Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
2 Peter 1:5-9 (NIV)
Paul admonished Timothy to be able to handle God’s word correctly, and Peter urged his audience to make sure they were always growing and maturing. Bible-believing Christians feel that the Scriptures equip us to deal with every situation, much like a workman relies on having a well-stocked toolbox. Perhaps some of us have been a “one-tool-workman”, relying too much on one tool (such as always using a hammer to get our point across, or a sander to smooth things over) to solve all of our problems rather than taking a balanced look at all of the tools available to us. Let’s become better at developing various tools (like this well-equipped workshop), to prepare us for all good works.
This spiritual Toolbox contains a wide variety of resources with the aim of providing disciples a structured approach to building their faith, maturity and knowledge. To make it easier to find what you need, the content is separated into three levels: basic / intermediate / advanced, tailored to fit specific ministries. (Click on the desire Toolbox in the margin on the left to look at our suggested groupings.)
Alternatively, in addition to those categories, our material is also divided topically into Biblical Teaching; Ministry Nuts & Bolts; and Self-Awareness & Relationship Issues. A healthy balance must be achieved whenever we discuss growing, and growth in all three areas is needed if we are to walk in the path of maturity. This material is our attempt to achieve this balance. (Topics falling into more than one category may be listed in several places.)
Apart from ‘Guard the Gospel’, ‘Old Testament Overview’ and ‘Positive Choice’, all of the material found in the Toolbox was developed by John and Karen Louis for the Central Christian Church Singapore
>> Ascent to Truth – First principles of doctrine from an Old Testament perspective
>> Cruising the Chronological Bible New Testament – Quiet Time Series
>> Cruising the Chronological Bible Old Testament – Quiet Time Series
>> Echoes of Jesus – Study of Jesus through the book of Luke and Acts
>> Erosion into Exile – Study of Judges and Kings
>> Faith of Our Fathers – Growing in our faith
>> Freely Receive, Freely Give – A biblical outlook on money, finances and giving
>> Guard the Gospel (public domain) – First Principles of our doctrine
>> Old Testament Overview – A chronological overview of the Old Testament
>> Passage to Patmos – A chronological overview of the New Testament
>> The Lord’s Prayer Journal* Learning how to pray
>> Wanderings in the Wilderness – Study of the 40-year wanderings of the Israelites in the desert
>> And So We Came to Rome – Evangelism in the life of Paul, the Roman citizen
>> 2015 Workshop – Knowing God
Ministry ‘Nuts & Bolts’
>> Discipling Model – The Discipling Model is based on biblical teachings that show us the importance of our role when in a discipling relationship
>> Proclaiming the Gospel – Taken from both the Old and New Testaments, the material looks at people during the time of Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah, as well as the life of Paul.
>> On to Maturity – Follow up Studies
>> We Gather Here to Know God And to Make God Known – The SEA Region Mission Statement
>> Working group paper – (5/6)
>> The Worker Deserves His Wages
Self Awareness / Relationship Issues
>> Bless Me Too, My Father – A study of dysfunction in the families of the patriarchs
>> Forgiveness – Distinguishing between forgiveness and reconciliation
>> Good Enough Parenting* Being ‘good enough’ as parents to meet the core needs of our children
>> I Choose Us* Building Love Connection in your marriage by breaking harmful cycles
>> Loneliness – Being single doesn’t mean being lonely
>> Positive Choice** A sexual abstinence program
>> The Power of Being Vulnerable – Bringing out our child side for connection
>> Why Do I Behave the Way I Do?* Gaining awareness into our behaviour
>> Exasperation Interactions Rating Scale
Use the side menu above left to find your Ministry’s ‘Toolbox’, i.e. Teens, Campus & Singles, Marrieds & Parents, and Single Mothers. Alternatively, you can click directly on the ‘>>’ at the side of each title to go directly to that specific material’s page.
Alternatively, participants who are trained under John and Karen in their biblically-centred marriage and parenting programmes (I Choose Us and Good Enough Parenting) will be given this material and trained to be qualified presenters. Other Movie Therapy programme materials for singles such as Loneliness and Why Do I Behave the Way I Do? will be given as part of the marriage and parenting training. The above downloadable items are simply an overview of these programmes and do not contain movie titles or other valuable tools.
** This program was adapted from the original Positive Choice material developed by Hope worldwide, and is being used with permission. It was changed to suit the local Singapore context.
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