Books & Resources

Interested in learning more about a specific mission region? Check out our pages, located in the right hand column. 

For the New Year, here are some great resources on justice and poverty.

We have MANY copies of a book called Walking with the Poor by Bryant Myers. This book reads like a graduate-level treatise on a Christian approach to engaging with teh poor. It's a great book, but it's not an easy read. If you want one, email Jen Paddock ( and she will put one at the front desk for you!

Other books we recommend:

Love Does by Bob Goff

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett

The Church of Irresistable Influence by Robert Lewis

Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, a Heart for Mission by Tim Dearborn

The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

Operation World by Jason Mandryk

The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs


And here are some articles that help put materialism into perspective:

When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room by James Mollison

Material World

Region-Specific Lists

Missional Communities

The BelPres Library recently acquired some resources about Missional Communities. Check out the list below!

How to Pray for Missions

We know that prayers are an integral part of participating in the Mission field. However, you may not know where to start! To help you in praying for our Missions department, our missionaries in the field, the agencies we work with, and the people we serve, here are some resources.

30 Ways to Pray for Missionaries - from Encompass World Partners

How to Pray for Missionaries - from Wycliffe Bible Translators

20 Points on Praying for Missionaries - from Church of God World Missions