Top 5 resources for February

February 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 tools to pray for missionaries and unreached people groups, free online courses, podcasts and highlights of various ministries.

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.

52 Sundays
Pray for missionaries throughout 2019 by using the free “52 Sundays” resource. “52 Sundays” is designed to help churches pray for and learn about missionaries and church planters who are serving around the world, across North America and in North Carolina. The resource includes PowerPoint slides, ready-to-print bulletin inserts and prayer prompts. “52 Sundays” can be adapted and used by churches during their weekly worship services or by Sunday School classes, home groups, prayer teams or individuals. Download the resource at ncbaptist.org/52sundays.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/52sundays | Follow: @ncbaptist

30 Days 30 Peoples Prayer Guide
Did you know that there are at least 154 identified unreached people groups with sizeable populations here in North Carolina? In January, the Baptist state convention’s Peoples Next Door N.C. ministry sponsored a prayer emphasis for these groups, and you can continue or begin to pray for them using this prayer guide. The guide includes people group profiles, prayer prompts and corresponding Scripture passages to help you and your church pray for the unreached who live right around us. The guide also includes tips on develop a churchwide prayer strategy and befriending a people group.
Visit: peoplesnextdoornc.org | Follow: @pndnc

N.C. Baptist Online Classroom
The launch of the newly redesigned Baptist state convention website last fall included a new online classroom that offers free, high-quality training courses aimed at helping you and your church fulfill its divinely appointed mission to impact lostness and make disciples. Three courses are currently available. They are: “Teaching Your Group,” “Foundations of Children’s Ministry” and “Sharing the Gospel with Your Group.” More courses will be added in the future.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/onlineclassroom | Follow: @ncbaptist

N.C. Baptist Podcast
Did you know that the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina hosts a podcast channel? The podcast features a variety of content from many N.C. Baptist training events that includes encouragement and practical equipping from pastors, ministry leaders, state convention staff and more. New episodes are scheduled to be added on a weekly basis. You can also click here to find us on iTunes.
Visit: ncbaptist.podbean.com | Follow: @ncbaptist

Ministry Highlights
This latest edition of this quarterly resource offers a snapshot of ministry among N.C. Baptists during the past three months. With updates on missions giving, upcoming events and brief highlights from a number of different ministry groups and teams, this resources allows you to stay up to date with the ministries of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. These highlights are also available in Spanish.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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