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Welcome to the Small Churches area of the website!


In our Union of around 2000 churches, approximately 1000 have under 40 people.  These are the stats, and numbers can dominate our thinking if we are not careful.  But it’s not about numbers - it’s about churches being healthy and effective!  Our job, the Great Commission in Matthew 28, is to go and make disciples, baptise them and teach them to make disciples.  This has no size limit!

People in the UK are moving all the time and all churches are affected by this.  The question is not ‘How many people are in church on Sundays?’ but ‘When was the last time someone came to faith?  When was the last baptism?’  That is a measure of health, no matter what size the church is.  People are coming to faith in small churches.

We want small churches to keep reaching people for Jesus.  To be dynamic and healthy now, not wait until they are bigger.  It’s about using our time, energy and resources to be more effective now.  Church growth is about getting better not just getting bigger.

Hilary Taylor is the Small Church Enabler for the LBA and heads up the ‘Small Church Connexion’.  The purpose of the Connexion is to provide a unique and supportive network within the LBA for churches with 40 people or less.  The team has a heart and a passion for the health, well-being and growth of the smaller churches across London.  The idea of this area of our website is to support and resource all the smaller Baptist churches across the UK.

 
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Contact form for Nick - small church enabler for EMBA
Contact form for Kez - small church enabler for YBA
Contact form for Alistair - small church enabler for WEBA
Contact form for Hayley - small church enabler for SWalesBA
Saturday 18 July: 3-hour training session for leadership teams / deacons from any church
LBA SCC ideas and events that might work in your Association too
smallchurches
Contact form for Jim Purves - small church enabler for the Baptist Union of Scotland
Contact form for Hany Abdelmasih - small church enabler for LBA
Contact form for Joth Hunt - small church enabler for SCBA
Contact form for Jane Henderson - small church enabler for NWBA
Contact form for Paul Revill - small church enabler for NBA
Contact form for Pam Kerley - small church enabler for SEBA
Contact form for Nigel Manges - small church enabler for SWBA
Contact form for Alison Mackay - small church enabler for HEBA
Contact form for Simon Roberton - small church enabler for EBA
Saturday 7 November: 3-hour training session for leadership teams / deacons from any church
Saturday 26 September: 3-hour training session for leadership teams / deacons from any church
Contact form for Hilary Taylor
Contact form for booking the Supporting Leadership training day at Waltham Cross Baptist Church
Details of the latest training opportunities local to you and beyond
smallchurches
Contact details of small church ‘champions’ in your area
smallchurches
Real stories from smaller churches to encourage, challenge and inspire you
smallchurches
Advice on running your church efficiently, effectively and legally
smallchurches
Ideas to build your church from the inside out to the community
smallchurches
Information for those in our smaller churches (40 members or less)
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Information for those in our smaller churches (40 members or less)
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Ideas to build your church from the inside out to the community
smallchurches
Advice on running your church efficiently, effectively and legally
smallchurches
Real stories from smaller churches to encourage, challenge and inspire you
smallchurches
Contact details of small church ‘champions’ in your area
smallchurches
Details of the latest training opportunities local to you and beyond
smallchurches
LBA SCC ideas and events that might work in your Association too
smallchurches