It came to the attention of the Rural Ministry Office that the Ministry Matters group subscription, that the Diocese generously funded, was not being utilized and a new and different way of supporting Lay Preachers needed to be developed.   As of October 1, 2021, the Ministry Matters group subscription will no longer be available using the Diocesan group access code.  Please keep an eye out for new workshops and resource material on the Uncollared Cooperative page on the Diocesan website and in the Lay Preachers’ Bulletin. 


Ministry Matters requires a paid subscription to use.  It 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, 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. 

The site’s goals are threefold: to equip, connect, and inspire people in ministry.  

Unless otherwise indicated, most sermons, worship texts, and articles may be reproduced or projected for use within your congregation provided they are not used commercially or resold. A basic attribution reference to Ministry Matters somewhere in your church bulletin or visual presentation is all we require.