Issues of human sexuality and same-sex relationships continue to be in the public mind, with the proposed legislation in process to extend marriage to same-sex couples. Baptists have been encouraged by Council and Assembly to reflect on issues raised by a changing social geography.
BMF is providing a space for conversation for those in Baptist ministry to consider,
what the proposed law will require (or not) of Baptist churches and ministers what is the changing shape of civil partnership what pastoral situations may emerge from the new social context and to share matters of concern.
You are invited to come and share in a conversation, Monday July 8 2013, 11.30-3pm chaired by the Revd Dr Nigel Wright
BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8EP
Please bring a packed lunch
To Book please email Stephen Copson: email@example.com
Nazereth Evangelical Theology Seminary
Offer a “Come and See” sabbatical study. November 2013
More details can be found by downloading the seminary brochure here
Boys - God, Church, and Faith!!
Thursday 26 September 2013 – 7.30-9.30pm – All Saints Church, Milton – CB24 6AB
Nick Harding (Author & Children’s Ministry Adviser – Diocese of Southwell, Nottinghamshire)
How can the whole church engage in children’s ministry?
Monday 7 October 2013 – 7.30-9.30pm – All Saints Church Hall, Cottenham – CB24 8SA
Chris Duffett (President- Baptist Union of Great Britain)
Nurturing healthy relationships and handling difficult behaviour
Wednesday 23 October 2013 – 7.30-9.30pm – Comberton Baptist Church Centre- CB23 7DY
Julia Chamberlin (Children & Families Adviser – Diocese of Ely) and Steve Whyatt (Director – GenR8)
Bite Size Train Up is a partnership between the Diocese of Ely, Christian Resources into Schools, and GenR8.
Cost:£5 per evening
Please book in advance! To download booking form and further fliers please go to: www.genr8.org/train–‐up
For more details contact:
Julia Chamberlin 07837 699016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Whyatt 01223 237874 email@example.com
New course starting in September 2013.
Download the Flyer here
22-26 July 2013, The Hayes Christian Conference Centre, Swanick
For more details click here
Exploring Christian theological issues in an open, non-partisan way
Wednesday 19 June 2013 @ 7.30pm
”John Ruskin – Using the Bible in Public Theology”
Led by Dr Zoe Bennett, Cambridge Theological federation and Anglia Ruskin University
Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL. (Free public car-park adjacent.)
Subscription payable at beginning of year £20 (£16 concessions) or £5 (£4) per meeting.
Queries: Elizabeth Moore, Forum Secretary 01359 230161 firstname.lastname@example.org
Today…not tomorrow is an inter-generational ministry that aims to disciple children and young people in a way which is integrated into the context of the wider church and through the ‘Today … not Tomorrow’ tour, churches have the opportunity to hear from resource author Ed Jones (Arise Ministries) about how to use the new resources to encourage discipleship for all ages. Ed will work through the various elements of the Today … not tomorrow resource during the evening. These events are primarily aimed at Church leaders, Deacons, youth, children and family workers but all church members passionate about transforming the church for all ages are welcome.
More information is available on the Today..not tomorrow website, www.todaynottomorrow.org.uk
We are pleased to let you know the next Cambridge Conversations event has been arranged for Saturday 8 June 2013, once again at Emmanuel College. The theme will be one in which there has been particular interest – the Common Good.
Do please keep the date in your diary if you can.
Phone 01223 421606 Fax 01223 421839 email@example.com www.eefaithscouncil.org.uk
Michael Freed is a member of Hadleigh Baptist Church, Hadleigh, Essex, He has spent over 25 years in the construction industry and the past 7 years working as an operational fire-fighter where he has been involved in delivering trauma training. He also works part time as a trainer, and has recently set up his own independent company, delivering a number of training courses approved by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Recently he has been involved with the setting up of our Church’s Health & Safety policies, during which we highlighted serious training needs which needed to be addressed for us to comply with the current Health and Safety laws. Do you have any Health and Safety training needs within your own Church setting? I can currently deliver training in first aid and fire safety. Please click on the logo to be transferred to the Freedom Training services website which provides further details.
This is a high quality course for Christian leaders of any denomination offered by Claybury International in conjunction with Spurgeon’s College. The course follows the theme of personal and professional development.
The Centre for Continuing Development in Ministry (CCDM) was established in 2002, and until last year was run atSpurgeonsCollege. It offers practical in-service training to ministers by stimulating personal growth and skill development. Over the years the course has proven its value to those involved in pastoral leadership. Recent reports have highlighted two needs of ministers today. The first is the need for greater levels of support and investment for the ongoing health of ministers; the second is the need to take ministerial development seriously as a life-long process. CCDM helps meet both needs by offering personal and professional development without the requirement to undertake formal training.
The course venue is:
Claybury International, Kingsfield, Hadrian Way, Baldock, Herts SG6 6AN
The course aims:
to stimulate personal growth, skill development and imaginative ministry, to provide opportunities for reflection on issues faced by serving ministers, to assist in exploring the resources available to ministers, to alleviate the boredom or ‘mid-ministry’ factor, to train leaders in skills related to recognized needs.
The course . . . → Read More: Centre for continuing development in ministry