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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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The Church needs to be much clearer that it is facing an insidious problem.
Could you share your spare? Joe Walsh of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Leeds, explains why he has created the Faith in Operation initiative to encourage altruistic kidney donation
September 13 to 21 is the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. Cheryl Kipping shares insights from visiting the Holy Land and introduces EAPPI – the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel
Nurse, writer, teacher and minister - Joy packed a lot into life
Many people came to know Christ as their own personal saviour through Pat’s preaching, teaching and pastoral care
In light of the Government's new Rule of Six, here's a look at some other famous Rules of Six, and how they might provide some encouragement to us today
Using local music is a powerful tool for communicating the Gospel, writes ethnomusicologist Rob Baker. Thankfully, African forms of worship are increasing year by year, and the church continues to grow and thrive
Three timely lessons, shared by our Pioneer Ambassadors
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Tim Fergusson explains the thinking behind the new Continuing Ministerial Development resource being launched this autumn
Jodie Thorpe shares some of the emerging themes for churches with a focus on children, youth and families ministries
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A hopeful presence in a traumatised nation, but it needs to be able to listen as well as share, writes Sally Nelson
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As restrictions begin to lift now is a good time to ask "What do people need from churches right now?" - then consider how best we can use technology to meet those needs. By Rob Beamish
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In the midst of a health pandemic and worldwide protests against racism, Baptist minister Tony Ashley reflects on what God could be possibly saying to us about these very fragile and uncertain times
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We are moving into a new way of being church - missional listener Ben Lucas offers questions and waymarkers from his journey to help us reflect on our own contexts
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A reflection on recent months based on Isaiah 43:18-19 from General Secretary Lynn Green
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The need to wait and listen: Baptist minister Claire Nicholls offers this reflection on recent months, and what happens next
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In September 1620 The Mayflower transported the first English Puritans, known today as the 'Pilgrim Fathers', from England to the New World. Presenting the context in which that voyage was made, Derek Wilson says the story has become 'gilded myth'
Joe Kapolyo shares a historical, sociological and theological perspective
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If the church is going to do discipleship and mission well in this Corona-climate, we need to grasp Jesus’ understanding of suffering and sacrifice – and listening to Majority World voices is essential, writes Israel Olofinjana
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An old way of doing things is slipping out of sight, but the new way has not yet come into focus. Simon Jones offers this reflection to guide our thinking
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A group of Baptist Messy Church leaders met recently via Zoom to reflect upon the experience and practice of sustaining Messy Church throughout lockdown. Sandra Crawford shares more
Black lives and dangerous ideologies, congregational singing at this time
It is vital for Christians to understand dangerous mindsets if we are to engage in credible mission and discipleship, writes Mark Roques
Our latest article from Baptist Insurance focuses on fundraising support for churches
Tina English, founder of Care Home Friends, shares ideas about how we can come alongside residents and staff at care homes during this extended lockdown
Introducing Young Christian Climate Network, a new action-focused community of Christians in the UK aged 18-30, committed to following Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice
Insights from science and technology can help us comprehend some of the truths of God for the better, writes Chris Goswami
With congregational singing not allowed for the foreseeable future, Colin Sedgwick has a suggestion that could lead to a deeper understanding of our psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
Last year I offered 10 possible books to read over the summer, writes Andy Goodliff. I wonder what kind summer we will all have this year — different no doubt. If you have any time to read, here are ten books that will stimulate faith
'Charlie was a man of deep faith, always ready to talk, listen and help anyone wherever he went'
The virtual world can be a lifeline for those who would otherwise be excluded, writes Karen Golder, as she urges churches not to shut down their online presence at the end of this time
An extract from 2084: Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Humanity, the new book by Professor John Lennox
We are used to encouraging people to write their will. There is an even stronger case for getting them to write their eulogy
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Telling 100 inspirational stories of Baptists embracing adventure in the mission of God - Simon Goddard introduces the new Missional Adventure portal on our website
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David and wife Pat were an example of genuine faith, a loving marriage, wise parents and a couple who knew how to conduct an effective ministry
A revival I can pray for!; Caring for your pastors through COVID19
With churches experiencing increases in online attendances during the pandemic, there has been talk of a new move of the Spirit. I'm not convinced, writes Michael Shaw - but here's the revival I'd like to see
The death of the Revd James (Jim) Renton Cargill at the age of 99 robs the north east of England of a Baptist minister who held three noteworthy ministries in the “old” North Eastern Area, was a key figure in Association and Area life
Now is exactly the time to pause before leaping back in, writes Ruth Rice. Can the Church be the prophetic people of wellbeing?
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