Top 5 resources for January 2018by BSCNC Communications
Every month, we spotlight five free and helpful resources for you as you seek to walk closely with the Lord and make disciples. Many of these resources are developed 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 a focus on spiritual growth with resources for reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, family devotions 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.
Bible reading plans
Reading the Bible more regularly and consistently is a popular New Year’s resolution. LifeWay Christian Resources offers several reading plans that will take you through the entirety of Scripture in 90 days, one year, three years or chronologically. Each reading plan is free to download.
Visit: lifeway.com | Follow: @LifeWay
Prayer and Fasting: Principles & Practices
Looking to grow in your prayer life or make fasting a regular spiritual discipline? This free download developed by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Office of Prayer provides a number of biblical principles and practical approaches related to prayer and fasting.
Visit: praync.org | Follow: @ncbaptist
Disciple-making at Home
The New Year is a great time to begin a time of family devotions. This free downloadable booklet includes a host of biblical and practical ideas to help you get started or enhance what you’re already doing. The resource includes suggestions for Bible reading, prayer, Scripture memory, Bible games and more for ages ranging from infants to teenagers.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/childhood | Follow: @ncbaptist
Pray for missionaries throughout 2018 by using the free “52 Sundays” resource. “52 Sundays” is designed to help churches pray for and learn about missionaries who are serving around the world, across North America and in North Carolina. The resource includes PowerPoint slides, ready-to-print bulletin inserts, prayer prompts and devotionals. “52 Sundays” can be adapted and used by churches during their weekly worship services or by Sunday School classes, home groups prayer teams or individuals. Download your copy at ncbaptist.org/52sundays.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/52sundays | Follow: @ncbaptist
Cooperative Program poster and pie chart
The Cooperative Program (CP) is the unified giving plan that supports almost all missions and ministry which Southern Baptists do together. This free downloadable poster shows how missions giving by N.C. Baptist churches to support missions through the Cooperative Program is combined with gifts from 42 other state conventions to support missions and ministries across North Carolina, North America and around the world. The poster is available in English, Spanish and Korean.
Visit: ncbaptist.org/cp | Follow: @ncbaptist