Our Union of over 2000 churches is supported by staff in thirteen regional associations and three specialist teams based in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Our six Baptist Colleges prepare men and women for ministry and offer ongoing development and training.
Home Mission Grants are given to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches and chaplains across the country. It also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the Regional Associations and the specialist teams in Didcot.
Safeguarding for the protection of adults and children from harm, abuse or neglect. Every church should adopt safeguarding policy statements for children, young people, and adults at risk. We help churches maintain safe environments for all, with processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
Our Resources Library has a wealth of guideline leaflets and information to help you and your church on a range of topics. You can also find a range of booklets, cards and our Baptists Together magazine available to buy from the Online Shop.
This month’s encouraging Home Mission story comes from Mill Hill East Church in London which has been actively making valuable connections with its community. Lives have been rebuilt through the care, love and support that the church family has offered. Minister Josh Kane shares some inspiring stories.
Please be praying for Jenni Entrican, former Baptist Union President (2015-16), who became the new President of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) at the EBF’s annual council in Armenia last month. Read more about Jenni and her new role on the Baptist Times section of our website.
We have been sharing information about some resources for churches planning an alternative response to Halloween this year in the past couple of editions of this Update. The Great Commission team have put together links to these and some other resources to help you and your church make Jesus known this Halloween. Have a look at the Great Commission website for these links.
Faith and Society Team
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