Missions Resources on the Web

Gateway Sites

Sites that link to resource directories and other missions sites/search engines

 

 

Research Sites

  1. Missions Articles Online (thousands of missions-related articles; some premium content req’s paid subscription)
    www.missionreview.com
  2. Barna Group
    www.barna.org
  3. BBC Country Profiles
    news.bbc.co.uk/ 1/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
  4. Billy Graham Center Archives
    www.wheaton.edu/ bgc/archives/archhp1.html
    (see “mission archives”)
  5. BUBL Link
    bubl.ac.uk/ link/world/index.html
  6. CIA World Factbook
    www.cia.gov/ cia/publications/factbook
  7. CountryWatch
    www.countrywatch.com
    (select through Zondervan Library web page for full access)
  8. Evangelism & Missions Info. Service (selected articles from EMQ, etc.)
    bgc..net/emis
  9. Infoplease.com Countries of the World
    www.infoplease.com/ countries.html
  10. Library of Congress Country Studies
    lcweb2.loc.gov/ frd/cs/cshome.html
  11. Nationmaster “Where Stats Come Alive!”
    www.nationmaster.com
  12. U.S. Department of State
    www.state.gov

    1. Background notes for countries
      www.state.gov/ r/pa/ei/bgn
    2. 2004 Int’l Report on Religious Freedom
      www.state.gov/ g/drl/rls/irf/2004
    3. Consular Information Sheets for All Countries
      http://travel.state.gov/ travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html
  13. Foreign Government Resources
    www.lib.umich.edu/ govdocs/foreign.html
  14. Governments on the Web
    www.gksoft.com/ govt/en
  15. Heads of State
    www.rulers.org
  16. Human Languages Page (2000 links to language
    — related resources)
    www.ilovelanguages.com
  17. Incore Conflict Data Service for areas with conflict
    www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/ cds/countries
  18. InfoMine Scholarly Internet Resource Search Engine
    infomine.ucr.edu
  19. Journal of Applied Missiology
    missionsweb.net/ acu
    (select link under “Researchers”)
  20. Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization Documents
    www.lausanne.org/ Brix?pageID=12722
  21. Mislinks Gathering page
    www.mislinks.org/gathering/
  22. The Missiology Homepage
    www.missiology.org
  23. Mission Frontiers Magazine
    www.missionfrontiers.org
  24. National Geographic index
    www.nationalgeographic.com/ publications
    (Select “Search the NGS Publications Index”)
  25. World Christian Database (Gordon Conwell Seminary)
    www.worldchristiandatabase.org/wcd

 

Unreached People Groups and Immigrant Groups

  1. Joshua Project
    www.joshuaproject.net
  2. Adopt A People Clearinghouse
    www.gaapnet.org
  3. Asian Minorities Outreach
    www.asiaharvest.org
    (see people group profiles for China, Laos, Vietnam)
  4. Caleb Project: people group resources helping Christians to finish the Great Commission
    www.calebproject.org
  5. Int’l Mission Board (SBC) people group research from 5,500 field personnel
    www.peoplegroups.org
  6. People Teams to focus prayer & involvement
    www.peopleteams.org
  7. Tribal Groups
    www.toeverytribe.com

 

The Persecuted Church and Human Rights

  1. Amnesty International
    www.amnesty.org
  2. Center for Religious Freedom
    www.freedomhouse.org/ religion
  3. Christian Freedom International
    www.christianfreedom.org
  4. Christian Monitor
    www.christianmonitor.org
  5. Compass Direct (news about Christian persecution)
    www.compassdirect.org
  6. Human Rights Watch
    www.hrw.org
  7. International Christian Concern (persecution tracking/reporting)
    www.persecution.org
  8. International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
    www.persecutedchurch.org
  9. International Justice Mission
    www.ijm.org
  10. Open Doors International (Brother Andrew)
    www.opendoors.org
  11. Project Open Book (persecution in Islamic lands)
    www.domini.org/ openbook/home.htm
  12. United Nations Refugee Agency
    www.unhcr.ch
  13. Viva Network for children at risk
    www.viva.org
  14. Voice of the Martyrs
    www.persecution.com
  15. WEA Religious Liberty Commission
    — www.worldevangelical.org/rlc.html

 

World and Religious News

  1. BBC News
    news.bbc.co.uk
  2. ChristianityToday.com Current News
    www.christianityonline.com/ ct/current
    (choose “world report”)
  3. Elections around the World
    www.electionworld.org
  4. Google News (draws from over 4,000 news sources)
    www.news.google.com
  5. Mislinks News Page
    www.mislinks.org/ info/news.htm
  6. National Public Radio
    www.npr.org
  7. News Sources of All Kinds
    www.gmi.org/ research/news.htm
  8. Religion News Service
    www.religionnews.com
  9. World Magazine online
    www.worldmag.com

