Resource Roundup #45


Featured Resource:
Communal Reading of Scripture

Welcome to the Communal Reading of Scripture project, Fuller Seminary’s new commitment to gather people from all over the world to hear the Scriptures together. “Whether you’re together with friends or family around the table, whether you’re alone in your room or on a crowded subway,” says Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of Fuller’s leadership formation platform, “know you are part of the church universal listening to God’s Word together.” Partnering with Fuller Trustee Bill Hwang, Fuller’s Leadership Formation division, and Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society), FULLER studio is pleased to offer the following audio series and session plan to help communities hear God’s Word throughout the year.

In the interview below, Fuller Trustee Bill Hwang tells his story of rediscovering his faith through listening to Scripture and shares what inspired him to start this project. “By gathering together as a community and reading Scripture together, people can go through the whole Bible in well under one year,” he says. “It is my belief that the Communal Reading of Scripture project will help the church relearn how to feast on the Word communally, to be fed and nourished by the God who speaks to his children through the Word.” We invite you to listen to scripture with the sessions below, download the Communal Reading of Scripture One Year Schedule to plan your year, and read more reflections from the Fuller community on scripture.

The Minister's Marriage by Ray Ortlund

To the best of my knowledge, I cannot recall a time in my life where an audience so wanted the preacher to keep preaching that they literally begged for him to stay behind the pulpit. Until this sermon. This is certainly Ray Ortlund at his finest. For those of you who may not know, Ray Ortlund is the founding and Lead Pastor of Immanuel Church Nashville and the author of numerous books, including Marriage and The Mystery of the Gospel.


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"How-To" Grow Healthy, Multiplying Community Groups 
by Jeremy Linneman

You asked. We listened. We are now offering a bulk purchase package allows churches permission to print an unlimited number of copies for their own local training purposes.

This purchase includes all files in .epub, .mobi, and printable .pdf format.

Jeremy Linneman is planting Trinity Community Church in Columbia, Missouri, where he lives with his wife Jessie and three boys. He tweets at @jslinneman and blogs at

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Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died

Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st. During his life, Graham preached in person to more than 100 million people and to millions more via television, satellite, and film. Nearly 3 million have responded to his invitation to "accept Jesus into your heart" at the end of his sermons. He proclaimed the gospel to more persons than any other preacher in history. In the process, Graham became "America's Pastor."


Six Questions and Answers about the Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet VBS Curriculum

The Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet: Make a Joyful Noise VBS curriculum teaches children the “why” behind our worship and leads them to respond to God’s grace and goodness through fun, active praise. Each of the five days of curriculum works together to engage kids in lively, responsive praise rooted in the truths of the gospel. Here's six key questions and answers that will help you learn more.