Our vision as a movement is:
'Growing healthy Churches in relationship for God's mission'
Following the discussion at Baptist Union Council in November 2018, a set of six priorities emerged. These were outlined in the Council report
Given the urgent need to pursue God’s mission in our UK context, we believe that we need to focus on our value: 'Embrace adventure: Being serious about discipleship, willing to take risks, pioneer and move out of the comfort zone of familiar ways of doing things (Matt. 28:18-20)' Council particularly wanted to embody this value in the context of mission, evangelism and discipleship.
Working through the remaining recommendations of the Ignite report
Developing leadership in all its forms, together with a focus on equipping the whole body of Christ
Children Young People and Families – our CYF Round Table brought some concrete proposals to Council in their presentation and these were affirmed .
A similar but separate focus on Emerging Adults aged 18-35 – a group who are largely missing from our churches
Digital revolution – not only our own digital capacity, but reflecting on the implications of the digital revolution on mission, ministry and society.
When put to a vote, they were carried unanimously. The Baptist Steering Group is now exploring how to unpack and implement these priorities.