Inspire - Equip - Connect

Equipping the Local Church for Mission 




Small Church Connexion 

The Small Church Connexion (in the LBA) supports, encourages, networks and resources the churches with 40 people or less. Nationally, half the churches in the Baptist Union have less than 40 people.  But God is at work in these small communities, making a Kingdom difference as people come to faith. Small church is a big deal!


Renew Wellbeing 

Ruth is Director of Renew Wellbeing, helping churches set up 'Quiet Shared spaces where it's Ok not to be Ok' in response to the growing need in both church and community in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing. 
Renew Wellbeing inspires, trains and supports any church willing to slow down, show up and be present in the heart of their community around habits of prayer, hobbies for wellbeing and in partnership with local council mental health teams. 


Where do we grow from here? 

The times that we live in call for Baptists Together churches to think beyond our existing patterns and programmes in imaginative and creative ways. Come along if you are up for praying, discussing and discerning together the question ‘Where do we grow from here?’ 
Ken Benjamin is exploring this theme during his year as President



Come and hear more about this missional learning community that’s been designed especially for church leadership teams. Launched in the West of England, and now being rolled out across the country, it helps churches to build momentum as they transition towards putting mission at the heart of who they are.


Children, Young People and Families

 We will be offering a fast-paced, engaging set of presentations which we hope inspires all those who attend to embrace more CYF adventure:

    Spirituality of the child led by Clare Hooper
    Relating to the values with our stories led by Andrew Ginn
    Faith-full Play led by Sian Hancock
    Hearing the voice of the young person and the child led by Maeve Whitchurch
    Supporting LGBT young people led by Gemma Dunning


Deaf Communities 

After a call from the Lord, Susan Myatt studied at the Baptist Northern College and graduated in 2016.
Her ministry is to the Deaf community who are often isolated, scattered and disempowered. As BSL is her first language, she can easily relate to them. Her vision is to enable Deaf people to know the Lord Jesus and his word and to develop a personal relationship with him. Her prayer is that Deaf people will become empowered to know who they are in Jesus and take on various roles within the church such as leading worship and pastoral care.