Top 5 resources for December 2021

December 6, 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.

Check out this month’s roundup, which includes a Christmas family devotional for Advent, a “Who is my Great Commission Catalyst?” resource and a family devotion guide. Also included are the videos from our 2021 annual meeting and a discipleship resource.

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.

Who is my Great Commission Catalyst?
Our team of geographically and affinity based Great Commission Catalysts stand ready to serve N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Check out this map to find out who your Great Commission Catalyst is and to learn how they can be of service.

‘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.

Annual meeting video resources
The theme for the 2021 annual meeting was “On Mission Together,” emphasizing how we as North Carolina Baptists can serve together for the sake of the gospel. Click here to watch the convention sermon, presidential address and more.

‘Now What?’ discipleship resource
The “Now What?” resource is a 12-week discipleship curriculum designed to help new believers discover foundational biblical truths of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The goal of these lessons is to equip new believers to take the next steps to live out those truths in a practical way.


by BSCNC Communications
 

MLK’s legacy fueled by hope in Christ

The black and white photo of Martin Luther King Jr. laying on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, with several people pointing toward the direction of the gunshot that killed him, has always been seared in my mind. My grandfather, James Hampton, first showed me the photo when I was...

Meet the Directors: John Butler

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Meet the Directors: Seth Brown

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Ser socios ha dado por resultado el plantar una iglesia hispana al oeste de Carolina del Norte

Hace dos años que una iglesia al oeste de Carolina del Norte y un creciente estudio bíblico en un hogar comenzaron una asociación de la cual surgió Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church en Español. «Me entusiasma saber que estaré haciendo la voluntad de nuestro Señor», dijo Carlos Pérez, el...

Partnership leads to Hispanic church plant in western NC

Two years ago, a western North Carolina church and a growing home Bible study began a partnership that led to the recent launch of a Hispanic church plant, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church en Español. “I am excited to know that I can do the will of our Lord,” Carlos Perez, the new...

Meet the Directors: Kathryn Carson

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Being pro-life calls for advocacy and action

As followers of Jesus Christ, the sanctity of human life is an issue that we can all stand united together on. Scripture tells us that all human beings are made in the image of God, are knit together in our mother’s womb, and are fearfully and wonderfully made. In 1984, former...

Meet the Directors: Chuck Register

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

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