By Debbie Toone, State Literacy Consultant

Pastor, Ministry Leader, Layperson,

Save your church hundreds of dollars! This is not just another cheesy scam or advertisement!

If you are like me, you are constantly striving to be a good steward of the money that God provides. I do so for our family of six. I gather, file, and utilize coupons constantly. Just ask my kids who sigh with exasperation at me. “We know,” they say, “you’ll buy it only if it is on sale and you have a coupon.”

Wouldn’t you like that same savings for your church? Why purchase the latest Beth Moore, Henry Blackaby, or Gary Chapman DVD series when you could save hundreds of dollars of your church budget per year? And, no coupon is necessary!

Did you know that many of the current ministry resource titles are available FREE OF CHARGE for loan to you because of your church’s Cooperative Program giving? Your Baptist Resource Network is committed to encouraging, equipping and supporting pastors and ministry leaders to effectively reach, disciple and multiply healthy (spiritual, mental, physical and emotional) disciples in your churches.

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With that in mind, the BRN Lending Library is available to provide a variety of Bible studies, DVD sets, and study workbooks for loan to PASJ churches and affiliates at no cost to you or your church! It is an excellent FREE resource tool for pastors, Sunday School teachers,  small groups (e.g. Home Fellowship Groups), children’s and women’s ministry groups and individual members of Southern Baptist churches in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Here is how simple it is to use! The library operates just like your local library. Click the Connect tab at the top of this page; then, from the drop-down menu, click on Resources. Click the Lending Library box and scroll to the bottom to browse by title or author to see what kit, book or workbook you would like to check out. When you are ready to request the desired materials, email Sabrina at with your request.

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Debbie Toone has worked with the Baptist convention in Harrisburg for 12 years. She is an extreme coupon-er, always looking to save money, and is always encouraging others at her own home church, East Shore Baptist, to utilize the BRN Lending Library (an added benefit of the Cooperative Program).