Top 5 resources for June 2018

June 5, 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, family, 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.

Family Summer Guide 
Summertime may be every student’s favorite time of year, but for parents, the summer months can disrupt a family’s normal routine and schedule. This Family Summer Guide has been developed by the Faith at Home ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to help and encourage families to keep disciple-making at home a priority throughout the summer, even when normal routines and schedules are disrupted.
Visit: faithathomeNC.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

Praying For Your Grandchildren Bookmark
Use this simple bookmark as an easy daily reminder to be in prayer over your grandchildren. Whether in your Bible or in your latest book of interest, use this to consistently be reminded of your disciple-making efforts in the home.
Visit: faithathomeNC.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

2018 Disciple-Making Conference
How are you best equipped to make disciples? See a list of various breakout sessions from the 2018 Disciple-Making Conference and choose any area of interest that might help you and your church leverage your gifts to make disciples in the name of Jesus. Also, view the main sessions from Matt Carter, pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church, here.
Visit: disciplenc.org | Follow: @discipleNC

Embrace Leadership Guide Web
Use this leadership guide to intentionally consider how it is that you and your church are uniquely gifted to make disciples among women of all ages. It is our hope that you will use this guide to empower and encourage the women in your ministry context.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/embrace | Follow: @embraceNC

The Well Lived Minister’s Life
Without question, one of the most important factors in sustaining healthy churches is to develop, care for and sustain pastors that are healthy spiritually, emotionally, socially and professionally. This serves the church and the pastor in the calling to help build the Kingdom of God in their place and in their time. Our hope is to engage our pastors (and other staff) at various levels and seasons of their ministries, from the call process, through preparation for congregational service, and throughout their active ministry years. Use this guide to grow deeper in your devotion as you minister to others.
Visit: ncbaptist.org | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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