Sunday 2 May 2021 (399 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

Sunday Service
The Faithcafe

Sunday Service

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sundays at 1030am. Different speakers will be invited as available. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at the time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
Stay Connected

'Live in me as I live in you' Jesus says to the disciples. The Holy Spirit gives us a living relationship with Christ, just as the branches of a vine bear fruit by being joined to the trunk with its root system in the earth. Online worship with beautiful songs, pictures and prayers, & a simple message for everyone. Includes children's content.



Wednesday 28 April 2021 (394 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

Sunday Service
SCBA Weekly Update

Sunday Service

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sundays at 1030am. Different speakers will be invited as available. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at the time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

SCBA Weekly Update
28th April 2021

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Alysen reflects on 'Hidden in Christ' This can be found on the SCBA website or on the SCBA YouTube channel . You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel 'SCBApod'. If you have missed our previous reflections, you can catch up by visiting our new website .

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice
The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

The following updates have been published:

Coronavirus: Guidance on re-opening Baptist church buildings
Significant rationalisation of section 5 to reduce overlaps with Guidance on Church Worship. Relocated sections on people developing symptoms or subsequently testing positive from Section 5 to Section 3

Guidance on church worship
Addition to Section 5 of comments regarding creche facilities; Addition of new section, Section 6, on hospitality before or after worship.

Children's, youth and families ministry
Correction of typo in Section 3's sample instructions to parents for toddler groups - children under 5 do not have to socially distance; Clarification in Section 3 that the maximum group size for children and young people meeting indoors in England should still be 15; Addition of new section regarding creche facilities.

Baptist Assembly 2021
Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th May 2021

We are very excited that, being an online event this year, Baptist Assembly 2021 can be made available to all, offering a unique opportunity to bring a large number of people together to join in worship, prayer, Bible study and consideration of current issues.

The sessions will be free for anybody to join via our website - but register to join us and we'll send you all the links you'll need in advance. See our website for more about the weekend's programme, including seminar topics, information about our keynote speaker Shane Claiborne, and registration.

Joint Sunday Service - Sunday 16th May 2021 Bringing Baptist Assembly 2021 to you as an online event, has presented an exciting opportunity for churches to join together in a national Baptist Sunday worship service. We encourage you and your church to join Assembly on the morning of Sunday 16 May to share together in worship as one whole Baptist family. Our aim is to have the largest Baptist worship service in living memory! This will also include an address by the keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne.

We hope you and your church family will be able to join us during the weekend.

For more information and to book, please go to: www.baptist.org.uk/baptistassembly

Opportunities to Serve

Romsey Baptist Church
Youth Worker

Are you passionate about getting alongside young people, and bringing them to faith in Jesus Christ?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging Youth Worker to join our team:

· You would work alongside the Youth & Families Worker.
· Your specific focus would be the 11-18 age range.
· A background of relevant experience would be required.
· Relevant training would be ideal, but not essential.

The person we seek:

· Must have clear evidence of servant leadership.
· Must have a whole-hearted commitment to the teaching of scripture.
· Must be happy to share their journey to salvation and baptism.
· Must be ready to set a clear example of Christian living.
· Must be ready to be a team player.

The role has been assessed as part-time, further details to be addressed during the interview process.
The closing date to register interest is Monday 17th May 2021.
Please contact Jonathan Beer for an application and additional information.

Finchampstead Baptist Church
Children's Worker
Do you believe you can make this world a better place for kids & families? Do you believe kids are the next generation of church leaders? If you do, then we might want to meet you.

Every day we wake up to find new and creative ways to create a church that unchurched people of all ages and backgrounds love. It's not a typical 9-5 job. It's partnering with parents, finding committed volunteers, balancing limited budgets and building a team to create in person & online experiences that kids and families find inspirational and help them to discover a faith of their own. Can you help? If you are interested let's drink coffee and talk more. If you will help us then we guarantee you'll make this world a better place for the kids & families who live around Finchampstead.

Like you, we want children to be able to 'find and follow Jesus'. This role plays a vital part in that process in 3 key ways:

1. High-quality delivery of children's work.
2. Working with and alongside a team of volunteers, investing in them to help them invest in the children's work programme.
3. Partnering with parents to help disciple their children.

FBC also owns and operates The FBC Centre, it is a purpose-built community focussed centre, designed for our community because we are for community. Each week we connect with tons of people, through the various activities we run and that are based out of the centre. It's a hub for our local community and for the events and activities we deliver.

To apply: Download the job pack at finchampstead.com/jobs. Complete the application form and send to jobs@finchampstead.com. The closing date for applications is the 31st May 2021.

Baptist Together
Hong Kong Response Co-ordinator
BUGB have secured three years of funding from the Baptists Together Strategic Mission Budget for a Response Co-ordinator. This person will be responsible for: liaising with church leaders seeking to leave Hong Kong, connecting them with local Baptist congregations; encouraging Baptist churches to be places of welcome for migrants from Hong Kong; networking and enabling training for the migrant ministers and the churches involved in offering welcome.

This is a post within the Baptists Together Faith and Society Team for approximately 14 hours per week (0.4fte) at £24,500 pro rata.

For more information, Click Here.

Regent's Park College
Principal
[The College is poised at an exciting point in its evolution and is looking forward to the future with ambition. At this pivotal time, the College seeks a new Principal to deliver on its strategic potential. The Principal is the central figure in the College's life and work. As a visible and engaging leader, the Principal will champion Regent's interests, ensure collegial decision-making and develop ambitious strategic plans. The new Principal will have a transformational effect on the College as it prepares to secure its place and future over the next decade.

This demanding and rewarding role will require a wholehearted commitment to the College, its members, and its future. The College welcomes applicants with a distinguished record of achievement from any professional background who are a member of a Baptist church.

