Welcome 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
To view the previous Council reports, please see below.
* The Revd Seidel Abel Boanerges is a Baptist Minister and the Dean of Ministerial Formation and Development at Spurgeon’s College, London.