Join us in prayer for Baptist Union Council 29-30 March
Baptist Union Council is meeting next week and we invite you to join us in prayer. We are already anticipating what God will do as Council gathers to talk and discern together.
We will be considering the application for membership from St Hild College, hearing and reflecting on the presentation from phase one of the Financial Model Review and beginning to consider a question raised from some of our Ministers and fellow Baptists about the Ministerial Recognition Rules as they relate to marriage. As a Baptist family, we will be praying for the situation in Ukraine and our times of worship will be led by Rev Clare Hooper and the Children, Young People and Families Round Table.
This is will be in addition to our usual standing items like finance and the Key Roles Nominations Team report. Click here to view the full agenda. Should you wish to discuss the agenda before Council meets please contact your local representative which you can find here.
Please join our General Secretary Lynn Green on Tuesday 29 March at 8pm for our national prayer broadcast live from Council with a Ukraine focus. Join here
For those of you who would like to understand the role of Council, our Governance Report outlines the role of Council as follows:
The key location of strategic leadership and oversight for the Union should be with the Council. This is the body that is representative of the churches through their Associations and colleges, and where the full diversity of the denomination can and should be fully expressed. The leadership and oversight of others will be discerned and held accountable here. As we envisage it, it will be:
the body which exercises spiritual and strategic oversight of the affairs of the Union;
the place where the rich diversity of our membership will be expressed and empowered and leadership exercised;
the forum in which the complex relationships of Union life will be valued and mutual trust be encouraged and enabled;
the meeting at which key decision-makers, such as appropriate association officers, will play a part alongside prophetic voices and spiritual leaders.
The key reflections and decisions from Council will be communicated in the following week.
Lynn Green, General Secretary of Baptists Together