The Subject Categories in this guide are divided into five categories to help you find the materials you are looking for.

Our Story

As people of faith, we are continually getting to know the faith community’s story and our place within it, reviewing and deepening our relationship with the faith community, its Story, its history, and its beliefs. Some of the topics that help clarify and nurture our faith story include: Church History, Bible, Spirituality, Saints, Angels, Theology, Art, Architecture, Spirituality, etc.

Living Our Story

As people of a faith Story, we live out that Story through our personal growth in faith and within the faith community and through our acts of love, justice, and mercy to all peoples.  Some of the topics that help us live out of our faith story are in this section and include: Caring, Justice, Worship, Faith formation/development/nurture, Age groups, Mission, etc.

Why We Do It

The action of the faith community is strengthened through exploration, knowledge, and review of the beliefs and stories of the faith community and how those resource people for living their faith commitments. Among the resources in this section are Adult education and Theology.

How We Do It

The faith community plans, implements, coordinates, invites into involvement, reaches out to include others, develops timely approaches to responding to the world and the communities in which it lives. This section includes Leadership, Stewardship, Lay ministry, Evangelism, and Conflict management.


A faith community lives within a context for ministry, global and local, and relates to that variety of communities in diverse ways. This section includes resources for ministries with African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic, urban, rural, men, women, LGBTQ, and other communities.