Adult Education

 

 

 

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 The resources and materials listed below are from a variety of sources, not all Missouri Synod, not all Lutheran. Many of these video series have been utilized by the Parish Services Executive. They are all useful and can provide assistance in such ministry areas as Bible studies/adult education, family life, youth, children’s ministries and parochial education. In some cases it may be necessary to “separate wheat from chaff,” but those who can rightly divide Law & Gospel should have no problem.

For a downloadable document of our resources, click here

  • These video resources are listed by title, topic, publishing house, author and with a phone number to order or find out more information.
  • Resources are available from the Parish Services Library to be checked out by District congregations and schools. They may be used free of charge. We just ask that you return them to the District once you are done with them.
  • All resources are in VHS format unless noted otherwise.
  • If you would like more information on any of these resources, or if you would like a copy of this document mailed to you, feel free to contact the Parish Services office.
  1. The Jesus I Never Knew
    (Life of Jesus); Philip Yancey; 14 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing;(800)727-1309
  2. Parenting Adolescents
    (Parenting Teens); Kevin Huggins; 8 Sessions
    NavPress;(800)350-9458(distributed by Christian Family Video)
  3. Making Love Last Forever
    (Marriage); Gary Smalley;
    LifeWay Press, 127 Ninth Avenue, Nashville, TN 37234
  4. Margins
    (Stress/Life Management); Richard Swenson; 8 Sessions
    Dallas Christian Video;(800)350-9458
  5. Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
    (Parenting); Kevin Leman;
    Dallas Christian Video; (800)350-9458
  6. Life is No Picnic
    (Stress); Charles Lowery; 13 Sessions
    Faith Products, Inc.; (972)226-7472
  7. An Ounce of Prevention
    (Marriage); Gary Richmond; 13 Sessions
    Faith Products, Inc.; (972)226-7472
  8. Wrestling With Angels
    (Life’s Tough Q’s); Campolo/Yancey/Smedes & Others; 6 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing; (800)727-1309
  9. Grandparenting By Grace
    (Grandparenting); Irene Endicott; 4 Sessions
    Dallas Christian Video; (800)350-9458
  10. On Main Street
    (Variety of Single Topic Tapes); Dale Meyer
    Lutheran Hour Ministries; (800)944-3450
  11. Parenting With Values
    (Parenting); Roger Sonnenberg; 6 Sessions
    Concordia Publishing House; (800)325-3040
  12. The Godmakers
    (Mormonism);
    Jeremiah Films
  13. The Godmakers II
    (Mormonism);
    Jeremiah Films
  14. Witness of Jehovah
    (Jehovah Witnesses); 50 Minute Video;
    Good News Defenders
  15. Angels: God’s Superbeings
    (Angels); Bruce Wilkerson; 2-Part Video
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; (800)763-5433
  16. Satan: Truth Revealed About The Liar
    (Devil); Bruce Wilkerson;
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; 2-Part Video; (800)763-5433
  17. Demons: Angels Gone Bad
    (Demons); Bruce Wilkerson; 2-Part Video
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries;(800)763-5433
  18. Sent Forth By God’s Blessings
    (LCMS History); 12 Short Segments;
    LCMS Video
  19. Answers in Genesis
    (Creationism); Ken Ham; 12 Video Tapes
    Master Books; (719)591-0800
  20. The Five Love Languages
    (Relationships); Gary Chapman; 2 Sessions
    LifeWay Press; (800)458-2772
  21. The Three Chairs: A legacy to Live By
    (Spiritual Development); Bruce Wilkerson
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; (800)763-5433
  22. The Three Chairs: Secrets of Raising Godly Children
    (Spiritual Development); Bruce Wilkerson
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; (800)763-5433
  23. The Three Chairs: The Surprising Reason God Created Marriage
    (Spiritual Development); Bruce Wilkerson
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; (800)763-5433
  24. The Three Chairs: How Family Legacies are Created
    (Spiritual Development); Bruce Wilkerson
    Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; (800)763-5433
  25. Keeping the Promise
    (Marriage Enrichment); Kevin Leman; 8 Sessions
    Dallas Christian Videos; (800)350-9458
  26. What’s So Amazing About Grace
    (Grace); Philip Yancey; 10 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing; (800)727-1309
  27. He Chose The Nails
    (Christ/Lent); Max Lucado; 12 Sessions
    Word Publishing
  28. Capture the Joy
    (Women of Faith); 8 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing; (800)727-1309
  29. Prepare to Serve
    (Service, Human Care); Ruth Koch; Multiple Sessions
    LWML; (800)252-5965
  30. Boundaries
    (Time Life Management); Henry Cloud & John Townsend; 9 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing; (800)727-1309
  31. The Odyssey of St. Paul
    (Travels of Paul); Dr. Paul Maier; 8 Sessions
