Hi BRN Family, Elizabeth here, and it’s time for the August Top 5!

#1- At the Baptist Resource Network, we have shared about the 14 million people in our region who do not yet have a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Even more alarming, vital statistics indicate that every 4.2 minutes, one person in Pennsylvania/South Jersey dies and enters an eternity without Jesus. It is urgent that we share Christ. Would you join us in praying for our region and for God to send revival here? Thank you.

#2- In an effort to address this lostness, the BRN has dedicated three years to the initiative, #LovePASJ, which seeks to help churches love their neighbors in Pennsylvania/South Jersey. The effort focuses on KNOW (through community exegesis and prayerwalking), SHOW (through missional engagement, evangelism and compassion ministry), and GROW (through intentional discipleship and leadership development). Learn more at lovepasj.com.

#3- Accordingly, in 2022, we focused on the phase, KNOW. We will launch the second phase, SHOW, at our next Accelerate Conference on October 4. At the Accelerate Conference, you can expect to receive a new kit of resources to equip you and your church to love your neighbors. Registration for this vital gathering, formerly known as our annual meeting, is now open. Sign up at acceleratepasj.com.

#4- The BRN additionally has themed this year’s annual #LovePASJ Week of Prayer and Offering for Missions based on the SHOW phase. This annual prayer and offering emphasis, usually held the second week in September, allows us to have a continued focus on our neighbors, especially in the areas of collegiate ministry, compassion care, and disaster and crisis relief. Visit online at brnunited.org/offering to find materials, including printed prayer guides, envelopes and posters, to help you promote this time of prayer. Thank you!

#5- With all the excitement of #LovePASJ, we’d love to hear and share your stories about how God is using you and your church to engage your neighbors! To that end, every week in our email newsletter, BRN United, we feature the series, “This Week in the BRN Family,” which highlights the ways God is moving across our region. If you haven’t already, I invite you to sign up for BRN United at brnunited.org/news. Thank you!

That’s all for August. Thanks for watching, BRN Family. We appreciate you and we are thankful for you!