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SCBA AGM & Leader's Day
Monday 8th November 2021

Andover Baptist Church

We would like to warmly invite you and your fellow leaders to our SCBA Leaders' & Ministers' Day on Monday 8th November.  Please encourage as many of your fellowship as possible to join us on this very special occasion.

The cost will be £5 per person to cover speaker fees and expenses.  Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.

The day will be held at Andover Baptist Church, Charlton Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3JH.  There is parking onsite.
Stephen Gaukroger
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 to lead us on "The Post-Covid Church".

Joth Hunt met up (online) with Stephen to find out a bit more about him and what he will be bringing to the Leaders' Day;  This can be watched/ listened to here:
Stephen Gaukroger Video
Stephen Gaukroger Podcast

The whole day is scheduled to run from 10.30am to 3pm and as part of the day there will be a short Annual General Meeting for Southern Counties Baptist Association.  

Please see below to download the Invitation Mailouts and Booking forms.
SCBA Leaders' Day & AGM Church Information Pack 2021
SCBA Leaders' Day & AGM Church Booking Form 2021
SCBA Leaders' Day & AGM Visitor Information Pack 2021
SCBA Leaders' Day & AGM Visitor Booking Form 2021

Nominations for the Association Steering & Strategy Group (Council)

The SCBA Steering & Strategy Group (SSG) is the Council of the Association and meets around six times a year.  Members are Directors of the company and Trustees of the charity.  The group is made up of twelve elected members, as well as those who are either co-opted or ex-officio.  Those elected are normally appointed to serve for three years (except where filling a vacancy left by a member not completing their full term) and can be re-elected for a second-term of three years.

Members of the SSG will be asked to serve on other committees of our Association which cover strategic issues of concern, as listed below.   It is hoped that those seeking election may have anTrustees interest and/or experience in one or more of these:
  • Communications
  • Pioneering
  • Home Mission
  • Mission Development
  • Justice
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding
  • Staff, Finance & Administration including: staffing/human resources; finance; and charity/company governance
Lockdown has highlighted how communication, training and connecting with one another more deeply and widely can be enabled through a range of online options alongside face-to-face meetings.  Nomination of a trustee with specialist knowledge of digital communications would be very helpful.

Want to find out more?  Then please watch: We are SCBA!

We would like to invite nominations from member churches for the elected positions on the Steering and Strategy Group of the Southern Counties Baptist Association.  Your church's nomination(s) should be signed but the Church Secretary, or another person duly authorised, and also by the nominee.  Each church must determine for itself at what level this decision should be made and whether the nominations require the backing of the church members of simply the support of the deacons and/or elders.

The full names and addresses of all nominees should be included on the nomination form along with a short profile of up to 100 words.  The nomination form can be downloaded here and all completed forms must reach the SCBA office at Baptist House by 12 noon on Monday 25th October 2021.  

Please consider carefully whether there is someone in your church who may be suitable and willing to serve as a trustee in our Association.