Research guides

Practical guides for your church

ERLC Guides
ERLC Guides

The questions we face today regarding life, religious liberty, marriage and family, and human dignity require more than platitudes and theories. Our churches and communities need practical help rooted in the timeless truths of Scripture.

Our guides are designed to provide you with theologically-grounded and accessible information that will assist your church in being salt and light in your neighborhood and state. We will cover topics such as how your church can approach conversations and policies related to gender and sexuality,  how you might think about and counsel individuals considering in vitro fertilization, and what you can do to ensure the protection and promotion of religious liberty in our country.

You can view and download our guides for free. We hope they serve your church as you seek to bring the light of Jesus to our nation.

ERLC Guides
ERLC Guides

Latest research guides

Check out our most recent theological and practical resources for you and your church.

A Christian Guide to Political Engagement

A free resource for Christians facing an election year

Why are election years so difficult? During election season, there is a tendency to reduce complex issues to soundbites. As a consequence, voters are not required...

Research resources

The Research work of the ERLC produces essays, white papers, and guides designed to shape evangelical conversations and equip you to faithfully address ethical and moral issues.


Long-form content

These 3,000-4,000-word articles deal with topics important to the Research team's work.

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White Papers

Academic studies

These downloadable papers explain an ethical or theological position on issues relevant to the ERLC's mission.

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Practical and theological church resources

These ebooks, handbooks, statements, and other resources are accessible and applicable to churches and ministry leaders.

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