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 a brand new training curriculum to equip churches to respond well when sexual, physical or emotional abuse is reported, in addition to a resource that helps churches and ministry leaders protect children. Also included is a simple guide for anyone who wants to study the Bible for themselves and a brand new online training module for Sunday School and Small Groups. Finally, we are offering a step-by-step video on how to share the gospel using the 3 Circles tool.
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.
New! Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused
Every church must be equipped to respond well in the initial stages of learning about instances of sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused is a training curriculum developed by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Group and the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources. This resource brings together top experts from various fields to help leaders understand and implement the best practices for handling a variety of abuse scenarios at church, school or ministry. The curriculum includes a handbook, introductory video and 12 video lessons. The most comprehensive training takes place when the handbook and videos are used together.
Visit: churchcares.com | Follow: @ERLC
Protecting our Church and Children
Children are the most precious but also most vulnerable segment of our church population. This resource was created by the state convention’s Childhood Ministry with North Carolina churches in mind. Where applicable, North Carolina child care regulations have been met or exceeded in the recommendations offered.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/childhood | Follow: @ChildhoodMinistryNC
New! Online Classroom: Sunday School & Small Groups
Want a convenient way to train leaders and others in Sunday School and Small Group ministry? These online sessions will help you engage your group on a deeper level, providing basic foundational concepts. The learning platform is conveniently organized to fit your busy schedule.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist.org
New! How to study your Bible
This brief guide provides help for any person who desires to engage in study of Scripture. Through use of the tools of observation, interpretation and application, individuals will learn to study the Bible for themselves in an in-depth manner that will allow them to grow in their walk with the Lord. This resource was developed by the state convention’s Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship ministry, but it is applicable for anyone seeking a better understanding of Scripture.
Visit: embracenc.org | Follow: @embracenc
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