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The Baptist Assembly 2019 



Links to stories and reports from the 2019 Baptist Assembly, held at the Telford International Centre (18-19 May) 



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Where do we grow from here? That’s the challenge and invitation posed by new Baptist Union President Ken Benjamin

Baptists Together - have confidence! Baptist Christians and churches were urged to ditch the negative human narratives and have confidence in God’s call on our lives in the closing address of the 2019 Baptist Assembly from General Secretary Lynn Green

Missio dei and Baptist churches What difference will Missio dei make to Baptist churches? The question explored by Dr Kang-San Tan in the first Bible study of this year’s Baptist Assembly

Induction, recognition, In Memoriam Ministers and mission personnel were recognised and prayed for on a packed Assembly Saturday night  

'Fix our eyes on Jesus, keep running the race' Baptists have been urged to be secure in their identity in Jesus, get rid of things that hinder, deal with their sin - and keeping running the race. The Saturday evening address with Lisa Holmes 

‘We want to embrace adventure’ The Baptist Union of Great Britain AGM took place on Sunday morning at the Baptist Assembly

'Firestarters is all about meeting Jesus' A movement of Baptist churches is seeing unusual growth – and wants to share lessons with other churches  

‘Using hunger to change behaviour?’ The flaws of Universal Credit were shared at the Baptist Assembly - alongside ways churches can respond

‘What’s God doing where you are?’ Delegates learnt about how to host an interactive listening workshop in their churches and Associations

Supporting and encouraging small churches New ways to resource, network and encourage our Union’s smaller churches was the focus of a Saturday afternoon session at the Baptist Assembly

Prayer Space at the Baptist Assembly For the duration of this year’s Assembly there was a space set aside for prayer and mediation. Alison Mackay explains more

‘Crossing barriers, in the name of Jesus’ The unpredictability of the Holy Spirit in uniting people in the name of Jesus, and the church’s often misunderstood response to it, was highlighted in the sermon during the Communion service on Sunday morning 

From a spark to a flame BMS at the Baptist Assembly 2019

BMS World Mission - Sunday morning session New resources, encouragements from Ben Francis and his inspiring daughter Abigail, plus an update on the One Million Lives Transformed strategy

‘We are sending out 14 beacons' Young people at the Baptist Assembly were encouraged to reflect on their relationship with God, and how this impacts all of their lives

An alternative evening celebration Thirst aimed to provide a more informal setting to connect with God at the 2019 Baptist Assembly


 
For more photos of the 2019 Baptist Assembly, visit our Flickr album. Visit the Baptist Assembly website for more resources. 

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Baptist Times, 19/05/2019
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The nativity is an important way to teach and remember the story of God coming to earth, but it’s also a culturally, educationally and spiritually significant tradition
Alice Baxter reports on exciting developments for a Youth With a Mission urban family in Paris
Students in Europe are in the midst of a 40 week prayer campaign for 40 countries that will culminate in a five day gathering
Charity worker and Baptist Dr Mark Calder is set to complete his epic ‘Running Home 2019’ adventure of running 14 ultramarathons throughout this year
Catherine Burt, Assistant Director of Girls’ Brigade Ministries, shares the role music plays in the charity’s community groups
Are you praying for the streets around you? An encouragement to pray for your neighbours this Sunday from the Neighbourhood Prayer Network and Faith in Later Life
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