For more information, Click here



Sunday 25 April 2021 (399 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

Sunday Service
The Faithcafe

Sunday Service Today

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship today at 1030am. (As previously notified to memebers this will be a short service followed by the Church AGM) Rev Roland Wort will lead the service and speak. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at that time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship

Online service with songs, prayers & a contemporary message for everyone. Based on Psalm 23, the Good Shepherd was a symbol of God's care for his people. But Jesus goes beyond basic care to suggest a 2 way relationship whereby each sheep is known intimately - so precious that the shepherd gives his life for them.



Tuesday 20 April 2021 (394 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

Sunday Service
SCBA Weekly Update

Sunday Service

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 1030am. Rev Roland Wort will lead the service and speak. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at that time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

SCBA Weekly Update
20th April 2021

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week we wanted to share a video where Joth spends some time chatting to Ruth Rice, our speaker at the next SCBA Leaders' Day on Thursday 20th May, about her life, COVID, the founding of Renew Wellbeing and the Wellbeing Cafe movement and her new book "Slow Down, Show Up and Pray". This can be found on the SCBA YouTube channel You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice
The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

The following updates have been published:

Guidance on re-opening Baptist church buildings
Updated to reflect Step 2 in the English roadmap, including amendments to Section 6 to add other activities now permitted in Places of Worship and Section 5 to make clear that Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies are now permitted in England.

For more information, please click on the title line above

Guidance on church worship:
Document re-structured. Changes include: In England, the following are now allowed: supervised children’s groups indoors, prayer and bible study groups on church premises, and up to 15 people at weddings, wedding receptions outdoors, and funeral wakes. In Wales, indications about forthcoming changes have been made.

For more information, please click on the title line above

Baptist Assembly 2021
With Shane Claiborne as speaker BAPTIST ASSEMBLY ONLINE 2021
Thursday 13- 13 Sunday 16 May

We are very excited that, being an online event this year, Baptist Assembly 2021 can be made available to all, offering a unique opportunity to bring a large number of people together to join in worship, prayer, Bible study and consideration of current issues.

For more information, please click on the title line above

The sessions will be free for anybody to join via our website – but register to join us and we’ll send you all the links you’ll need in advance. See our website for more about the weekend’s programme, including seminar topics, information about our keynote speaker Shane Claiborne, and registration.

For more information, please click on the title line above

Joint Sunday Service – Sunday 16th May 2021
Bringing Baptist Assembly 2021 to you as an online event, has presented an exciting opportunity for churches to join together in a national Baptist Sunday worship service. We encourage you and your church to join Assembly on the morning of Sunday 16 May to share together in worship as one whole Baptist family. Our aim is to have the largest Baptist worship service in living memory! This will also include an address by the keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne.

We hope you and your church family will be able to join us during the weekend.

For more information and to book, please go to: www.baptist.org.uk/baptistassembly

Opportunities to Serve

Baptist Together Hong Kong
Response Co-ordinator

BUGB have secured three years of funding from the Baptists Together Strategic Mission Budget for a Response Co-ordinator. This person will be responsible for: liaising with church leaders seeking to leave Hong Kong, connecting them with local Baptist congregations; encouraging Baptist churches to be places of welcome for migrants from Hong Kong; networking and enabling training for the migrant ministers and the churches involved in offering welcome.

For more information, please click on the title line above

Regent’s Park College, Principal
RegentsThe College is poised at an exciting point in its evolution and is looking forward to the future with ambition. At this pivotal time, the College seeks a new Principal to deliver on its strategic potential. The Principal is the central figure in the College’s life and work. As a visible and engaging leader, the Principal will champion Regent’s interests, ensure collegial decision-making and develop ambitious strategic plans.

For more information, please click on the title line above

BMS World Mission: Head of Fundraising
BMS are looking for a Head of Fundraising to lead a team of dedicated, hard-working and highly motivated staff, who together run BMS World Mission’s diverse range of fundraising and supporter relations programmes.

For more information, please click on the title line above

BMS World Mission: Head of Communications
We’re looking for an experienced and motivated person to lead our friendly, tight-knit team of talented creatives, including writers, editors, designers and web specialists. Working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you’ll oversee the creation of a range of high-quality print and digital outputs, and you’ll use your own proven skills to help produce compelling, integrated campaigns which help our supporters to be a part of our global story.

For more information, please click on the title line above



Sunday 18 April 2021 (392 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

Sunday Service
The Faithcafe

Sunday Service Today

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 1030am. Rev Roland Wort will lead the service and speak. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at that time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship

Christ's touch stills the storm of our emotions & fills us with God's peace. Online service with contemporary music, beautiful images & a hopeful message for today. Contains children's content.



Friday 16 April 2021 (390 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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An Announcement

Sunday Service 18 April 2021

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 1030am. Rev Roland Wort will lead the service and speak. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at that time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)



Tuesday 13 April 2021 (387 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

SCBA update


SCBA Weekly Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.
This week Joth reflects on ‘The Promise of Bluebells’ This can be found on the SCBA website or on the SCBA YouTube channel You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’ If you have missed our previous reflections, you can catch up by visiting our new website (above)



Sunday 11 April 2021 (385 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
Believing Thomas

Online worship with prayers & contemporary message recorded on the Isle of Wight. This week's line-up includes beautiful hymns, songs & images with children's content.



Tuesday 6 April 2021 (380 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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An Announcement
The Faithcafe

Sunday Service 18 April 2021

Sandown Baptist Church will meet for worship on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 1030am. Rev Roland Wort will lead the service and speak. The CoVID19 rules and restrictions applicable at that time will be observed. At the time of writing the current edition is 1 April.
(Click here for a copy.)

The FAITHCAFE Easter Meditation

Prayers for the season of Easter from Andrew & Stella Hardiman.



Sunday 4 April 2021 (378 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe



Friday 2 April 2021 (376 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE Good Friday Meditation

A short meditation with music from the choir of King's College Cambridge.



Tuesday 30 March 2021 (373 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA update


SCBA Weekly Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities as we move through Holy Week.

