Top 5 resources for April

April 1, 2019

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 features a 50-day prayer calendar, a family ministry podcast, a resource to aid in Vacation Bible School preparation, a pocket-of-lostness map to assist you in missional community planning and a family Easter devotional.

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.

An Easter Devotional for Your Family
Easter is right around the corner. Use this 15-Day Family Easter Focus to 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.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/faithathome | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

Vacation Bible School Strategies for Children
Did you know that 25 percent of all people who will be baptized this year in Southern Baptist churches will do so because of the ministry of Vacation Bible School? This resource explains how to work intentionally and strategically to present the gospel to children who may be ready for this crucial step of faith.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/children | Follow: facebook.com/ChildhoodMinistryNC/

Podcast: Planning for the Long Game
Hear from a North Carolina pastor who discusses one church’s effort to go beyond seasonal family ministry planning to a long-term process that teaches families to think with the end in mind and prioritize their own family’s spiritual growth. This podcast will help you discover how churches can equip and encourage parents to do what God has already empowered them to do in their families.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

50 Days of Prayer Calendar
Oswald Chambers once said, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.” This 50-day prayer guide will help you create a spiritual framework for planting churches and making disciples.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/churchplanting | Follow: @NCchurchplants

Pockets of Lostness Map
Want to learn who and where your neighbors are who are far from God? This video (located near bottom of page) explains the term “pocket of lostness.” Check out this page to see who and where your neighbors are that need the gospel.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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