Top 5 resources for September

September 2, 2019

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.

Check out this month’s roundup of resources which include emphases on the North Carolina Missions Offering, Pray for 30 Days devotional, Abide journal and an online classroom training video to prepare group teachers to begin a new year.

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.

North Carolina Missions Offering Resources
The North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) is a special offering received during the month of September that supports the ministries of Baptists on Mission, church planting, mission camps, associational projects and mobilization ministry projects. NCMO is your opportunity to impact lostness as God accomplishes many wonderful things through these various ministries. A number of resources are available for your church to promote this year’s offering. This year’s offering theme is “Known by Love,” based on John 13:35.
Visit: ncmissionsoffering.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

NCMO Promotional Videos
As we begin our month of giving toward the NCMO, utilize these promotional videos in your church to highlight the invaluable efforts made by North Carolina Baptists impacting lostness both locally and globally.
Visit: ncmissionsoffering.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

Pray for 30 Days
Pray for 30 Days is an annual prayer emphasis observed during October leading up to the BSCNC’s Annual Meeting. The biblical basis for this year’s prayer guide is “God’s Great Work,” which coincides with the Annual Meeting theme. Join us as we pray for revival and spiritual awakening across our state, nation and world. Use these devotions to assist believers as they seek Christ personally and corporately for revival and spiritual awakening.
Visit: prayfor30days.org | Follow: @ncbaptist

Abide Journal
This brand new resource from Embrace women’s ministry will help you start abiding in Jesus while learning how to understand the Bible and apply it to your life.
Visit: Embrace “Abiding” journal | Follow: @embracenc

How to retain Bible study leaders
There are three key elements to recruiting and keeping volunteers to lead Bible studies or small group lessons: enlisting, training and appreciating. In this video training series, you will learn how to focus upon each of these elements to retain teachers from year to year to maximize disciple-making efforts in your church.
Visit: N.C. Baptist video training | Follow: @ncbaptist


by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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