Top 5 resources for July 2018

July 2, 2018

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 on areas such as disciple-making, collegiate partnerships, prayer 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.

Undivided
We’re divided along party lines, poverty lines and, especially, racial lines. That division has crept into our churches as well. But that’s not how God designed the Church. We are meant to be an undivided example in a divided world. In this free, five-week video series and discussion guide developed by the North American Mission Board, pastors J.D. Greear and Dhati Lewis unpack what it looks like to move your church toward genuine gospel community across racial lines.
Visit: namb.net/undivided | Follow: @NAMB_SBC

20 Most Strategic Campuses
With more than 100 of the 148 college campuses in North Carolina without a reproducing gospel presence, college campuses are a mission field for N.C. Baptist churches. Just like the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, we have to address this challenge one school at time. This resource provides a helpful listing of 20 college campuses in North Carolina with an assessment of their needs.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/collegiate | Follow: @nocampusleft

Do’s & Don’ts of Collegiate Ministry
College students return for the fall semester shortly and this demographic is a growing area of need for the gospel. Utilize this concise list of helpful tips and practices to help you and your church better serve college students.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/collegiate | Follow: @nocampusleft

N.C. Baptist Podcast
Did you know that the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina hosts a podcast channel? Click the above link to find a topical breakdown of the many breakout sessions hosted at past events. You can also click here to find us on iTunes.
Visit: ncbaptist.podbean.com | Follow: @ncbaptist

How to Have a Quiet Time
One of the best ways to deepen your personal relationship with God is through a daily, habitual quiet time; however, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. This helpful guide serves as an encouragement to engage in devotional time with the Lord richly and consistently.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/prayer | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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