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The need for justice (particularly racial justice) to be more clearly seen as being at the heart of God’s mission was a key theme at the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering, writes Gale Richards. What might this mean for your church's context?
Potter Street and Church Langley churches in Harlow are looking for an experienced CYF worker
The latest book from Baptist minister Nick Megoran is a timely one, as it revisits apologetics questions through the lens of recent crises like the pandemic, war, and financial collapse. He explains more in this interview
BUGB is looking for an In House Surveyor to join their Support Services team
The number of churches supporting prison leavers is growing, says The Welcome Directory, a multi-faith organisation equipping faith communities in this area. By Amelie Taylor
I was one of the hundreds of thousands who chose to wait in line to walk past the coffin of our late Queen, writes Baptist minister Esther Mason. Here are my reflections
The new King’s aspiration to be Defender of Faith encapsulates how both the established church and monarchy have changed - and should receive a qualified welcome. By Nigel Wright
Amid the pomp and precision of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Archbishop Justin Welby’s sermon was so vital, writes Jon Kuhrt
Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
Former General Secretary David Coffey had the privilege of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and many times observing her on duty on national occasions. He shares this reflection
As well as being our Head of State, she was also one of us, and, in a sense, that's what made her so special
BUGB is looking for an investment specialist to join their Finance and Audit Committee
Christina Carter has served the Baptist Union as a Trustee over the last six years, and has offered some reflections as she completes her term of service
These dramatic, historic events prompt a down-to-earth question: How should we as Christians respond to those who govern us and “rule over us”? Does the Bible offer any guidelines? By Colin Sedgwick
As the service began, I faced the challenge of trying to bring all human emotions and feelings together with God’s word. By Sean Fountain
On 25 September, churches around the world – including Baptist churches here in the UK – will mark Freedom Sunday, a day to remember those who are trafficked into modern slavery, and pray and act to end it
Veteran trees, dogs, gravestones and monarchs: why there is much to learn from those who have discovered how to live, or even thrive, in whatever circumstances they have faced, writes Shaun Lambert
A self-effacing, kind, considerate man; an outstanding pastor, who really cared about his flock A tribute given by Philip's wife Joan at his funeral
Keith Clements introduces his new book, a series of reflections on how Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and thought can continue to engage our hearts and minds with the challenges of our time
2:19 Teach to Reach is a charity which aims to help churches connect with the international communities around them through English conversation classes. Its CEO David Baldwin explores how we can ensure our welcome of the stranger is genuine
Climate activist and environmental scientist Laura Young (Less Waste Laura) on the solutions we must adopt 'to bring the world back into beautiful equilibrium', the importance of young people, and how her activism has led to her talking about Jesus
Helen Lock introduces this year's Playtime National Conference, an event for churches looking to start, grow or hone the Kingdom impact of their toddler group
Webnet is looking for a Finance Officer to join its missional team
As we go through the journey of life we all have our ups and downs, writes Paul Beasley Murray. It is how we tell that story that gives meaning to our lives and in turn enables others to understand us. Could you begin to tell something of your story?
'On this Ukrainian Day of Independence, it's our privilege to stand with our brave Ukrainian partners who are resisting the Russian invasion with weapons more powerful than tanks and guns: namely prayer, solidarity and compassion.' By Joshua Searle
September is a great time to focus our prayers on schools and to pray for children, young people and all those who work in them, writes Jane Newey. Here are some ideas and resources
We continue to exclude disabled people with our words and actions, whether conscious or not. Let's be aware of this - and what we need to change, writes Ruth Wilde
Following Jesus does entail burdens we must carry – that much is clear from Matthew 11:30. But let’s never forget his promise in that verse: his yoke is easy and his burden is light. By Colin Sedgwick
Claire Nicholls reports on Magnify You, a two-year development programme for Baptist women in leadership
Of all the former ministers of West End Baptist Church in Westbury, Wiltshire, none are more affectionately remembered than the Revd Roger Aldersley
Fresh Streams leadership statement following summer theology school
One year ago Kabul was overcome by the Taliban. Since then, thousands of Afghan refugees have come to the UK, but delays and lack of funding and support mean they have been left in limbo, writes Public Issues Enabler Steve Tinning
Christian signposting charity the National Parenting Initiative can help your church determine how best to work with families in your community. One of the ways it does this is through its free monthly online vision events - Kayte Potter explains more
On a hot Monday in July, the Baptist chapel in Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, home church of Brian Hill, who died on 6 June 2022, was filled with those whose lives had been the richer for his friendship or acquaintance
The SWBA is looking to fill four new roles
Barney Barron introduces Coastal Expression, a response to the often-unrecognised deprivation and spiritual needs of many coastal neighbourhoods
For many years Jean Mintoft has had a vision to use her paintings, drawings and other artwork to bring spiritual encouragement. She introduces The Pilgrim Way, her new book featuring short devotions alongside her art
Baptist Insurance understands that building a fundraising team for your church may seem overwhelming, so it's put together some guidance on how to get started
Can we respond to the plight of UK children in care in the same way as we did for Ukrainian refugees? By Rachel Gardner, Director of Partnerships at Youthscape and Ambassador for Home For Good
Response to Pension Scheme news; Following the Zeitgeist; A Theology of Unity in Diversity
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