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 N.C. Baptist staff to help meet the ministry needs of leaders across the state as they serve on mission together.

This month’s roundup includes a resource for engaging your local community through food bank ministries and additional resources for preventing sexual abuse and caring for survivors.

In addition to those 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.

Community food bank guide 
A growing number of hard-working North Carolinians who are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table live within a stone’s throw of N.C. Baptist churches. How can your church care for these hurting neighbors in practical, tangible ways?

Updated: N.C. Baptist associations list 
N.C. Baptist associations work with local congregations to reach their communities for Christ by strengthening churches, sharing the gospel and making disciples. Here’s an updated list with contact information for all of the N.C. Baptist associations.

Video: Alliance Defending Freedom 
The Church Alliance program from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) offers reviews of governing documents and policies, access to legal policies and more. ADF shares our commitment to religious freedom and helps pastors navigate various issues. N.C. Baptist churches and associations can sign up at a significant discount.

5 caring ways to listen to an abuse survivor 
People who have experienced sexual abuse often say they don’t feel heard or valued. As the listener, it is crucial to create a safe environment for the person to be transparent and honest. How can you listen with care?

3 reasons to build a team to care for the abused 
N.C. Baptist churches must be safe places for the vulnerable and harbors for the hurting. A care team helps your church prevent, respond and care for people in your church who have experienced abuse.

by N.C. Baptist Communications