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Baptist Assembly 2017

Links to stories, photos, resources and blogs from the 2017 Baptist Assembly in Harrogate  


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Stories

Baptist Assembly - opening celebration 
The launch of the new Pentecost People worship resource, reflections with outgoing President Rupert Lazar, the induction of new President Dianne Tidball – and a warm Yorkshire welcome  

As in Heaven – President’s address 
In an address that mixed challenge with encouragement, new President Dianne Tidball called on Baptists to 'to wake up, seek God, share good news and punch holes in the darkness'

Beacons of Hope – Baptists Together session 
‘God is on the move in us and through us’, said General Secretary Lynn Green during the Beacons of Hope session on Saturday afternoon

A vision of God’s kingdom on earth The progress BMS is making in its 2016-2020 mission strategy ‘One Million Lives Transformed’ was shared during its AGM

Commissioning: ‘A holy ground moment’ 
Ministers, pastors and preachers and BMS mission personnel were commissioned and prayed for

Standing ovation for David Kerrigan 
Outgoing BMS World Mission General Director David Kerrigan received a standing ovation at this year's Assembly

'God, I want to see a new thing!' 
British Baptists were challenged to be open to God, and stop clinging to what worked in the past by evening speaker Ben Francis

Forgiveness, restoration, inclusion
The cross of Jesus Christ is multi-faceted, bringing not just forgiveness but restoration and inclusion for all, said David Kerrigan during the communion service on Sunday morning

'Being with God is like finding treasure' Children had great fun exploring, creating, and discovering at this year’s Baptist Assembly

'Making a difference - now' Young people at the Baptist Assembly explored God's plan for their lives – and not just for the future 

Baptist Assembly seminars
The seminars covered a range of issues, including engaging with millennials and pioneering

Photos

For photos from each session, visit the Baptist Assembly site
A larger selection of photos is available from our Flickr album
 

Resources

Videos, powerpoints, scripts - lots of resources have been made available from the 2017 Assembly. Visit the Assembly resources page for more
 

Blogs

BUGB-BMS Assembly 2017 (A Skinny Fairtrade Latte in the Food Court of Life)
 

Baptist Times, 14/05/2017
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The future is decided, not by our fear but, by our Father - the third blog in a five part series exploring Christian responses to the Coronavirus pandemic
Our former President John Weaver poses a number of questions for us to consider
How does a crisis challenge the global gods - and what can we learn from the Bible about disasters?
What are Christians to make of the world as coronavirus spreads and brings disruption? Terry Young introduces a new blog series exploring different aspects of our response
There's a lot to balance - but don't panic, writes Moira Kleissner, a retired teacher and home school supervisor. Moira offers this reflection
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