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

#1- We wanted to extend a hearty thank you to our Executive Board members, who approved an organizational “Abuse Prevention of Persons” policy for BRN employees, endorsed a pastor wellness program, and heard progress updates during their meeting at the BRN’s Hub on May 20, 2022. Learn all the important details at brnunited.org/news.

#2- Speaking of news, it’s highly likely you have heard of the release of the Guidepost Solutions report in regard to the handling of sexual abuse allegations across the Southern Baptist Convention. Key information regarding this devastating report, as well as BRN’s response to the findings, can be found at brnunited.org/abuse-prevention. Abuse prevention as well as education and policies to prevent abuse is something the BRN is striving to make a priority for our affiliated churches. Please join us as we pray for the abuse survivors and for SBC messengers and leaders as they meet in Anaheim this month to plan next steps. Thank you.

#3- Registration is now open for the 2022 Accelerate Conference in Harrisburg. We invite you to come and be encouraged by our keynote speaker, Shane Pruitt, National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board, and the kick off SHOW, Phase 2 of #LovePASJ, which seeks to equip our churches to boldly evangelize our region. Learn more about the October 4 Accelerate Conference at acceleratepasj.com.

#4- The BRN’s Next Gen Team celebrates the graduation of your congregation’s young people from high school into the world of young adulthood. Our desire is to come alongside them and your congregation. To that end, in conjunction with National College Decision Day, we ask each of our partnering churches to complete the Next Gen NEXT STEPS Survey at brnunited.org/cmsurvey to let us know about your students. The deadline has been extended to June 15. Thank you!

#5- Sunday, June 5, 2022, has been designated on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar as a special day to recognize and raise awareness of Disaster Relief ministries. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is one of the top disaster response organizations in the world because they are able to quickly deploy well trained and experienced volunteers to the point of need. And most of all, they share Christ! Please join us in honoring and praying for our disaster relief volunteers. Learn more at brnunited.org/dr.

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