SPS Resource Center

FIND BOOKS, DVD’S AND VIDEOS

Provides complete online electronic catalog system for you – churches, individuals, and organizations – to help you locate and borrow materials. This online, searchable web catalog allows you to browse and request resources using a link to the catalog. Items may be picked up at Resource Center or shipped to your address (with postage paid return)



ACCESS THE VIRTUAL CATALOG

Once you have made a selection, your request will be automatically submitted to Resource Center. Watch for an email from web@requestmanager.org confirming receipt of your request and information about availability.

If available, item(s) will either be mailed postage free or you may pick up at Resource Center, 364 East Barstow, Fresno CA 93710.

Questions, please call 559.444.1343  or email us.
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ABOUT THE RESOURCE CENTER

The Sierra Pacific Resource Center serves 180 congregations in Northern California and Northern Nevada, and is located on the campus of Hope Lutheran Church.

 

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OUR VISION

Finding God’s Word in a Digital World

The Vision of the Resource Center is to increase quality and availability of both print and electronic resources to meet the needs of congregational leaders in support of their educational, worship and missional needs; gather, purchase and provide materials that are consistent with Christian theology and Lutheran doctrine and beliefs; and, facilitate circulation of the Resource Center collection even as we grow in the use of digital methods and materials.

OUR GOALS
  1. Seek to become a more valued partner with congregations through increased, useful communications – newsletters, announcements and email with helpful information and resources;
  2. Develop bonds with host Conference, Deans and Synod leaders to enable better support of our various shared ministries;
  3. Consider ways in which Request Management software can better meet needs for circulating and accounting of RC materials and resources;
  4. Demonstrate digital competence in ways to more efficiently meet the mission of the RC;
  5. Explore and implement effective and efficient involvement of board members via video conferencing, and increase board membership and participation;
  6. And, locate new sources of sustainable financial support for RC.
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PASTOR DAN ERLANDER’S WORK

We have copies of all of Pastor Erlander's Work, which includes teachings on baptism, communion and confirmation. Ask us about a resource need...we are here for you! Email Us


Recent Posts

QUARANTINE RE-GROUP IDEAS

“Doing Church” will be different as we reopen. You have already shown us that. This new book by Thom Rainer offers six urgent challenges + opportunities that will determine the future of your congregation. He says: At the core of future planning will be three groups: Digital Only Participants, Digitally Transitioning Participants, Dual citizens. BORROW IT TODAY We pay the postage both ways. Or — ask us for “Autopsy of a Deceased Church,” a book by the same author. He asks: “If your church were given a physical exam today, what do you think the doctor’s diagnosis would be?”
MINISTRY IDEAS THAT WORK

A Message from Bishop Mark W. Holmerud

“We’ve been getting a few questions in the Office of the Bishop about “late pandemic” worship practices. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — It’s not time yet. It’s not time yet for large gatherings indoors, singing in worship, leaving masks in the glove compartment, forgetting science, and ignoring local health department guidelines. Just because the Supreme Court says we can worship indoors, doesn’t mean we should. Please remember that while many people have been vaccinated, not everyone (including many or our pastors and musicians) have been able to be fully vaccinated. It is time for outdoor worship (socially distanced), wearing masks, getting fully vaccinated, planning for getting back to indoor worship, maintaining a robust online presence for worship, determining best safety practices and policies for a return to indoor worship, and using common sense. Read More


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    BOOK REVIEWS

    The Post-Quarantine Church

    Rated 5 out of 5
    April 16, 2021

    Great Read
    I have read many of Thom Rainer’s books and always come away impressed with his insight and biblical perspective on the subject matter. I recommend this book to all my brothers and sisters in Christ’s church.

    Larry

    Anatomy of a Revived Church: Seven Findings of How Congregations Avoided Death

    Rated 5 out of 5
    April 16, 2021

    As a pastor of a small church with a troubled history this book was refreshing. I’ve been pastoring here almost six years and have seen the church grow and then shrink. This book has helped to confirm some of the errors I’ve made and has given simple “wisdom,” for moving ahead. Above all he emphasizes prayer. I appreciate that he doesn’t push for an all encompassing congregational consuming move towards prayer, but the impact of a few prayer warriors who take it as their personal responsibility to meet and pray for the church. More could be said, but it’s intended purpose is obvious and the information it presents is clear.

    Jack

    Contact info

    SPS Resource Center

    364 E.Barstow Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710
    559 444-1343
    Margie Back, Acting Director