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SeidelWelcome to the Baptist Union Council webpage. I’m the Revd Seidel Abel Boanerges* and I am the Moderator of the Baptist Union Council. 
The Baptist Union Council has a key role within Baptists Together. The Council meets twice per year (Autumn and Spring) to discern the broad strategic direction of our Union. Subsequently facilitating the implementation of this direction is the task of the Core Leadership Team

Council will meet in October. Click here for further information.

In addition, the Council oversees the work of the Ministerial Recognition Committee, which administers the accreditation of Baptist ministers and church workers and the national recognition of preachers, pastors and pioneers.
The Council also elects the Trustees and Treasurer of the Union.
The Council has around 80 members consisting of:
  • Three members nominated by each Regional Association 
  • One member nominated by each College 
  • The Trustees of the Baptist Union 
  • The members of the Core Leadership Team 
  • The President, Ex-President and Vice-President of the Union 
  • Two representatives each of BMS World Mission, Baptist Union of Scotland, Baptist Union of Wales and a representative of Irish Baptist Networks 
  • Two ecumenical representatives 
  • Up to 12 co-opted members. Co-opted members would be included specifically with the purpose of improving diversity, recognising the need for diversity of ethnicity, gender, social class, age, rural/urban location, theological tradition and role in the life of the churches
Click here to view the current list of Council members.


The Key Role Nominations Team takes the lead in discovering, discerning and recognising key leaders to serve in various ways throughout Baptists Together.  Click here for more information about the Team or to make a nomination.

Council reports:

To view the previous Council reports, please see below.

October 2022 
March 2022
October 2021
March 2021
October 2020
March 2020
November 2019
March 2019
November 2018
March 2018
November 2017
March 2017
October 2016
March 2016
October 2015
March 2015
November 2014
March 2014
November 2013

* The Revd Seidel Abel Boanerges is a Baptist Minister and the Dean of Ministerial Formation and Development at Spurgeon’s College, London.

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