General resources

The internet is full of resources for good and ill. I hope to place resources here that are useful when more info is needed.

It is the firm belief of this writer that most of the bible’s questions can be answered by careful study of the bible itself. When unsure about a phrase or meaning of a text, consider searching inside the bible itself for similar phrases that are used. Having a bible app that can easily search inside your bible is a great tool to have. Consider also owning a bible with cross-references in the margins.

Growth Group Ministry Overview


When looking for a map of an area or to locate a place named in your bible, the Bible History Online has an extensive list of maps and places. This site does more than just maps but maps is what I go there for. The maps vary in appearance but they help in visualising where things are.

Firm Foundations

The material for the Firm Foundations course consists of a PDF workbook which group members can use to read and make notes on the text of Colossians and the leader’s notes which are posted on this Growth Groups website.

One-to-One Bible Reading

Here is a resource for training and encouraging Christians to read the bible with others, for making disciples of others. This could be read together during Growth Group or used as a handout or a resource for a specific training event.