Top 5 resources for January

January 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 include highlights spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible reading  and more.

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.

30 Days 30 Peoples prayer guide
This prayer guide provides profiles and prayer points for some of the unreached people groups who have made their homes in North Carolina. The prayer guide is available in English and Spanish, and it is designed to encourage individuals to pray fervently that believers will take the gospel to them. You can use the guide as part of a special prayer emphasis in January. Those interested in the prayer emphasis can sign up to receive daily emails and text messages to prompt them to pray throughout the month of January.
Visit: peoplesnextdoornc.org | Follow: @pndnc

2019 Bible Reading Plan
Looking for a Bible reading plan for the new year? Consider using this plan that will take you through the entire Bible once and the New Testament and Psalms twice in the coming year. This is plan is the one being used by the BSCNC’s Embrace women’s ministry as part of its 2019 Bible reading challenge to encourage individuals to read through the Bible personally in 2019.
Visit: embracenc.org | Follow: @embracenc

How to Have a Quiet Time
One of the best ways to develop your personal relationship with God is through a daily, habitual quiet time. A quiet time is simply a way of quieting the busyness of the world and entering into fellowship with God through Bible study, prayer, worship and reflection. Whether a quiet time is new for you or you’ve had one for some time, this resource developed by the BSCNC’s Office of Prayer offers biblical and practical guidance and encouragement to help you cultivate or strengthen your daily time with the Lord.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/prayer | Follow: @ncbaptist

Disciple-Making at Home
The start of a new year is a great time to start a regular time of family devotions in your home or add new elements if family devotions are already a part of your regular routine. This resource provides a starting point for you and your family to cultivate faith at home through biblical reflection and intentional prayer times together as a family. Designed as a training plan for families, this resource will assist your efforts of making disciples in the home.
Visit: ncaptist.org/childhood | Follow: @ncbaptist

Levels of Biblical Learning
Levels of Biblical Learning is a resource developed by LifeWay that covers 10 biblical concept areas that children can learn as they study God’s Word. The concept areas are presented through six different age ranges, from infancy through preteen years, and reflect levels of understanding that follow how God designed children to learn. This resource is a helpful tool to help parents and children’s ministry leaders to see what concepts are appropriate for a child’s respective age.
Visit: ncaptist.org/childhood | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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