Top 5 resources for July 2020

July 1, 2020

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 feature an online classroom for Sunday School and small groups leadership training, a 3 Circles how-to video, a Reading Your Bible with Confidence Study Guide training, and our annual meeting website. Lastly, there is a guide to discuss moving toward genuine gospel communities across racial lines.

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.

Online classroom: Sunday School & small groups
Need a socially distanced way to train leaders in Sunday School and Small Group ministry? These online sessions will help you engage your group on a deeper level, providing basic foundational concepts.
Visit: train.ncbaptistservices.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

3 Circles how-to video
Want to share the gospel but not sure where to start or what to say? This brief video can teach you how to share naturally in everyday conversations.
Visit: disciplenc.org | Follow: @DiscipleNC

Reading Your Bible with Confidence training
To assist with the Faith at Home Reading Your Bible with Confidence Discovery Guide, this video training series helps walk users through each section of the guide.
Visit: faithathomeNC.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

Annual meeting website
“God’s Great Hope” is the theme for this year’s BSCNC annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 9-10 in Greensboro. The annual meeting website provides details about schedules, registration and other information for exhibitors and messengers.
Visit: ncannualmeeting.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

Undivided
In this 5-week video series and discussion guide 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 communities across racial lines.
Visit: namb.net | Follow: @NAMB_SBC


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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