Top 5 resources for August 2021

August 2, 2021

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 the 2021 annual meeting website, “Fill the Tank” resources, a training curriculum to help care well for the abused and a family devotions guide. Lastly, there is a manual for identifying and engaging lostness.

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.

Annual meeting website
“On Mission Together” is the theme of the 2021 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This website includes information about the meeting and resources for messengers and others planning to attend.
Visit: ncannualmeeting.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

‘Fill the Tank’ resources
Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on Sept. 12 around the world. God is already moving in the hearts of new believers throughout our state, calling people to Himself. Check out this prayer guide to use leading up to this baptism emphasis. You can find other resources for evangelism and discipleship, preparing for baptisms and more at fillthetanknc.org.
Visit: fillthetanknc.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 (SBC) 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: peoplesnextdoornc.org | Follow: @PeoplesNextDoorNC


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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