Here are some useful links to other websites on church authoritarianism, abusive church leaders, legalistic churches, etc.
Resolving Church Conflicts
- Peacemaking Services & Resources - Serving churches in conflict and transition.
- Peacemaker Ministries - "The mission of Peacemaker Ministries is to equip and assist Christians to respond to conflict biblically."
Recovery from Spiritual Abuse
- Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center - Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center is an accredited residential treatment center for survivors of religious and other cults, domestic violence, clergy and therapist abuse, and manipulative relationships involving mind-control, brainwashing, psychological, emotional, mental, or spiritual abuse. They do not do deprogramming, but they help those who who have been deprogrammed to reintegrate into society.
- Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles - An overview of Bill Gothard's ministry and the controversies surrounding it.
- Personal Freedom Outreach - A helpful site dealing with cults as well as unbiblical teaching within the Church.
- REST Ministries - "Recovering from Experiences of Spiritual Tyranny"
- Unhealthy & Destructive Religion - The name says it all; has links to other helpful sites.
- Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources - Resources and support for people recovering from spiritual abuse.
- Spiritual Abuse in the Church - A list of useful links to other websites about spiritual abuse.
- Recovering from Spiritual Abuse - A helpful page that includes the author's account of his journey from abuse to recovery.
- Recovering Legalists Ministries - Assisting people who have been involved in churches or cults where God's grace was not fully explored and appreciated.
- Recovery From Spiritual Abuse Discussion Group - This group focuses on Christians who have been spiritually abused in a church or ministry, or by individuals, or by a belief system.
- Central Truth Ministries - Church Life for All Christians.
- Searching Together - "Speaking Biblical Truth in Love". A very good site.
- New Testament Restoration Foundation - Calling Christians to re-examine modern church practices in light of the Bible.
- Church in Focus - Focuses on the doctrines of grace and NT ecclesiology.
- In-Depth Studies - An on-line teaching ministry focusing on New Covenant Theology.
- The Kingdom Come - Where Christ is King!
- Sound of Grace - An excellent site devoted to teaching theology from a New Covenant perspective.
- Biblical Studies Foundation - Lots of helpful studies and resources, including the NET bible.
- 5solas.org - Designed to help equip disciples of Christ with a strong theological foundation.
- The Berean Bunch - Seeking to be like the Bereans, this site encourages Christians to get "back to the basics, back to the Bible".
Other Church Abuse websites
- Bleatinglambs.org - This site is dedicated to all those, who have had to suffer the cruel and bullying behavior of church pastors and elders.
- End Times Deception - "I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock." Acts 20:29
- The Non-Conformist Christian - "This is not a place to be 'against' traditional church, but rather a place to be 'for' the free fellowship of all believers in non-traditional settings, specifically for those who desire to remain in the liberty of Christ rather than to again be bound by the traditions of men."
- Savage Shepherds - Adam Harbinson's story of shocking experiences at the hands of a church that was part of the Shepherding Movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- Family Room Media - Followers of Christ who are passionate about helping our brothers and sisters in Christ to be released from the burden of religious obligation to discover the affectionate relationship their heavenly Father desires to have with them.
- Radical Reversal - A community of believers committed to radical discipleship and biblical church.
- In Search of Church - One person's journey through various church experiences.
- Sheep Comics - We don't agree with his theological views entirely, but the comics are funny!
- Sheep Trax Media - Christian-based e-zine.
- A City Set Upon a Hill - Lifting High the Name of Jesus Christ that He might draw all men to Himself.
- The Barnabas Report - Christian-based e-zine.
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