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Artists in Christian Testimony International

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1 (NLT)

Artists in Christian Testimony Intl (A.C.T.) exists to mobilize and equip artistic and innovative ministries and missionaries for Christian work around the world. A.C.T. provides a non-profit, interdenominational Church ministry structure that assists and sends out artistic missionaries and ministers to pursue their unique mission or ministry calling as it fits into the greater Kingdom work of the historic New Testament Christian church worldwide.

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Christ Now

Seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1b (ESV)

In the New Testament and throughout church history, there have always been times when God’s people needed to be brought back to a fresh vision of the greatness and glory of God’s Son. This deeply transforming work of grace has been described by various terms: “renewal,” “restoration,” “reformation,” and “revival.” Today the term, “Christ Awakening” is increasingly popular to talk about and pray about the powerful and vital work of the Holy Spirit. ChristNow.com provides numerous resources for uncovering, fortifying, mobilizing, and equipping multitudes of Christians to foster and serve Christ Awakening movements.

Christian History

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1:1-2 (ESV)

Articles and resources for Christian History include the New Testament period and continue through the modern era. Topics explore the early church, the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Roman Catholicism, post-Reformation Protestantism, and contemporary renewal movements.

her.Bible

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 (ESV)

her.Bible’s vision is to provide an audio Bible in women’s voices to help women grow in their faith, to connect with people’s preferred learning style, relate to a sister’s reading, and know their voices matter in God’s kingdom. her.Bible chose a modern English translation that is easily understood in many countries.

Devotionals

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NASB)

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Devotionals section includes articles and resources that provide anecdotes, ideas, stories, and thoughtful insights for pastors, worship leaders, and other speakers and leaders who are preparing sermons, speeches, or blog posts.

 

Imagination, Ministry & Modern Worship Forms

He has filled them with [a]skill to perform every work of an engraver, of a designer, and of an embroiderer, in violet, purple, and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs. Exodus 35:35 (NASB)

Christian musicians, writers, orators, visual artists, and other creatives play a vital role in nurturing the Church, spreading the Gospel, and furthering the work of the Kingdom.
Imagination, Ministry & Modern Worship Forms addresses the needs of these innovative thought leaders with articles and resources filled with fresh ideas and insights for ministry, evangelism, worship leadership, and discipleship.

Ministry, Mission & Outreach

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14-15 (ESV)

Articles and resources for Ministry, Mission & Outreach include studies and applicational materials for church workers with diverse backgrounds in North America and around the world.  Contributors to this section address worship and pastoral care, sharing the Gospel with people of other faiths, spiritual formation, education, hospitality, evangelism, justice and mercy, hospital and terminal care, youth and children’s ministry, and social action.

Neighborhood Bible Studies

The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:10, 11 (NLT)

Neighborhood Bible Studies (NBS2GO) provide simple “carry-out, take-out” tools to help people begin a Bible study group. The resources, leader guides, changed-life testimonies, creative ideas, Bible studies, and more practical helps are designed to begin outreach within each individual’s sphere of influence. NBS2GO Bible studies are available in 41 languages and are easy to facilitate with neighbors, co-workers, friends, or family.

Old and New Testament Worship

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

Christianity can best be understood through an analysis of its biblical origins. Old and New Testament Studies features articles and resources that provide understanding, context, and application for the Jewish roots of the Christian faith along with the Gospels and Epistles that lay the theological foundation for the church.

The Prayer Covenant

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19, 20 (NIV)

The Prayer Covenant’s passion is to help children and adults know and understand God’s love for them and to equip them to grow into a lifestyle of prayer and evangelism. These resources include children’s books and games, prayer cards for women and teens, booklets, songs, videos, and sermon outlines.

Prayers, Petitions & Thanksgivings

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17 (NASB)

Prayers, Petitions & Thanksgivings
provides selections from Scripture accompanied by key themes, inspiring thoughts, and other entries for church leaders preparing sermons, Sunday school lessons, podcasts, blogs, and other forms of outreach.

StoryRunners

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables. Matthew 13:1-3a (ESV)

About 7,000 languages exist in the world today. More than half of these languages have no known Scripture. StoryRunners enables people in these unreached language groups to hear the gospel in a way they can understand – through oral Bible storytelling. Storyrunners’ vision is to launch communities of disciples among oral cultures by equipping local followers of Christ to produce and to use oral Bible stories in 500 languages by 2025.

Theologies, Philosophies & Practices of Worship

But as for you, proclaim the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Titus 2:1 (NASB)

Theologies, Philosophies & Practices of Worship
explores biblically sound historical and contemporary theories, systems, and beliefs about the practice of worship and its value to the Christian community. From denominational points of view to practical models for today’s pastors and worship leaders, these entries provide key insights, perspectives, and applications.

The Structure, Style & Content of Sunday Worship

If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath … if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth. Isaiah 58:13a, 14a (ESV)

Articles and resources for The Structure, Style & Content of Sunday Worship provide insight and applications for both traditional and contemporary Christian denominations, ministries, and fellowships. This section will include models for worship renewal and resources for Sunday worship, preaching, and leadership in the musical and fine arts.

The Visual & Musical Arts

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Psalm 98:4-6 (ESV)

Resources for The Visual and Musical Arts include sections on the history of sacred music, studies in congregational singing and instruments in worship, the worship environment and visual arts, and examples of drama and dance in worship. The content will also include practical resources like musical charts and effective practices for becoming a better worship leader.

Worship The King

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1 (NKJV)

You can transform your Sunday morning worries into God-honoring, congregation-encouraging, stress-free worship time with WorshipTheKing (WTK) resources. WTK materials help worship leaders build the skills they need to become confident musicians and help them develop strong worship ministries in their churches.

Worship Throughout the Year

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. Psalm 77:11 (ESV)

Articles and resources for Worship Throughout the Year include sample services and applications for music and the arts during Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Other sections highlight the theology and practice of baptism and the Lord’s Table, anointing the sick, child dedication, confirmation, foot washing, the funeral, the renewal of baptismal vows, and marriage.