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Thanks for visiting the website! This month’s picture is of a group of church leaders, most of them are from newly established churches, Neyba, Dominican Republic, March 2019. [Click picture to enlarge.]

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Ministry and mission work is a team effort -- Jan and I have shared the task of ministry and mission work for over 50 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw in my family. One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of rich Colombian coffee! My greatest joy in life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by countless people around the world!

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About this website....a note from Bob

From time to time, I am asked the question, "Why do you have a website?" I have asked myself a similar question, "What do I hope to accomplish?" This page answers those questions by providing a brief history and an overview of the site's contents.

History of bobyoungresources.com
The initial version of this website appeared in the mid-1990s as an effort to make available to students the syllabi and various resources being used in my classes at Ohio Valley College (now Ohio Valley University, OVU). At that time and for several years after, the site was maintained as a subdirectory of the OVC website. Little by little, many of the ministry and mission resources which I had developed in my previous ministries, along with material that I was continuing to develop, were added to the site. When I left OVC, the website was moved for a short time to the website of a church with which I was working, again appearing as a subdirectory. As the site developed, resources in Spanish were added and the number of mission-related items increased.
The website moved to its current domain (bobyoungresources.com) in 2003. At that time, the website was expanded to include personal contact and resume information. When toward the end of 2007, the website was reconstructed with the help of T & S Web Design of Edmond, Oklahoma, it took on its current appearance. At that time, a blog was added to the site. The site is classified as "religious" or "religious resources" in most search engines.
Over the years, the purposes of the website and the kinds of materials provided on the site have become more focused. Generally, a primary purpose is connecting people with resources in a way that is useful for students, church workers, teachers, ministers, missionaries, and all Christians.

  • The primary purpose of this website is to provide written materials related to Christian ministry and missions, including articles, sermons, and other materials. There are also some academic resources and some materials in Spanish.
  • A second purpose is to connect resources and needs, primarily connecting US churches and individuals with specific mission needs in Latin America.

Providing resources: ministry, missions, academic, and Spanish
Most of the resources on the site can be identified as either ministry or mission resources. These include sermons, classes, studies, and articles. Almost all of the content has been written by the site owner. The academic resources are generally focused in biblical, ministry and mission studies. These resources provide tools for effective participation in the kingdom plans and purposes of Jesus Christ. Never far from my mind as I write and add materials is the challenge to seek and save the lost, to strengthen the saved, and to serve all in the name of Jesus Christ.
The site has included a few Spanish resources almost from the beginning. In recent years, the effort to provide ministry and mission resources in Spanish has increased. Work in this area has been challenging since Spanish is not my first language. The Spanish resources include my own writings--syllabi, sermons, classes, and articles. It is my goal that the number of Spanish resources will continue to grow.
The site provides a few "weblinks" to other web resources, but with the continual improvement of search engines, the weblinks are less helpful. While links are kept current and broken links are removed regularly, many of the weblink pages will eventually be removed.

Connecting resources with needs
Another purpose of this site is to provide a point of contact for connecting missionary resources and needs, especially in Latin American missions. I describe the goal this way: "We want to connect people and resources, so that people with resources can connect with people who need those resources." We are able to connect sponsoring or participating churches with a variety of needs on the mission fields of Latin America. Especially for smaller churches that desire a project that can be "owned" for a small amount of money, we can provide numerous options. Churches or individuals that are interested in finding and funding smaller mission projects are encouraged to contact us.

Encouraging dialogue: Participating in the conversation
The addition of a blog was a reflection of my desire to be part of a larger conversation about spiritual and kingdom things. More recently, "blogging" has fallen out of favor, primarily because of the numerous options available on social media. Therefore, you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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