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Baptist Insurance has come up with some top tips to help ensure your church is prepared for all the extra visitors during the festive season
Central Baptist Association are looking to appoint a new Team Leader to start in May 2022
Christian minister, counsellor, mentor and lecturer Julie Porter introduces her book Loneliness versus Being Alone, which delves into the juxtaposition of loneliness and solitude
Christmas is such a good time for reaching the person hidden behind the dementia, writes Louise Morse. Here are some new ideas that can help you do that
The Baptist Union is looking for a Younger Leaders Development Coordinator to join the Ministries Team.
Death is never easy. But if we belong to Christ, the crucified and risen one, how can we not approach it with faith, however faltering, and with hope, however fragile? By Colin Sedgwick
My daily prayer as I encounter polite society, marginal society and those beyond the edge and, as I pray, I trust that, somehow, God will be at work and I will not hinder him. By Sean Fountain
Jesus' remedy for fear is to 'keep on believing in God, and keep on believing in me.' A Bible study on John 14: 1-6, by Paul Beasley-Murray
We can refine our message until it’s perfect - but if we don’t connect with any real people who are willing to listen, it may not bear the fruit it could. Andy Flannagan introduces the Influence Course from Christians in Politics
Does our theology, as well as our missiology, alienate the working class? By Michael Shaw
'A very special person, pastor, teacher who had the ability to reach young and old'
Baptist minister David Meseg has terminal cancer. He has written a book exploring faith
It is not a matter of debate as to whether (or why) the climate is changing, but how much it will change - and what we can do now to prevent the worst impacts of that change. By Michael Shaw
Minister with “a pastor’s heart” who leaves many people, both young and old, indebted to him for his care and friendship, both spiritual and practical
We could make a game-changing contribution by acting together, writes Andy Atkins, CEO of Christian nature conservation organisation A Rocha UK
The snap of thunder, the crackle of ice, the pop of a firework – the winter months can be dramatic and exciting, but can also cause damage to your church property. The latest Baptist Insurance article focuses on protecting your church building in winter
Domestic abuse comes in many different forms, and sadly seems to be as prevalent as ever. Let's be aware, writes Baptist minister John Cheek
Baptists have impacted their local communities in numerous ways during the pandemic. Here are the stories shared at the October 2021 meeting of Baptist Union Council
Dementia affects the brain and cognition, but it doesn’t touch the soul and the spirit of a person, and at Christmas time, especially, the Holy Spirit can be released through our worship and spiritual songs. By Louise Morse
An extract from The Family Business: A Parable About Stepping Into The Life You Were Made For, by Geoff Peters
Many victims / survivors of exploitation access services from churches, writes Dan Pratt, editor of a new book exploring faith responses to modern slavery
Kim Kardashian, selfies and the cult of physical perfection
Interview with writer and spiritual director Amy Boucher Pye on her new book, 7 Ways to Pray - Time-tested Practices for Encountering God
A reflection on the dangers of idealising physical perfection, by Mark Roques
Open Doors is hosting its first ever youth online event where persecuted Christians from around the world will share their stories of faith
A healthy relationship with science is vital for the Church today in its mission of making disciples of Jesus, deepening faith, enriching worship, and enabling evangelism in a sceptical world
Ed Perry introduces RightNow Media, the world’s largest library of Bible study videos, and currently used by more than 21,000 churches worldwide
A testimony of answered prayer and the goodness of our God, by Vicki Miller, Scheme Manager at independent housing scheme Royd Court, West Yorkshire
Habits we latched onto over the last 18 months, which we should perhaps not let go. By Chris Goswami
Autumn is upon us and with it comes the gradual onset of darker evenings. It is therefore the perfect time to review situations where people work alone to ensure adequate precautions are in place to protect them. The latest Baptist Insurance article
This weekend we will see the long awaited title Respect hit UK cinemas. The film tells the story of Aretha Franklin, played by the singer and actress Jennifer Hudson - and the main narrative it holds throughout is Aretha's faith
Exacerbated by the instability of the pandemic, the currency of grievance has become a dominant force circulating in many churches, as well as wider society, suggests Shaun Lambert. How do we effect change?
A New Testament scholar and Baptist minister, Alastair was a lover of learning and always trying to educate others. His generosity, thoughtfulness, razor-sharp wit and brilliant mind will never be forgotten
Are you off to university this year? Maybe consider a different type of church, writes Michael Shaw
Mary Douglas introduces the Parenting for Faith Course with a teen focus
By Dave Gregory and Trevor Beckett of the Baptist Union Environment Network (BUEN)
In a world where the donation of cash in the moment becomes consigned to history, how do we maintain that giving moment that is both communal and intentional - and do we even need to? By David Lynch
Baptist minister and Spurgeon’s College tutor Jeannie Kendall introduces her new book Held in Your Bottle, which explores the value of tears in the Bible and in our lives today
Former Baptist Union President Stephen Gaukroger has created a course to equip the church as we emerge from lockdown. In this interview he shares advice for congregations asking “What next?”
Churches understandably place a high value on marriage - but what does that communicate to those who are single? Following the shootings in his city, this is a reflection by Michael Shaw, minister of Devonport Community Baptist Church, Plymouth
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