A guide to this year’s Baptist Assembly
Baptists are being invited to gather for this year’s Baptist Assembly at the King’s Centre in Oxford on 14 May. Wondering what to expect? Here’s a brief guide:
Want to exchange ideas with and be inspired by fellow Baptists? How about sharpening your thinking on one of the biggest issues of our time? Or hearing how your support can transform one million lives for the better?
These are some of the aims of the Baptist Assembly 2016, taking place at the King’s Centre in Oxford on 14 May.
Each year Baptists are invited to worship God and seek his will together at the annual Assembly. This year’s event will feature an “ideas exchange”: a number of soapboxes where people can meet to share ideas on particular topics related to our work as Baptists Together and BMS World Mission.
The main morning session is entitled Inspiring One Another. ‘Baptists Together exists to grow healthy churches in relationship for God’s mission,’ explains General Secretary Lynn Green.‘Together we will reflect on our vision and values as Baptists Together, responding to what God is doing and saying amongst us.’
In the afternoon BMS will highlight how it plans to achieve its faith target of one million lives transformed between 2016-2020.
The day will also feature a session devoted to the refugee situation in our country and around the world. Other elements include the welcoming of new President Rupert Lazar, a full programme for our children and young people, and the recognition of those who have recently been accredited as ministers and mission personnel.
The Baptist Assembly takes place on 14 May. Ticket prices remain the same as last year, and includes lunch (£29.95 for adults, £10 for children school Year Seven and above; Year Six and under are free).