Resources for Leaders

Looking for a good Bible? Here are some of Pastor Amy’s suggestions, with links to read more about them included. 

The Life with God Bible is good for devotional reading. It includes devotional notes with the Scriptures written by leading authors of our day. 

The New Interpreter’s Bible is good for Bible Study. The notes are written by some of the best Biblical scholars God has on Earth at present. 

The Wesley Study Bible is also good for devotional reading, and has a particular emphasis on our Wesleyan theological heritage. 

The NRSV Daily Bible is great for reading the Bible in a year. Readings are broken into sections, with notes for meditation and prayer after each section. 

The Deep Blue Kids Bible is what we use with our Sunday School program. 

The Message  is a paraphrase in which the scholar uses modern language to paraphrase Scripture in ways that can bring great clarity. 


The Peninsula-Delaware Conference website has resources, information, and announcements. For the monthly newsletter, the Communicator, click here.


The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is an excellent resource. In addition to the website, they have an e-news letter to which you may subscribe for free. Just go to the website and enter your email address to join the list.  

The site includes information on upcoming conferences and training events, DVD resources, and free resources like the ones listed below from their site:

50 Ways to …

Take Church to the Community

Engage Local Schools

Strengthen Ministry with Children

Strengthen Ministry with Youth

Welcome New People

Welcome your New Pastor or Associate Pastor

Increase Worship Attendance

Increase Participation in Your Church Ministries

Encourage Faithful Giving

Improve You Annual Stewardship Campaign

Strengthen Adult Education


How We Got Our Bible (a video)

This video, with Dr. Bruce Birch, Hebrew Bible Scholar and Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary, is worth an hour of your time.
“How did we get these books?” would be an appropriate alternate title.


Wesley Theological Seminary also has a YouTube video channel with several excellent resources.