During this time of social distancing we are 'dropping' resources to help you and your church with different elements of church life.
Below you will find video resources for services and links to specific pages that you aid you in your service preparations, working with Children, Youth and Families and Mission at this time
The Baptist Union of Great Britain are updating their resources on a regular basis including legal guidance - click here to go to their website.
If you have resources to share please do get in contact with the office
When the Music Fades....
In a recent Webinar Revd Mark explores what corporate worship is and what it means when we are unable to sing.
There is also a time of sharing and comments from those who attended as well a thought about worship as mission from Revd Hayley.
Ideas and resources for creative worship can be found on our Creative Worship Page
Learning from Lockdown
In this video Revd Phil Jump from the North Western Baptist Association reflects on learning lessons for lockdown.
Click here for a resource to help ministers and church leaders reflect on what we can learn from this time of lockdown that might affect the way we do things in the future...
Join the conversation about what we are learning on Monday 18th May at 2pm on Zoom: contact the office for the link
Teach Us to Pray
Google has seen an increase in searches for 'pray' and 'how to pray' at this current time.
Revd Jon from Bethel Baptist Church has produced a series exploring prayer designed for people how have never prayed before based on the Lord's Prayer. Each section will be released every week
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.
Our friends at the South West Baptist Association have produced an at Home Communion Service for you to use.
It is led by Revd Carl Smethurst, Regional Minister at South West Baptist Association
The Association Team have put together a Easter reflection for you to use in your congregations or for your own personal time.
This can be watched as a whole reflective piece or on individual days with worship
Rev Jonathan Vaughan-Davis encourages us to proclaim Jesus is Risen from our windows this Easter Sunday.
Rev Mark Fairweather Tall shares a reflection with us during this time. Reminding us of what God calls us to be.
A worship service from the Regional Team to be used by the churched and ministers.
Revd Mark's Reflection on the Coronavirus on behalf of the SWaBA Team