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

#1- On May 19, the Executive Board of the Baptist Resource Network will meet to discuss matters pertaining to the BRN and its purpose. We are thankful for the 17 men and women from our four regions in Pennsylvania and South Jersey who will participate in these discussions. Would you please pray for this Board meeting and for our Board Members? Thank you!

#2- Speaking of prayer… did you know that the Church Ambassador Network hosts a Clergy Prayer Team mission at Pennsylvania’s Capitol building in Harrisburg? This is a time for pastors and church leaders to visit and pray with various legislators and their staff. The following Tuesdays are available for these visits: May 9, and June 6, 20 and 27. The start time is at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at about 1:00 p.m. (and includes lunch)! Want to learn more? Visit brnunited.org/events.

#3: Iron Sharpens Iron is a virtual conversation series for pastors that takes place at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month through November. This month’s conversation, to be held May 8, will be on reaching the community. Sign up today at brnunited.org/events.

#4: Save the Date! The BRN’s next Accelerate Conference is scheduled for October 3 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. This year’s featured speaker is Jeff Christopherson, author, missiologist, leader, catalyst, and executive director at the Canadian National Baptist Convention. Jermaine Dolly, a Christian recording artist and worship leader from Philadelphia’s Ezekiel Baptist Church, will lead worship. We also will kick off “GROW,” Phase 3 of the #LovePASJ initiative. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#5: VBS season is coming soon, and for sure, many of our churches are already getting ready. The BRN wants to help! There are still two more Monday night virtual sessions available for VBS leaders (on May 8 and May 15) in the areas of Classroom Management, Welcoming those with Special Needs, Youth Volunteers, Follow-up, Dismissal procedures and Best Practices. Sign up today at brnunited.org/events. Also, we are hosting a VBS Swap Shop, an online resource where churches can share their VBS decorations and leftover materials. Churches interested in sharing and those in need of borrowing supplies can go to brnunited.org/vbs-shop-swap to learn more.

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