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Growing Churches Forum

In July a group of five Baptist ministers of such churches met for 24 hours. The idea was to pray together, share stories and discern common and reproducible factors behind this growth. Three clear factors emerged from the forum: Passionate, effective, risk-taking leaders of high expectation. Purposeful mission with a major focus on evangelism and mission. […]

The Esther Collective is coming to Bristol

18 to 30 somethings have been called the ‘Missing Generation’ in our churches. WEBA is partnering with Girls’ Brigade Ministries to provide space for a learning community of women in this age group. This follows successful Esther Collectives in Huddersfield and Birmingham. Charlotte Hendy, who spoke to Ministers at the WEBA Ministers Conference last February, […]

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, […]

Baptisms at Rudloe

Two years ago, our newsletter and website featured Rudloe, a new church planted by Corsham Baptist Church in Wiltshire. (See this article from June 2015) We’re thrilled to hear that this summer the new church celebrated its first baptisms. Rudloe’s minister Rob Durant writes: “We had an exciting baptism day at Church on the Green […]

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 […]

Hope Bristol 2018

Hope Bristol 2018 is a citywide opportunity to reach out and show God’s love in practical ways. From 3rd-7th April, 1000 teenagers will partner with local churches for a five-day mission on the streets of Bristol. This could look like anything from social action projects (in partnership with the Noise), running kids’ holiday clubs, praying […]

Home Mission Update: Stonehouse Baptist Church part 2

Here is the second of two videos from Anne Dunn, minister of Stonehouse Baptist Church in Gloucestershire. Through Home Mission, WEBA churches have supported Stonehouse through a time of transition from being at risk of closure, to moving into a secondary school because the chapel became far too small. Every church goes through times of […]

Tools for Welcoming Students

Mike Peat, who serves as Free Church Chaplain to Bristol University, funded in part by Home Mission, has contacted us about these resources for churches who want to connect with students in their communities.  Welcoming Students to Your Church Resource  includes research and stats on young adults and students, tips on student mental health and […]