Join us in prayer for BU Council 17-18 March 2020
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.
During this Council we will be giving time to the Pioneer Manifesto and this will be led by our Pioneer Ambassadors. We will also be returning to our conversations about the Dual Operating Model and beginning some conversations that are likely to continue on into our October Council. Our times of worship will be led by Rev Linda Hopkins.. This is, of course, in addition to our usual standing items like finance, new churches, and the Key Roles Nominations Team report.
Live prayer event at Council, Tuesday 17 March at 21:00
On Tuesday 17 March Council members will be coming together to pray and you are invited to join with us. This will be streamed live through Facebook so that people across the Country can join us in praying. Please join us.
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.
Please see who represents your Association should you wish to contact them before we meet.
The key reflections and decisions from Council will be communicated in the following week.
Lynn Green, General Secretary of Baptists Together