SCBA AGM & Leader's Day
Andover Baptist Church
Monday 8th November 2021
We would like to warmly invite you and your fellow leaders to our SCBA Leaders' & Ministers' Day on Monday 8th November.
We are delighted that Revd Stephen Gaukroger, Founder of Clarion Trust International
- "Equipping the church to lead, speak and act in ways that bring hope and wholeness to the lives of individuals, communities and nations," will be joining us as our keynote speaker.
The whole day is scheduled to run from 10.30am to 3.30pm and as part of the day there will be a short Annual General Meeting for Southern Counties Baptist Association.
For more information, please go to: Leader's Day
Peer to Peer Mentoring Training
Tuesday 16th November, 9.30am-1pm
As part of the Continuing Ministerial Development we want to facilitate ongoing development for ministers / pastoral leaders and enable the development of the habit of accountability.
In peer mentoring, we walk with another minister to mentor each other. The principles of peer mentoring are the same as for any mentoring, but the relationship is two way. We ask each other the questions necessary to help us process and examine our ministry, devotional and personal life. Likewise, we establish some goals or actions for each other to work towards between each meeting. Because it can be tempting to 'go easy' on a peer who may also be a friend, we are attentive to the need to maintain rigour and challenge in our mutual mentoring.
This training session is organised by our Regional Partnership (SCBA, South Wales Baptist Association, South West Baptist Association and West of England Baptist Network).
The training will take place via Zoom.
To book please email Amy Allen
SCBA Ministers' & Leaders' Conference
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Cheltenham
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th February 2022
The team and trustees are really excited about returning to our Ministers' and Leaders' Conference in person next year.
We hope that you will be able to join us to enjoy spending some time together, being refreshed in God's presence and receiving from Him, and relaxing in the comfortable facilities of a lovely hotel and spa.
As with previous years we anticipate that we will be offering additional sessions on the Monday for those in Chaplaincy and Sector Ministry, our Newly Accredited Ministers, and Children's Youth and Families Workers/Ministers
Further information will be distributed later in the year, but please save the date!
SCBA Golf Day
Thursday 16th June 2022
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Golf Club
The plan is for arrival from 10.30am with a bacon roll and coffee served on arrival. The tee is booked for 12noon.
We will play in groups of four (two pairs) as in earlier years.
After 18 holes of golf there will be an informal two-course dinner and prize giving.
More information, including cost, will be confirmed nearer the date.
Christian Concern for One World: Show Your Heart Event [Christian Concern for One World]
Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12.30-2pm
New Road Baptist Church, Oxford
Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) is glad to be part of 'Together with Refugees', a coalition of over 300 national and local organisations, who believe in showing compassion to refugees. Along with other members of that Coalition, CCOW will be holding a 'Show Your Heart' event on Wednesday 20th October.
They will be coming together at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford from 12.30pm to 2pm, as local Christians from different denominations. Time will be spent praying for refugees, for those working to welcome them in the UK and for our government to shape a policy which is more effective, fair and humane.
You are invited to come for as long or as short as you wish during this lunchtime slot, to explore prayer installations, find out more and use the materials to pray on your own or with others. There will be more formal prayers at the beginning and end.
Saturday 6th November 2021, 1pm
Broad Street, Reading
Show your care for this planet, people and creatures at this peaceful march.
It is supported by the Reading Baptist Cluster and they would like to extend the invitation to the rest of SCBA.
The aim for the march is to be family friendly so children and parents can come together to make a positive noise in the middle of the COP-26 conference.
TABLE: A New Resource for Mission
Wednesday 24th November 2021, 7.30-8.30pm
Whether you are a motley bunch of mates or a bonafide church leadership team, embracing God's mission can sometimes be tricky to explore together. It can be a challenge to identify how God might be at work in the culture around us. Then working out what Christian community might look like in this space might be harder still.
TABLE is an innovative 5 week course based on 5 tablecloths beautifully designed to facilitate conversation about missional community. A host simply needs to prepare a meal each week and place it on top of the tablecloth where all the content and questions are laid out imaginatively. Your team can chat, draw and scribble their way through a teambuilding process designed to be facilitative in mission.
John Good Baptist Pioneer Minister and Paul Bradbury, Anglican Pioneer Minister created and piloted the resource. It was born from wanting an accessible course to help new communities be birthed in mission. They were excited to see that this approach doesn't need a 'qualified' leader present to impart information but with some simple facilitation, a well thought out approach to mission-shaped community could be developed by the people who would be able to run it beyond the scope of the local church.
For more information, please watch this short video here
The hour-long Zoom webinar is an opportunity to experience what TABLE is like and to ask questions about it to John and Paul
To book on, please click here
Worship Teams Conference
Saturday 22nd January 2022, 9.30am-5pm
Testwood Baptist Church, Southampton
A day of worship, training, fellowship and networking at Testwood Baptist Church's inaugrual 'Worship Team's Conference'. With an invite to church leaders, worship leaders and teams within Southern Counties Baptist Association.
Worship Theology (who is it for, why do we lead it)
Spotlight on vocals
leading effective rehearsals
Live streaming / sound & production
Writing for your church
Tickets cost £5 (including lunch).
To book, please click here