Resourcing for Mission

In the coming weeks we will be posting videos and thoughts about how to prepare for mission now and when churches are allowed to meet again.

 

In this time of church services and ministries being suspended, how do we use this time to reach out and prepare for mission.

We also have resources and opportunities for Mission and Church Growth here or Click Here for more information on Home Mission 

Over this time the traditional forms of outreach and ministries are not able to go ahead but there are some different ways in which you can engage with your local community.

Recently Revd Hayley and Carl from the South West Baptist Association hosted a conversation with people in ministry about creating missional disciples, the those notes can be found here 

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Pray and Plan... Resourcing the church for the future

This time provides for us an opportunity to see God in where we as churches grow from here.  Revd Hayley has put together some resources that are used in preparing churches for growth.  

These include: 

- Lessons from Growing Churches 

- Fruitfulness Indicators (reviewing what we do as a church)

- How to think about a Growth Plan - Where do we grow from here?

Click Here to access these resources

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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 while working within the structures we already have in our Baptist Churches.

Click Here to see the Conversation

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Reaching Out at this time...

Here are some ideas for you and your congregation to 'reach out' with the Good News at this time.

Click Here to see 

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Act of Remembrance...

As church minister's we are providing for funerals at this time however many people in our churches and communities are missing out on a gathered act of remembrance.  We would highly recommend that when we are able to meet in church buildings again you host a Service of Light for all the community who have lost loved ones over this period. We have also produced an Act of Remembrance for you to give to people who are unable to attend funerals so they can remember in their homes.

Do contact us if you would like to personalise the services for your church.

Idea's for when Social Distancing has ended...

  • Hold a listening session, where people from the community can come and share their experiences

  • Host a Pecha Kucha Event on 'where do you see hope' or 'what does community mean for you'

  • Send out a card inviting people to a time of celebration of the community

  • Hold a Thank You service/evening for those in the community that worked in supermarkets / hospitals etc 

  • Hold a community BBQ free of charge / street party etc 

  • Send a card to everyone in the street saying although the circumstances have changed you are still there to help!

South Wales Baptist Association 

54 Richmond Road, Cardiff, CF24 3UR

Tel: +44 02920 491 366