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Enabling and Resourcing Grants

When the apostle Paul writes in his letter to the church at Philippi, he thanks God for their partnership in the gospel.  Partnership in the gospel is very much how we view the mission and ministries that Home Mission encourages and enables . In other words the purpose of Home Mission grants is to encourage […]

Exploring Your Calling?

As we journey on, following in the footsteps of Jesus, many of us inevitably arrive at the crossroad where we wonder ‘where is God calling me to go?’, ‘what is it God is calling me to do?’ and ‘what are the next steps I need to take?’. If that’s where you are, we’d like to […]

Renew Wellbeing: The Sanctuary Course

Renew Wellbeing and WEBA would like to share with you a resource that we hope will help us all broaden our understanding of wellbeing in our church families and in our communities. The Sanctuary Course is available to WEBA churches free of charge until the end of the year and is designed to help churches, […]

Missional Training and Opportunities on the Seventy-two website

Over on the Seventy-two website we’re bringing together missional training opportunities and resources to help people as they consider their next step in God’s mission to make disciples. If your church or organisation is offering something (including internships) that would help people take their next step in God’s mission, please do submit these on the […]

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 […]