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Using Ministry Matters: Home

This guide is meant to be a helpful resource for navigating Ministry Matters and its libraries.


Ministry Matters is a digital resource with online resources for seminary students and religious leaders. The online resources cover areas like Biblical studies, worship planning, preaching, Christian education, spiritual formation, and much more. Items are viewable online and printable.


This guide is meant to serve as a general introduction to Ministry Matters and the wealth of resources that are available online through this electronic resource. Ministry Matters provides a wide variety of reference material, including books and articles, to assist church leaders and teachers. Included are works on biblical scholarship, blogs, and videos. Of particular importance in this resource is material that can assist with sermon and teaching preparation. 

"Ministry Matters offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, Ministry Matters provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders. Tens of thousands of pages of full-text research and reference materials are available...everything from The New Interpreter's Bible and the Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries to devotions, prayers, and sermon starters."

Research Tips

Ministry Matters contains two different libraries with valuable resources. There is a Research Library as well as Legacy Library. Visit both of these resources to discover all the available resources. There is some overlap between both of these. For example, both have resources on prayer.

The Research Library contains many teaching, worship, and leadership resources as well as other promising resources.

The Legacy Library contains many Biblical study tools, like commentaries, dictionaries, and translation as well as other promising resources. The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary is a part of this library.

Research & Instruction Librarian

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Daniel Smith
Stead Hall 300
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Subjects: Research


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Librarians are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.