Stories of Gods Kingdom
The Regional Team have met with ministers and people within our Baptist Family to talk about mission and ministry. These short videos explore ideas of how to approach mission in new and exciting ways whist working the structures we already have in our Baptist Churches.
As well as sharing their testimonies of mission and ministry.
Interview with David Powell
David Powell shares his experience with Mark Fairweather-Tall about his mission trip to Romania
Why follow Jesus 365? (Short version)
Paul James and Simon Jennings from Eden Church, Penarth, share an exciting story of how people are coming to faith in Jesus through a social media initiative...
Interview with Alys Awad
Alys was the SWaBA intern for 2019-2020 here is the full interview of her sharing her experience with Revd Emma Mohr
Testimony of Linda Edwards (Full Version)
Mark speaks with Linda, Baptist Minister at Narbeth and she shares her testimony of God's provision while she was in hospital on a ventilator
Conversation with Revd Lynn Green, General Secretary of Baptist Together
Lynn shares with about her role, what she is seeing across our Baptist Movement and what we can learn as churches at this time
Conversation with Revd Yinka Oyekan, BUGB President 2020-21
Yinka talks with Hayley about mission, ministry and his theme for the year: 'How do we Grow from here?'
For more information on: 'How do we Grow from here?' visit Yinka's website
Conversation with Dion-Marie White
Dion-Marie speaks with Hayley about Black Lives Matter and why it is important for us a church today
Conversation with Revd Rosa Hunt, Co-Principal of South Wales Baptist College
Rosa talks to Hayley about mission and ministry as a local pastor and a co-principal at the college
Conversation with Revd Ken Benjamin, BUGB President 2019-2020
Ken has served as minister of a Baptist Church in Chichester for 24 years, in the past year he has been serving as the President of Baptists Together.
His theme for the year was 'Where do we Grow from here?'
Ken encourages us to look honestly at our churches and encourage a whole-life-discipleship message.
For resources on whole-life-discipleship you can go to the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity
Conversation with Revd John Evans, Minister of Gendros Baptist Church
John talks with Hayley about mission and ministry in Swansea
Conversation with Revd Simeon Baker, Director of Mission for the Baptist Union of Wales
Simeon talks to Hayley about ministry and mission in Wales
Conversation with Revd Mike Lowe, Communications Manager for Baptists Together
Mike talks about his role within the Baptist Union of Great Britain and how mission is in this role of communication
Conversation with Revd Jane Day, BUGB Centenary Development Officer
Jane has the role within our Baptist family of encouraging and supporting women in ministry.
The post is a way of celebrating the centenary of women being ordained for Baptist ministry and recognised as pastors in charge of local churches. Throughout Baptist history there have been women who were called to minister and lead, yet in our centenary celebration we recognised that significant challenges still exist for present day Baptist women and we are lagging in equality within some of our practices and structures. Jane’s role is to research the issues and to offer targeted ways of overcoming them.
Jane has worked in trans-local ministry within the Yorkshire Baptist Association and with the Girls' Brigade, where she helped to devise the Esther Collective which offers a year of development and coaching for young women. Her most recent experience has been ministering in Germiston, South Africa where she continued her coaching and development work with multicultural groups of women.
Conversation with Ruth Rice from Renew Wellbeing
Renew Wellbeing helps churches open spaces of welcome and inclusion in partnership with mental health teams to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.
Renew spaces are simple cafe style spaces run by local churches where hobbies and activities are shared or co-produced. Each cafe space is attached to a quiet room or prayer space where inner habits of wellbeing are shared. Each church partners with a mental health professional from the local council to ensure good inclusive practices for safe spaces where it's OK not to be OK can be sustained.
Being present • Being prayerful • Being in partnership
Conversation with Revd Richard Hardy, Minister at Albany Road Baptist Church
Richard has been minister at Albany Road in Cardiff for over 10 years; he shares about mission and ministry from his context with Hayley
Conversation with Revd Matt Carter, Minister at Pantygwdr Baptist Church
Matt moved to Swansea a few years ago and Hayley catches up with him to talk about what mission means in his context