Top 5 resources for June 2021

June 1, 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.

This month’s resources are geared to help you and your church continue to grow this summer and be effective disciple-makers. The top five includes promotional resources for the new “Fill The Tank” baptism emphasis, a Church Revitalization Assessment Tool, a free e-book on VBS strategies for this summer, along with a Family Summer Guide. Lastly, there is a Reading Your Bible with Confidence Discovery Bookmark.

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.

Fill the tank
“Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on Sept. 12 in conjunction with Baptism Sunday around the world. Emphasizing baptism on a specific day is a great way to encourage thousands of people in our churches to take the next step of obedience and faith while presenting a picture of the gospel. You can use these resources to help promote this emphasis.
Visit: fillthetanknc.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

Church ‘Revitalization Assessment’ tool
Which of these words best describes your church — incline, recline or decline? If you aren’t sure, this resource contains a quick 10-question assessment to assist leaders in determining the health of their churches.
Visit: revitalizenc.org | Follow: @RevitalizeNC

’20 Vacation Bible School Strategies for Children’
Vacation Bible School (VBS) leaders and teachers are afforded a frontline opportunity to disciple and evangelize children attending their church’s VBS. This resource offers 20 evangelism and discipleship strategies for children during Vacation Bible School.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/children | Follow: @ChildhoodMinistryNC

’Family Summer Guide’
This “Family Summer Guide” has been developed by the Faith at Home ministry to help and encourage families to keep disciple-making at home a priority throughout the summer.
Visit: faithathomeNC.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

‘Reading Your Bible with Confidence Discovery Guide’ bookmark
Studying Scripture can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. The “Reading Your Bible with Confidence Discovery Guide” bookmark is a simple, easy-to-use tool that will help you observe, interpret and accurately apply every passage in God’s Word.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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