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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


 
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Duncan Reid introduces RaiseUPfaith.com – a new curriculum and resources platform designed to equip children’s and youth ministry leaders with high-quality, Bible-based multi-media content
Helen Paynter offers a brief report and some personal reflections from the recent Christ at the Checkpoint Conference held at Bethlehem Bible College
Christian media pioneer Terence Ascott has seen an 'explosion of interest in Christianity' in the Middle East - and in a new book and tour the SAT-7 founder shares highlights of 50 years of impact
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