RESOURCES: USEFUL LINKS

How do I become a Christian?

There are lots of useful tools on the Internet to help consider what it means to become a Christian and how to follow the example of Jesus in our daily lives.  Below are two really good websites that are worth taking a look through...

 

Christianity Explored

 

Two ways to live

 

If you have any questions and want to find out more, then why not think about coming along to church or joining one of our Christianity Explored courses?  Contact us for more information.

 

Studying the Bible

 

There are many different kinds of resources online to help you as you study God's Word.  Here are a few sites which may be of some use:

 

The Gospel Coalition

 

This website contains a range of sermons, blogs, ministry resources, book reviews and lots more.  Well worth a look.

 

BibleGateway.com

 

The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching Scripture online - all in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in Scripture based on keywords, phrases, or Scripture references.

 

Going deeper

 

New City Catechism

 

Today many churches and Christian organisations publish "statements of faith" that outline their beliefs. In the past it was expected that documents of this nature would be so biblically rich and carefully crafted that they would be memorised and used for Christian growth and training. They were written in the form of questions and answers, and were called catechisms (from the Greek word katechein which means "to teach orally or to instruct by word of mouth").  The Heidelberg Catechism of 1563 and Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms of 1648 are among the best known, and they serve as the doctrinal standards of many churches in the world today.  

 

New City Catechism is a joint adult and children's catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers (one for every week of the year) adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms.  It is designed for families to use at home, as they rediscover the power and importance of catechisms.

 

Centre for Reformed Theology

 

The Centre for Reformed Theology and Apologetics (CRTA) is dedicated to providing biblically sound online resources for the edification of God's people.  The Centre is committed to the system of doctrine known as Calvinism and is committed to a strict subscriptionist view of the Westminster Standards, yet man of the articles on this site represent a wider view of the Faith.

 

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

 

This site is highly recommended if you have tough questions about God, the Bible, philosophy, other religions or cults.  It is a site maintained by a former graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary.  A must add to your Favourites folder!

 

Monergism.com

 

An exhaustive site providing articles by the great Reformed apologists of both past and present. If you're interested in historic reformed theology, you'll spend days in this sight.  

 

Truth for Life

 

Truth for Life represents the ministry of Alistair Begg. It includes online broadcasts from his radio programme.

 

The Jubilee Centre

 

The Jubilee Centre is in the bridge building business, seeking to connect the world of the Bible with the world of contemporary society. Biblical scholars often fail to connect with the modern world. Social reformers often fail to take the Bible seriously. The Jubilee Centre has a fine track record in avoiding both dangers.

 

Evangelical Alliance

 

The Evangelical Alliance's purpose is to promote unity and truth, and to represent evangelical concerns to the wider world of the Church, state and society.

 

Young People

 

Young folks - here's some online resources geared specifically for you. Check them out and see what you think:

 

Youth and Children's Board, Presbyterian Church in Ireland

 

Youth for Christ

 

Girls Brigade in Northern Ireland

 

Scripture Union (NI)

 

Maybe you don't realise that SU is doing really cool stuff in the places where you go to school or go on holiday.  Check out more about CSSMs and Camps!

 

Youth Alpha

 

Where can I get answers to all my questions about life?

 

Irish Christian Endeavour

 

Events and information for CE members including a Youth page with information on camps, events and activities.

 

Tearfund Youth

 

This is a site for teenagers who want to be kept up to date with issues of social justice and world development.

 

Think I Know

 

A website designed, with the help of young people, for young people to keep them safe while on the internet.

 

University Students

 

University of Ulster at Jordanstown Christian Union

 

We are a group of Evangelical Christian students seeking to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We are an interdenominational body of Christians who choose to unite ourselves in the essential truths of the Gospel.  We are not a substitute for church but rather we work as an evangelistic arm of the Church reaching into the student world.  As a CU we have two main aims: Mission and maturity.

 

Queen's University Christian Union

 

By God's grace, Queen's University Belfast Christian Union (QUBCU) desires to be a God centred, prayerful, active body, directed by the Word and Spirit.  We aim to encourage and equip all to know God and make Him known by becoming humble disciples of Jesus Christ.  Seeking to love radically, we want to live enthusiastically, in passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ, striving to be mission minded, in sincere, active service, all for God's glory. 

 

IFES Ireland

 

The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students is the umbrella body uniting CUs throughout Ireland and in 144 of the other 167 countries throughout the world.

 

Families

 

Care for the Family

 

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.  It provides parenting, relationship and bereavement support through events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks.  Its work is motivated by Christian compassion, and its resources and support are available to everyone of any faith or none.

 

Centre for Parent / Youth Understanding

 

CPYU aims to help parents, youth workers, teachers, ministers and pastors and others understand and reach today's youth culture.

 

For those in the workplace

 

London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC)

 

LICC exists to envision and equip Christians and their churches for whole-life missionary discipleship in the world. We seek to serve them with biblical frameworks, practical resources, training and models so that they flourish as followers of Jesus and grow as whole-life disciple-making communities.

 

Christians In Sport

 

Christians in Sport exists to reach the world of sport for Christ. To do this we are working daily to see Christians in every one of the UK's 150,000 sports clubs, representing Christ and building the local church. From young people playing in their school teams, to professional athletes competing on the world stage, everyone who represents Jesus in their sport is a part of Christians in Sport. We encourage Christians in sport to represent Christ by praying for their friends in sport, playing in a way that honours God and saying something of the Good News of Jesus. This is done through training events, resources, youth and university groups scattered across the UK as as well as Sport Networks connecting people to others from their sport.

 

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland

 

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland

 

This website of PCI gives a broad overview of the denomination, and provides links to the various Boards of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 

Mission Organisations

Community Matters

 

Think U Know

 

A website that protects your son or daughter on the internet.  Add to their "Favourites" for peace of mind.  It allows them to report worrying activity or abuse to the police (CEOP).

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

 

Making every child matter...everywhere.  CEOP is the multi-organisation task force that targets child abuse.  The centre provides information to parents and young people.

 

Beating Bullying

 

BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe. Beatbullying believes that no one should endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied, and that everyone has the right to be safe from bullying, violence and harassment. 

 

Webwise

 

A range of resources for parents, teachers and youth leaders to help young people stay safe as they use social media.

 

Local Information Sites

Sunday services

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Evening - 6.30pm

 

Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church

91 Doagh Road

Newtownabbey

Northern Ireland

BT37 9QN

 

Tel: 028 9085 2120

Email:  info@acpc.co.uk

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