The Business of Mission

Open – NAM Reflection Day

Open to all NAM reflection day.

November 18th 10.00am -3.30pm, Whitehouse Baptist Church, Ipswich.

The EBA have asked Rev Jo Williams to facilitate a day for us where we explore some ways of coping with difficult people and handling conflict. We would like to invite you to join the current NAMS in exploring this subject. The reflection day costs £10 payable in advance (No cost to NAMS), drinks will be available but please bring your own lunch.

Please book by 10th November with Hayley Beckett, EBA secretary.

The Revd Jo Williams is joint minister of Sion Baptist Church in Burnley alongside husband Andy. She is a community mediator in North West England, and has extensive experience of training others in mediation.

Horizons Youth leader Training

Horizons Course


Ministry with youth can be an incredibly fulfilling experience. Helping youth to be transformed into dedicated followers of Jesus Christ is a great calling. Being adequately prepared to lead is a huge responsibility that can seem overwhelming for many youth leaders. They may even feel they lack the necessary skills to do the task properly.

HORIZONS is an online training programme, developed by the European Baptist Federation for volunteer youth leaders who want to develop their skills and learn more about working with youth. We want to help youth leaders by encouraging them and by providing informative material that they can utilise while reflecting upon their own specific ministry setting. HORIZONS is created for leaders engaging with youth in a globalised and ever-changing world.

Each participant who chooses to enrol in the online HORIZONS training programme is accompanied through the course by an experienced locally based mentor. This helps ensure that the course meets the specific needs of the youth worker.

As part of the EBA we want to encourage people to complete this course as it is believed it will assist any church and every church in their youth ministry. Daniel will be . . . → Read More: Horizons Youth leader Training

Equipped to Pioneer

Are you a pioneer? Or is there someone in your church who might be?

In December a new national initiative was launched which seeks to identify, release and resource 400 new Baptist Pioneers over the next five years. These are individuals, lay or ordained, who are called to “GO to where the church isn’t, DO what Jesus does, and SEE what happens.” If you, or someone in your church, would like to discuss pioneering further please look at the attached flyer and/or contact Simon Goddard, our new regional minister, who is helping to co-ordinate the Pioneer Collective (

Baptists Together are supporting this initiative and have created a training pathway called Equipped to Pioneer which will enable such individuals to become accredited pioneers. A key part of this training is the Crucible Course, and booking is now open for a weekend in May entitled “Creating New Churches”.

More information

Crucible Brochure 2013-14

Are You A Pioneer Flyer