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The Commissioned Pastors Network is comprised of CP’s in all the Synod Presbyteries; to  As educational and training needs are determined opportunities for training and/or networking will be developed and plans established to meet those identified needs. We help presbyteries serve the smaller churches that cannot justify or afford an ordained Teaching Elder, provide a higher quality of preaching and pastoral service to churches.

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The Synod of the Sun Commissioned Pastors Network has created a Closed Facebook Group for the purpose of information sharing, conversation, and connection. 

To join this group, click the Join Group button on the left. After you have been approved by one of the admins, you can begin reading and posting content!

Resources for Worship and Book/Bible studies

A survey was conducted for/by Synod CLPs on their favorite resources for worship and book/Bible studies. Here are results from some of the participants.

  • Lectionary Homeletics

  • Many versions/translations of Bible

  • Interpreter’s Bibles

  • Daily Study Bible

  • Series by William Barclay

  • Proclaiming the New Testament by Turnbull

  • Matthew Henry’s Commentary

  • Nelson’s Three-In-One Bible Reference Companion

  • Oxford Companion of the Bible

  • Bible Dictionary

  • Handbook of Revised Common Lectionary

  • Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion

  • The Worship Source Book, 2d Ed (calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids MI)

  • Book of Common Worship (2018);  Book of Common Worship Pastoral Edition


  • Glory to God Hymnal

  • Lectionary Comments by Jill Duffield (Prsby Outlook)


Public domain titles are free at


  • Calvin’s Institutes

  • Augustine’s Confessions

  • St Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica

  • Thomas Kempis’ Imitation of Christ

  • Brother Lawrence’s On Loving God

  • John Donne’s Sonnets

  • Blaise Pascal’s Pensees

  • Teresa Avila’s Interior Castle


Tens of thousands of audio sermons at

  • God Came Near by Max Lucado

  • Child of the Light  (Walking through Advent and Christmas) by Beth Richardson

  • Hard to Dance with a Devil on Your Back (Lent) by Ray Buckley

  • No Wonder They Call Him Savior by Max Lucado

  • David Kopp

  • Max Lucado

  • Frederick Buechner

  • Priscilla Shirer

  • Lisa Terkeurst

  • Kaye Arthur

  • Beth Moore

  • David Lose

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Bridging the Political Divide by Center for Courage & Renewal, Next Church

  • Opening Doors to Discipleship 

  • Disciple Bible Study (I-IV) Abingdon Press

  • Forty Days in the Word by Rick Warren

  • Nooma by Rob Bell

  • The Good Funeral by Tom Long

  • The Message

  • Westminster Bible Companion

  • Kneeling with Giants by Gary Neal Hanson

  • Keygma

  • Christian Doctrine by Shirley Guthrie

  • Mighty Acts of God by Rhodes and March

  • The Autobiography of God

  • Study of Hebrews from Horizon

  • Fortress Commentary on the Bible

  • Apologetics Study Bible

  • Chronological Life Applications Study Bible

  • Harper Collins Study Bible

  • Integrate Study Bible

  • Psalms by Horizon

  • Henri Nouwen

  • Philip Yancey

  • Ann Volskamp

  • CS Lewis

  • The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

  • Beyond Words and Hungering Dark by Frederick Buechner

  • The Mind of JesusNew Testament Words, The Parables of Jesus, and Prayers for Help and Healing by William Barclay

  • Wendell Barry

  • Periodicals: Weavings, Christianity Today, Upper Room, Presbyterian Outlook.

  • Poetry: Robert Frost, WB Yates, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson

  • Matthew Henry Commentary

  • Tanakh

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