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National news stories in 2018  


Parish Nursing Ministries UK collects a silver in the latest Christian Funders Forum awards
The daughter of former BMS mission workers was the youngest person in the latest New Year’s Honours List
The charity Retrak, which helps street children into safe new lives, is to become part of anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice
A redistributive Baptist fund that existed long before Home Mission marked its 300th anniversary in 2017
Sandra Crawford was not alone in experiencing a renewal of God's call on her life at the Fresh Streams conference
YouTubing is the number one activity of all 11-18s - and Youth for Christ has created the Sync Coach to engage them
A Multicultural Preaching Listening Day is taking place at Spurgeon's College to prepare for an online resource 
New JPIT podcast Faith in Politics features guests discussing topics from current affairs that link in with faith
A new film which aims to highlight excellence in safeguarding for Baptist churches has been released
Urban Expression and Rural Ministries form a partnership to provide mutual learning and support
Baptist churches have been making significant steps forward with safeguarding in recent years
There is a background of embedded resistance to women’s ministry: how to loosen the barriers
Tributes have been pouring in for Billy Graham, Baptist minister and evangelist, who has died aged 99
The UK’s first 'National Weekend of Invitation' encourages church members to invite friends and family
There are many gruesome and violent stories in the Old Testament. What do we make of them?
Mission, justice, fellowship - a brief round-up of what's happening at this year's Baptist Assembly in Peterborough
New research reveals that 62 per cent of women have experienced sexism in the UK Church
A database of women who can speak at local, national and regional Christian conferences and events has launched
The Revd Dr Paul Goodliff has been appointed as the new General Secretary of Churches Together in England
A report of Baptist Union Council March 2018, featuring progress on how we train, equip and encourage our future leaders
A selection of links to events, reflections and resources marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's death
Sian Hancock reports from the latest conference of the Children’s Ministry Network (CMN)
The Commonwealth’s richer nations are shirking their climate responsibilities, according to Christian Aid
‘Appalling and deplorable’ - Baptists respond to Windrush deportation crisis and call for an amnesty
A series of 24 hour 'Firestarter' events hosted by Baptist churches experiencing unusual growth have been organised
The Joint Public Issues Team responds to figures showing sharp increase in use of foodbanks
A conference exploring the legacy of Martin Luther King took place at Highgate Baptist Church in Birmingham
A new proposal that seeks to substantially reduce the deficit in the Baptist Pension Scheme has been agreed
The induction of our new President featured during the opening celebration at the 2018 Assembly
Seeing God in Science: Dave Gregory unpacked his presidential theme Divine Windows during a seminar
Listening and learning: Kang-San Tan talks about the need to interpret the Bible from all cultures
Baptist churches have been encouraged to be their ‘creative best in a variety of ways' to be more missionally effective
Baptists need to be more encouraging of pioneers if we are to reach people and make disciples in challenging times
Children at the Baptist Assembly were encouraged to think about what it means to be a Christian in their lives
Our role is not to be bouncers for the Kingdom – but to welcome everyone to their seat there!
This year’s youth programme was full of worship, craft and games as the young people explored lifestyles and faith
General Secretary Lynn Green highlighted church encouragements during the AGM
How can BMS World Mission be a catalyst for mission in the world – and not just a partner? The BMS AGM
Church groups have welcomed the Government’s decision to reduce the stakes for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
Baptists across the country were involved in Thy Kingdom Come events, praying for more people to know Jesus Christ
Many remain indifferent or uninformed about the role the church plays at a local and global level
From the autumn it will run over six Saturdays each year in at Spurgeon’s College and South Street Baptist Church
How do you respond when someone wants to be baptised, but there's no baptistery in sight?
The trustees of the Christian Enquiry Agency have announced the appointment of Cherry Hamilton
An app that puts the spotlight on hand car washes gives the public a new tool to combat modern slavery
The response of faith groups during and after the Grenfell fire, how they did it and lessons others can learn
A series of screenings of an extraordinary film about Martin Luther King Jr are being planned in Baptist churches
The Joint Public Issues Team issues statement following a damning report by the National Audit Office
Manse Life is a new initiative on this website for ministers, those to whom they are married and their children
A group of churches launch campaign to challenge the government’s approach to illegal immigration
Thousands of people are enslaved in our country. By learning to spot the signs, you can help to set them free.
Members of Baptist churches now have the opportunity to have their wills written free of charge
Citizens UK launches campaign urging the Home Secretary to extend the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
New partnership sees Christian children’s charity Spurgeon's support families living with domestic abuse
More than 100 churches are opening their doors this summer to help fill the holiday hunger gap
An animated film to help Christians around the world recognise the human cost of a changing climate has launched
The role uniformed youth groups play in social integration has been highlighted in a new study
The Railway Mission appoints several chaplains as it seeks to increase support to the under pressure railway industry
The Greenbelt Festival saw a Waterways Chaplaincy presence among the huge range of colourful tents and stands
Performance poet Lucy Berry has been named as the first poet-in-residence for the Joint Public Issues Team
Are we living out our faith in such a way that it will create lasting change? A challenge from Rose Hudson Wilkin
Twelve-year-old best-selling author Jonathan Bryan will help open the Christian Resources Exhibition next month
Girls' Brigade Ministries (GBM) has issued a faith-based response to Girlguiding's annual Girls' Attitudes survey results
How best to resource, encourage and challenge small churches across Baptists Together?
Prayer and taking time to understand local needs key factors in seeing missional objectives met, says report
A mental health survey reveals many believe social media has a negative impact on the mental health of young people
Christians have been urged to embody an alternative model of lifestyle in the wake of climate warnings
A BBC documentary highlighting the work of the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) aired on Friday
A new campaign to mobilise Christians to pray for a reduction in youth crime has launched
The national initiative which began at Hoole Baptist Church in Chester joins Care for the Family
A day which recognises the breadth of Baptists engaged in theological and biblical scholarship is returning
Christian charity CARE is calling for the church to commemorate Anti-Slavery Day 2018 by dedicating time to pray
Lynn Green has joined other leaders in writing to the Prime Minister and Chancellor about Universal Credit
Church-run drop-in centres for vulnerable and homeless people will be targeted by traffickers this winter
Churches speak out in support of Tracey Crouch following her resignation as the minister responsible for gambling
Baptist theologian John Colwell is presented with a set of essays that engage with his work and seek to build upon it
Would you like to build friendship with those in the local mosque or gurdwara - but need better understanding?
Discerning key shared priorities and exploring a sustainable funding model were among the main discussion points
Campaigners, including Baptist ministers, will ask the Government to protect today’s refugee children
koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls, has just launched a new film looking at kindness
More than 500 activities are known to have taken place across the UK during Inter Faith Week 2018
More than 22,000 people from 500+ UK churches took part in Tearfund’s first Big Quiz Night, a multi-venue fundraising event
Churches and and Christian organisations have been encouraged to pursue a more radical generosity
Christian leaders and influencers write to world leaders ahead of UN Climate Change Conference this week
Following its latest annual survey, Spurgeons warns of a ‘parenting crisis’ as cuts reduce support
A new centre at Bristol Baptist College aims to shed light on the most confusing parts of the Bible: the texts of violence
Premier's annual campaign to help people across the UK spend Christmas with others has launched for the sixth year
The UK needs to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia to be a credible peacemaker, says Christian Aid
Event shows churches how they can effectively partner with professionals to transform lives of vulnerable people
Viral baptisms in JCBs, tributes to Billy Graham and Firestarter events for Baptist church growth
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