This week Colin reflects on ‘Loved into our Future’ This can be found on the SCBA website You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’ If you have missed our previous reflections, you can catch up by visiting our new website.

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

The following updates have been published:

Guidance on church worship
Changes in Section 3 to allow in England from 28 March congregational singing outdoors; and from 29 March, blown instruments in worship, social interaction between sub-groups of six people, and weddings that are no longer restricted to exceptional circumstances; Change in Section 3 withdrawing permission for Bible study and prayer groups indoors on church premises in England; Change is Section 3 allowing outdoors children’s activities in both England and Wales.

Coronavirus: Guidance on re-opening Baptist church buildings
Updated to reflect changes to guidance on singing indoors and outdoors in England from 28 March and changes to social contact rules from 29 March. Updated section on Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies to reflect the listing of prayer or study groups in the examples of activities that are not permitted.

Baptist Assembly 2021 Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th May 2021

We are very excited that, being an online event this year, Baptist Assembly 2021 can be made available to all, offering a unique opportunity to bring a large number of people together to join in worship, prayer, Bible study and consideration of current issues.

The sessions will be free for anybody to join via our website – but register to join us and we’ll send you all the links you’ll need in advance. See our website for more about the weekend’s programme, including seminar topics, information about our keynote speaker Shane Claiborne, and registration.

Joint Sunday Service – Sunday 16th May 2021

Bringing Baptist Assembly 2021 to you as an online event, has presented an exciting opportunity for churches to join together in a national Baptist Sunday worship service. We encourage you and your church to join Assembly on the morning of Sunday 16 May to share together in worship as one whole Baptist family. Our aim is to have the largest Baptist worship service in living memory! This will also include an address by the keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne.

We hope you and your church family will be able to join us during the weekend. For more information and to book, please go to: www.baptist.org.uk/baptistassembly



Sunday 28 March 2021 (371 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
All Age Worship for PALM SUNDAY
HOSANNA.

Here is your Palm Sunday online worship with beautiful songs, hymns & prayers, & up-to-date message from Joth Hunt of Southern Counties Baptist Ass. UK.



Tuesday 23 March 2021 (366 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA update


SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.
This week Dave reflects on ‘The Most Important Gauge’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’. If you have missed our previous reflections you can catch up by visiting our new website.

SCBA News & Events

New: Emmaus Encounter Days

On the road to Emmaus Jesus asked the disciples the simple but essential question, “What things?” giving them the opportunity to share with him all their discouragement and disappointments of the past three days. Having spent time sharing and listening to Jesus they returned to Jerusalem with fresh perspective and revitalised energy and hope.

The Emmaus encounter days, held during April, will offer time and space to respond to the questions, “What things?” in the light of the COVID pandemic.

To find out more about these days and how you can attend one please follow this link – Emmaus Encounter.

New: Equip Course

Equipping 18–30-year-olds to lead with confidence and humility in God’s church.

Equip is designed for young adults who have a heart to grow in faith, and a desire to see the Kingdom come in the world around them by exercising leadership, in a church, in their place of work or in their own down time.

Equip is a 2-year course that will run from September 2021 to September 2023 and will include 3 weekend residentials at Regent’s Park College and local leadership gatherings with other participants who are serving God in your local area.

There are two variations that you might find helpful:

· A one year option for those doing an internship and looking for some leadership training to go alongside their placement.

· A virtual leadership gathering for those who are students and so wouldn’t be able to access a local gathering.

There is an opportunity to find out more over zoom on 14th April 12:00-13:00 (bring your own lunch!)

Please contact Clare Hooper if you have any questions or to sign up for the 14th April.

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

The following updates have been published:

Children’s, youth and families ministry
Addition to Section 3 to note that children’s groups may meet outdoors from 29 March in England;

Update in Section 5 so that guidance on Messy Church reflects guidance on church worship in general.

Baptist Assembly 2021

Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th May 2021
With Shane Claiborne as speaker

We are very excited that, being an online event this year, Baptist Assembly 2021 can be made available to all, offering a unique opportunity to bring a large number of people together to join in worship, prayer, Bible study and consideration of current issues.

The sessions will be free for anybody to join via our website – but register to join us and we’ll send you all the links you’ll need in advance. See our website for more about the weekend’s programme, including seminar topics, information about our keynote speaker Shane Claiborne, and registration.

Joint Sunday Service – Sunday 16th May 2021

Churches are being encouraged to join the Baptist Assembly Service on the Sunday to share together in worship as one whole Baptist family, in place of your local church service. This will also include an address by the keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne.

We hope you and your church family will be able to join us during the weekend.

For more information and to book, please go to: www.baptist.org.uk/baptistassembly

Opportunities to Serve

Free Church Chaplain
University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

Is God calling you to work with university students and staff? Do you have the gifts to support students discovering or affirming their faith at university? Are you skilled at pastoral care among people of any faith or none? Can you work collaboratively within the university and with churches in the area, to develop a ministry amongst young adults in a university and city-wide context?

The University of Portsmouth, in partnership with local Free Churches, is seeking to appoint a full-time minister, lay or ordained, from a Free Church background (a member of Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland) to work within the multi-faith Chaplaincy team of the university.

For more information, please go to:
https://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/604401/Free_Church_Chaplain.aspx

Young Person & Family Worker/Pastor
Salisbury Baptist Church, Wiltshire

Are you passionate about Jesus? Are you experienced in leading children’s and youth groups, and can you inspire new ways of working in a Church life through embracing new ways of connecting with our congregation? We are offering a unique opportunity to join the leadership of Salisbury Baptist Church, working with our congregation of around 140 people to develop our mission of being Christ in the community, through our work with young people and families.

