SWestBASupporting and Encouraging Churches without a Pastor

South West Baptist Association is excited to have Nigel Manges coming to join the team as our new Regional Minister.  Part-funded by Home Mission, one of Nigel’s key responsibilities will be finding ways to support and encourage those of our churches who are without a pastor long-term.

NigelMangesA growing number of smaller churches are finding themselves in this position, and one of Nigel’s tasks will be to find strategic and creative ways in which we can help such fellowships not to slip into ‘maintenance mode’ but to have confidence, vision, and find ways of being an effective Christian presence in their community.  Put simply, in a rapidly changing world, we are looking to encourage our churches to become part of a missional movement.

Regional Minister/Team Leader Jez Brown said: “I am delighted that Nigel has accepted the invitation to join the SWBA staff team.  He is a gifted and experienced minister who will offer much to our churches, our ministers and their families”.


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