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 contains a new curriculum for discipleship, along with resources to help your church promote various ministries and missionaries who serve locally, nationally and globally. Also included are a conversational witnessing tool you can use to share the gospel, as well as a practical guide for what it means to walk with God. Finally, as tax season approaches, we offer a free resource designed to help your church with federal tax reporting requirements.
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.
NEW! ‘Now What?’ resource
Alright, you shared the gospel with someone and they turned and trusted in Christ. Praise the Lord! However, the lingering question you may have on your mind is, “Now what?” This new resource presents a 10-week discipleship curriculum designed to help new believers discover foundational biblical truths of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
”52 Sundays” is a resource to help North Carolina Baptists pray for various ministries and missionaries who serve locally, nationally and globally. Each Sunday, a different ministry, missionary or church planter that is supported by the Cooperative Program is highlighted. This resource includes PowerPoint slides, prayer points and bulletin inserts. Download the resource and lead your church in praying for these ministries and missionaries every Sunday throughout the year.
“The 3 Circles” is a conversational witnessing tool that utilizes three circles that can be drawn on a piece of paper, on a napkin or anything else on hand to represent God’s design for the world, brokenness that resulted from sin and the hope of the gospel found in Jesus Christ. Consider using this tool with those God has placed in your life that do not yet know Christ as well as a way to equip other believers.
What does it mean to walk or commune with God? Why is walking with God an important topic to study? Isn’t it enough to accept Christ at the altar and serve at church on Sundays? This guide helps answer those questions and teaches you what it actually means to walk with the Lord daily. It can be used by pastors or lay leaders in an individual or small group study to help others grow spiritually in an intimate relationship with God and raise up leaders in the local church.
Ready or not, tax season is quickly approaching. If you are responsible for your church’s reporting requirements, this free resource can help make reporting season less taxing. The “Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches” has been written by a CPA and attorney who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers. It has been reviewed by GuideStone Financial Resources to ensure it addresses tax issues that affect Southern Baptists.