Supporting Local Schools
Many Baptist churches are wrestling with the challenge of connecting with young people in our society. Christian young people live very much on the 'front line' of mission in their schools and colleges, and churches have a vital role to play in supporting and nurturing them through everyday life as they live out their faith.
Churches used to be at the centre of the community, but it is often the local school that now fulfils this function as most families in the area have some link with it. Schools and colleges are also the places where children and young people are to be found for much of the week, whereas the number coming into our churches regularly has generally diminished.
The Baptist Union’s Education Working Group developed a number of resources to help churches to support their local school or college. The series of Church and School files
offers guidance for good practice, helpful resources, and stories to inspire and encourage you.
Other relevant articles and links are listed below.
Education Sunday Resources for all churches and schools, based on an annual theme
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