In Conversation With....

Revd Hayley has 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.

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 

Beating Burnout in Ministry with Revd Jim Thomas

Revd Jim shares his experience of burnout, lessons he has learnt and how we can look out for the signs of burnout and prevent it.

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.


Contact Jane here

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

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