God has used John and Karen Louis to plant and build amazing churches in Asia and Australia. Over the years they have developed a series of invaluable lessons into a spiritual Toolbox that contains a wide variety of resources with the aim of providing disciples a structured approach to building their faith, maturity and knowledge.Central Christian Church of Singapore website.All of this material is free at the
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. (2 Peter 1:5-9)
Paul admonished Timothy to be able to handle God's word correctly, and Peter urged his audience to make sure they were always growing and maturing. Bible-believing Christians feel that the Scriptures equip us to deal with every situation, much like a workman relies on having a well-stocked toolbox. Perhaps some of us have been a “one-tool-workman”, relying too much on one tool (such as always using a hammer to get our point across, or a sander to smooth things over) to solve all of our problems rather than taking a balanced look at all of the tools available to us. Let's become better at developing various tools (like this well-equipped workshop), to prepare us for all good works.
This spiritual Toolbox contains a wide variety of resources with the aim of providing disciples a structured approach to building their faith, maturity and knowledge. To make it easier to find what you need, the content is separated into three levels: basic / intermediate / advanced, tailored to fit specific ministries. (Click on the desired Toolbox in the margin on the left of our page to look at our suggested groupings.)
Alternatively, in addition to those categories, our material is also divided topically into Biblical Teaching; Ministry Nuts & Bolts; and Self-Awareness & Relationship Issues. A healthy balance must be achieved whenever we discuss growing, and growth in all three areas is needed if we are to walk in the path of maturity. This material is our attempt to achieve this balance. (Topics falling into more than one category may be listed in several places.)
Apart from 'Guard the Gospel', 'Old Testament Overview' and 'Positive Choice', all of the material found in the Toolbox was developed by John and Karen Louis for the Central Christian Church, Singapore.
>> Ascent to Truth – First principles of doctrine from an Old Testament perspective
>> Erosion into Exile – Study of Judges and Kings
>> Faith of Our Fathers – Growing in our faith
>> Freely Receive, Freely Give – A biblical outlook on money, finances and giving
>> Guard the Gospel (public domain) – First Principles of our doctrine
>> Old Testament Overview – A chronological overview of the Old Testament
>> Passage to Patmos – A chronological overview of the New Testament
>> The Lord's Prayer Journal* Learning how to pray
>> Wanderings in the Wilderness – Study of the 40-year wanderings of the Israelites in the desert
>> We Gather Here to Know God and to Make God Known – The SEA Region Mission Statement
Ministry 'Nuts & Bolts'
>> And So We Came to Rome – Evangelism in the life of Paul, the Roman citizen
>> Discipling Model – Developing your role as Teacher, Consultant, Counsellor and Friend as you mature in the faith
>> Faith of Our Fathers – Growing in your faith
>> Let Down Your Nets – A bible study guide for fishers of men (Coming before year’s end)
>> Proclaiming the Gospel – Helping disciples with boldness in their evangelism
>> The Habits of Highly Effective Small Group Leaders – Sharpening leadership skills
>> The Habits of Victorious Small Groups – Small group dynamics
>> The Lord's Prayer Journal* Learning how to pray
>> The Power of Being Vulnerable – Bringing out our child side for connection
>> We Gather Here to Know God And to Make God Known – The SEA Region Mission Statement
Self Awareness / Relationship Issues
>> Bless Me Too, My Father – A study of dysfunction in the families of the patriarchs
>> Dating by The Book – A guide to dating as a disciple (Coming before year’s end)
>> Forgiveness – Distinguishing between forgiveness and reconciliation
>> Good Enough Parenting* Being 'good enough' as parents to meet the core needs of our children
>> I Choose Us* Building Love Connection in your marriage by breaking harmful cycles
>> Loneliness – Being single doesn't mean being lonely
>> Positive Choice** A sexual abstinence program
>> Pre-Marriage Guide – Bible studies and inventories to prepare couples for marriage (Coming before year’s end)
>> The Power of Being Vulnerable - Bringing out our child side for connection
>> Why Do I Behave the Way I Do?* Gaining awareness into our behaviour
Click here for the Toolbox page on our website. Use the left side menu find your Ministry's 'Toolbox', i.e. Teens, Campus & Singles, Marrieds & Parents, and Single Mothers. Alternatively, you can click directly on the ‘>>’ at the side of each title to go directly to that specific material's page.
Alternatively, participants who are trained under John and Karen in their biblically-centred marriage and parenting programmes (I Choose Us and Good Enough Parenting) will be given this material and trained to be qualified presenters. Other Movie Therapy programme materials for singles such as Loneliness and Why Do I Behave the Way I Do? will be given as part of the marriage and parenting training. The above downloadable items are simply an overview of these programmes and do not contain movie titles or other valuable tools.
** This program was adapted from the original Positive Choice material developed by Hope worldwide, and is being used with permission. It was changed to suit the local Singapore context.