    Tobias Communications; (800)463-4685
  32. The Child In Our Hands
    (Child Ministry/Family Life Prog.); 45 Minute Video
    Augsburg Youth & Family Institute; (612)330-1624
  33. Faith Stepping Stones
    (Child Ministry/Family Life Prog.); 45 Minute Video
    Faith Incubators; (888)55-FAITH
  34. The Andy Griffith Bible Study: Parables from the Fishing Hole
    (Relationships); Volumes I & II
    Nelson Word Publishing; (800)933-9673
  35. The Andy Griffith Bible Study: Mayberry Bible Study
    (Relationships); Volumes III & IV
    Nelson Word Publishing; (800)933-9673
  36. Parenting By Heart
    (Parenting);
    Total TV;(972)423-3800
  37. Martin Luther
    (Life of Luther);
    Vision Video
  38. Temple of the God Makers
    (Mormons); 26 Minute Video;
    Jeremiah Films
  39. Faith Lessons on the Promised Land
    (Holy Land); 5 Sessions
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  40. It Takes A Faith Community
    (Children’s Ministry); 28 Minute Video
    Concordia Publishing House; 800-325-3040
  41. Family Ministry 101
    (Family Ministry); CD-ROM –
    Power Point LCMS Family Ministry; http://dcs.lcms.org
  42. Family Based Youth Ministry
    (Youth Ministry); CD-ROM –
    Power Point LCMS Family Ministry; http://dcs.lcms.org
  43. Professional Church-Worker
    (Ministry); Families: Blessed or Cursed
    LCMS Family Ministry; http://dcs.lcms.org CD-ROM–PowerPoint
  44. REMOVED OCTOBER 2013: An Ordinary Day With Jesus
    (Life of Jesus); 8 Sessions
    Zondervan Church Service; 800-727-3480
  45. Jesus Among Other Gods
    (World Religions); Thomas Nelson
    http://www.thomasnelson.com
  46. Sharing Faith in Families
    (Family Life Bible Study)
    LCMS/CPH; 800-325-3040
  47. What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know
    (Teaching Tips);
    Gospel Light; http://www.gospellight.com
  48. Beloved Disciple
    (Gospel of John); Beth Moore
    LifeWay; www.lifeway.com
  49. Jesus,The One and Only
    (Life of Jesus); Beth Moore
    LifeWay; www.lifeway.com
  50. Solomon's Temple
    (Vision Video);
    http://www.Christianbook.com
  51. In The Footsteps of Jesus In The Roots of Jesus
    (Life & Time of Jesus);
    http://www.Christianbook.com
  52. Jesus of Nazareth
    (Life of Jesus);
    http://www.Christianbook.com
  53. Boundaries With Kids
    (Parenting)
    Zondervan Publishing; http://www.lifewaystores.com
  54. Bringing Up Boys
    (Parenting) James Dobson;
    http://www.family.org *available in VHS or DVD format
  55. When God Weeps
    (Suffering)
    Zondervan Church Source; www.zondervan.com
  56. Faith Lessons on the Early Church
    (Early Church)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  57. Faith Lessons on the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah
    (Jesus)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  58. Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah
    (Jesus)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  59. Faith Lessons on the Prophets and Kings of Israel
    (Old Testament)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  60. Faith Lessons on the Promised Land
    (Old Testament)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  61. Becoming a Contagious Christian
    (Witnessing)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  62. If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
    (Trusting God)
    Zondervan Publishing; www.zondervan.com
  63. REMOVED OCTOBER 2013: Faithful Women of the Bible
    (Women of the Bible)
    Candlelight Media; www.CandlelightMedia.com
  64. Jehovah Witnesses: A Non-Prophet Organization
    (Jehovah Witnesses)
    Witness Inc.; www.jeremiahfilms.com
  65. The Secret World of Mormonism
    (Mormons)
    Jeremiah Films; www.jeremiahfilms.com
  66. Jesus Fact or Fiction
    (4½ hour DVD - "Jesus" film and 50 tough questions of life discussion)
    Inspirational Films * DVD format only
  67. The Passion of Christ
    (Passion of Christ)
    Mel Gibson
    20th Century Fox
  68. Luther
    (Life of Luther)
    MGM; www.cph.org
  69. The Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study
    (Relationships); Volumes I, II, III
    Christian Book Distributors; (978)977-5000
  70. Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches
    (Paul)
    Inspirational Films; www.apostlepaulthefilm.com * DVD format only
  71. Christianity and Islam
    (World Religions)
    Vision Video; Inspirational Films * DVD format only
  72. Living a Life of Love and Laughter
    (Relationships) Dennis Swanberg
    Sampson Ministry Resources; 800-371-5248 www.sampsonresources.com
  73. Removed October 2013:   -Parenting Your Teenager, DVD
    (Parenting)
    Bluefish TV; www.bluefishtv.com
  74. Cracking the Code:The Da Vinci Code
    (Da Vinci Code) www.crossways.org
    * DVD format only
  75. REMOVED July 2007: Decoding the Da Vinci Code
    (Da Vinci Code) www.crossways.org
    * DVD format only
  76. The Passion of Jesus