 

Missions News, Events and Prayer Resources

  1. Brigada Today Newsletter weekly compilation of events, resources & missions developments
    www.brigada.org
  2. Mission Network News daily missions update
    www.mnnonline.org
  3. Newsbytes Newsletter monthly summary of missions news from many sources
    www.om.org/ newsbytes/
  4. Advance monthly prayer letter for the unreached and oppressed
    http://kainospress.com/ advance.html

 

Find Short-Term Opportunities

  1. Short-Term Missions Info & Opportunities Database
    www.shorttermmissions.com
  2. Mission Finder
    www.missionfinder.org
  3. The Finishers Project
    www.finishers.org
  4. WEA’s Mission Commission
    www.globalmission.org
    (choose “short-term mission projects” bottom left)

 

Maps

  1. Atlapedia
    www.atlapedia.com
  2. Directory of Map Libraries online
    map.lib.umn.edu/ map_libraries.phtml
  3. Education Place Outline Maps (with & without labels)
    www.eduplace.com/ ss/maps
  4. Global Mapping Information
    www.gmi.org/ mapping/map_menu.htm
  5. Landmarks Around the World
    http://www.teletracnavman.com/gps-fleet-tracking-education/landmarks-around-the-world
  6. Mapblast
    www.mapblast.com
  7. Missions Atlas Project
    www.worldmap.org
  8. National Geographic Map Machine
    www.nationalgeographic.com/ resources/ngo/maps
  9. Take a Seat: Road Trip Geography
    www.shearcomfort.com/take-seat-road-trip-geography.asp
  10. The Guide to Maps and Mapping
    http://www.thetruckersreport.com/the-guide-to-maps-and-mapping/
  11. World Atlas
    www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
  12. World Maps (UTexas)
    www.lib.utexas.edu/ Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html

 

Missions Agency and Organizations Links

  1. Christian Missions Network List
    www.christianmissions.net/ missions/index.html
  2. CrossSearch List
    www.crosssearch.com/ Ministry/Missions
  3. Crosswalk List
    directory.crosswalk.com/ directory/Ministries/Missions_Long_Short_Term/default.aspx
  4. EFMA (Evangelical Fellowship Mission Agencies) Member Agencies
    http://efma.gospelcom.net/about/members.php
  5. IFMA Member Agencies
    www.ifmamissions.org/ member.htm
  6. TechMission
    www.techmission.org
  7. The Micah Network (network of 275+ Christian relief agencies )
    www.micahnetwork.org
  8. The Micah Network Member List
    www.micahnetwork.org/ eng/index.php/home/about_micah_network/members
  9. World Evangelical Alliance searchable list
    www.globalmission.org
    (select “world mission directory” bottom left)

 

Missions Innovation & Fellowships

  1. Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders (FSTML)
    www.fstml.org
  2. Institute for Global Engagement (Eastern Univ.)
    www.globalengage.org
  3. Postmission.com International Forum on Mission in Postmodernity
    www.postmission.com
  4. SEEDBED: Nurturing Effective Innovation in Christian Mission
    www.seedbed.info/ english/index.html
  5. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission www.stmstandards.org

 

Evangelism and Apologetics Resources

  1. 5-Clicks to Sharing Your Faith: Witnessing Training Online
    www.5clicks.com
  2. 10 Reasons to Believe
    www.rbc.org/ bible_study/ten_reasons_to_believe/home.page
  3. The Academy of Christian Apologetics
    www.hisdefense.org/ home2.html
  4. AllAboutGod
    www.allaboutgod.com
  5. The Alpha Course Introduction to Christianity
    www.alpha.org.uk
  6. The Centers for Apologetics Research
    www.apolresearch.org/ eng/intro_eng.php3
  7. Christian Answers Network
    www.christiananswers.net/ home.html
  8. Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
    www.carm.org
  9. Concise Apologetic
    www.greatcom.org/ resources/conciseapologetic
  10. The Evangelism Toolbox
    www.evangelismtoolbox.com
  11. Faith Facts Answers for Seekers
    http:/ /faithfacts.gospelcom.net
  12. Facing the Challenge
    www.facingthechallenge.org
  13. Introduce Muslims to Christ Resources
    isaalmasih.net
  14. Jesus Film Project
    www.jesusfilm.org
  15. Kainos Press Proof Beyond Reasonable Doudt online book
    http:/ /kainospress.com
  16. Lighthouse Evangelism Movement
    www.lighthousemovement.com
  17. Religions Movements (excellent info on religions, cults…)
    religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/ profiles/listalpha.htm#a
  18. Walter Martin’s Religious Index (cult resources)
    www.waltermartin.org/ intro.html
  19. Web Evangelism Guide (using the Internet to reach out)
    http://www.internetevangelismday.com

 

