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Baptist Steering Group

Whilst leadership of different kinds is exercised at a variety of points and in a variety of ways in Baptists Together, the key location of organisational leadership and coordination sits with the Baptist Steering Group. This team began its work in 2014 and was formed as a result of the Futures Process. It brings together leaders from Association Partnerships, Specialist Teams and Colleges in order to realise our vision for effective interdependent and collaborative working. As we meet together we are committed to nurturing prayer and discernment as well as fostering authentic relationships. 

We meet for 24 hours, seven times a year and the major focus of our work is about managing the implementation of the broad strategic direction discerned by Council. Our role is to enable action through identifying and co-ordinating the release of our resources of prayer, people, creativity and finance. In doing so we seek to inspire, support and facilitate local churches in their mission.  When we meet we seek to keep the mission of the local church in focus.
 
A summary of key points from each Steering Group is posted after each meeting and our aim is to consistently provide themes and pointers before each meeting to enable people to pray with us during our time together.

The Baptist Steering Group is led by our General Secretary, Lynn Green and, as well as Association Partnership and Specialist Team representation, it also includes a member nominated by Council and a member of the Trustee Board who acts as a link between these two groups along with our General Secretary.

Click here to email the Baptist Steering Group.
 
Lynn Green
Lynn Green - General Secretary My role is to provide guidance, support and leadership to the BSG, ensuring that we are listening to God, working collegially and are drawing together views from within the whole Baptist family so that we can be faithful to our vision of being a mission movement.
 
AdrianArgile 002 Mary 2 Adrian Argile - Regional Team Leader, Heart of England Baptist Association. My passion is to see authentic Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus Christ and churches that are healthy mission focussed communities who are actively engaged with their neighbourhoods.’
PhilBarnardTN Phil Barnard - Regional Team Leader, London Baptist Association. I represent the London Baptist Association on BSG.  Apart from bringing the distinct perspective of our capital city and its churches to the Union, I have a passion to see the UK church equipped to minister sustainably within a post-Christian setting.
Nigel Coles Nigel Coles - Regional Team Leader, West of England Baptist Association.
stuart Stuart Davison - Regional Team Leader, South Eastern Baptist Association
My main concern that I bring to the Baptist Steering Group is for mission, which should drive so much of what we try to do if we are truly a missional movement. I firmly believe that the word ‘independence’ should be struck from our Baptist vocabulary as it implies a non-Biblical ecclesiology.
Rob Ellis
Rob Ellis - Baptist Colleges’ Representative 
Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford
As Principal of one of our Colleges, my role on BSG is to represent the Baptist Colleges.
   
Marion-Fiddes2 Marion Fiddes - Trustee Board Representative
I have served on the Trustee Board since September 2013
AndyHughes Andy Hughes - Ministries Team Leader.
Stephen Keyworth Stephen Keyworth - Faith and Society Team Leader 
I was appointed to the role of Faith and Society Team Leader in March 2013, and represent this Specialist Team on the BSG.
DavidMayneTN 002 David Mayne – Moderator, Baptist Union Council
I have been serving as Moderator of BU Council since 2015 and as part of BSG am tasked with ensuring that the decisions made by Council are a core part of our conversations together.  
 
BethPowneyTN 002 Beth Powney -Regional Team Leader, Eastern Baptist Association
I am passionate about equipping and empowering individuals to be released in all of their gifts for the glory of God’s kingdom.  For then people in our churches can be released in leadership, serving, teaching, evangelism, and in every way in order for Jesus to be made known to our communities.
 
RichardWilsonTN 002 Richard Wilson - Support Services Team Leader
My priority is to equip our member churches and others in front line mission to be fully effective in reaching their communities for Christ.  I believe I am called to bring the experience I’ve built up in nearly 20 years of work in the commercial world to our Baptist family.