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Stories from the Ground

This edition of our magazine has a theme of ‘Diverse people, common ground’, and includes a range of stories from members of our Baptist family sharing reflections of some of the different ways we understand and are living out Christ's call on our lives.
S Whaterver comes
Whatever comes your way, go for it
Abbey Baptist Church in Reading has seen transformation as it has grown to become an international, intercultural church in the past year. More ...
S Embodying the Good News
Embodying the Good News in marginalised coastal communities
Barney Barron introduces Coastal Expression, a response to the often-unrecognised deprivation and spiritual needs of many coastal neighbourhoods More ...
S Commissioned
Commissioned to co-mission!
Baptist minister Matt Wright introduces the Inspire Movement, an evangelical, ecumenical and international renewal movement seeking to help disciples of Jesus grow in their love of God and neighbour More ...
S We are committed
We are committed to mission in all its diversity
Former President and Baptist pastor Yinka Oyekan offers his perspective on evangelism across our Union More ...
S Making the most
Making the most of opportunities to share the Good News
Appledore is an old fishing village in north Devon - and there have been several exciting developments for the Baptist church there. Minister John Kidd explains more More ...
S An underlying
An underlying enthusiasm for the Word and Spirit to be at the forefront
Encouraging developments at Aldwick Baptist Church in Bognor Regis, West Sussex More ...
S Prayer has been
Prayer has been the bedrock
Called to pray about being used in the community, Headland Baptist Church has developed several partnerships with community groups. Interview with Fiona Preston More ...

For other articles from this edition, please see the Current edition section.
A printed copy of the magazine is being sent to each minister, church secretary and church treasurer and additional copies are available to purchase from our online shop.
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The disruption of the pandemic resulted in Little Kingshill Baptist Church bringing a much-needed amenity to its village. Interview with Martin Hatfield
How Gorse Hill Baptist Church in Swindon has moved to meet community needs over the last year. Interview with Heather Prictor
Justice Enabler Wale Hudson-Roberts also serves as the minister of John Bunyan Baptist Church in Oxford. He explains how the church is exploring its response to a post-pandemic future
With restrictions lifting, and church buildings now open again, how has Covid-19 affected Oadby Baptist Church’s online services? Interview with Tom Cox
Sue and Arnie Hensby had seen several families join their growing church prior to the pandemic. They explain how they adapted the children’s ministry at Sutton St James Baptist Church during the lockdown restrictions.