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Rev. Anne Dunn

Home Mission Update: Stonehouse Baptist Church part 2

Home Mission: Partnership for Mission

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 transition. Here Anne shares with us some of the things she has learned from leading her church through the big move to new premises.

Stonehouse – tips for transition from Ruth Whiter on Vimeo.

Click here to download the video from the Vimeo page.

4 things to remember about giving to Home Mission:

  1. We rely on freewill giving from our churches to enable everything we do together as a network of Baptist Christians.
  2. If every church gives at least 5% of general income, we can look to a sustainable future.
  3. The easiest way to give is by setting up a monthly standing order to HSBC sort code 40-19-35, account number 21225529.
  4. It’s important that your fellowship understands what this giving is for. Contact the WEBA office to arrange a Home Mission Sunday with a visiting speaker.

3 diagrams to help your church understand Home Mission within WEBA:

Graph showing declining HM giving between 2011 and 2016

Home Mission giving by WEBA churches has been reducing over the last few years, partly due, perhaps, to the impact of pensions deficit payments on churches.

circle graph showing the proportion of HM giving used for the Association, for grants, and for national support

This graph shows that nearly all of the Home Mission money raised by WEBA churches is spent within this region.

Graph showing where WEBA grants go - churches, ecumenical bodies, project grants, and subsidies

Finally, this graph shows how Home Mission grants are awarded. For a full breakdown of grants please contact the WEBA office.

 

 

Posted by Ruth Whiter