Mission and Pioneering
One of our Values as an association is to be Excited About Mission, our Regional Minister: Mission Enabler Revd. Hayley offers various forms of consultancy and coaching to help your church:
Mission Consultancy: working with leadership teams and church to help you reflect, imagine and explore the possibilities of your community. Together we will work through a structured framework to reflect on your context and its challenges. We will develop a realistic and measurable strategies that will equip your church for the next stages in its ministry. We will also work with you to create a clear action plan for the church.
Teaching and Training: we can work with your church or a cluster of churches on teaching on:
Discipling different generations
Preparing churches for growth
Reaching New Generations (Millennials and Generation Z)
Using Social Media and Websites as Mission and Ministry
Personalised sessions can also be arranged
Church Growth/Fruitfulness: we can work with your leadership team/ church on developing a growth plan of how you can reach out to all generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ
Pioneer Coaching: we can offer one-to-one pioneer coaching to individuals and leaders seeking a call into missional pursuits with their networks and communities. This can be from community housing projects to church planting to replanting.
Missional Adventure: Is a web portal from Baptist Together; where you can discover a world of missional opportunities for you and your church...
With ideas to inspire you,
training to equip you,
and networks to connect you,
all just a click away!
If we are following wherever Jesus is leading us we will often find ourselves involved in something which is risky, exciting and a little bit scary. Across our Baptist family individuals and churches are finding themselves on all sorts of different missional adventures, and we hope these pages will enable you to discover the particular adventure that he is calling you to embark upon.
The mission of God invites us to be open to His leading in all aspects of our ordinary everyday lives, but it sometimes means leaving behind all that we find familiar and comfortable and stepping into the unknown.
Click Here to go to the Baptist Together Missional Adventure Web Portal for encouraging stories and inspirational ideas
As an Association we also work with others to enable different forms of mission:
Big Life Cymru: Based on a global disciple making model that gives practical tools that are simple, biblical and reproductive, so you can share your faith and disciple new believers. Big Life training is all about getting back to basics of how to find spiritually seeking people in your network or neighbourhood. Click Big Life Cymru to request information.
Social Enterprise: We are currently exploring supporting churches in business/project development gifts and opportunities that serve the mission of God. That may be to release resources for ministry and mission projects, to enable a local church in its life and witness, and/or to offer itself as part of God’s transformative work in our communities.
We are seeking to gather a resource pool of gifted and motivated people to serve the church in envisioning and developing such social enterprise opportunities. We sense this is something God is calling us to explore together particularly in our current context here in South Wales.
Hence we are in the process of looking to gather a group of people with suitable skills and vision for such kingdom enterprise together with some church leaders who are in situations where they find themselves exploring such possibilities. The aim of such a gathering is to begin to discern ways forward in response to what God is doing among us.
If you are a member of an Association Church with professional experience in this area or an Association Church exploring this also, please get in touch.
Seventy-Two: West of England Baptist Association (WEBA) deliver missional training which might be more suited to some of our churches. Seventy-Two also have a presence at Spring Harvest every year which our Association supports. To find out more about Seventy-Two please click here.