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Baptist Assembly 2016 


What happened at the 2016 Baptist Assembly in Oxford? Reports, photos and reactions 


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The Baptist Assembly opening celebration 

From one President, to another 
Induction of new President Rupert Lazar; words from his predecessor Jenni Entrican

'Anointed to do good' 
New President Rupert Lazar expanded on his presidential theme “Anointed to do good”

Baptists Together - Inspiring One Another
Key messages from our Union were shared at the AGM

'God inspires us so we can inspire others'
The faith lessons learnt by Baptists in Communist-era Bulgaria were shared in the main address by Dimitrina Oprenova

Ideas exchange - lunchtime soapboxes 

‘One Million Lives Transformed’ 
The BMS World Mission keynote session 

'I will shake all nations' 
How Baptists are responding to the refugee crisis

Commitment to refugee/asylum actions

Recognition: the closing celebration 
Ministers, preachers and mission personnel were welcomed and commissioned

Children at the Baptist Assembly

For young people, led by young people - the youth programme
 

Prayers/commitments

Prayers of Intercession prepared by Wale Hudson-Roberts and led during the refugee session. Based on the Lord's Prayer.

Baptists Together declaration - based on our vision and culture

The commitment to refugees/asylum seekers
 

Photos

A selection of photos can be found on our Flickr album

Social media

The Baptist Assembly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baptistassemblyUK
The Baptist Assembly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/baptistassembly
Assembly 2016 on #bap16



 

Blogs

I would go 400 miles and I would go 400 more... ? (#bap16) - Catriona Gorton
Flames of Prayer - Catriona Gorton
Baptist Assembly 2016 - Neil Brighton 
 

Worship

Assembly song list
 

 

Baptist Times, 16/05/2016
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