Ministry Tools

Church Governance

This document on church governance was
originally complied and prepared for Elderlink Dallas 2015. It is based on a panel discussion that included the following participants: Pat Bills, Wade Hodges, Jeff Hubbard, Barry Packer, Larry Pearson, Steve Rodgers, Scott Souder, and Allan Stanglin. View the document

Interpreting the Bible in Our Times Notes

In a series of lessons and interviews, Dr. Royce Money explores various aspects of biblical interpretation in language appropriate for adult Bible classes, taking into account the impact that cultural, geographic and religious backgrounds have on how individuals see the Scriptures.

Lesson One

    The Word, the World, and Us.

Lesson Two 

    Interpreting the Bible in Our Times

Lesson Three

    Cultural Bias and Interpretation of the Bible

Lesson Four

    Multiple Translations of Philippians 2:6-8     

    Multiple Translations of James 2:1

    Interpreting Bible for Our Time

Lesson Five

    Interpreting the Bible in Our Times 

Additional rescources 

Black Rage: A Contemporary Christian Conversation.

Contemporary Christian Conversations is a series of interviews exploring important issues in the context of personal stories. In “Black Rage,” Randy Harris, spiritual director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, interviews Dr. Steven Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Abilene Christian University. Dr. Moore shares his personal experiences and perspectives on Black rage. He and Harris explore the complexities of being followers of Christ when racial injustices are commonplace. Watch interview.

Recommended Reading List compiled by Dr. Steven Moore.

Faculty Links

Several ACU faculty members from the College of Biblical Studies have online presence based in their respective areas of expertise. Here we provide you with links to websites and podcasts that speak the needs of church leaders.

Dr. Houston Heflin, assistant professor in the Department of Bible, Mission and Ministry, provides "The Weekend Teacher," an ongoing series of podcasts for Bible school instructors and small group leaders seeking to gain effective teaching skills that can be implemented right away.

Dr. Glenn Pemberton, associate professor in the Department of Bible, Mission and Ministry, along with his wife, Dr. Dana Pemberton, chair of the department of Teacher Education, have written and published a number of books. Visit the website and Facebook page