For more information, please go to: https://www.salisburybaptist.com/careers

Digital Marketing Manager
Stour Valley Baptist Church

Stour Valley Baptist Church (SVBC) is a lively evangelical fellowship based in the market town of Shipston on Stour. We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Marketing Manager to join us on a part time basis and become a key member of the church staff team in managing and developing its outreach across all appropriate digital channels and platforms. Our goal is to enable the Church to connect, primarily with the local community of Shipston on Stour and the surrounding villages, whilst making our content accessible and relevant to a wider audience. The role’s key purpose is to better use the digital world to help people find and engage with Jesus and to grow, equip and inspire God’s Church at SVBC.

This is a new role and expectations are that the person who fills it will become a key member of the wider team. They will, with the support of the rest of the team, drive and oversee our presence and outreach in all digital channels and help maintain our social media presence and church website. The role will also involve managing the church social media advertising budget to maximise our outreach potential.

For more information, please contact: info@svbcoffice.com

Church Engagement Administrator
BMS World Mission, Didcot

You’ll run the Church Partners programme, which connects mission workers with supporting churches all over the UK, keeping meticulous records, passing on accurate details, and maintaining good relationships with both mission workers and churches. In doing this, you will contribute greatly to our ability to do God’s work around the world.

For more information, please go to:
https://www.bmsworldmission.org/jobs/church-engagement-administrator/



Sunday 21 March 2021 (364 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
Unless a Grain of Wheat..

Join us as we celebrate one year of streaming weekly worship through Youtube! This week's theme is based on Jesus' teaching that fruitfulness entails a death of sorts, just as a plant cannot reproduce without releasing its seed to the soil & the elements. Contemporary worship with favourite hymns, songs, prayers & children's content.



Wednesday 17 March 2021 (360 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe
SCBA update

The FAITHCAFE Prayers

Please click on the link to access this week's prayers. plus Prayers of thanksgiving for the lives of those who have died and the Lord's Prayer.


SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.
This week Joth reflects on ‘Dreaming with Pope Francis’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’

If you have missed our previous reflections you can catch up by visiting our new website

SCBA News & Events

New: Emmaus Encounter Days

On the road to Emmaus Jesus asked the disciples the simple but essential question, “What things?” giving them the opportunity to share with him all their discouragement and disappointments of the past three days. Having spent time sharing and listening to Jesus they returned to Jerusalem with fresh perspective and revitalised energy and hope.

The Emmaus encounter days, held during April, will offer time and space to respond to the questions, “What things?” in the light of the COVID pandemic.

To find out more about these days and how you can attend one please follow this link – Emmaus Encounter.

New: Equip Course

Equipping 18–30-year-olds to lead with confidence and humility in God’s church.

Equip is designed for young adults who have a heart to grow in faith, and a desire to see the Kingdom come in the world around them by exercising leadership, in a church, in their place of work or in their own down time.

Equip is a 2-year course that will run from September 2021 to September 2023 and will include 3 weekend residentials at Regent’s Park College and local leadership gatherings with other participants who are serving God in your local area.

There are two variations that you might find helpful:

· A one year option for those doing an internship and looking for some leadership training to go alongside their placement.

· A virtual leadership gathering for those who are students and so wouldn’t be able to access a local gathering.

There is an opportunity to find out more over zoom on 14th April 12:00-13:00 (bring your own lunch!)

Please contact Clare Hooper if you have any questions or to sign up for the 14th April.

Baptists Together Update


Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here. The following updates have been published:

Guidance on church worship
Replacement in Section 3 of incorrect version of the BUGB recommendation regarding churches meeting for worship; Change in Section 3 to guidance regarding weddings; Comment added to Section 11 about the future for congregational singing; New Section 12 added regarding Easter.

Children’s, youth and families ministry
Addition to Section 3 regarding conversations with UK Government about summer holiday clubs.

Baptist Assembly 2021

Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th May 2021
With Shane Claiborne as speaker

We are very excited that, being an online event this year, Baptist Assembly 2021 can be made available to all, offering a unique opportunity to bring a large number of people together to join in worship, prayer, Bible study and consideration of current issues.

The sessions will be free for anybody to join via our website – but register to join us and we’ll send you all the links you’ll need in advance. See our website for more about the weekend’s programme, including seminar topics, information about our keynote speaker Shane Claiborne, and registration.

Joint Sunday Service – Sunday 16th May 2021

Churches are being encouraged to join the Baptist Assembly Service on the Sunday to share together in worship as one whole Baptist family, in place of your local church service. This will also include an address by the keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne.

We hope you and your church family will be able to join us during the weekend.

For more information and to book, please go to: www.baptist.org.uk/baptistassembly

Prayer Spaces & Recovery
Monday 22nd March 2021, 7.30-8.30pm

With schools reopening, the opportunity and the need for prayer spaces is going to increase rapidly. This third Prayer Spaces Session, themed around ‘Recovery’, will include interviews with prayer space practitioners, some new ‘wellbeing’ prayer activities, and more time to meet and swap ideas with others. To get your tickets Click here:

Opportunities to Serve

Young Person & Family Worker/Pastor
Salisbury Baptist Church, Wiltshire

Are you passionate about Jesus? Are you experienced in leading children’s and youth groups, and can you inspire new ways of working in a Church life through embracing new ways of connecting with our congregation? We are offering a unique opportunity to join the leadership of Salisbury Baptist Church, working with our congregation of around 140 people to develop our mission of being Christ in the community, through our work with young people and families.

For more information, please go to: https://www.salisburybaptist.com/careers

Digital Marketing Manager
Stour Valley Baptist Church

Stour Valley Baptist Church (SVBC) is a lively evangelical fellowship based in the market town of Shipston on Stour. We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Marketing Manager to join us on a part time basis and become a key member of the church staff team in managing and developing its outreach across all appropriate digital channels and platforms. Our goal is to enable the Church to connect, primarily with the local community of Shipston on Stour and the surrounding villages, whilst making our content accessible and relevant to a wider audience. The role’s key purpose is to better use the digital world to help people find and engage with Jesus and to grow, equip and inspire God’s Church at SVBC.