World Religions

  1. Adherents.com data about religion adherence
    www.adherents.com
  2. Virtual Religion Index (religion research site)
    virtualreligion.net/ vri
  3. World Religions Index
    wri.leaderu.com

 

Resources for Cults and Marginal Groups

  1. Christian Research Institute International
    www.equip.org
    (Pseudo-Christian sects)
  2. Institute for Religious Research
    www.irr.org
    (Pseudo-Christian sects)
  3. MacGregor Ministries
    www.macgregorministries.org
    (Pseudo-Christian sects, New Age)
  4. Reachout Trust
    www.reachouttrust.org
    (Pseudo-Christian sects, New Age, Occult)
  5. Answers to Jehovah’s Witnesses
    www.serve.com/ larryi
  6. Free Minds, Inc.
    www.freeminds.org
    (Jehovah’s Witnesses)
  7. Watchman Fellowship
    www.watchman.org
    (Jehovah’s Witnesses)
  8. Concerned Christians and Former Mormons
    www.concernedchristians.org
    (Mormons)
  9. Utah Lighthouse Ministry
    www.utlm.org
    (Mormons)

 

Missions Curriculum and Bible Studies

  1. Becoming a World Christian (12 Lessons)
    www.thetravelingteam.org/ 2000/world/index.shtml
  2. Christianity Today Missions Bible Studies
    store.yahoo.com/ buildingchurchleaders/misout.html
  3. Operation Worldview for Mobilizing Churches
    www.mission1.org/ OpWV.html
  4. Path to God’s Glory Study
    www.pathtogodsglory.org
  5. Perspectives Course
    www.perspectives.org
  6. The Traveling Team: Igniting Passion for the World
    www.thetravelingteam.org/ 2000/main.shtml
  7. U…rbana Missions Bible Studies
    www.urbana.org/ resources.bstudies.cfm
  8. World Christians Free School of Mission
    www.worldchristians.org

 

Discussion about Missions

  1. Ask A Missionary
    www.askamissionary.com
  2. The Christian Missions Network chat area
    www.christianmissions.net/ chat/default.asp
  3. My Global Impact
    www.myglobalimpact.com
  4. Short Term Missions Discussion Page
    www.shorttermmissions.com/ phorum

 

Church Missions Committee Resources

  1. Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment
    www.acmc.org
  2. Missions Resource Network
    www.mrnet.org

 

Tools and Misc. Resources

  1. Caleb Project Missions Issues Articles
    www.calebproject.org/ mibs.htm
  2. Chalmers Center for Economic Development & Missions
    www.chalmers.org
  3. Currency Converter
    www.xe.net/ ucc
  4. Donate Bibles to Persecuted Christians
    www.thebiblesite.org
  5. Ethnomusicology/Ethnodoxology
    www.worldofworship.org
  6. Foreign Languages Resources (tracts, videos, etc.)
    www.esbc.com/ missionsresources.html
  7. Insurance for Missionaries
    mfinder.org/ insurance.htm
  8. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus
    www.m
    — w.com/ dictionary.htm
  9. Missionary Biographies
    www.heroesofhistory.com
  10. Tealbrook Missionary Supplies
    www.tealbrook.com
  11. Time Zones
    www.timeticker.com/ main.htm
  12. Tracts:
    www.atstracts.org
    www.impacto.org/ j316
    www.tractlist.com
  13. Travel Health home page
    www.travelhealth.com
  14. Travel Agencies for Missionaries
    mfinder.org/ travel.htm
  15. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.cdc.gov
  16. U.S. State Department Passport Services
    travel.state.gov/ passport_services.html

General Christian Sites

  1. Bible Gateway (search the Bible in 9 languages)
    bible.gospelcom.net
  2. Christianity Today Online
    www.christianitytoday.com
  3. CrossDaily Christian Resources
    www.crossdaily.com
  4. CrossSearch Christian Search Engine
    www.crosssearch.com
  5. Crosswalk
    www.crosswalk.com

Missions Books and Resources

  1. CBD, Christian Book Distributors
    www.christianbook.com
  2. Gabriel Resources (Operation Mobilization)
    www.gabriel
    — resources.com
  3. William Carey Library
    http://missionbooks.org
  4. World Vision Resources
    www.worldvisionresources.com
  5. World Christian Books
    http://worldchristian.com/

 

Links on Ways to Find, Evaluate and Cite Internet Resources

  1. MLA Style Guide
    www.bedfordstmartins.com/ hacker/resdoc/humanities/english.htm
  2. MLA Frequently Asked Questions
    www.mla.org
    (select MLA style, frequently asked questions)
  3. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab MLA tips
    owl.english.purdue.edu/ handouts/research/r_mla.html
  4. Purdue’s “Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources”
    owl.english.purdue.edu/ handouts/research/r_docelectric.html

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