Abingdon Press has announced the formal launch of its electronic resources website, Ministry Matters, www.ministrymatters.com. The website offers a wealth of resources for pastors, church leaders, and students, making available over 50,000 pages of quality Bible reference, theology, preaching, teaching, andworship tools to enhance scholarship and ministry including: The New Interpreter’s Bible, The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, The Handbook of Denominations in the United States (12th Edition), The Abingdon Old Testament and New Testament Commentaries series, the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, and much more, including more than 50 bonus ebooks in the new “My Library” section.
Of particular importance to Wesleyan and Methodist scholars is the fact that the content of the following volumes of The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley is now available in digital form to Ministry Matters subscribers:
• The Sermons (Vols. 1–4)
• A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (Vol. 7)
• The Journals & Diaries (Vols. 18–24)
In addition, the full content of the 14-volume Jacksonedition of Wesley’s Works appears to be accessible though the search function of the site, though this is not at present indicated in the table of contents, which mentions only the volumes from the Bicentennial Edition noted above.
Premium access subscriptions to Ministry Matters are available to individuals for the regular price of $14.99 per month or $149.00 annually. An introductory price of $99.00 per year is available for a limited time. A special rate of $69.00 per year is available to college, university, and seminary students, and to participants in the United Methodist Course of Study. Just click the “Student Subscription” tab on the sign-up page and use your *.edu email address to verify your student status.
Those who are training for ministry but do not have an *.edu email address, including Course of Study School students, may request the special student subscription rate by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The special student subscription includes all the resources of the regular premium access subscription at a rate that recognizes the sacrifices made by those who are preparing for a career in ministry.
Special pricing is also available for libraries, churches, and other groups wishing to subscribe for ten or more individuals, enablingthem to make the resources of Ministry Matters available to their members at a discount of up to 65%. For educational institutions this would include currently enrolled students andactive faculty and staff members. Rates are based on the number of log-in IDs that an organization needs:
Institutional Subscription Rates
Up to . . . Annual rate
10 users $1,000
25 users $2,100
50 users $3,400
100 users $5,200
100 plus $5,900
Contact email@example.com with any questions about student or institutional subscription pricing. Forfurther information visit the Ministry Matters website: www.ministrymatters.com.