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Monthly Update – November

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News from around the region and events that are happening.

November 2017



BMS World Mission

Thank you! We’re so grateful to our volunteers and 24:7 Partners for the time, energy, and prayers that you dedicate to the work of BMS World Mission.

As a way to express our thanks, we’ve organised a BMS Café on Saturday 18 November at 12:30pm to 3.40pm, at Histon Baptist Church in Cambridge. This will be an opportunity to come together in fellowship, prayer, and hear some of the latest news from BMS staff and mission workers first hand.

Bring your own lunch and we’ll provide drinks and cake.

During this café event, you will meet Ann and David MacFarlane, who served in Italy with refugees who survived the dangerous Mediterranean crossing. Let us know you’re coming by clicking on this link and registering for the event Bookings will close on Monday 6 November, we look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Borne out of a partnership between The Department of Lay Ministry at Ridley Hall Cambridge, The Diocese of Ely, and the Eastern Baptist Association, the website seeks to provide an entry-point for many Youth work Practitioners to be further equipped in their youth work by means of using the website as a flexible training tool, to dip in and out of, or read through with a more structured approach.

This no-nonsense training tool is already equipping many Youth workers around the country to inspire and engage them in their learning, and pointing them to new ideas, ways of thinking, and further training if needed.’

The website, which is constantly being added to with new training material in response to aspects of Youth culture and prevalent issues within Youth ministry, is free to access and all material can be downloaded as printable PDF’s for the benefit of Youth teams who may wish to engage with programmes of learning together.

For more information and a full look at the site, see or email

Association Events/ Dates

Safeguarding training

Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Training

Fully Booked 25 November 2017, Lighthouse Community Church, Sheringham

2018 dates are being organised if you would like to be considered as a host please contact Hayley


Ministers Retreat Day 10am -3pm

17 November 2017. It is our pleasure to offer the opportunity of a retreat day for ministers, facilitated by Revd Lynsey Heslegrave at The school room Woodham Ferrers. Cost £10 places are limited so booking is essential. Please book with


EBA Ministers Conference 2018

19-21 February. High Leigh Conference Centre. Booking forms will be with you this week.


Other Events and Information

Growing churches forum

8-9 November 2017, Stafford.  Is your church experiencing growth as expressed here in the Baptist Times then this conference may be for you? Contact Alex Drew at WEBA on 01179 658828


Suffolk Theology Forum

9 November 2017, 7.30pm. Co-op Education centre, Ipswich. Speaker Dr Jonathan Chaplin; “Faith in diversity in Brexit Britain: a Christian perspective on multi culturalism.


Making Fruitful Disciples

11 November 2017, 9.30am-5pm £25 Barnwell Baptist Church, Cambridge. Facilitated by Freedom in Christ. Recommended for anyone planning to run the Freedom in Christ discipleship course. More information can be found at


Small is Beautiful (rescheduled)

18th November 2017, 10am-3pm, Fulmerston Church, Thetford.

This is a mini conference for the modern heroes of church life – the organisers, regular members and leaders of tiny village churches, small urban housing estate fellowships and little gatherings of Christians who are faithfully meeting across the eastern region. For more information and to book your ticket(s) [£10 each, but discounts available if a group come from your church] go to


Football outreach training day

18 November 2017. 10am -4pm £5. Wimpole Road Methodist Church, Colchester. A day focussing on using football as an outreach tool will include practical sessions to book contact Daniel Layzell 07739 124021



‘SPEAK UP’  Speak Up is a new resource from the Evangelical Alliance and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the current legal freedoms we have to share our faith.  We want to give you confidence to speak up. Sometimes Christians may face hostility or rejection, but we also have many rights and freedoms. This resource outlines the freedoms we have in different parts of our lives, from talking about Jesus in our homes, to street evangelism, to sharing our faith at work or online.




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