This is a new role and expectations are that the person who fills it will become a key member of the wider team. They will, with the support of the rest of the team, drive and oversee our presence and outreach in all digital channels and help maintain our social media presence and church website. The role will also involve managing the church social media advertising budget to maximise our outreach potential.

For more information, please contact: info@svbcoffice.com

Church Engagement Administrator
BMS World Mission, Didcot

You’ll run the Church Partners programme, which connects mission workers with supporting churches all over the UK, keeping meticulous records, passing on accurate details, and maintaining good relationships with both mission workers and churches. In doing this, you will contribute greatly to our ability to do God’s work around the world.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/jobs/church-engagement-administrator/



Sunday 14 March 2021 (357 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE Mother's Day Worship
BORN OF WATER & THE SPIRIT

Mother's Day can bring up all kinds of feelings. Today we honour those who nurture, care & give themselves for others, whether you have children or not, & later there's an opportunity for a minute's silence while a blackbird sings. Jesus talks of birth & rebirth; of being 'born of water & the Spirit.' Contemporary virtual service with children's content & a timeless message.



Thursday 11 March 2021 (354 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
PRAYERS Lent 3

Andrew brings prayers with footage of a Winter garden coming to life with Spring flowers.



Tuesday 9 March 2021 (352 Days since our first post on this blog.)
See below for:

The Faithcafe
SCBA update

The FAITHCAFE Prayers for a Pandemic

Prayers for our world with relaxing footage & calming sounds. You can hear the bell for compline ringing from Quarr Abbey.


SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Clare reflects on ‘The Promise of the Stars’ You will find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’

If you have missed our previous reflections you can catch up by visiting our new website

SCBA News & Events

New: Emmaus Encounter Days

On the road to Emmaus Jesus asked the disciples the simple but essential question, “What things?” giving them the opportunity to share with him all their discouragement and disappointments of the past three days. Having spent time sharing and listening to Jesus they returned to Jerusalem with fresh perspective and revitalised energy and hope.

The Emmaus encounter days, held during April, will offer time and space to respond to the questions, “What things?” in the light of the COVID pandemic.

To find out more about these days and how to can attend one please follow this link – Emmaus Encounter.

New: Equip Course

Equipping 18–30-year-olds to lead with confidence and humility in God’s church.

Equip is designed for young adults who have a heart to grow in faith, and a desire to see the Kingdom come in the world around them by exercising leadership, in a church, in their place of work or in their own down time.

Equip is a 2-year course that will run from September 2021 to September 2023 and will include 3 weekend residentials at Regent’s Park College and local leadership gatherings with other participants who are serving God in your local area.

There are two variations that you might find helpful:

· A 1-year option for those doing an internship and looking for some leadership training to go alongside their placement.

· A virtual leadership gathering for those who are students and so wouldn’t be able to access a local gathering.

There is an opportunity to find out more over zoom on 14th April 12:00-13:00 (bring your own lunch!)

Please contact Clare Hooper if you have any questions or to sign up for the 14th April.

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.



Tuesday 2 March 2021 (345 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA Update

SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Dave reflects on ‘Reading the Gauges’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’ If you have missed our previous reflections you can catch up by visiting our new website.

SCBA News & Events

New SCBA Website
We are delighted to announce that the new SCBA website is now live! Packed with useful information and news, the website can be found at its normal address of www.scba.org.uk

New: Emmaus Encounter Days

On the road to Emmaus Jesus asked the disciples the simple but essential question, “What things?” giving them the opportunity to share with him all their discouragement and disappointments of the past three days. Having spent time sharing and listening to Jesus they returned to Jerusalem with fresh perspective and revitalised energy and hope.

The Emmaus encounter days, held during April, will offer time and space to respond to the questions, “What things?” in the light of the COVID pandemic.

To find out more about these days and how to can attend one please follow this link – Emmaus Encounter.

New: Equip Course

Equipping 18–30-year-olds to lead with confidence and humility in God’s church.

Equip is designed for young adults who have a heart to grow in faith, and a desire to see the Kingdom come in the world around them by exercising leadership, in a church, in their place of work or in their own down time.

Equip is a 2-year course that will run from September 2021 to September 2023 and will include 3 weekend residentials at Regent’s Park College and local leadership gatherings with other participants who are serving God in your local area.

There are two variations that you might find helpful:

· A 1-year option for those doing an internship and looking for some leadership training to go alongside their placement.

· A virtual leadership gathering for those who are students and so wouldn’t be able to access a local gathering.

There is an opportunity to find out more over zoom on 14th April 12:00-13:00 (bring your own lunch!)

Please contact Clare Hooper if you have any questions or to sign up for the 14th April.

New Home Mission Film: “God’s Grander Design”

Baptists Together and SCBA have just launched a brand new video called God’s Grander Design. It is a 17-minute video that tells the incredible story of what God has been doing on a brand new housing estate, called Graven Hill, on the edge of Bicester. This is the story of how Orchard Baptist Church and Helen & Nick Baker came together to build a new home that would enable Helen’s calling as the Community Minister to Graven Hill.

To download the video, sermon and small group notes, please go to: https://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/602922/Graven_Hill.aspx

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

BUGB have made changes to all their main guidance documents:

Guidance on church worship

Change to section 3 to replace BUGB recommendation that churches should remain closed with new guidance; Clarification in section 3 regarding permission for prayer and bible study on church premises and outdoors worship; Minor revisions to section 7 regarding open coffins and those who are self-isolating at funerals; Addition of new section 11 to lay out expected changes from 8 March 2021 onwards. click here

Guidance on re-opening Baptist church buildings

Updated cover page to reflect changed position from leadership of Baptists Together.

Minor amendment to Section 6 to note that additional other uses of church buildings will be permitted as lockdown is eased. Click here.



