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Why I feel we need to go deeper in our sermons, so people can grow and grasp the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God. By Michael Shaw
We are looking for someone to provide support to the Legal and Property Officer and the Legal Services Manager
Churches can lead the way, in partnership, in embedding a positive experience of community for a post-Covid world. Martin Graham introduces as one, which provides a comprehensive service to help them go about it
What do you do about people who annoy you? A reflection by Colin Sedgwick
Why a group is meeting online to study the systematic theology of James McClendon. By Andy Goodliff
We have to continue do it at a distance, but let’s share our time, our prayers and our thoughts in practical ways to encourage all in our care homes and other isolated people this Christmas, writes Louise Morse
I am a Baptist minister who accepts the traditional/orthodox teaching on human sexuality. I feel my denomination does not care about my sacrifice and years of obedience - and I'm hurting
Baptist minister Glen Graham urges churches to continue online services that transform disabled people’s experience of worship
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Teacher, headteacher and magistrate who had a long association with BMS World Mission after serving in Congo
We are seeking a passionate, gifted and experienced children’s pastor, who in the power of the Holy Spirit will lead and develop our children’s ministry alongside our current Youth and Children’s Pastor.
We are seeking a passionate, gifted and experienced youth pastor, who in the power of the Holy Spirit will lead and develop our youth ministry alongside our current Youth and Children’s Pastor.
A reflection on experiencing and seeing beyond the current darkness. By Shaun Lambert
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Baptist theologian Paul Fiddes explores the forms covenant, fellowship and body are taking virtually
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In the wake of the departure of Dominic Cummings from Downing Street, Martin Sweet reflects on Genesis 24 and what it means to think beyond the box
A look at four reasons why our minds are struggling in these strangest of times
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Kay Street Baptist Church, Rawtenstall is looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational person to be their next Family and Children’s Worker
Making the connection between the Christmas story and the ever present plight of refugees around the world - in the form of a new collection of cards
It’s Remembrance-tide once more; but I wish that it wasn’t. Here's why, writes Andrew Kleissner
Interview with Peter Laws, an ordained Baptist minister who talks horror, Halloween - and how more Christians are acknowledging a spooky gene
'Many have cause to give thanks to God for Stephen's quiet pastoral skills, listening, reflecting and encouraging disciples on the road'
The true nature of justice must be recognised by those shouting ‘black lives matter’ because the current trajectory is towards irreparable division, not only within Britain, but also within the Church, writes Floyd Davis
There are three things every church can do to support the mental wellbeing of their congregations, writes ThinkTwice founder Rachael Newham
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The latest feature from Baptist Insurance has an autumnal focus
?'Local church pastor, college tutor, area minister, and former President of our Union - in all this diversity of ministry, Peter knew the favour of God on his life'
Paul Beasley-Murray discusses his new book, 50 Lessons in Ministry: Reflections after fifty years of ministry, and reflects on five decades of fruitful ministry experiences
Are we following our dreams - or Jesus? By Michael Shaw
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Notes from a recent Baptist Union Smaller Church online gathering, which featured representatives from Associations
Hayley Young and Rich Blake-Lobb introduce the Anti-Racism Reflective Action group, formed to help Baptists set aside time to reflect with God and others about racial bias and how that is reflected in our ministry and mission
A fine preacher, and a pastor who cared for people both in and outside the church, Cliff was warm and affable, always ready to engage with others in sharing Christian faith
Derek Neal, who had been involved in many aspects of life Carey Memorial Baptist Church since becoming a member in 1955, died in August 2020 at the age of 82
Introducing Muddy Church, an intergenerational approach to connecting with God in and with our communities. By Lucie Hutson
Reflections on how pastors can practise some sensible self-care in this most challenging of times
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Anyone who knew Roy would have been conscious of his real and deep faith in God, his commitment to Jesus Christ and energetic desire to make him known to others
A selection of resources to help Baptists reflect on and mark Black History Month
Intentionally increasing our proximity to the underdog, those who are disadvantaged or in need will call us to step out of our comfort zones - but these are steps we must take if we are to make room for a wider range of social backgrounds in our churches
Mike Lowe and Carmel Murphy share insights from a research project exploring how our churches have responded to the current crisis
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It's easy to topple into self-pity at a time like this, writes Colin Sedgwick - but here's why it should be avoided
Rule of Six; remembering the Revd Pat Ingle
We face a haemorrhage of ministers, and people not coming forward for training, unless we tackle issues of prejudice in our Union, writes Andy Fitchet
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The Small Church Connexion held its first zoom webinar earlier this month (Saturday, 12 September) with 47 attendees from across the country to explore connections in lockdown, and what lies ahead
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