Join us in prayer for BU Council 13-14 March 2019
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 hearing news from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) and from the Gender Justice Group; we will be thinking about the composition of the Baptist Steering Group (BSG) and we will be taking time to work on a revised ethical investment policy. Another matter for decision will be the transition of the Baptist Union to the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) structure. 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, Wednesday 13 March at 21:00
On Wednesday 13 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 is representing your Association should you wish to contact them before we meet. Also please look at the full agenda.
The key reflections and decisions from Council will be communicated in the following week.
Lynn Green, General Secretary of Baptists Together