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 resources feature an assessment for revitalization in your church, a resource on how to have your whole church involved in Vacation Bible School and a bookmark to aid inductive Bible study. Furthermore, this top five includes a study on what it means to be a servant of God and free access to an online classroom focused on equipping your Sunday School class or small group.

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.

‘Revitalization Assessment’ tool
Many congregations feel an uneasiness concerning their effectiveness in making disciples. Leaders often feel overwhelmed and are not sure where to begin when it comes to revitalization. This resource provides a starting point for the revitalization process, as it includes a survey to be used with leadership in order to determine the current reality of the congregation.
Visit: revitalizenc.org | Follow: @RevitalizeNC

21 ways to be part of Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is right around the corner, so the time to plan is now. This resource provides 21 practical ways anyone can contribute to your church’s VBS ministry. You may think VBS is for children only, but VBS is most successful when the church embraces it as a total church ministry.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/vbs | Follow: @ChildhoodMinistryNC

‘Servants of God’
The “Servants of God” study is designed for pastors and lay leaders to know what it means to serve the Lord by serving others. It can be used individually or in a small group setting to help others grow spiritually and raise up leaders in the local church. This study is a follow-up to the “People of the Book” resource that was released previously.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

‘Reading Your Bible with Confidence’ bookmark
Studying Scripture can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. The “Reading Your Bible with Confidence” bookmark is a simple, easy-to-use tool that will help you observe, interpret and accurately apply every passage in God’s Word.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

Sharing the gospel with your group
This free online classroom 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.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist