TOOLS AND LINKS
We recommend visiting the following websites:

The Baptist General Convention of Texas
www.bgct.org

The Baptist General Convention of Texas that has been so faithful over the years in supporting “The Welcome Back” and “First Contact” Ministries.
www.bgct.org/TexasBaptists/Document.Doc?&id=280
An excellent manual in how to start and launch an ex-offender work.  This project is headed by Lindsay Cofield of the BGCT.

Church Planting Village
www.churchplantingvillage.net

Plenty of great information on launching a new work.

CMA Resources
www.cmaresources.org

No doubt in our opinion, the best resources for discipleship and launching a new work.  Check out “Organic Church,” “Beyond Church Planting,” “Cultivating a Life for God,” and “Life Transformation Cards.”

Cope Connections
www.copeconnections.org

A fantastic ministry to those impacted by the Criminal Justice System.

House 2 House
www.house2house.net

Excellent website on house churches.

Leadership Network
www.leadnet.org

A website on reaching your community for Christ.

Mission Arlington
www.missionarlington.org

A proven ministry that God has greatly used over the last several decades in ministering to people.
www.missionarlington.org/resources/curriculum
Free downloadable Bible Study material that is used in their apartment ministries.

North American Mission Board
www.namb.net/site/c.9qKILUOzEpH/b.222465/k.8D17/Church_Planting_Group.htm

Website of the North American Mission Board for church planting and leadership.

New Churches
www.newchurches.com

A solid website for starting new works, leadership, and understanding the people you are trying to reach.

New Church Initiatives
www.newchurchinitiatives.org

One of the best church planters in the country.

Restorative Justice Ministry Network
www.rjmn.net

www.rjmntexas.net
The best network in North America for those who are involved in Restorative Justice Ministries.  The first site is for North America, the other site is for Texas.  These are the networks that receive and forward the information on ex-offenders and their families to churches across the U.S.

Union Baptist Association in Houston
www.ubahouston.org

This is the website for Union Baptist Association in Houston, Texas.  UBA has a great reputation in starting new works, leadership development, and for loving Jesus and people.