Every month, 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 the staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) to help meet the ministry needs of pastors and lay leaders across the state.
This month’s top five features access to North Carolina Missions Offering resources, a training curriculum to help care well for the abused, a family devotions guide and a manual for identifying and engaging lostness. Lastly, there is a new online classroom available to equip parents to properly teach their families how to study God’s Word.
In addition to the resources featured here, many more can be found at ncbaptist.org/resources. You may also follow @ncbaptist on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we’ll share other helpful resources throughout the month.
North Carolina Missions Offering resources
The North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) is a special offering received during the month of September that supports the ministries of Baptists on Mission, church planting, mission camps, associational projects and mobilization ministry projects. This year’s NCMO theme is “Compelled by Love,” based on 2 Corinthians 5:14. Check out these available resources that you and your church can use to promote this year’s offering.
Visit: ncmissionsoffering.org | Follow: @ncbaptist
Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused
Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused is a training curriculum developed by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Group and the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources. This resource brings together top experts from various fields to help leaders understand and implement best practices for handling a variety of abuse scenarios at church, school or in ministry.
Visit: churchcares.com | Follow: @ERLC
Faith Talk Family Devotions
The “Faith Talk Family Devotions” gives you access to 24 fun, easy-to-use devotions as you go throughout your day. Twenty church leaders from across North Carolina contributed to this great resource to help you have meaningful and spiritual conversations with your children. Additionally, this resource is accessible through the “NC Baptist” mobile app.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC
Manual for Discovery and Engagement
God has brought the nations to North Carolina. As His people, we are to be obedient in reaching those whom He is bringing to us with the gospel. The Manual for Discovery and Engagement is a primer for identifying and engaging people from other cultures with the gospel and mobilizing your church to do the same.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/peoples-next-door-nc | Follow: @PeoplesNextDoorNC
Reading Your Bible with Confidence online classroom
The “Reading Your Bible with Confidence” online classroom course is designed for church leaders to be equipped to present the Faith at Home’s “Reading Your Bible with Confidence Discovery Guide” to parents in their congregation. This tool is intended to help sharpen parents’ skills of observation, interpretation and application as they study God’s Word.
Visit: train.ncbaptistservices.org | Follow: @ncbaptist