    (Christ) www.crossways.org
    * DVD format only
  77. The Bible and the Land: Israel in Context
    (Geography) www.crossways.org
    * DVD format only
  78. The Lucy Show Bible Study
    (Relationships) Volumes I, II & III
    www.EntMin.com
  79. Genesis
    (Creation & the Flood) TriMark Home Video
    * DVD format only
  80. The Jesus DVD
    (An Interactive Journey through the Life and World of Jesus)
    Tyndale House Publishers
  81. The Dick Van Dyke Show Bible Study
    (Relationships) Volumes I & II
    www.EntMin.com
  82. Bonanza Bible Study
    (Relationships) Volumes I, II & III
    www.EntMin.com
  83. The Superman Bible Study
    (Relationships) Volume I
    www.EntMin.com
  84. REMOVED October 2013: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    (The Chronicles of Narnia) www.narnia.com
    * DVD format only
  85. Faith Under Fire: Faith and Jesus
    Lee Strobel www.zondervan.com
    * DVD format only
  86. Faith Under Fire: A New Kind of Faith
    Lee Strobel www.zondervan.com
    * DVD format only
  87. A Christmas Carol Bible Study (Dicken's Christmas Carol)
    The Entertainment Industry www.EntMin.com
    * DVD format only
  88. The Bible For Busy People (Panoramic overview of the Old and New Testaments)
    Crossways material;
    www.crossways.org
    * DVD format only
  89. Gilligan’s Island and the Seven Deadly Sins Bible Study
    (Relationships) The Entertainment Industry;
    www.EntMin.com
    * DVD format only
  90. REMOVED October 2013: The Nativity Story
    (Birth of Christ) A Catherine Hardwicke Film;
    www.thenativitystory.com
    * DVD format only
  91. 40 Days of Purpose
    (Small Groups)
    www.purposedriven.com
    * DVD format only
  92. Veggie Tales
    (A Variety of Topics) by Veggie Tales;
    www.bigidea.com
    * DVD format only
  93. Hermie & Friends
    (A Variety of Topics) Max Lucado;
    www.hermieandfriends.com
    * DVD format only
  94. FISH! Catch the Energy, Release the Potential
    ChartHouse Learning;
    www.charthouse.com
    * VHS format only
  95. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
    (Prayer) Philip Yancey;
    www.zondervan.com
    * DVD format only
  96. Value-Packed Parenting - Raising Rock Solid Kids in a Pleasure Driven World
    (Parenting) Kevin Leman;
    www.samsonresources.com
    * DVD series only
  97. Christianity: The First Three Centuries - From Christ to Constantine
    (Early Christian Church) Dr. Paul Maier;
    www.tobiascom.com
    * DVD series only
  98. Marriage - Transforming Your Expectations
    (Christian Marriage) www.mpbooks.com
    * DVD series only
  99. The Power of a Praying Woman
    (Prayer/Women's Ministry)
    www.sampsonresources.com
    * DVD series only
  100. Your Child … Essentials of Discipline
    (Focus on the Family)
    www.family.org
    * DVD and VHS
  101. Shepherding a Child’s Heart
    (Parenting)
    Shepherd Press, Wapwallopen, PA
    * DVD series only
  102. The Life of Noah
    (Story Tellers) Youth Bible Study/Youth Leadership
    www.bluefishtv.com
    * DVD series only
  103. The Life of Nehemiah
    (Story Tellers) Youth Bible Study/Youth Leadership
    www.bluefishtv.com
    * DVD series only
  104. The Hammer of God
    Bo Giertz;
    www.lutheranvisuals.com
    * DVD series only
  105. Esther-Beth Moore Study
    (Women's Bible Study)
    LifeWay Christian Resources
    * DVD series only
  106. REMOVED October 2013: DVD Bible - 13 Children's Stories from the Old and New Testament
    Thomas Nelson Publishing
  107. What Great Principals Do Differently - DVD Training Set
    Todd Whitaker Eye on Education
  108. What Great Teachers Do Differently- DVD Training Set
    Todd Whitaker Eye on Education
  109. The John Wayne Movie Bible Study
    (Relationships/Values)
    www.EntMin.com
    * DVD series
  110. Reformation Overview
    Christian History Institute
    www.visionvideo.com
    * 6-part DVD Series
  111. The Aqua Church Challenge
    (Leadership) Paul Woods Group Publishing
    *VHS Series
  112. Emerging Culture
    (Church Culture/Future)
    Jimmy Long InterVarsity Press
    *DVD Series
  113. Crave
    (Small Groups/Meaning of Life) Erwin Raphael McManus
    www.LifeWay.com
    *DVD Series
  114. Renewing the Family Spirit: Spiritual Growth Through All Types of Weather
    (Family Life)
    David J. Ludwig Family Films-Concordia Publishing House
  115. The Case for a Creator
    (Apologetics) Lee Strobel  
    *DVD Format
  116. The Case for Christ
    (Apologetics) Lee Strobel  
    *DVD Format
  117. The Case for Christ
    (Apologetics) Lee Strobel  
    Book
  118. The Case for Faith
    (Apologetics) Lee Strobel  
    ;Book
  119. Insight: Harry Potter Bible study
    Stephen Skelton
    http://www.entmin.com/htm/insight_harrypotter.html
    *DVD Format
  120. The Case for a Creator, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator
    (Apologetics) Lee Strobel
    *3 DVD Set
  121. REMOVED October 2013: Christianity and the Competition
    Dr. Paul L.