Sunday 28 February 2021 (343 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship - Dying to Live

What does it mean to carry your cross & follow Jesus? Contemporary worship with children's content, beautiful songs, prayers & images, & a challenging message for each believer



Thursday 25 February 2021 (331 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA Update

SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Colin reflects on ‘Emmaus’ This can be found on our YouTube channel. You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’.

If you have missed our previous YouTube videos you can catch up by visiting our channel.

SCBA News & Events

New Children, Youth & Families Video: “Growing Faith”

Cosham Baptist Church have taken the opportunity to think through their approach to growing faith within their children, youth and family’s ministry. Click on the link to listen in on Simon’s conversation with Clare where he unpacks some of his reflections.

If you would be interested in exploring this topic with your children and youth team then this video, where 11 other perspectives are shared, might be a helpful tool.

This can be viewed here. It can also be listened to as a podcast.

For all of the CYF based videos, the SCBA CYF YouTube Playlist can be found here.

Baptists Together Update
Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

Following the Prime Ministers’ announcement on Monday, BU have now updated their Coronavirus statement regarding churches reopening:

At the beginning of the year, as Covid-19 cases rose significantly and we entered national lockdown, we recommended to our churches not to open their buildings for in-person meetings. In the light of the Welsh Government announcement on Friday 19 February and the UK Government announcement on Monday 22 February, which started the process of easing lockdown, we have concluded that it is now appropriate to withdraw this recommendation.

We encourage churches to consider their own plans for re-opening and take the decisions that are appropriate for their own local circumstances. Reflecting the still significant levels of cases and risk posed to the community, and given that the general ‘Stay at Home’ rule remains in place in England until 29 March and has no current end date in Wales, it is reasonable for churches to choose to stay closed at this stage. Equally we recognise this is a decision for the local church, and the value of churches meeting together will mean that you may choose to re-open for in-person worship.

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to update our specific guidance for Baptist churches on what needs to be done to reflect the developments in the law and government guidance. There is a range of resources on the BU website to help churches practically and spiritually during these uncertain times.

“Building on a Strong Foundation”

5th March 2021 is the [Women’s] World Day of Prayer. The service is planned by the women of Vanuatu with the theme “Build on a strong foundation”.

Obviously there can be no ‘live’ services this year – but Thrive, [the support group for those who are married to Baptists in ministry] are putting together a YouTube Service which will be available on the day itself. People from across England and Wales are contributing to this.

The YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/4bR9UxICkQM

Online Services, Worship Songs

Thank you to all those churches who have opened up their Sunday worship to others. You will find a variety of both live streaming and pre-recorded service available by following this link.



Tuesday 23 February 2021 (338 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
Prayers for a Pandemic

Thankfully there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel as far as the COVID restrictions are concerned, though we are not out of the woods yet. Prayers for all feeling anxious, isolated, sick or bereaved. You are not alone



Sunday 21 February 2021 (336 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
Out of the Desert

Our latest All Age Worship. How can believers resist temptation in the face of adversity? Knowing your identity as a beloved child of God helps us to meet our needs in ways that are healthy & helpful, to both ourselves & others.



Tuesday 16 February 2021 (331 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA Update

SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Amy reflects on ‘Gratitude’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’ . If you have missed our previous YouTube videos you can catch up by visiting our channel.

New Home Mission Film:
“God’s Grander Design”

Baptists Together and SCBA have just launched a brand new video called God’s Grander Design. It is a 17-minute video that tells the incredible story of what God has been doing on a brand new housing estate, called Graven Hill, on the edge of Bicester. This is the story of how Orchard Baptist Church and Helen & Nick Baker came together to build a new home that would enable Helen’s calling as the Community Minister to Graven Hill.

To download the video, sermon and small group notes, please click here.

Home Mission Community Day
‘Getting Used to Being Different’

Saturday 6th March, 10am-12pm

We increasingly live in a world that is 'different' to that which many of us have ever experienced before. As the Christian Church, we recognise that the message of hope in new life in Jesus that we bring has not changed... but how we communicate it, how we sustain missional ministry, and maybe even the nature of how we are God's Church needs to change for this new and different world.

This two hour webinar will give examples from experienced missional entrepreneurs of how they are engaging in God's mission in quite different ways than the established forms of mission which we have become used to in the Church. Each will allow time for questions and discussion.

This is not a 'how to' teaching session. It is an opportunity to whet our missional appetites again as we consider different ways of being part of God's mission in the new and different world ahead.

This is a free, online session but you will need to book to receive a confirmation email containing access to the Zoom details.

Booking is open here

New: Equip Course

Equipping 18–30-year-olds to lead with confidence and humility in God’s church.

Equip is designed for young adults who have a heart to grow in faith, and a desire to see the Kingdom come in the world around them by exercising leadership, in a church, in their place of work or in their own down time.

Equip is a 2-year course that will run from September 2021 to September 2023 and will include 3 weekend residentials at Regent’s Park College and local leadership gatherings with other participants who are serving God in your local area.

There are two variations that you might find helpful:

A 1-year option for those doing an internship and looking for some leadership training to go alongside their placement.

A virtual leadership gathering for those who are students and so wouldn’t be able to access a local gathering.

There is an opportunity to find out more over zoom on 14th April 12:00-13:00 (bring your own lunch!)

Please contact Clare Hooper if you have any questions or to sign up for the 14th April.

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice

The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

Lent Quiet Day
‘Waiting and Accepting’

Thursday 25th February 2021, 10am – 3pm

A much-needed opportunity in these troubled times for anyone in the Baptist family to take time out... to pause and rest in the goodness and sovereignty of God.

In this third online national quiet day since the beginning of the pandemic, Beth Powney and Mark Fairweather-Tall, two of our association team leaders, will lead us. They will use an ancient structure for prayer, often attributed to the 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich.

For more information, please click here.

Opportunities to Serve

Children & Families Worker Vacancy
Wokingham Baptist Church, Berkshire.

WBC’s vision is to see children and their families experiencing God, living positive, purposeful and fruitful lives as followers of Jesus, and helping others to do the same.

