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Beth Powney is the new Regional Minister Team Leader for the Eastern Baptist Association. She was inducted into her role in front of special guests and friends on Saturday 2nd September at Godmanchester Baptist Church, Cambridgeshire. In this video, kindly produced for the Eastern Baptist Association by Mark Reid at Webministries TV, Beth introduces herself and vision for the future.
Shared Space in Southend-on-Sea played its part in organising the first ‘Business of Mission Conference’. On Tuesday 25 April 2017, forty five church leaders came from across the East of England region to this day of training run by Church from Scratch in partnership with Shared Space and the Eastern Baptist Association. The day that took place at Sudbury Baptist Church, was a day of training in social enterprise to help churches explore how this approach complement their existing work. The morning seminars on theory were balanced by practical workshops in the afternoon, case studies and stories of people already engaged in social enterprise. Shared Space has already been providing some social enterprise training for church leaders over the previous four years through the residential ‘Immersive Experience’ programme run by Church from Scratch.
During Pentecost this year the Eastern Baptist Association launched a new mission resource by the churches for the churches of the Association. 50 Days of Mission (#50Days) is full of current mission projects and ideas that are being successfully run by our churches. Every day a new story was shared on www.50Days.org.uk and via the Eastern Baptist Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages, in the hope that you and your church will be inspired to try new things, and to encourage you in the projects you are already involved with. Each story comes with some practical tips for anyone interested in adopting the idea in their own context, and if you want to find out more, contact details for each project are available upon request from the EBA Secretary. Our intention is to share this as widely as possible, so please share these details with all who may be interested.
The Council & Trustees of the Association are delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Beth Powney as the new Regional Minister – Team Leader in succession to Richard Lewis. Beth will take up her appointment on 1st September 2017. In the meantime she will start top familiarise herself with the Association, although she is no stranger to it in many ways. Commenting on Beth’s appointment Linda Turner, Moderator of the Association, said: “This is an exciting and important time in the life of the Association. Beth’s skills complement those of the other Regional Ministers and together they will lead the Association into the new missional phase of its life.” A member of the nominating panel adds “As the Nominating Group gathered at the end of the day of interviews, there was a real sense of God working in and through our conversations. Throughout the whole process from the initial shortlisting, …
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