Resources

On this page you will find resources which have been made available for churches to share in follow-up to our Assembly.  Please click on the highlighted titles below.

There are also a number of articles on the Baptist Times website which report on the various sessions at the Assembly.

A selection of photos is available from our Flickr album.
 

Baptist Union of Great Britain AGM

 

Annual report2018 BUGB Annual Report 2018
The Baptist Union’s strategy is ‘Growing healthy churches in relationship for God’s mission’ which guides all of our plans and activities.  Each year we publish our annual report, which provides an opportunity to review what has happened in the past year and look ahead to our plans for the future. 

The 2018 report takes the theme of 'Beacons of Hope' using Chris Duffett’s paintings as a backdrop.
 
 

Networking Day Sessions

 
  WDWGFH Where do we Grow from Here?
BUGB President Ken Benjamin introduced this theme for his year as President.  He has produced a series of videos and accompanying studies which are suitable for sharing in small groups looking to explore their purpose and mission and how they can reach out more effectively to their own generation.  Also, have a look at Ken's Where do we Grow from Here? website
     
  AndyFlannagan Missional Adventure
The Mission Forum shared some missional opportunities within our Baptist family.  A new song by Andy Flannagan was played for the first time to inspire and encourage us as we embark on adventurous journeys of faith.
 
     
  NAMs MITs NAMs and MITs
Ken Benjamin and Anne Calver offered encouragement and practical lessons for newly accredited ministers and ministers in training.  This centred around a booklet entitled '100 lessons I wish someone had told me earlier about church leadership'.
     
  ChurchConstitutionsCIO Church Constitutions, Charity Registration and CIOs - getting ready for 2021
Most Baptist churches will have to become registered charities in March 2021.  Led by our Legal Services Manager, Caroline Sanderson and Esther Campsall from the Baptist Union’s solicitors Anthony Collins, this session outlined what Baptist churches will need to do to register.  Click here for the presentation.
     
  ChurchProperty Making the Most of your Church Property
In this session, Simon Willock of Baptist Insurance looked at best practice in managing your church property so it really is an asset for mission rather than a burden.  Click here for the Baptist Insurance presentation
Jim Hammett, of Christian Consulting talked about how to approach potential redevelopment of church premises to provide the facilities your church needs for the 21st Century.  Click here for the Christian Consulting presentation.
     
  ChurchAccounting Best Practice in Church Accounting and Finance
This session, aimed at church treasurers and anyone interested in church finances, looked at the basics of church accounts and best practice in reporting to church trustees and members to enable good financial decision making.  Speakers for this session included Andrew Burgess from ACAT (click here for the ACAT presentation) and Andrew Stickland, partner at Kingston Smith, who are leading charity accountants and auditors of the Baptist Union (click here for the Kingston Smith presentation).
 
 

Other resources

 
LynnGreen Closing address
Lynn Green gave the closing address on Sunday afternoon on the theme of Confidence.
   
Worship Worship Songs
List of songs used during each session at our Assembly.
   
iSingPOP Children's Programme
Our Children's Programme was led by a team from iSingPOP - a primary school music project that brings together school, church and community.  They give children in school the opportunity to record their very own album and perform a live concert in the local church.
 
ChrisDuffettArt Art by Chris Duffett
Many of the inspiring background images used on screen at Assembly were by Baptist evangelist Chris Duffett.  Find out more about his paintings on his website.