Resource Center

The Resource Center, also known as the Center for Christian Growth of WNY, is supported in educational ministry by the Presbytery of Western New York.

The Resource Center is located in First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda at 149 Broad Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150.



The Resource Center:

  • is a contact with what your denomination and other local churches are doing

  • is a place for the sharing of ideas and for help for people carrying out the mission of the church.

  • is a library where books, tapes, records, and curriculum are available for churches to borrow and preview.

  • Has over 4000 Resources for use in:

          • Bible Study

          • Faith Development

          • Worship, Mission

          • Teacher/Leader Training

          • Stewardship, Evangelism

          • Youth Groups, Church School

          • Personal Growth, Small Groups

          • Social Concerns/ Justice Ministries

Resources are available in the following categories:

The Bible Story

Old and New Testament Studies, Bible Background, History, Interpretation, Jesus, God, Early Church, Advent-Christmas, Lent-Easter, Pentecost

The Church Story

History, Beliefs, Worship, Sacraments, Music, Prayer, Spiritual Growth, Planning, New Members, Stewardship, Evangelism, Confirmation, Racial-Ethnic Ministry, Leader Training, Small Church, Major Resources of Christian Churches (Disciples), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ


Preschool, Youth, Adults, V.C.S. Intergenerational, Teaching, Storytelling, Drama, Crafts, Games, Outdoor Ministries, Retreats

Life Maps

Family, Parenting, Lifestyle Change, Wholeness-Health, Values, Ethics, Morals, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Life Planning, Aging, Death and Dying

World Community

Africa, Central/South America, China, South Asia, Korea, Middle East, Pacific, Europe, Mission Resources, Global Living, Jewish Studies, Ecumenism, World Religions


Disabilities, Human Rights, Homelessness, Ecology, Hunger, Peace, Energy, Faith/Public Life, Substance Abuse, Cults, Women's and Men's Concerns, Sexuality, Justice, Racial-Ethnic Concerns, AIDS.

Resources may be borrowed by:

  • Coming to the Resource Center

  • Requesting resources by phone to be mailed. (You pay postage.)

  • Calling for an appointment for a resource visit: (716) 389-2023