Our vision and values
Our vision as a movement is:
'Growing healthy Churches in relationship for God's mission'
Click here to download this video to share with your church
To find out more about our vision and who we are download this PowerPoint or PDF.
As we focus on making vision reality, Baptists Together are committed to intentionally developing a culture where we...
SEEK TO BE A MOVEMENT OF SPIRIT LED COMMUNITIES:
As those who have encountered the living Christ, to intentionally seek his will and purpose for our local churches and every expression of our shared life
FEEL LIKE ONE TEAM:
Celebrating diversity; valuing, respecting and trusting each other as we work together in partnerships – making sure everyone feels included and listened to
(I Cor. 12:24b-27)
Being serious about discipleship, willing to take risks, pioneer and move out of the comfort zone of familiar ways of doing things
With a generosity of spirit, energise and motivate people to be all that God created them to be
SHARE A HUNGER FOR GOD'S COMING KINGDOM:
Nurturing a 'holy discontent' that arises from our desire to give practical expression to our vision of God’s purpose for creation – confronting evil, injustice and hypocrisy and challenging worldly attitudes to power, wealth, status and security both within and beyond our Union.
Click here for the declaration, based on our vision and culture, in which everyone at the Baptist Assembly 2016 was invited to participate.
Lockwood Baptist Church in Huddersfield used these topics to prompt their thinking, discussion and prayer at a church meeting. We are grateful to minister Brian Davison for sharing the handout he produced for this meeting, which you may like to adapt and use in your own church. Please click here to download the handout.
Alongside all the amazing worship, mission and serving that our 2,000+ local churches are engaged in day in day out, we have discerned two key priorities for us as a whole movement at the moment:
Ignite – The ministry of everyone, coupled with the gifts of leadership, is critical for us to develop and harness if we want to see our vision become reality. Baptists Together are engaging in a thoroughgoing re-imagining of the sort of ministries we need for the future and the best way to support, develop and release them. Read more here.
Fit for mission – Our vision is for all our 2,000+ churches to be growing, healthy churches and to see more new churches and missional communities planted as well. In 2015 the Baptists Together Mission Forum are working collaboratively with local churches to create a comprehensive, national picture of the health of our churches so that we can use this as a benchmark for prayer, discernment and action.
Read more: The story behind our renewed culture
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