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Home Mission Update: Facing Outward at Chew Magna

Chew Magna Baptist Church (CMBC) is one of our churches which currently receives a Home Mission Grant.  CMBC was also one of the first churches to engage with Re-imagine, WEBA’s missional learning community, and it has been interesting to see the church community transitioning and becoming more outward-facing during recent years. This is currently expressed […]

Sunny Days in February

At this year’s Leaders Conference at Saunton Sands in North Devon we were blessed with the hottest days of the year so far (in February!).     This year the main speakers were Ian Stackhouse from Millmead Guildford Baptist Church, and Helen Paynter from Bristol Baptist College. Both led the conference on the theme of […]

Explore fostering from a Christian perspective

  Alisdair Longwill recently interviewed Steve Cresswell, a Family Support Worker with the Fostering Recruitment Team at Gloucestershire County Council to find out how Christians in our local churches might get involved in fostering. Watch the video below:   Steve Cresswell Interview from West of England Baptists on Vimeo.   Forthcoming Information Sessions in Gloucestershire […]

Are we ‘Talking Jesus’?

We’ve been praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ together, more frequently, since last year. Hopefully, we shall continue to pursue this, both as individuals and in prayer gatherings together … after all the kingdom is not yet fully realised! One of the noticeable themes which we’ve observed in our ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer gatherings over the past […]

Thank you for your support for Home Mission

What we know today as Home Mission, began in 1912 as The (Baptist) Sustentation Fund.  This was established to help supplement the stipends of poor ministers and to pay for ten general superintendents.  Over the years this fund has changed in name and in some respects in its sense of purpose, and today quite deliberately […]

WEBox Update from Maki Miço

As we loaded the lorry in December, I was struck like never before that 2937 WEBoxes meant that 2937 children and young people, in different parts across Albania, were going to receive them! So, a BIG ‘Thank You’ to all who participated in one way or another with the WEBoxes and in helping to provide […]

Connecting and Thriving in Bussage

WEBA Regional Minister, Alisdair Longwill, is seconded one day each week to focus on engaging in God’s mission in his local community, Bussage, on the outskirts of Stroud.  Along with a small core group he tries to encourage and equip a group of Christian neighbours to show and share God’s grace and truth more effectively […]

Introducing Neighbourhood Chaplains

Back in the summer I stumbled across a ‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ information morning.  It proved to be a really good investment of a morning – where a helpful model of deep community connection was shared.  ‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ connect local churches with their communities in new ways, helping them to tackle loneliness through befriending, and offering practical […]

Blessed…to be a blessing

One of our churches currently receiving a Home Mission grant is The Stowe, Wichelstowe in Swindon.   Connecting with and blessing their community has always been at the heart of The Stowe.  A carved pumpkin at their recent Pumpkin Party (‘No Tricks, just Treats’), announced their mission to continue to bring ‘Light in the darkness’, as […]