Every few months, we spotlight five helpful resources for you as you seek to walk closely with the Lord and make disciples. Many of these resources are created by N.C. Baptist staff to help meet the ministry needs of leaders across the state.
Check out this month’s roundup, which includes a family devotional for Easter, a podcast about church health and resources for evangelism. Also included is an update on the Every Child initiative along with a video about N.C. Baptists serving Ukrainian refugees in Europe and information on how you can help.
In addition to the resources featured here, many more can be found at ncbaptist.org/resources. You can also follow @ncbaptist on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we regularly share other helpful resources.
‘Easter Family Focus’
This devotional booklet will help you experience the Easter story together as a family. The reading plan includes 15 days of Bible readings and discussion questions for children of all ages. As an added bonus, there are optional activities to use every day. Experience the Easter story from other perspectives and continue the rhythm in the days leading up to Easter.
Revitalize Podcast: What does a healthy church look like?
In this episode, church health and revitalization strategist Terry Long welcomes Chuck Lawless, professor of evangelism and missions and dean of doctoral studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for a conversation about church health. They discuss the importance of defining a vision and goals for becoming a healthy church, including a biblical commitment to teach God’s Word, worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, prayer, fellowship and an outward focus toward global missions.
Online training: Sharing the gospel with your group
Throughout the month of April, N.C. Baptists remember and observe a special emphasis on evangelism. This online training focuses on how every Sunday School class or small group can participate in the mission of God through being focused on the gospel. This course offers practical examples of how to get the members of your Sunday School class or small group into the mission field of their own neighborhoods and workplaces.
‘It’s a Family Matter’ Podcast: An interview with Todd Unzicker and Keith Henry
Todd Unzicker, N.C. Baptist executive director-treasurer, recently joined Michael Blackwell, president and CEO of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH), and Keith Henry, BCH chief operating officer, for a conversation about the Every Child foster care and adoption ministry. Every Child is a partnership between both organizations that is rooted in a shared vision to serve and care for the thousands of children in North Carolina’s foster care system.
Video: Offering hope in Ukraine
Consider downloading and sharing this brief two-minute video during your service this Sunday to help others learn more about how N.C. Baptists are serving Ukrainian refugees, what God is doing and how you can help.
by NC Baptist Communications