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.
Check out this month’s roundup, which includes a Christmas family devotional for Advent and a prayer guide for the month of January. Also included is a brand new “Pockets of Lostness” map to identify lost and unreached peoples in North Carolina. Finally, we offer a collection of resources from our “Reimagine” project website and videos from the 2020 annual meeting.
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.
‘Family Advent Devotions’
This Advent devotional allows you to take your family through 25 devotions surrounding the coming of Christ to the world. Beginning on Dec. 1, each day’s short reading, discussion questions and prayer prompts will inspire you and your family to put Jesus at the center of Christmas. In the days leading up to Christmas Day, you and your family will celebrate the hope, joy and love of the Messiah in a meaningful way.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @faithathomeNC
‘Pray Together. Go Together.’
This new 30-day prayer guide was created to help us see the unreached people and least-reached places across our state. It is designed to be used as part of a special prayer emphasis during the month of January. It includes daily descriptions of unreached people and pockets of lostness, along with accompanying prayer points and tips for engagement. You may also sign up to receive daily text messages and email prayer prompts. Join us this January as we pray together and go together.
Visit: prayandgonc.org | Follow: @ncbaptist
NEW ‘Pockets of Lostness’ map
Discover lost and unreached people groups near you in North Carolina with this new interactive “Pockets of Lostness” map. You can find statistics and other helpful information related to unreached people groups and pockets. Learn how to best engage these groups with the gospel by using this map and connecting with a Strategic Focus Team member who can assist you and your church to impact lostness.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/pol | Follow: @ncbaptist
‘Reimagine’ resource website
While we must not surrender the core teachings found in the biblical theology of the church, we must learn how to innovate our practices in order to uphold what is timeless in a timely way. This website hosts numerous tools and resources to help you reimagine how your church can make disciples.
Visit: reimaginenc.org | Follow: @ncbaptist
Annual meeting video resources
With COVID-19 prevention guidelines in place, N.C. Baptists conducted the annual meeting held on Nov. 10 in Charlotte. The meeting theme was “God’s Great Hope” from Romans 15:13, which was timely for such an unprecedented year. A collection of videos from this year’s meeting is now available, including virtual breakout sessions, the convention sermon by Dr. Sam James, a message from state convention President Steve Scoggins and a celebratory video for Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr., just to name a few.
Visit: vimeo.com/channels/2020annualmeeting | Follow: @ncbaptist