Top 5 resources for March 2020

March 2, 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.

Take a look at this month’s resource collection which contains an important guide for the upcoming Easter Baptism Sunday. Also, this top five includes an interactive guide for assessing first impressions of your church, a booklet to help keep your children’s ministry held to North Carolina child care regulations, and a 15-day Easter family devotion. Lastly, there is a printable prayer prompt bookmark to help in praying for revival.

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.

Baptism Sunday Resources
We are calling all North Carolina Baptist churches to emphasize baptism on Easter Sunday as part of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s challenge to SBC churches. This resource by the North American Mission Board includes a planning guide and answers some of the pertinent questions related to baptisms such as: Is baptizing someone on the spot just a gimmick? How do I call people to an immediate response of baptism? And at what age should a child be baptized?
Visit: namb.net/baptism-sunday-resources/ | Follow: @NAMB_SBC

First Impressions Church Walk-Thru Resource
Have you ever wondered what a visitor’s first impressions were of your church? Our childhood ministry has developed this interactive Church Walk-Thru Guide that asks important questions that place you in the shoes of a first-time guest. Many visitors make a decision whether or not to return even before they participate in worship. Giving a positive first experience is crucial to reaching and retaining visitors even before they pass through your church’s doors. You still have time to do a walk-thru of your church before this Easter!
Visit: ncbaptist.org/children | Follow: @ncbaptist

Protecting Our Children
Churches can be held responsible for actions they do and do not take when it comes to children’s ministry. This Protecting Our Children booklet meets or exceeds the expectations for North Carolina child care regulations. To receive further training and instruction in this critical area, make plans to attend one of our upcoming workshops titled Safety and Security in Your Ministry Context. These trainings are being held throughout the state all year long. Join us at the location nearest you. Learn more at ncbaptist.org/safetyandsecurity.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/children | Follow: @ncbaptist

Easter Devotion
In the days prior to Easter, the world will celebrate the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This helpful Easter Family Focus booklet will allow you to walk through the Easter story together with your family. The reading plan includes 15 days of Bible readings and discussion questions for children of all ages. Consider downloading this free resource and be intentional with the discipleship of your family.
Visit: faithathomenc.org | Follow: @FaithAtHomeNC

Biblical Prayer Prompts Bookmark
As followers of Jesus we should be eager to pray biblically and passionately for revival and spiritual awakening. This Biblical Prayer Prompt Bookmark contains an acrostic with applicable Bible verses that guide you to pray for revival based on Scripture. Additionally, this is a great tool for you to use leading up to our Awaken Prayer Gathering happening on March 13-14 in Pleasant Garden, N.C. Join fellow believers as we gather to seek God and to hear from Him.
Visit: praync.org | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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