Home Mission

Home Mission Update: Overview of 2017

Throughout the year we aim to share stories about what your giving to Home Mission is achieving around the West of England. Once a year, we’d like to give you a bigger picture. The list below covers each Home Mission grant awarded in WEBA for 2017. Please take this opportunity to pray for these very […]

Home Mission Update: Bristol Uni Chaplaincy

Mike Peat, University of Bristol Free Church Chaplain, is supported by your giving to Home Mission. Those of you with children at University will hopefully be encouraged by the way chaplaincies like Mike’s offer care and support for new and returning students:  “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, […]

WEBA Christmas Cards for Home Mission

Each of the last four years, WEBA Communications Co-ordinator Ruth Whiter has produced an original Christmas card illustration sketched at a particular time and place in this region. This year, we are making all four cards available to buy to raise a little extra money for Home Mission. The cards come in a pack of […]

Home Mission update: Growing Disciples at The Cairn

Your church’s giving to Home Mission is enabling Phil Lawrence to begin growing disciples from the community he has gathered around his home, The Cairn, in Inn’s Court, South Bristol. You may have read about the way this new community is developing in this autumn’s edition of Baptists Together magazine. (Available here). In this video, […]

Explaining Home Mission

Most WEBA churches give at least 5% of their general income to Home Mission. But we’re aware that many of those who ultimately contribute this have little understanding of how Home Mission works. This autumn, we’re developing a suite of resources that we hope will help churches explain where this money goes. One element of […]

Your Church Budget – and Home Mission

Who prepares your church budget? Who discusses how best to serve God’s purposes in the allocation of funds? Who decides what to give to Home Mission each year? Although we recommend that each church gives at least 5% of general income to Home Mission, (to support Specialist Teams, Associations, and Home Mission grants), this decision finally rests […]