Top 5 resources for January 2021

January 4, 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 prayer guide for the month of January and a devotional for families to become more missional. Also included are the 2020 Book of Reports and a 2021 Bible-reading challenge. Finally, we offer a collection of resources from our 2020 annual meeting.

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.

‘Pray Together. Go Together.’
This 30-day prayer guide was created to help us see the unreached people and least-reached places across our state. The guide is designed to be used as part of a special prayer emphasis during the month of January. The guide includes daily descriptions of unreached people groups and pockets of lostness, along with accompanying prayer points and tips for engagement. You may also sign up to receive daily text messages and email prayer prompts. Join us this January as we pray together and go together.
Visit: prayandgonc.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

Missional Families Resource
Do families in your congregation see their homes or neighborhoods as a mission field? The “Acts 2:39 Missional Families Parent Guide” is designed to help parents discover new ways to be intentional in fulfilling the Great Commission at home and in their communities. Also available is the companion “Acts 2:39 Missional Families Leader’s Guide,” designed by church leaders for church leaders. Start the new year off right by using this seven-week study — ideal for Sunday School or small group settings.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

2020 Book of Reports

The 2020 Book of Reports functions as a review of the past year’s ministry work through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Learn more about kingdom work that is taking place throughout the various ministries of the convention. The resource is also available to view as a digital flipbook.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist
 
Developed by the 19th-century Scottish minister, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, this Bible reading plan takes readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year. Friends or small group members can encourage one another by committing together to the 2021 Bible reading challenge. Consider taking this challenge and let us know on social media how you plan to read the Bible in 2021. 
Visit: embracenc.org | Follow: @embracenc
 
Did you miss the 2020 annual meeting? You can still access resources and videos by visiting the annual meeting website. Video recordings of the main session are available here.  Additionally, resources include recorded breakout sessions that are available by visiting the virtual breakout session page. Lastly, this article also provides an overall recap of the annual meeting.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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