    Maier www.Tobiascom.com
    *DVD Format
  122. Thousands… Not Billions
    (ages 12 to adult) Institute for Creation Research
    www.icr.org
  123. Rock Strata, Fossils, and the Flood
    (ages 12 to adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
  124. Fossils & the Flood: What’s the Connection?
    (ages 12 to adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
  125. Noah’s Flood: Washing Away Millions of Years
    (ages 12 to adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
  126. Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Global Tectonics and the Flood
    (ages 12 to adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
  127. Millions of Years: Where did the Idea Come From?
    (ages 12 to adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
  128. 21st Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom
    (Teaching)
    ASCD www.ascd.org
  129. Assessment for 21st Century Skills: The Case for 21st Century Learning and Assessment
    (Teaching
    ) ASCD www.ascd.org
  130. Assessment for 21st Century Learning : 21st Century Assessment Principles and Practices
    (Teaching) ASCD
    www.ascd.org
  131. Assessment for 21st Century Learning : Transforming the 21st Century Learning Organization Practices
    (Teaching) ASCD
    www.ascd.org
  132. Dealing with Difficult Topics
    (Six Different Subjects)
    www.visionvideo.org
  133. Fatherhood with Joel Biermann
    (Fatherhood) Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhm.org *DVD
  134. Joseph, Carpenter of Steel
    Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhm.org *DVD
  135. Insight: Twilight
    Stephen Skelton
    http://www.entmin.com/htm/insight_twilight.html
    *DVD Format
  136. The New Answers, DVD 1, 2, & 3
    (ages 12 to Adult) Answers in Genesis
    www.answersingenesis.org
    *DVD Format
  137. Removed October 2013:  Faith Legacy Series - Father/Son Retreat, 5th & 6th Grades
    (Parenting Teens) Kids Kount Publishing
    wwwkidskountpublishing.com
    *DVD Format
  138. Removed October 2013:  Faith Legacy Series - Mother/Daughter Retreat, 5th & 6th Grades
    (Parenting Teens) Kids Kount Publishing
    wwwkidskountpublishing.com
    *DVD Format
  139. Removed October 2013:  Faith Legacy Series - Communicating with Honor/7th Grade Seminar
    (Parenting Teens) Kids Kount Publishing
    wwwkidskountpublishing.com
    *DVD Format
  140. Removed October 2013:  Faith Legacy Series - "What's God Been Saying to You Lately?"/8th Grade Seminar
    (Parenting Teens) Kids Kount Publishing
    wwwkidskountpublishing.com
    *DVD Format
  141. Modern Parables Bible Study
    (6 Different Parables)
    www.modernparables.com
    *DVD
  142. How We Got the Bible
    Dr. Paul L. Maier Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhmmen.com
    *DVD
  143. We the People: Citizens of Two Kingdoms
    Dr. Dale Meyer Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhmmen.com
    *DVD
  144. REMOVED October 2013: Conversations about Dating, Sex, and Relationships
    (College aged groups) Concordia University, Texas
    *7 part DVD series
  145. Explaining All the Scary Stuff in REVELATION
    Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhmmen.com
    *DVD
  146. Pastors and Elders; Caring for the Church and One Another
    (Elder Training)
    www.cph.org
    *DVD
  147. Fatherhood
    Joel Biermann Lutheran Hour Ministries
    www.lhmmen.com
    *DVD
  148. REMOVED October 2013Visionary Marriage
    Rob and Amy Rienow
    www.visionarymarriage.com
    *DVD
  149. REMOVED October 2013 - Visionary Parenting
    Rob Rienow
    www.visionaryparenting.com
    *DVD
  150. The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
    Gary Chapman
    www.lifeway.com
    *DVD
  151. The Nooma Discussion Series
    www.Zondervan.com
    *19 DVDs