Could you work with them to achieve this vision?

You will be employed for 22.5 hours (3 days equivalent) per week working flexibly as required and agreed, at a salary of £13,600 per annum.

For more information, please go to:
https://www.wokinghambaptist.org.uk/446/Vacancies The closing date for applications is 28th February 2021.

Property Paralegal
Baptist Union of Great Britain, Didcot.

BU’s busy Legal & Operations team, part of Support Services based at Baptist House Didcot, are looking for a part time Property Paralegal to join them to support their work with Baptist churches, associations and colleges.

This is a new role within the Legal and Operations team, and the Property Paralegal will provide support to the Legal & Property Officer and the Legal Services Manager, both practising Solicitors, as well as the wider team.

A role profile and details of how to apply are available on the BUGB website at: www.baptist.org.uk/jobs/

The closing date Monday 8 February 2021

Creative Content Team Leader
BMS World Mission, Didcot

· Are you a mover and shaker, bursting with creativity? · Do you thrive when inspiring others? · Can you see yourself in a leadership position on the cutting edge of world mission?

If all this sounds familiar, you may well be BMS World Mission’s next Creative Content Team Leader!

BMS are looking for a brilliant, inspiring and strong leader to manage our friendly, tight-knit team of talented creatives, including writers, editors, designers and web specialists.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/bms-jobs/

Supporter Engagement Team Leader
BMS World Mission, Didcot

· Are you a hard-working fundraiser, looking for a new challenge?
· Do you enjoy collaborative cross-team working?
· Do you want your work to contribute to sharing God’s Kingdom and alleviating suffering?

BMS are looking for a Supporter Engagement Team Leader to lead a team of dedicated, hard-working and highly motivated staff, who together run BMS World Mission’s diverse range of fundraising and supporter relations programmes.

The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising manager, with a track record of leading teams to meet ambitious fundraising targets. You will lead the team that generates income from a range of sources, including church giving, individual giving, trusts, legacies and major donors.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/bms-jobs/

Administrator
Baptist Building CIO

Remuneration £13,000pa based on 15 hours per week (FTE £30,000pa)

Baptist Building CIO makes loans and grants to Baptist churches throughout the UK and Ireland for building work. We are looking for a new administrator to take over the role on the impending retirement of the current administrator.

For an application pack please contact the Chairman of BBCIO Andrew Burgess by email Closing date for applications is 28 February 2021

“Building on a Strong Foundation”

5th March 2021 is the [Women’s] World Day of Prayer. The service is planned by the women of Vanuatu with the theme “Build on a strong foundation”.

Obviously there can be no ‘live’ services this year – but Thrive, [the support group for those who are married to Baptists in ministry] are putting together a YouTube Service which will be available on the day itself. People from across England and Wales are contributing to this.

The link will be published nearer the date.

Online Services, Worship Songs

Thank you to all those churches who have opened up their Sunday worship to others. You will find a variety of both live streaming and pre-recorded service available by following this link.



Sunday 14 February 2021 (329 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
A Mountaintop Experience

Our latest All Age Worship with contemporary prayers, clips & children's content. Hum along to your favourite hymns & enjoy the colourful footage & children's voices. Soul food with an up-to-date message: I hope you find it uplifting.



Thursday 11 February 2021 (326 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
Prayers for our World.

Dear Friends,
I hope you are keeping well and managing to cope amidst these strange times that we live in. Here are some prayers of intercession to support you in your own prayers and remind you that you are not alone.
With love
Andrew & Stella.



Sunday 7 February 2021 (322 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
CANDLEMAS.

Contemporary worship with beautiful songs, prayers & a timeless message. Just as snowdrops bring us hope & a promise of Spring, the coming of Christ into the world pushes back the darkness of isolation & despair. Today's speaker is Andy Gawn of Jesmond Parish Church in Newcastle.



Thursday 4 February 2021 (319 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
Reflection & Prayer

For those of you who have not yet managed to view last Sunday's all age worship or with limited wi-fi, here is the short reflection by itself. Please use the space below the video to comment or chat to one another. In the meantime I hope you are keeping well in these difficult times.



Wednesday 3 February 2021 (318 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA Update

SCBA Weekly Email Update
& Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Joth reflects on ‘Tomorrow’s Horizon’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’ If you have missed our previous YouTube videos you can catch up by visiting our channel.

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice
The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.


Guideline Leaflet L18: Covid-19 Coronavirus Legal Issues
The guidance leaflet has been updated to include appointing charity trustees, and can be downloaded

Lent Quiet Day
‘Waiting and Accepting’
Thursday 25th February 2021, 10am – 3pm

A much-needed opportunity in these troubled times for anyone in the Baptist family to take time out... to pause and rest in the goodness and sovereignty of God.

In this third online national quiet day since the beginning of the pandemic, Beth Powney and Mark Fairweather-Tall, two of our association team leaders, will lead us. They will use an ancient structure for prayer, often attributed to the 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich. She (or her later followers) proposed a pattern by which we AWAIT God's presence; ALLOW God to set the terms of his coming to us; ACCEPT both our limitations and the nature of his gift to us; and ATTEND to what God then calls us to.

For more information, please go to:
https://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/601291/_Waiting_and.aspx


Opportunities to Serve

Children & Families Worker Vacancy
Wokingham Baptist Church, Berkshire.

WBC’s vision is to see children and their families experiencing God, living positive, purposeful and fruitful lives as followers of Jesus, and helping others to do the same.

Could you work with them to achieve this vision?

You will be employed for 22.5 hours (3 days equivalent) per week working flexibly as required and agreed, at a salary of £13,600 per annum.

For more information, please go to:
https://www.wokinghambaptist.org.uk/446/Vacancies The closing date for applications is 28th February 2021.

Property Paralegal
Baptist Union of Great Britain, Didcot.

