performing for passengers stranded at the Calgary International Airport at Christmas time to bringing a man to tears with her version of the classic hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” at Rome’s iconic Colosseum, to taking song requests from a U.S. retired veteran at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Nashville, you never know where Rosemary will show up to touch people with her music. She moves people with her music and adds a little ‘Sparkle’ wherever she goes!

It is Well With My Soul – Rosemary Siemens

Rosemary’s worship videos make for the perfect companion for personal devotionals and Bible studies. For more of her worship videos visit our Praise & Worship section, or visit her website and/or YouTube channel.

Note: All information in article personally supplied to the United for the Messiah ministry from Rosemary Siemens.

The Bible Project

Do you enjoy visual explanations or story telling to understand a specific topic? What if sections of the Bible was explained visually in its proper context? If you said yes to either of the two questions, then The Bible Project is a resource you will find interesting.

Bible Project states that their mission is to “help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus“.

Below is an excerpt from their website, providing a concise overview of their ministry.

BibleProject is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each book’s literary design. We are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context and communicating its wisdom for the modern world. Ultimately, we want to change how people read and use the Bible.

https://bibleproject.com/brand/

Watch the below video clip to find out more about this amazing ministry.

Bible Project YouTube Page

Visit their website and YouTube channels to explore some of the great content they have created.

Free Course Lectures: Fundamentals of Expository Preaching

The Master’s Seminary made lectures of one of their Masters of Divinity courses available free of charge. The course available for free viewing is Fundamentals of Expository Preaching. The course is presented by John MacArthur and Steven Lawson.

John MacArthur, founder of Master’s Seminary, defines Expository preaching as follows:

The message finds its sole source in Scripture. The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis. The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context. The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture. The message applies the Scriptural meaning for today.

Excerpt from John MacArthur’s book: Preaching

These videos can be a great resource and source of information for equipping those interesting in going into a teaching ministry. Or it could serve as a helpful refresher to those already serving within a teaching or pastoral ministry.

The lectures are available on the Master’s Seminary website. We hope you will find it inspiring and useful for your ministry.

Visit the course page to start (hosted on tms.edu).

Educating Our World

Don Stewart is a prominent Christian apologist and Bible teacher. He regularly speaks on current events in respect of Bible prophecy. He also hosts a daily news update called Breaking News which is hosted on HisChannel. He recently launched a new website for the ministry Educating Our World where he has made a library of books available at absolutely no cost. He encourages everyone to download and share these books as often and far as possible.

Below is a excerpt from the website:

Don is now a full-time missionary with GoinChrist Ministries.  His website educatingourworld.com provides free resources for those wanting to know what Christians believe, as well as why we believe. Currently there are 59 books on the site in PDF form, totaling about 13,000 pages of material while answering over 1,900 questions.  Eventually we hope to record all the books, as well as translating the material in other languages.

Educating Our World website

We encourage everyone to download, read and share these valuable resources. Visit Educating Our World’s website today.

Reawaken Hymns

www.reawakenhymns.com

Whether you are looking for worship music for your Church, for your home Bible study group or for your personal time of praise and worship, Reawaken Hymns have you covered. Reawaken Hymns is a worship resource by Nathan Drake. For more information about this ministry, please read the below excerpt from their website.

The classic hymns have a unique place in the modern church, amidst the plethora of contemporary worship songs, hymns can provide a bridge between the new and the old. They can bring a depth of theology to the younger generations and a familiar connection for the older generations. A unique blend of tradition and progression.

Many hymns sound surprisingly relevant in today’s worship as a reawakening of early musical traditions is happening both in popular music and church music.

Reawaken aims to demonstrate that hymns don’t need to sound “old”.  It is a free resource to worship leaders and musicians to help incorporate hymns as a natural part of the modern worship service as opposed to an unnatural sounding concession born from conflict. The vast majority of the hymn melodies are kept original, so that all ages can sing together. Just a classic hymn in a modern musical context.

https://www.reawakenhymns.com/about
Reawaken YouTube Channel Intro

Visit Reawaken Hymns ministry’s website and YouTube channel. We have also included many of Reawaken Hymns songs in our Praise & Worship section under the Free Library area.

Calvary Curriculum

Calvary Curriculum is a website ministry that offers resources and training material for those involved in Children’s ministries worldwide.

There are a multitude of materials available which includes a Bible Curriculum, Training and Teachings and, Posters and Resources. These resources are available for use for a small registration fee for US ministries, and upon request (paid or sponsored) for international ministries. Find out more about registration costs based on your location.

The ministry does however offer resources for non-members. Among their free resources, the Children’s Curriculum consists of 325 original Bible Studies covering Genesis to Revelation. This curriculum was created for children in Grades 1 to 6, and is available in English and Español. The curriculum includes coloring pictures, worksheets and activity sheets. Visit Calvary Curriculum to make use of these excellent free resources.

YouVersion

YouVersion is a biblically centered ministry best know for their Bible App and Bible App for Kids.

For YouVersion, their mission is about more than only developing and distributing of mobile apps. Below is an excerpt from the ministry’s website that explains their mission.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives.

That’s why YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. It’s through these experiences we create opportunities fit for anyone’s daily routine, ultimately helping them form a spiritually-rich rhythm of seeking God intimately.

Our hope is that each person in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

https://www.youversion.com/mission/
YouVersion Bible App
Bible App for Kids

We highly recommend these apps, for both adults and kids. Head to the YouVersion and Bible App for Kids websites to learn more about these great applications.

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools. Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical. In addition to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, CrossExamined.org presenters address other topics faced by young people today.

Excerpt from About Section in CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org features free videos on their YouTube channel, free podcasts and, a blog.

Visit the ministries website for more information.