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Bristol City of Hope Report

On 5th May 2018, over 200 leaders from different sectors across Bristol came together at City Hall to focus on some of the social challenges that Bristol faces. This event, organised by Christian Action Bristol and Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, was a unique opportunity to hear about some of the great work being done […]

Don’t miss Bridge Builders

The WEBA Regional Team have secured a unique opportunity for our pastoral leaders* to sample the Bridge Builders training on Wednesday 4th July. This will be a one day workshop on ‘Handling Conflict Constructively’. Here’s what Alisdair Longwill says about his own experience of Bridge Builders: “I’ve been to countless conferences and events in the […]

Firestarters

Firestarters are conversations involving nine fast growing Baptist churches, with each event offering 24 hours to ‘learn, expect and act’. Firestarters are not conferences with a perceived expert keynoting, as useful as that is. Nor are they retreats with guided self-reflection, as vital as that is. They are conversations hosted by some of these churches experiencing this surprising growth. Two […]

Make sure you keep up with Seventy-two

We describe Seventy-two as a catalyst for mission through Baptist networks. Through Seventy-two, we aim to help people find their way in the mission of God. One way this happens is through the website, seventy-two.network. As Seventy-two has grown, more people have begun writing ‘guest blogs’, and grown a mailing list of people receive a […]

More than Environmental Window Dressing

Kevin Durrant is minister of Keynsham Baptist Church and one of the key speakers at How Green is Your Church, the West of England Eco-conference. His book, The Earth Will Teach You, has helped many of us reconsider creation care as central to our faith rather than an optional extra. We asked Kevin to explain […]

Home Mission Update: Ambassadors are go!

Are you looking for visiting speakers for your church? Would you like more focus on mission in your services? Do you remember when your church had a ‘Home Mission Sunday’ every year? WEBA now has a growing team of Home Mission Ambassadors, equipped to visit your church and speak, preach, or even lead a whole […]

The Votes are In…

Ken Benjamin, minister of Chichester Baptist Church, has been elected as President of Baptists Together for 2019-2020. Ken, who spoke at the WEBA Leadership Teams morning in November 2017, wrote to us to say thank you and to ask for our prayers: ‘I am hugely grateful to the WEBA trustees who supported my nomination, and […]