BU’s busy Legal & Operations team, part of Support Services based at Baptist House Didcot, are looking for a part time Property Paralegal to join them to support their work with Baptist churches, associations and colleges.

This is a new role within the Legal and Operations team, and the Property Paralegal will provide support to the Legal & Property Officer and the Legal Services Manager, both practising Solicitors, as well as the wider team.

A role profile and details of how to apply are available on the BUGB website at: www.baptist.org.uk/jobs/

The closing date Monday 8 February 2021

Creative Content Team Leader
BMS World Mission, Didcot

· Are you a mover and shaker, bursting with creativity? · Do you thrive when inspiring others? · Can you see yourself in a leadership position on the cutting edge of world mission?

If all this sounds familiar, you may well be BMS World Mission’s next Creative Content Team Leader!

BMS are looking for a brilliant, inspiring and strong leader to manage our friendly, tight-knit team of talented creatives, including writers, editors, designers and web specialists.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/bms-jobs/

Supporter Engagement Team Leader
BMS World Mission, Didcot

· Are you a hard-working fundraiser, looking for a new challenge?
· Do you enjoy collaborative cross-team working?
· Do you want your work to contribute to sharing God’s Kingdom and alleviating suffering?

BMS are looking for a Supporter Engagement Team Leader to lead a team of dedicated, hard-working and highly motivated staff, who together run BMS World Mission’s diverse range of fundraising and supporter relations programmes.

The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising manager, with a track record of leading teams to meet ambitious fundraising targets. You will lead the team that generates income from a range of sources, including church giving, individual giving, trusts, legacies and major donors.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/bms-jobs/

Administrator
Baptist Building CIO

Remuneration £13,000pa based on 15 hours per week (FTE £30,000pa)

Baptist Building CIO makes loans and grants to Baptist churches throughout the UK and Ireland for building work. We are looking for a new administrator to take over the role on the impending retirement of the current administrator.

For an application pack please contact the Chairman of BBCIO Andrew Burgess by email Closing date for applications is 28 February 2021

Online Services, Worship Songs

Thank you to all those churches who have opened up their Sunday worship to others. You will find a variety of both live streaming and pre-recorded service available by following this link.



Sunday 31 January 2021 (315 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
HEAL OUR WORLD!

Complete worship experience with songs, prayers & contemporary message. Includes a stunning virtual children's band singing 'Heal our World,' moving prayerful track 'Earth to God' by John Rich, & well-known Wesley hymns to keep you singing along at home.



Thursday 28 January 2021 (312 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
Prayers

We do hope you are keeping safe and well. Here are some prayers from Andrew that reflect his thoughts on being a disciple in the 21st Century.



Tuesday 26 January 2021 (310 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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SCBA Weekly Email Update & Reflection

SCBA Weekly Email Update & Reflection

Welcome to all our SCBA churches and communities.

This week Clare reflects on ‘Beginning Again with Brueggemann’ You will also find a podcast version on our podcast channel ‘SCBApod’

If you have missed our previous YouTube videos you can catch up by visiting our channel by clicking here

Baptists Together Update

Covid-19 Advice
The Baptist Union have continued to update the essential guidance for churches. Please continue to check any updates here.

Opportunities to Serve

Children & Families Worker Vacancy
Wokingham Baptist Church, Berkshire.

WBC’s vision is to see children and their families experiencing God, living positive, purposeful and fruitful lives as followers of Jesus, and helping others to do the same.

Could you work with them to achieve this vision?

You will be employed for 22.5 hours (3 days equivalent) per week working flexibly as required and agreed, at a salary of £13,600 per annum.

For more information, please go to: https://www.wokinghambaptist.org.uk/446/Vacancies The closing date for applications is 28th February 2021.

Property Paralegal
Baptist Union of Great Britain, Didcot.

BU’s busy Legal & Operations team, part of Support Services based at Baptist House Didcot, are looking for a part time Property Paralegal to join them to support their work with Baptist churches, associations and colleges.

This is a new role within the Legal and Operations team, and the Property Paralegal will provide support to the Legal & Property Officer and the Legal Services Manager, both practising Solicitors, as well as the wider team.

A role profile and details of how to apply are available on the BUGB website at: www.baptist.org.uk/jobs/

The closing date Monday 8 February 2021

Creative Content Team Leader
BMS World Mission, Didcot

· Are you a mover and shaker, bursting with creativity? · Do you thrive when inspiring others? · Can you see yourself in a leadership position on the cutting edge of world mission?

If all this sounds familiar, you may well be BMS World Mission’s next Creative Content Team Leader!

BMS are looking for a brilliant, inspiring and strong leader to manage our friendly, tight-knit team of talented creatives, including writers, editors, designers and web specialists.

For more information, please go to: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/bms-jobs/

Administrator
Baptist Building CIO

Remuneration £13,000pa based on 15 hours per week (FTE £30,000pa)

Baptist Building CIO makes loans and grants to Baptist churches throughout the UK and Ireland for building work. We are looking for a new administrator to take over the role on the impending retirement of the current administrator.

For an application pack please contact the Chairman of BBCIO Andrew Burgess by email Closing date for applications is 28 February 2021

Online Services, Worship Songs

Thank you to all those churches who have opened up their Sunday worship to others. You will find a variety of both live streaming and pre-recorded service available by following this link.



Sunday 24 January 2021 (308 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE All Age Worship
GONE FISHING.

Online worship with beautiful songs, dance & children's content; with prayers, clips & a short message on the theme of 21st Century discipleship. Today's service includes two well-known hymns to sing along to! Don't forget to like, share & subscribe.



Friday 22 January 2021 (308 Days since our first post on this blog.)
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The Faithcafe

The FAITHCAFE
Reflection & Prayer:
Known by Jesus

Dear friends,
If you didn't manage to view last week's online worship, here is the reflection to listen to, with a prayer. You can also leave your comments as you listen. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at the moment during this time of lockdown & isolation.
With kind regards,
Stella.



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