Since our beginning, TUMI has designed affordable, orthodox, and practical resources for the urban church, including leadership development, church renewal, spiritual formation, and pioneer mission. Our passion is to produce innovative ministry resources designed especially for use in the urban church worship and ministry setting. We offer a rich array of tools and training materials to help churches and movements to equip leaders for effective ministry. From new Christians to seasoned leaders, from fledgling churches to mature movements, we have a broad portfolio to help potential laborers mature in Christ and prepare for fruitful ministry.
This listing of online resources is provided to help urban pastors and lay leaders with the work God has called them to do here in the city. As you will note, the website links have been divided into two distinct categories: 1) “
1) “Featured Links” which are those sites used most often by our TUMI staff here in Houston and are recommended as solid resources for a variety of topics and areas of study, and
2) “Additional Links” which is a listing of many other useful websites that will strengthen your ability to dig deeper into the Bible and help you gain a greater knowledge of a wide range of theological topics. We pray that these links are a valuable resource to you as you grow closer to God and develop an even greater love for His Word.
This website offers a wealth of resources developed by the national team for The Urban Ministry Institute, including: discipleship tools, Spiritual formation resources, leadership development tools, free weekly mp3 messages from Dr. Don Davis, a monthly prayer guide, a discussion forum for questions related to urban ministry, a product store, and much more.
Biblical Training (www.biblicaltraining.org)
This is Rev. Hank Voss’s favorite website after our own TUMI websites! This website has free mp3 seminary courses, discipleship courses, and follow-up courses. There are more than 30 courses and since everything is free, it offers urban leaders an incredible resource.
National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com)
This is the website for the National Center for Fathering, founded by Dr. Ken Canfield – noted author, speaker, and authority on fathering skills and research. This website features valuable resources related to a wide range of fathering issues, as well as, topics such as discipline, work/family, marriage, and education.
Bible Gateway (www.biblegateway.org)
BibleGateway is a free service for reading and researching Scripture online–all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
Christianity Today (www.christianitytoday.com)
Christianity Today is a magazine written from an Evangelical perspective that provides informative editorials on current events, news from a Christian perspective, Christian doctrine, issues, and trends.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library (www.ccel.org)
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.
Amazing Bible (www.amazingbible.org)
Amazing Bible is an easy to navigate MEGA-SITE of Bible, Christian, church & religious information, sermons & studies. Includes the audio & written Bible, sound doctrine, prophecy, a photo tour of Israel and spiritual warfare. If it’s in the Bible, it should be here. Among the Web’s most complete Christian sites (app. 6000 pgs & 4000 subjects).
Read the Bible and find thousands of trustworthy resources to study the Bible, including theology, prayer, discipleship, spiritual formation, Church history, leadership, Christianity and culture, and more.
Bible for Children (www.bibleforchildren.org)
Bible For Children exists to make Jesus Christ is known to children through distributing illustrated Bible stories and related material in different forms and media, including the World Wide Web, Cell Phone/PDA’s, printed color tracts and coloring books, in every language a child may speak.
Bible Pro (www.bibleocean.com)
Bible Pro for Windows is free downloadable software for your computer that redefines the way Bible Software helps you access the Word. Fully customizable! It gives you access to 43 Bibles, 1,735,000 References, and 250,000 commentaries.
Bible Study Tools (www.biblestudytools.net)
Bible Study Tools offers free Bible resources- references, devotionals, study guides and more.
Crosswalk offers the freshest and most compelling biblically-based content to Christians. The website is built around four primary content areas – Faith, Family, Fun, and Community. Each category is further subdivided into areas of significance to many Christians, including Bible Study, Devotionals, Marriage, Parenting, Music, relevant, life-enhancing material from qualified, respected Christian sources, including major ministries such as Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, The Bible Answerman and Insight For Living.
E-sword is free downloadable software that creates an interactive and effective way to study the Bible. Resources include Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, Strong’s definitions (Hebrew/Greek), parallel translations, Scripture search, study maps, charts, and other images.
Ethnic Harvest (www.ethnicharvest.org)
Ethnic Harvest works in partnership with evangelical churches and agencies, offering stories, resources and practical ideas for forming cross-cultural friendships and living your faith more effectively.
Family Life (www.familylife.com)
FamilyLife offers resources on various topics including marriage, parenting, family and culture, singleness, and spiritual growth as well as biblical seminars to help marriage and family relationships.
Focus on the Family (www.focusonthefamily.org)
Focus on the Family provides timely, relevant information and advice on marriage, parenting, faith, entertainment, life challenges, and social issues.
Gospel Communication (www.gospelcom.net)
Gospel.com is a place where content from hundreds of Christian ministries can organize their content. The goal is to make the resources of the Gospel community–online articles, music, podcasts, Bible studies, devotionals, and much more–as easy to find as possible.
Urban Leadership Foundation (www.urbanleaders.org)
The Urban Leadership Foundation is a virtual learning hub dedicated to living out and creating new models of urban spirituality, values, and theology from workers among the urban poor; a center of relational and inspirational global networks who share those values; and a mobile leadership center for spiritual formation and strategic thinking for the transformation of cities.